Trexler Library Scuttlebutt 10/5/2018

Trexler Library 30th Birthday Celebration
Trexler Library is 30 years old! Yes, it hardly seems possible, but this location of the library (the library used to be in the Haas Building) has been open since 1988. Join us in a celebration on Oct. 24 with cake and hors d’oeuvres!
Center for Ethics Reading Lists for Speakers in October

Atiq Rahman

Md. Arfanuzzaman, and A. Atiq Rahman. “Sustainable Water Demand Management in the Face of Rapid Urbanization and Ground Water Depletion for Social-Ecological Resilience Building.” Global Ecology and Conservation 10, no. C (2017): 9–22.

Joel B. Smith, Stephen H. Schneider, Michael Oppenheimer, Gary W. Yohe, William Hare, Michael D. Mastrandrea, Anand Patwardhan, Ian Burton, Jan Corfee-Morlot, Chris H. D. Magadza, Hans-Martin Füssel, A. Barrie Pittock, Atiq Rahman, Avelino Suarez, and Jean-Pascal van Ypersele.  Assessing dangerous climate change through an update of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “reasons for concern” PNAS March 17, 2009. 106 (11) 4133-4137;

Dr. A. Atiq Rahman (Feb, 2016) “Inclusive growth and climate resilient development” The Daily Star.

Bangladesh’s Adaptation Fund Inadequate to Face Impacts of Climate Change: Dr. Atiq Rahman. Dhaka Courier December 4, 2010.

In Conversation with Dr. Atiq Rahman. Dhaka Courier December 12, 2010.

Climate and Development Knowledge Network in Conversation with Atiq Rahman. YouTube 2011.

J.R. McNeill

McNeill, John Robert. Something New Under the Sun : An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2000.

McNeill, John Robert. Mosquito Empires : Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

McNeill, John Robert, and Erin Stewart Mauldin. A Companion to Global Environmental History. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley, 2012.

McNeill, John Robert, and Peter Engelke. The Great Acceleration : An Environmental History of the Anthropocene Since 1945. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014.

Hornborg, Alf, John Robert McNeill, and Juan Martinez Alier. Rethinking Environmental History : World-System History and Global Environmental Change. Globalization and the Environment Series. Lanham: AltaMira Press, 2007.

McNeill, J. R. “Introductory Remarks: The Anthropocene and the Eighteenth Century.” Eighteenth-Century Studies 49, no. 2 (January 29, 2016): 117–28.

Susan Shaw

Shaw, Susan, and Monona Rossol. Overexposure : Health Hazards in Photography. New York, N.Y.: Allworth Press, 1991.

Shaw, Susan D. “Swimming Through the Spill …” The New York Times, May 29, 2010, sec. Opinion.

Diving Deep: Susan Shaw, Ocean Crusader and Environmental Health Pioneer.” Grist (blog), April 8, 2012.

Shaw, Susan. “The Oil Spill’s Toxic Trade-Off.” Ted Talks. Accessed August 22, 2018.

Quimby, Beth. “Adventurous Scientist to Receive National Honors.” Press Herald (blog), May 15, 2011.

Susan Shaw Fights Pollutants to Keep Maine’s Coast Open for Business.” Mainebiz, October 15, 2012.

Shaw, Susan. “Reckless Endangerment: The Gulf Oil Spill Revisited – Susan Shaw at TEDxMidAtlantic.”  YouTube. Accessed August 22, 2018.

Shaw, Susan D., et al.“Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in Farmed and Wild Salmon Marketed in the Northeastern United States.” Chemosphere 71, no. 8 (April 1, 2008): 1422–31.

Weijs, Liesbeth, Susan D. Shaw, et al. “Methoxylated PBDEs (MeO-PBDEs), Hydroxylated PBDEs (HO-PBDEs) and Hydroxylated PCBs (HO-PCBs) in the Liver of Harbor Seals from the Northwest Atlantic.” Science of the Total Environment, vol. 493, Sept. 2014, pp. 606–614.

Gertz, Emily. “Tackling a Hidden Threat to Marine Mammals.” Ensia (blog), February 26, 2013.

New York Times Subscription Access
This is just a reminder to members of the Muhlenberg campus community that Trexler Library provides online access to the New York Times. Through our group subscription agreement, you have full access to news, multimedia, and the archives of the New York Times. You create an account with the New York Times and access content through that account. Your account must be created using your Muhlenberg email address in order to take advantage of our group subscription.
If you have already set up an account using our group access, that access expires after 365 days, so you will need to re-establish your account each year. This is due to how the NYTimes manages our subscription. To set up or to renew your access, please use the directions as provided on this library guide: the directions below:
  • While on campus, connected to our campus network, go to
  • Using your Muhlenberg email address, click on ‘Create an Account’ or ‘Log in’ if you already have an account.
  • If activated correctly, you should see a screen indicating the expiration of your pass (should be about a year later).
  • Once activated, you may now access from any device, from any location (using your email address as the username and the password you created for this NYTimes pass).
  • Please note that your NY Times password does not sync with your Muhlenberg password to login to different campus applications. 
Take the Campus History Walking Tour
Trexler Library Special Collections staff have developed a Muhlenberg campus history walking tour. The tour allows you to read about the history of Muhlenberg College buildings as you walk around campus.  Find the tour here.
The tour is officially known as Muhlenberg Pathways to Present, a free app that puts the history of Muhlenberg College at your fingertips. Take a self-guided walking tour of the campus to learn more about the individuals, buildings, and events that shaped the College. Explore its history through archival materials, interviews, and student research made available by Trexler Library’s Special Collections and Archives. Check back often as new content will be added regularly.
The library is ordering a special report on Generation Z students, published by the Chronicle of Higher Education. It should arrive (hard copy) at the library in about 10 days from now. Locate the report via Encompass Search, or contact the library at
Fall Break Schedule:
Friday, October 5  8:00 a.m.  –   5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 6  Sunday, October 7  Closed
Monday, October 8  9:00 a.m.  –   1:00 a.m.
10/8 Movie: Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. 12 noon, Rm. B02
10/10 Meditation, 5-6 p.m., Fulford Room
10/17 Meditation, 5-6 p.m., Fulford Room
10/24 Trexler Library 30th Birthday Celebration, Level A Periodicals Reading Lounge, 5-6:30 p.m.
10/24 Meditation, 5-6 p.m., Fulford Room
10/30 TRIVIA NIGHT!, 7-9 p.m., Level A
10/31 Meditation, 5-6 p.m., Fulford Room

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