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About ET2 Department

This is the general account for the ET2 department. Posts made with this account will have either the initials or first name of the person who wrote the post.

Today (Monday, December 1, 2014) is World AIDS Day

Post by Kimberly Horne The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates there are 1.2 million people in the United States living with HIV, and nearly 1 out of 7 of those people are not even aware they’re infected.  HIV is touching … Continue reading

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Solar System, Comets, and Asteroid Maps

With the success of the recent European Space Agency (ESA) mission to land on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, we’ve started thinking more about the solar system and our place in it. Let’s take a look at interstellar maps! Rosetta, Philae, and “Remarkable” … Continue reading

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Indiana Statewide Elections: Tuesday, November 4th

Indiana’s next statewide elections will be held on Tuesday, November 4th. For information about polling places and to confirm your registration, visit www.IndianaVoters.com. Absentee voting is also available if you will be unable to reach the polls on Election Day. … Continue reading

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Safety sources for college students

When I think of Safety for college students, I automatically think of “traffic safety” because at IUB we have such a large pedestrian population but also about bicycle safety.  (see IU’s Traffic Safety initiatives http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/12698.html.). However, a recent article from … Continue reading

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DID YOU SEE THE SUPERMOON?

  June 23 was the largest full moon we will see in 2013 – a “supermoon.”  The moon’s orbit is elliptical (not perfectly circular), which puts the moon closer to Earth at times. When the perigee moon is close to … Continue reading

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What’s new on ET2

It’s been a busy summer.  We’ve made progress on several projects including Indiana Historic Maps http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/images/splash.htm?scope=images/VAC3073 which now includes 819 maps and are working on the upcoming release of our digital collection of Russian Red Army maps on our Cyrillic … Continue reading

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Newspaper Archive!

We have recently subscribed to the Indiana section of a large digital collection of newspapers, entitled Newspaper Archive (http://www.libraries.iub.edu/scripts/countResources.php?resourceId=34051941).  This is a Proquest product but not exactly the same as their very popular Historic Newspaper product that provides archival coverage … Continue reading

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Turtles of Indiana

Whether you’re hiking, camping, or boating this summer, you’re sure to encounter some Indiana wildlife along the way. One creature that can be spotted in the summer time is the turtle. Indiana is home to eighteen different species of turtles. … Continue reading

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Little 500!

In deference to the hype sweeping through campus about this spectacular event, we at ET2 are dedicating a blog entry to it! So, we scrounged up some resources to help support the Little 5! Let’s get some context about the … Continue reading

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Alaska Day!

Sitka Harbor (Image of Sitka Harbor, Photograph by Robert A. Estremo,copyright 2002, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sitka_Harbor.jpg) Happy Alaska Day, everyone! On October 18, 1867 a ceremony was held in Sitka, Alaska to officially transfer the ownership of Alaska from Russia to the United … Continue reading

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