April 2010 Archives

IT Associate Dean to Speak at Library Faculty Seminar

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IT Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Paul Strykowski, will be speaking at the upcoming IT Library Seminar for Faculty and Instructors.

Remember registration closes Monday, May 3.

Learn More: http://bit.ly/aeb7jK
Register: http://z.umn.edu/libraryfacultyseminar

Reminder: IT Library Seminar Registration Closes May 3

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Mark it on your calendars...registration for the IT Library Seminar closes on Monday, May 3.

The seminar is open to all IT faculty and instructors.

Here's the pertinent data:

When:
Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday, May 20, 2010, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
There will also be a short follow-up meeting in late fall.

Where:
101 Walter Library

What:

With a renewed focus on the first-year experience, a strong emphasis on capstone and design projects in senior year, and renowned graduate programs, the Institute of Technology is committed to producing well-rounded students with a skill set that includes critical thinking, managing and synthesizing scientific information and data, and creating and communicating new knowledge.

To help you and your colleagues more fully integrate these skills into your courses and curriculum, the University Libraries invite you to an intensive one and one-half day seminar.

A $250 honorarium is offered to those who participate.

Through presentations, small group discussions with colleagues, and individual consultations with science and engineering librarians, you will...

  • Reflect on teaching practices and assignments to improve your students' ability to navigate the literature of your field, critically evaluate information, turn data into meaning, and more effectively convey new knowledge
  • Explore issues around scientific scholarship, including publishing, copyright and open access, to help prepare students to negotiate the publishing world themselves\
  • Consider strategies for managing your data and be able to advise UROP students and members of your research group on this topic
  • Learn how to keep up with the literature and increase your productivity with information gathering and organizational tools.

To register: http://z.umn.edu/libraryfacultyseminar

Space is limited.

If you have any questions please contact Kate Peterson (katep_at_umn.edu)

Save the Date: SCImagine! 2010 on May 7

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SCImagine! 2010: Collaborating Across Continents will take place on Friday, May 7 @ 3:30 pm at 101 Walter Library. This year's SCImagine! will feature the Civil Engineering 5180 class and their work with the Indian Institute of Technology in the Ancara Challenge a competition that gives "a chance to design and implement a real-world solution to a global health issue."

The event will consist of a poster session featuring student research. At 4:00 p.m. Professor Julian Marshall will give a short talk giving more information about the project.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

So if you're looking for something to do to while away the hours before IT Graduation, why not stop by and see the great work your IT colleagues are doing to make the world a better place!

SCImagine emphasizes the Science & Engineering Library's role as an intellectual gathering place on campus. Each spring, the Library showcases University teaching, learning and research in the physical sciences and engineering, offering fascinating presentations and lively discussions.

For more information visit the Science and Engineering Library's Events Page.

Hope to see you there!

Science Quiz Bowl This Sunday at Walter Library

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The Annual Science Quiz Bowl will be held throughout Walter Library all day on Sunday, April 25. The brackets are full as 32 teams compete throughout the day. The championship match is open to the public and will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Walter Library 101. Feel free to stop by and see who wins this year's competition!

To learn more about Science Quiz Bowl at the Science and Engineering Library visit our website.

Library Seminar for IT Faculty and Instructors

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umlibs_logo.jpgWith a renewed focus on the first-year experience, a strong emphasis on capstone and design projects in the senior year, and renowned graduate programs, the Institute of Technology is committed to producing well-rounded students with a skill set that includes critical thinking, managing and synthesizing scientific information and data to create and effectively communicate new knowledge.

To help you and your colleagues more fully integrate these skills into your courses and curriculum, the University Libraries invite you to an intensive one and one-half day seminar.

A $250 honorarium is offered to those who participate.




Through presentations, small group discussion with colleagues, and individual consultations with science and engineering librarians, you will...

  • Reflect on teaching practices and assignments to improve your students' ability to  navigate the literature of your field, critically evaluate information, turn data into meaning, and effectively convey new knowledge
  • Explore issues around scientific scholarship, including publishing, copyright and open access to help prepare students to negotiate the publishing world themselves
  • Consider strategies for managing your data and be able to advise UROP students and members of your research group on this topic
  • Learn how to keep up with the literature and increase your productivity with information gathering and organizational tools

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Thursday, May 20, 2010, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There will also be a short follow-up meeting in late fall.

Where: 101 Walter Library

Space is limited. Please fill out the registration form below by Monday, May 3. You will receive a confirmation email in early May.

Questions? Please contact Kate Peterson (katep@umn.edu, 612-626-3746)

"Below the Surface" Online Exhibit

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The University Libraries are hosting an exhibit, "Below the Surface". The centerpiece of the exhibit is over at Andersen Library highlighting artifacts from their caverns that are literally below the surface of earth...built underneath Andersen Library.

But other libraries around campus are also hosting their own exhibits and displays highlighting the hidden stories behind their collections. The Science and Engineering Library has put up a virtual display featuring all of the types of information that lie behind or are impacted by a famous invention...using the work of famous U of M Mechanical Engineering Professor James "Crash" Ryan on the retractable safety belt as its focus.

Please visit the Science and Engineering Library exhibit and let us know what you think!

Register Your Team for Science Quiz Bowl 2010

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It's that time of year again...time to band together and show off your science knowledge and trivia acumen.

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Registration is now open for IT Students to form teams of four (any mix of undergrad and graduate students). Space is limited to 32 teams and in the past couple of years registration has filled quickly. So act now and register!

The Science Quiz Bowl will be held on Sunday, April 25 with check-in at 12:30 p.m. and the championship match starting at 7:30 p.m.

For more information check out our Science Quiz Bowl Website.

You can also learn more about Science Quiz Bowl on Facebook and Twitter.