March 2009 Archives

2009 Quiz Bowl Results


Congratulations to the winning 2009 Quiz Bowl Team!

2009 Science Quiz Bowl championship was another success!. To kick off IT week the library hosted it's annual Jeopardy-like quiz competition with a science twist! Team "Joe Don Baker" (pictured here) beat out "The Thrust Faults" from Sunday's double-elimination tournament, a friendly competition including 28-teams of IT students.

Since we ran so many simultaneous games this year, it became a bit of a long haul for a few dedicated Quiz Bowl Moderators, aka your dedicated librarians. And none of this would be possible if not for the hard work of the Quiz Master herself, Mathematics Librarian Kris Fowler, the event organizer for the sixth year running!

Pictures are up at http://sciweb.lib.umn.edu/sciencequizbowl/.

Stimulus Bill Funding listserv

If you haven't already, for details about Stimulus Bill funding opportunities and news, visit http://www.research.umn.edu/stimulus.html and subscribe to the listserv STIMULUS-RES-INFO

Recent news updates regarding the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Bill) include:


  • $1.1 billion allocated for comparative effectiveness research
    Members of new "Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research" also named. More>>

  • NSF Director outlines key elements of Recovery Act implementation
    Notice no. 131 includes information on programs that will receive Stimulus funding, prioritization, and special award conditions.

  • Proposal deadline calendar now available
    Includes a brief description of the announcement, deadlines, links to useful information, and any applicable limited submission criteria. The (sadly, pdf) document will be updated as new information becomes available.

  • Researchers who are considering an interdisciplinary research proposal that includes the use or creation of high throughput data, as well as the associated issues of data management, analytics, and sharing, can contact Dr. Anne-Francoise Lamblin for guidance on proposal preparation. Anne-Francoise is the newly appointed Coordinator for the University's Interdisciplinary Informatics Initiative within OVPR. Anne-Francoise can be reached at 612.625.7414 or lambl001@umn.edu.