November 2006 Archives

Distilling the Truth on Ethanol 12/7

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Renewed Perspectives: 2nd Annual Renewable Energy Forum - Distilling the Truth on Ethanol
Sponsored By: EcoWatch

Thursday, December 7, 2006
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union
This year's forum will focus on research, policies, and utilization of ethanol and biofuels in Minnesota. For further information, check here.

Green Green Water 11/30

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Science on Screen
Bell Museum Auditorium
Thursday, November 30, 2006, 7 p.m.
$3-10 (pay what you can)
The Bell Museum and EcoWatch present a special screening and appearance by local filmmaker Dawn Mikkelson. Green Green Water explores the environmental and cultural impact of hydroelectric power in Manitoba. For further information check here.

Animals in the Archives 12/1

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12/01/2006 12-1 PM
Room 120
Elmer L. Andersen Library

Animals are the focus of this installment of First Fridays, the University Libraries' monthly series of discussions featuring items from the Libraries' special collections and archives. For further information, check here.

Renewable Energy for Minnesota: Does Renewable Energy Make Sense? 11/28

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2006–07 IT Public Lecture

Lanny Schmidt
Regents Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Minnesota

Tuesday, November 28, 7:00 p.m.
Coffman Memorial Union Theater

Professor Schmidt will discuss how Minnesota has the resources and the science and engineering base to make it the nation’s leader in discovering and developing new energy sources.

Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment's Research Symposium 11/28

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November 28, 2006, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus
Where: McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis - East Bank Campus, University of Minnesota.
When: 8:30AM to 2:30PM

The Annual IREE Research Symposium is an opportunity for University of Minnesota faculty and researchers to showcase groundbreaking new work in the areas of renewable energy and the environment. For further information and to register visit their webpage.

Digital Modeling of the Appearance of Materials 11/20

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Monday, November 20, 2006, 11:15 - 12:15, EE/CS 3-180
Presenter: Holly Rushmeier, Yale University

Ms. Rushmeier will present a brief survey of how modeling material appearance has evolved from modeling reflectance functions, to capturing spatially varying reflectance, and finally to current work in volumetric and temporal effects.
She will also present her recent work on modeling the internal structure of materials with three dimensional structure such as stone aggregates. For further information go to this site.

Cafe Scientifique: The Physics of Bowling 11/21

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Tuesday, November 21, 6:30 p.m. (Doors at 5:30 p.m.)
Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater, Minneapolis
$5 suggested donation
The Bell Museum’s Café Scientifique makes its Bryant-Lake Bowl debut with a physics 'seminar' unlike anything you’ll find in college. Find out how science might improve your bowling game, learn some physics basics, get the inside scoop on cutting-edge research, and witness a bowling tournament that pits science against the skills of the Bryant Lake Bowl’s top bowling team.

The Relationship of Science and Politics in Environmental Policy Making 11/14

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Lunch Series on the Societal Implications of the Life Sciences

Date: November 14, 2006
Time: 12:15pm-1:30pm
Location: Theater, Coffman Memorial Union

Prof. Holly Doremus, JD, PhD (University of California, Davis)

For further information check this website.

Cafe Scientifique: Genetically Modified Organisms 11/14

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Tuesday, November 14, 6 p.m., Varsity Theater, Dinkytown, $5 suggested donation
This month Cafe Scientifique explores the science and politics of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

Guest Speakers:
Professor Anne R. Kapuscinski, Ph.D., University of Minnesota Department of Fisheries and Conservation Biology
Jennifer Kuzma, Ph.D., Interim Director and Assistant Professor at the Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy

New Bioscience Frontiers in a Flat World 11/7

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William Hoffman
University of Minnesota

Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 11:00 a.m.
402 Walter Library

Communications technologies are enabling another revolution — in the biosciences. Global bioscience maps help to illustrate the new scientific, competitive, and ethical frontiers taking shape on the horizon as well as the opportunities for collaboration over great distances.

Refworks Basics 11/8

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RefWorks allows you to import references from most databases, keep track of your references in a searchable database and then add those references to your papers with RefWorks doing the work of formatting your references in the appropriate style. Learn how to do it at the RefWorks workshop on 11/8 from 10-11 am in room 310 Walter Library.
Sign up here.

Third Annual Minnesota Biomedical Nanotechnology Workshop 11/10

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Friday, November 10, 2006
8:30am - 5pm
University Ballroom, Radisson
615 Washington Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN

The University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester will co-host this workshop to continue to make connections between those physical and life scientists in academia and industry that are developing nanotechnology for the betterment of health in Minnesota. For further information check this website.

Questions?

Contact Walter Library:
(612) 624-3366
sciref@umn.edu

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