January 2007 Archives

Fluid Power Lecture Professor Kim Stelson 2/6

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2006–07 IT Public Lecture
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Lecture
402 Walter Library

In this lecture, U of M Mechanical Engineering Professor Kim Stelson, who also serves as director of the Institute of Technology’s new NSF Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, will explain how researchers at the center are working on new ways to save energy and improve our lives by using fluid power.

The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe 2/2

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Best-selling author and noted physicist Roger Penrose, a Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, will discuss his book The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe on February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union

Pathways Toward a Renewable Energy Future 2/1

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Biofuels Symposium

Pathways Toward a Renewable Energy Future

This symposium brings together experts to discuss how we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels by producing sustainable, environmentally-friendly, and abundant biofuels. Register online. Free and open to the public. 1:30 p.m. –4:30 p.m., Cargill Building for Microbial and Plant Genomics, St Paul Campus.

FFI: 612-624-7258 or here.

The Future Is Not What It Used to Be 1/25

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Science on Screen
Bell Museum Auditorium
Thursdays at 7 p.m., $7; $5 students, seniors and Bell Museum members

The career of Finnish visionary Erkki Kurenniemi encompasses music, film, computers and robotics, and explores the interrelationships between art, nature and technology. Today, he pursues the most significant of all his projects: the task of collecting everything.

Keeping Current in the Sciences 1/31

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This class offers an overview of the alerting services in the science & engineering fields. Library databases will send weekly updates of current literature references which meet the criteria you specify. We will help you define your interests in a search profile and set up an alert in the appropriate database. Sign up here.

RefWorks Basics 1/24

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Prepare for your upcoming papers and research by learning about RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is freely available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff.

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.

There is a workshop on Wednesday, January 24, 1-2 PM 310 Walter Library

You can register for the workshop at this address

Making Sense of a Complex World 1/18

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IMA Public Lecture: Making Sense of a Complex World
Christopher J. Budd, Professor in Applied Mathematics and
Director of the Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics
University of Bath, England

January 18, 2007, 7:00 pm, Willey Hall 125

Professor Budd will explain how simple properties often emerge from seemingly very complex systems, and how we can use these properties to gain understanding.


Scientific Challenges in Sustainable Energy Technology 1/17

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George L. Argyros Professor and Professor of Chemistry, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
California Institute of Technology.

3:30 p.m., 402 Walter Library.

FFI: jhd@me.umn.edu

The Art of the Start: Guy Kawasaki 1/19

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Friday, January 19, 2007 1:00 PM

Guy Kawasaki, one of the individuals behind the success of the Macintosh, is an innovation evangelist, entrepreneur, and a venture capitalist. He will speak on the fundamental knowledge needed to start a new organization. The event is full but you can attend the simulcast in the Carlson School 3M auditorium.

Questions?

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

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