February 2007 Archives

RefWorks Basics 3/5

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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, March 5, 3-4 PM in 310 Walter Library

You can register for the workshop at this address

Beyond Google: Conducting Effective Research in Engineering 3/7

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Wednesday, March 7, 10:10 am-11 am, room 310 Walter Library

If you are only searching Google for academic research, you are only getting a fraction of the information available. The library has a host of quality indexes, databases, and e-book collections specifically for engineering research. Learn which databases are best, how to search them, and why knowing how to use these resources will give you a competitive edge.

Science on Screen: To Dream Tomorrow 3/1

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Bell Museum Auditorium
Thursday, March 1, 2007, 7 pm
$7; $5 students, seniors and Bell Museum members

To Dream Tomorrow
A documentary on Ada Byron Lovelace, her work with Charles Babbage, and their contributions to computing over one hundred years before the start of the computer age. Daughter of a mathematically gifted mother and the poet Lord Byron, Ada's life was unconventional, daring, and short.

Transportation Career Expo 3/1

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12th Annual Transportation Career Expo
March 1, 2007, 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Coffman Memorial Union

This afternoon event provides information to students on transportation-related careers. Sessions highlight transportation career alternatives and preparation strategies.

IT celebrates National Engineers Week

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The Institute of Technology will host engineering-related events for students on Fri., Feb. 23, at 3-180 Electical Engineering/Computer Science Building:

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Lunch
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Student group booths
12:10 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.: Welcome from Institute of Technology Dean Steven Crouch
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Professor Jim Leger discusses engineering majors
12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Student panel of juniors, seniors, and recent alumni in engineering majors discuss their experiences, give tips for succeeding in engineering programs, and answer questions from the audience.

Making (Virtual) Friends and Influencing (Virtual) People

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DTC Science and Technology Innovators Lecture Series
Making (Virtual) Friends and Influencing (Virtual) People: Building Rapport in Humans and Virtual Humans

Justine Cassell
Northwestern University

Tuesday, February 20, 2007, 4:30 p.m. reception, 5:00 p.m. seminar
402 Walter Library

Ms. Cassell describes the kinds of verbal behaviors — such as small talk and using the same accent — and non-verbal behaviors — such as attention, positivity, and coordination — that function together to establish a sense of rapport between two people in conversation.

RefWorks Basics 2/14

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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, February 14, 10-11 AM in 310 Walter Library

You can register for the workshop at this address

Understanding Evolution 2/13

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Tuesday, February 13, 6 p.m.
Varsity Theater, Dinkytown
$5 suggested donation
A panel of University of Minnesota researchers discusses evolutionary biology and the history of America's cultural response to teaching evolution. Learn about new research from Professor and science blogger PZ Myers, Bell Museum Director Scott Lanyon, and historian and biologist Mark Borrello.

Tips and Tricks for Finding Property Data

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Learn about the wide range of electronic and print resources for property data in the physical sciences and engineering, as well as a process to efficiently discover the appropriate resources.

Monday, February 19, 2007 2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM
Walter 310

Register here.

SciFinder Scholar workshop 2/8

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The library is offering an introductory workshop on SciFinder Scholar on Thursday, February 8 from 4-5:30 pm in room 310 Walter Library. Register here to learn more about the features of the premier chemistry database.

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