August 2007 Archives

RefWorks Basics 9/11

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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 scheduled for Tuesday, September 11, 2:30-3:30 pm in 310 Walter Library.

You can register for the workshop at this address.

CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE: The Future of Science 9/10

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Monday, September 10, 2007
7:00 p.m.
Loring Pasta Bar, Dinkytown
$5 Admission
Café Scientifique explores the future of science with a panel of University of Minnesota experts. In the coming decades, what new questions and challenges might researchers address? How will new technologies influence the way that we understand the world around us? What role will society play in the future of science, from public discussion to science education and policy?

Federal and Minnesota Bridge Resources

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University of Minnesota government publications library links to governmental, state, University of Minnesota and society reports and additional resources.

Bell Museum Summer SciFi Series: The Killer Shrews 8/23

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Thursday, August 23, 2007
Dusk (8:30 p.m.)
Bell Museum Courtyard
Free Admission

A disparate group of people is trapped on a remote island where a doctor is working to make humans twice as small, in order to prevent the problems of over-population. Unfortunately, his experiments have also created some giant shrews (played by dogs wearing carpet remnants). As the shrews run out of smaller animals to eat, they move in on the stranded people.

Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources 8/21

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Tuesday August 21
2-3:15 pm
Walter 310

Learn how to use IRIS, SPIN, and Community of Science and the Foundation Directory to search for grant opportunities. Setting up e-mail updates on specific subjects will also be covered, as well as how to find internal U of M funding sources. Register here for the course.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research, http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/

RefWorks Basics 8/20

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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 scheduled for Monday, August 20, 2-3 pm in 310 Walter Library.

You can register for the workshop at this address.

Bell Museum Summer SciFi Series: Attack of the Giant Leeches 8/16

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Bell Museum Courtyard
Thursday August 16, Dusk (8:30 pm)
Free

Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
Produced by Roger Corman/Gene Corman
Crawling horror... unleashed by the depths of hell to kill and conquer!
When local moonshine-swilling trapper Lem Sawyer sees a giant creature in a swamp near his home, his story is dismissed as a tall tale—but when people start disappearing, the good-looking game warden begins an investigation that ends in terror! 62 minutes

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