September 2007 Archives

Tips and Tricks for Finding Property Data 10/1

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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 some ideas to help you efficiently discover the appropriate resources.

Monday, October 1
2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

Register here to attend the workshop

Honeywell-Nobel lecture: Electricity in Biology 10/1

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4 pm
Monday October 1
University of Minnesota McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall
Dr. Roderick MacKinnon will highlight the modern understanding of electrical systems in living organisms, specifically the electricity in living cells.

For further information on the events involved in the Honeywell-Nobel Initiative and to register for the lecture visit this website.

Speaking Science 2.0: New Directions in Science Communications 9/28

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Friday, September 28, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Bell Museum Auditorium
$5 Suggested Donation
Seed magazine writers and influential science bloggers gather to discuss new directions in science communication. This lively panel discussion will cover a range of topics, including science and culture, public engagement with science, the role of scientists in the public discussion of science, and communication via the Internet, film, museums and other media. Author and journalist Chris Mooney, American University communications professor Matthew Nisbet, and University of Minnesota anthropologist Greg Laden will join moderator Jessica Marshall, a U of M science journalism professor. A reception in Dinkytown will follow the event. Co-sponsored by the Bell Museum of Natural History; Seed Magazine/ScienceBlogs; The Humphrey Institute's Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy; and the Minnesota Journalism Center.

Introduction to SciFinder Scholar 9/26

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The library is offering an introductory workshop on SciFinder Scholar on Wednesday, September 26 from 5-6:30 pm in room 310 Walter Library. Register here to learn more about the features of the premier chemistry database.

RefWorks Basics 9/26

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Time: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

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.

You can register for the workshop at this address.

IT Career Fair 9/18-9/19

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More than 100 employer representatives will be on hand to talk informally with students in all science, engineering and information technology fields. The event will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Great Hall of Coffman Memorial Union. For further information see this website.

Keeping Current in the Sciences 9/18

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This class is an overview of the alerting services in the science & engineering fields. The 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. Register for the class here.

University Digital Conservancy launches

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The University Libraries announce the launch of the University Digital Conservancy, a freely-accessible online repository for the University community.

The UDC supports capture, long-term stewardship, and open access to digital assets including:

• preprints and post prints
• proceedings
• working papers
• technical reports
• other research in a variety of digital formats

For further information on the UDC or how to deposit items in the UDC, visit the UDC FAQ or contact either of the co-directors, Philip Herold or Beth Kaplan .

Biofuels: Breaking the Barriers for Biomass Conversion 9/19

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Wednesday, September 19th
12:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Northstar Ballroom
St. Paul Student Center

Prof. Charlie Wyman (UC-Riverside) and Prof. Simon Harvey (Chalmers University, Sweden) will share their perspectives on technical challenges and potential opportunities, and then answer questions in a panel discussion with U of M professors Simo Sarkanen and Roger Ruan, both from the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering.

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