November 2007 Archives

Cafe Scientifique: Tough Ceramics at the Seashore 12/11

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Tuesday, December 11, 6 p.m.
Kitty Cat Klub, Dinkytown
Admission $5
What secrets do seashells hold? For University of Minnesota Civil Engineering Professor Roberto Ballarini, the natural strength of materials found in seashells may be the key to improving the design of bridges and other human structures. Join Ballarini for a discussion of science, seashells and the potential of bio-inspired design.

Sustainable Cities: A Conversation on Sustainability 11/29

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What: Professor Lance Neckar, Department of Landscape Architecture, John Carmody, Director of the Center for Sustainable Building Research and Paula Pentel, Geography Department and Urban Studies Program and Golden Valley City Council member discuss how urban areas now and in the future can become greener and more livable.

When: November 29, 12:45 - 1:45 in the Mississippi Room, Coffman Union.

Why: In 2007, for the first time in human history, the world's population is more urban that rural. What are the consequences of urban living on our environment and what role do we, as cities and citizens, have in achieving broader sustainability?

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Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources 12/5

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Time: Wednesday, December 5, 2007 12:30 PM -- 1:45 PM
Location: 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 workshop.

Thanksgiving Break Hours

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Walter library will be closed on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. The weekend hours will follow the usual schedule.

Circulation/Reserve
612-624-3366

M-Th 8 am-12 midnight
F 8 am-9 pm
Sa 10 am-9 pm
Su 12 noon-12 midnight

Exceptions
W (11/21) 8 am-6 pm
Th, F (11/22, 11/23) CLOSED

RefWorks Basics 11/27

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Time: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 1-2 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.

Cafe Scientifique: Computational Biology 11/20

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Tuesday, November 20, 7 p.m.
Bryant-Lake Bowl, Uptown
Admission $5
Marc Riedel, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota will discuss his research, which uses computational models and methods inspired by biological systems.

Civil Engineering Open House 11/15

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The Department of Civil Engineering's Open House, is sponsored by Barr Engineering, on November 15 beginning at 3 p.m.

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. - Tours of Civil Engineering Building including the Minnesota Traffic Observatory, student research exhibits and ASCE career fair.
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Keynote Seminar by Dr. Ballarini: "Bioinspired Design of Structures: Tough Ceramics at the Seashore"
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Open House Social with introductions by Dr. Ballarini, Outstanding Achievement Awards ceremony, graduate student presentations, food and door prizes.

For further information visit the CE website.

Minnesota Nanotechnology Conference 11/13-11/14

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On November 13 - 14, 2007, the University of Minnesota will be hosting the 3rd Annual Minnesota Nanotechnology Conference, offering presentations and discussions on Nano Energy, Devices, Sensors and Materials.

Registration for the workshop is due by Thursday, November 8, 2007. The poster session and conference talks are free, but registration is required. FFI

Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science 11/14

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Time: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 9:00 AM -- 10:15 AM
Location: Walter 310

Register here for the workshop.

Unlock doors to countless research articles in the sciences and beyond in one of the most powerful cross-disciplinary citation indexes available: the Web of Science. This introductory workshop is ideal for undergraduates or graduates beginning their research process who are looking for a better way of searching, one that goes beyond simply skimming the surface! Plus, with the unveiling of a new interface later this month, even experienced Web of Science users will learn new tricks that will make their literature research a seamless and continuous process.

We will cover search strategies, article retrieval, journal ranking, and exporting citations to Endnote. Subject examples will focus on the sciences, but arts, humanities and social sciences are also covered by this index.

Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources 11/13

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Time: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 2:00 PM -- 3:15 PM
Location: *Magrath Library Instruction Room - St. Paul*

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 workshop.

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