December 2007 Archives

Walter Library Hours Over Winter Break

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Winter Break (Dec. 21-Jan. 21)
M-F 8 am-6 pm
Sa,Su 12 noon-6 pm

Exceptions

Th (12/20) 8 am-9 pm
M, T (12/24, 12/25) CLOSED
T (1/1) CLOSED
M (1/21) 12 noon-6 pm

Jumpstart your Research workshops starting 1/8

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The Science and Engineering Library staff will be offering a series of workshops for IT graduate students and faculty over the winter break.

Learn more about available library tools and techniques to simplify your research.
Planned classes include Grant Funding resources, Refworks Basics, Tips for publishing your research article, Effective use of Web of Science and How to use Beilstein with the new DiscoveryGate interface.

For further information contact Jody Kempf.

To register for the workshops visit the Jumpstart Your Research page.

Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science 1/14

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Web of Science is one of the most powerful cross-disciplinary indexes available. We will cover search strategies, article retrieval, journal ranking, and exporting citations to RefWorks. For more information visit the Jumpstart website: http://sciweb.lib.umn.edu/workshops.phtml


Beilstein Basics 1/16

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Learn how to use one of the best databases for locating chemical property data and organic reaction information. Discover the power of the DiscoveryGate search engine in searching the Beilstein and Gmelin databases. Register on the Jumpstart your Research page.

RefWorks for Scientists and Engineers - 1/10

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Join us tomorrow, January 10, at 1:30 pm in room 310 to learn about how to use RefWorks to organize and keep track of your references, and also how to easily add them to your documents.

We will be focusing on using RefWorks with databases most often used in the sciences and engineering. Visit the Jumpstart your Research web page for further information and registration for the workshop.

Great Hall open 24 hours/day from 12/12-12/20

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Walter Library 2nd Floor Great Hall Study Space OPEN 24 HOURS/DAY from Wednesday, 12/12 through Thursday, 12/20, 9 pm

CAFE SCIENTIFIQUE: Looking at Lichens 1/8

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Tuesday, January 8, 6 p.m.
Kitty Cat Klub, Dinkytown
Admission $5
We’ve all seen lichens growing on rocks, trees, or buildings. Yet their unusual and complex structure often goes unnoticed. Though they appear to be a single entity, lichens are actually complex and versatile organisms. Bell Museum Curator of Lichens, Imke Schmitt, will discuss the evolution of lichens, which species provide food, medicines and clothing dyes, and which help out nature by cleaning the air and adding color to the landscape.

Cafe Scientifique: Re-Greening Cities 12/18

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Tuesday, December 18, 7 p.m.
Bryant-Lake Bowl, Uptown
Admission $5
City parks characteristically define urban nature—an oasis of the natural world in a man-made environment. But urbanites are craving new ways to experience nature and are interested in exploring emerging trends in green infrastructure and park design to redefine urban nature. Join Laura Musacchio, Associate Professor in the University of Minnesota’s landscape architecture, conservation biology and water resource science programs for a discussion about the redefinition of urban nature.

Study Break event (12/13) was a success!

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7 pm, Walter Library First Floor Lobby
150 students joined us for cookies and soda in the 1st floor lobby. There were samples from the Wise Owl Cafe and a drawing for Wise Owl coffee coupons and coffee mugs.

MPGI's Fall Colloquia Series: Biofuels and Bioenergy 12/12

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Michael Tsapatsis will discuss "Molecular Sieve Catalysts, Adsorbents and Films for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals," and Peter Lefebvre will discuss "Hydrogen Production by the Unicellular Green Algae Chlamydomonas."

Noon–1 p.m.
105 Cargill Building for Microbial and Plant Genomics.
1500 Gortner Ave.
St. Paul Campus

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