February 2008 Archives

Role of Engineers in Poverty Reduction: Challenges and Opportunities 3/4

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Presented by Bernard Amadei
Founding President, Engineers Without Borders–USA

Tuesday, March 4, 2008
6:30 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Lecture
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Van Vleck Auditorium

Register online now! This lecture is free and open to the public.

This lecture by Bernard Amadei, founding president of Engineers Without Borders–USA, will present the challenges and opportunities associated with practicing engineering in developing nations.

Getting Started: Publishing Your Science Research Article 3/3

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Time: Monday, March 3, 2008 2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

This workshop, intended for graduate students and newer faculty in the sciences, will help you identify appropriate journals to which to submit your article and discuss how to manage your rights when signing a contract with a publisher. Join your colleagues to share your ideas and discuss the issues you face as an emerging academic author.
Register here for the workshop.

RefWorks Basics 2/27

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Time: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 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.

Team "Bob Saget" wins the Quiz Bowl

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Congratulations to team "Bob Saget," 2008 Science Quiz Bowl Champions! "Bob Saget" bested "The Red Wagon" in the final game on February 19 to become the Science Quiz Bowl Champions.

Keeping Current in the Sciences 2/21

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This is an overview of the alerting services in the science & engineering fields. We will highlight the databases that send weekly updates of current literature references which meet the criteria you specify. The workshop will also cover some of the new web-based resources that you can customize to keep up with new information. We can also help you define your interests in a search profile and set up an alert in the appropriate database. Register here for the workshop.

Win up to $700: University Libraries Student Book Collection Contest

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The Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries are pleased to announce the 8th Annual Student Book Collection Contest. We want to celebrate University students who are excited about reading and collecting books, paperbacks, maps, manuscripts, or other published collections, and give them an opportunity to meet other collectors. Describe your collection in a short essay and win a cash prize. Prizes will be awarded in undergraduate and graduate categories.

Contest Awards

First Prize Second Prize
Undergraduate: $700 $500
Graduate: $700 $500

For additional information visit the contest website.

Science Quiz Bowl registration deadline 2/13

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If you want to participate in this year's Science Quiz Bowl you will need to register your team by February 13. Go to the Quiz Bowl website for more information and to register your team.

Science Quiz Bowl finals at 6 pm today

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"Bob Saget" will square off against "The Red Wagon" today at 6:00 pm [an hour later than previously announced] to determine the winner. All are welcome to come watch the championship game, at 6 pm today in 101 Walter Library.
For further information on the Quiz Bowl visit the Science Quiz Bowl website.

Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science 2/12

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Time: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

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, 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 RefWorks. Subject examples will focus on the sciences, but arts, humanities and social sciences are also covered by this index. Register here.

Science Quiz Bowl starting 2/17

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The 5th annual University Libraries' Science Quiz Bowl is a friendly competition among IT students to test their science knowledge. The double-elimination tournament runs from Feb 17th to the 19th. For further information visit the Quiz Bowl website.

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