May 2008 Archives

Seeing Mathematics Everywhere 6/12

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6:30 p.m. Reception
7 p.m. Lecture
Digital Technology Center
Room 402, Walter Library

From medicine to entertainment, mathematics is critical to meeting the needs of our future. In this Institute of Technology Public Lecture world-renowned mathematician and University of Minnesota mathematics professor Doug Arnold will highlight interesting examples in which the University’s Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA) has solved problems in contemporary life.

Register here for the presentation.

Research Made Easy: Discover the Web of Science 6/4

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Time: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

Register here for the workshop.

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! 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.

Keeping Up: Web-Based Tools That Help You Work Smarter 6/11

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Time: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 1:00 PM -- 2:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

This workshop will introduce you to web-based tools like tagging, RSS feeds and library databases that can help you more efficiently keep up with your fields of interest. Register here for the workshop.

History | Gender | Computing 5/30

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30 May 2008
Charles Babbage Institute
Andersen Library, University of Minnesota

Computing persists as one of the most gender-segregated domains of modern life. How and when did a male-coded world of computing emerge? How and why has it has continued?

The Charles Babbage Institute at the University of Minnesota presents a day-long public conference devoted to a much-needed examination of these questions. This international conference, with participants from six countries, examines gender and the diverse uses of computing in offices, libraries, schools, mass media, and the computing profession.

For further information and registration visit the conference webpage.

RefWorks Basics 5/28

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Learn the basics of using RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is available to all U of M students, faculty, and staff. Adding references to RefWorks will be covered, as well as exporting them to Word, and selecting a style (ACS, APA, LaTeX, AIP, etc.) for your bibliography. You can register for the workshop here.

Green Chemistry in Minnesota: Opportunities and Challenges for Leadership 5/28

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Wednesday May 28, 2008

Cowles Auditorium
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
University of Minnesota

Registration required, $25 to attend
For additional information and to register for the conference visit their webpage.

This conference will bring together researchers, teachers, business leaders, farmers, advocates and policy makers from around the state to discuss the opportunities and challenges for Minnesota to become a leader in green chemistry, in green engineering and in this more sustainable future.

Hours during May Break

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Break (May 18-26)
M-F 8 am-6 pm
Sa, Su 12 noon-6 pm

M (5/26) CLOSED

Science Trivia Contest 5/21

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Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Avenue S
$10 Registration Fee Per Team

Wednesday, May 21, 8 p.m.

Do you love science news? Can you name the first person to eat in outer space? Do you own copies of "Blade Runner" or watch "Star Trek" reruns? Then join the Nomad World Pub and the Bell Museum of Natural History for Science Trivia, hosted by Doomtree MC and self-professed science geek, Dessa. Test your knowledge of science and nature with questions ranging from current events to biology 101 to science fiction. Gather a group of up to 5 friends and compete for gift certificates, Bell Museum memberships and other prizes. Pre-registration is recommended but not required. Call 612-626-1897 to secure your spot!

Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article 5/21

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Time: Wednesday, May 21, 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.

Finals Week Hours

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2nd Floor Great Hall Study Space OPEN 24 HOURS/DAY from Sunday, May 11, 8 am through Saturday, May 17, 6 pm

Study Days (May 10-11)
Sa, Su 8 am-12 midnight

Finals Week (May 12-17)
M-F 8 am-12 midnight
Sa 8 am-6 pm

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 5/15

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Time: Thursday, May 15, 2008 2:00 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

Find out more about funding opportunities available to graduate students. 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.

Resources for the course are listed on the Web site of the Office of the VP for Research,

Register here for the workshop.

SCImagine! 2008: Robots Take Over the Library 5/9

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Three robots, three student groups…a battle of the intelligent versus the artificially intelligent.

What: SCImagine! 2008, the Science & Engineering Library's annual spring event.
Where: Upson Room, Walter Library 102
When: Friday, May 9, 2008 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Come see live robot demonstrations and the latest creations of artificial intelligence by students from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. The presentations will be accompanied by light refreshments and stimulating conversation.

SCImagine! emphasizes the Science & Engineering Library's role as an intellectual gathering place on campus. Each spring the library showcases university teaching, learning, and research in the physical sciences and engineering offering fascinating presentations and lively discussions.


Jeff Welser
Director, SRC Nanoelectronics Research Initiative
IBM Almaden Research Center

Tuesday, May 6, 2008
4:30 p.m. reception
5:00 p.m. seminar
101 Walter Library

In this talk, the scaling challenges facing current CMOS technology will be discussed, along with the ultimate limits for charge-switching based devices. From this motivation, the current status of the NRI program will be discussed, with an overview of the current research topics being investigated at the NRI centers.


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