October 2008 Archives

RefWorks Basics 11/6

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Time: Thursday, November 6, 2008 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

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.

A World of Change: Climate Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow 11/5

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Dr. Susan Solomon, NOAA & UC Boulder

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 3:00 to 4:30 PM

Room 335 Borlaug Hall
University of Minnesota
St. Paul Campus

Changing attributes of climate and their relationship with greenhouse gases will be discussed, along with their associated time scales. There are numerous impacts of climate change that are anticipated and worthy of public discussion, as they pose a challenge for current societies as well as multiple generations of future citizens.

FFI

EndNote for Engineers and Physical Scientists 10/30

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Time: Thursday, October 30, 2008 4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

An introduction to using EndNote. Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations.
We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNoteWeb, a web-based version of EndNote available for free to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff.

Register here for the workshop.

Surfing with Wavelets 10/29

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7:00 pm, Willey Hall 125

IMA Math Matters Lecture
Ingrid Daubechies
Department of Mathematics
Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Princeton University

The talk will start by explaining the basic principles of wavelets, which are very simple. Then they will be illustrated with some examples, including an explanation of image compression.

FFI

Economic Impacts of Transitways: The Hiawatha Light Rail Line 10/28

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3:30–4:30 p.m., Rm 1130
Mechanical Engineering Building

This presentation will discuss a University of Minnesota analysis of the property value impacts of the Hiawatha Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line in Minneapolis, in terms of the accessibility effect of proximity to LRT station and the nuisance effect of proximity to LRT track. The research findings will be discussed in this presentation. FFI

Cafe Scientifique: Designing Online Communities 10/21

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 7 p.m., Bryant-Lake Bowl
$5 - $10: pay what you can

Computer science researcher and engineer Joseph Konstan studies the behavior of people as they participate in online communities like MySpace and Facebook. His research is uncovering how human socialization is affected by online communication and how further behavioral science research can help design Internet communities that facilitate positive dialogues about social issues.

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 10/22

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Time: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 3:00 PM -- 4:15 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, http://www.research.umn.edu/opportunities/

Register here for the workshop.

Google for Researchers 10/21

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Time: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

With Google, you already search the web, share photos/movies/music, map directions and discover new things...but there are some tools you may have missed. This web search engine is on a mission to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible." So let's explore the new tools and technology that pair Google-efficient tools with library-quality results to weave together a rich information web that goes beyond just the World Wide Web.

We'll look at tools such as, Google Docs, RSS Reader, Google Scholar, and iGoogle Research Gadgets that will help you access, evaluate, and share information in an easy collaborate environment.

Register here for the workshop.

Cafe Scientifique: Art and Aeronautics: A Conversation with Tomas Saraceno 10/14

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Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave S. Minneapolis
Free

Artist Tomás Saraceno uses principles from engineering, physics, aeronautics, and architecture in his work to demonstrate the limitless possibilities when solar and human energy combine. As an artist in residence at the Walker Art Center, Saraceno will complete construction on Museo aero solar, a solar-powered sphere made from thousands of reused plastic bags. The Bell Museum and the Walker Art Center are partnering to present a discussion of art and aeronautics with Saraceno and University of Minnesota aerospace engineers.

Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article 10/14

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Time: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 1:30 PM -- 2:30 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.

Create your Poster in PowerPoint 10/14

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Time: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 2:30 PM -- 3:30 PM
Location: Walter 310

Getting ready to do a poster at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant slide, and send it to a large-scale printer.

Register here for the workshop.

Minnesota's Hidden History in Computing 10/8

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When: October 8th, 7-8 pm
Where: Andersen Library 120, West Bank

This informal evening talk, the second in a year-long series of public
lectures given by staff at the Charles Babbage Institute, examines the pioneering
Engineering Research Associates. For further information visit the Babbage Institute website.

Keeping Up: Web-Based Tools That Help You Work Smarter 10/8

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Time: Wednesday, October 8, 2008 2:30 PM -- 3:30 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.

Knovel University Challenge

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Use Knovel to correctly answer 3 questions and enter the contest to win a Wii, iPod Nano or iTunes cards. The contest runs until November 7th. Visit the Knovel University Challenge to take the quiz and enter the contest.

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