January 2009 Archives

Web Tools for Working Collaboratively 2/4

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Time: Wednesday, February 4, 2009 11:15 AM -- 12:15 PM
Location: Walter 310

Whether working with your colleagues across the University or around the world, it can be challenging to collaborate when you are in separate locations. Learn about web-based resources, both at the University and freely available on the web, that can help you to effectively collaborate. We will include resources such as Google Docs, del.icio.us and UThink.

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Superconductivity: High Science and High Technology 2/2

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Monday, February 2, 2009
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Coffman Memorial Union Theater

Dr. Allen Goldman, Regents Professor and Head of Physics, will present the first talk of the semester in the Regents Professor Lecture Series. His talk will be followed by a reception.

Science Priorities and Using Science for Decision Making at the U.S. EPA 1/29

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11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 29, 2009
105 Cargill Building
1500 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul Campus

Dr. Pai-Yei Whung, Chief Scientist for the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and head of the agency’s Office of the Science
Advisor, will speak on “Science Priorities and Using Science for
Decision Making at the U.S. EPA,? at 11:00 a.m. January 29 in room
105 Cargill Building for Microbial and Plant Genetics on the University
of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus. As the EPA’s lead scientist, Whung
oversees planning and implementing of cross-agency scientific efforts
including program management, coordination of independent scientific
opinions and science-policy functions.


Making an Impact with Wikipedia 1/29

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Time: Thursday, January 29, 2009 1:00 PM -- 2:00 PM
Location: Walter 310

In this workshop, you'll learn how to get the most out of any Wikipedia article. You'll look at the discussions and controversies that happen behind the scenes as an article comes together and learn how to track down and evaluate the links, journal articles, and books behind the citations that each article includes. You'll also find out how to write and edit Wikipedia articles that stand up to the scrutiny of the pickiest Wikipedian.

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Mathematics Making Sense of Sensors 1/22

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IMA Math Matters Lecture

January 22, 2009
7:00 pm, Willey Hall 125
5:00pm-6:30pm Reception in 400 Lind Hall

Robert Ghrist
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
and Department of Mathematics
University of Pennsylvania


Obama Inauguration broadcast today in Walter SMART Commons

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The Walter SMART Learning Commons will be presenting the Presidential Inauguration in the classroom. Events will be broadcasted from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, with the swearing-in ceremony scheduled to run from 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

Physics Circus 1/15

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Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Northrop Auditorium

The Institute of Technology’s Physics Force will present their largest public show of the year at the annual “Physics Circus.? The show is a unique mix of large-scale physics demonstrations and humor that is fun for adults and children of all ages. It is free and open to the public.

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