May 2009 Archives

Climate Change: Health Problems and Healthy Solutions 6/4

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Location: VoTech Bldg R380, St Paul Campus
Time: 2:00 - 4:00pm

Paul R. Epstein, M.D., M.P.H. is Associate Director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School and is a medical doctor trained in tropical public health. He has worked with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to assess the health impacts of climate change and develop health applications of climate forecasting and remote sensing. Paul received recognition for his contributions to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

RefWorks Basics 6/3

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Time: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 10:00 AM -- 11:00 AM
Location: Walter 310

Learn the basics of using RefWorks, the Web-based citation manager that is available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff. Adding references to RefWorks will be covered, as well as exporting them to Word, and selecting a style (MLA, APA, etc) for your bibliography. See for more details about RefWorks.

Register here for the workshop.

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


Walter Library Break Hours 5/17-5/25

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Break (May 17-25)
M-F 8 am-6 pm
Sa, Su 12 noon-6 pm

M (5/25) CLOSED

Case studies in publishing: Your choices in journal contracts 5/26

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Time: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 9:00 AM -- 10:00 AM
Location: Bio-Medical Library, Room 555

In this workshop, participants will work through two common decision points raised by journal article contracts. Relevant context will be provided on academic publishing issues such as copyright and author's rights, cultural and economic norms, and promotion & tenure implications. Practical strategies and helpful tools will be discussed.

This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Register for the session here.

Cafe Scientifique: The Psychology of Dieting 5/19

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 7 p.m.
Bryant-Lake Bowl, Uptown
810 W. Lake St., Minneapolis
$5 – $10; pay what you can
University of Minnesota associate professor of psychology Traci Mann tackles what the diet industry doesn’t want you to know—the psychological and biological reasons why diets often fail. An expert on the self-control of health behaviors, Mann will discuss the studies she conducts in her eating lab and what the results tell us about successful—and unsuccessful—diet programs.

Minnesota's supercomputer: IBM's Blue Gene 5/20

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May 20th, 7-8 pm
Andersen Library 120
University of Minnesota (West Bank)

How did Minnesota engineers develop IBM’s Blue Gene, the world’s fastest
supercomputer? This informal evening event is the ninth in a year-long series
of public lectures sponsored by the Charles Babbage Institute. The centerpiece
is Blue Gene itself, donated by IBM–Rochester to CBI and headed for a public
exhibition in the EE-CS building.


Great Hall Study Space Open 24 Hrs/Day beginning May 10 through finals

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2nd Floor Great Hall Study Space OPEN 24 HOURS/DAY from Sunday, May 10, 8 am through Saturday, May 16, 6 pm

The rest of the library follows the following schedule:
Study Days/Finals Week (May 8-16)
M-F 8 am-12 midnight
Sa, Su 8 am-12 midnight

Congratulations to 2009 IT Graduates! 5/8/2009

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IT Commencement
Friday, May 8, 2009
7–9 p.m.
Northrop Auditorium
84 Church St. SE, Minneapolis

Doors open at 6 p.m.
Graduates assemble on Northrop Plaza at 6 p.m.
No tickets are required.


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