November 2009 Archives

Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers from the University of Minnesota

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Date: 11/27/2009 - 07/04/2010
Location: 3rd floor Minnesota History Center
Cost: History Center admission; Free Tuesdays 5-8 p.m.

A photography exhibit featuring women faculty in the Institute of Technology opens Nov. 27 at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. The exhibit, entitled "Inventive Women: Portraits of Scientists and Engineers from the University of Minnesota," is a collection of black and white portraits by Nancy G. Johnson, a communications specialist in the Institute of Technology's Department of Mechanical Engineering.

A free, public exhibit opening reception, sponsored by the Institute of Technology Dean's Office, is Tuesday, Dec. 1, 5-8 p.m. at the Minnesota History Center.

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Grant Funding for Graduate Students 12/3

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Thu, 12/03/2009 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

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.collaborate.umn.edu/explore/searching.html. Register here for the workshop.

OIT Pecha Kucha Event: Google at UMN 12/2

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20 by 20: An OIT Pecha Kucha Event
Google@UMN

Date: 12/02/2009
Time: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Mississippi Room Coffman Memorial Union

Ten short, entertaining presentations will be given by faculty, staff, and students on the topic "Google@UMN," followed by breakout discussion sessions. Presentations will be Web cast, and a recording of the presentations will be published online.

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Library Hours over Thanksgiving break

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11/25 (W) 8:00 am- 6:00 pm
11/26 (Th) CLOSED
11/27 (F) CLOSED
11/29 (Sa) 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11/30 (Su) 12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Performance Driven: A New Vision for U.S. Transportation Policy 11/23

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Monday, November 23, 2009
8:30a.m. - 1:30p.m.

Cowles Auditorium
Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

The Bipartisan Policy Center's National Transportation Policy Project (NTPP) has begun a dialogue across the country regarding recommendations contained in its report Performance Driven: A New Vision for U.S. Transportation Policy. The next public forum will be held at the University of Minnesota Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs in conjunction with the Martin Olav Sabo Lecture Series. Former Congressman Sabo, NTPP co-chair, will speak at the event.

Join us to discuss the direction of federal surface transportation policy. FFI

State of IT Address 11/18

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Time: 3 p.m. Refreshments; 3:45 p.m. Presentation
Location: 3-180 Electrical Engineering/Computer Science Building

Institute of Technology Dean Steven Crouch will give an update about current initiatives in the college at his annual "State of the Institute of Technology" address to faculty and staff.

E3 2009: Midwest's Premier Energy, Economic and Environmental Conference 11/17

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11/17/2009
St Paul RiverCentre

How do we provide sustainable fuel, food, fiber and freshwater to a global population of 9 billion people in our lifetime? That's one of more than 15 urgent questions we'll explore during E3 2009.

NREL's Larry Kazmerski, a pioneer in the field of solar photovoltaics, will offer the keynote presentation for this year's conference. Other highlights include a super panel discussion with national experts, track sessions focused on the big questions of the 21st century, and a series of Green on the Ground workshops.

Hosted by the University of Minnesota's Initiative for Renewable Energy and the Environment.

Register here for the conference.

International Education Week Library Information Fair Today!

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When: Monday, November 16, 2009 : 11 am-1 pm
Where: 101 Walter Library

Join us to learn more about how the libraries can help you.
Library staff will provide students a personal introduction to useful, important, and free library resources and services.

Light refreshments will be available.

For more information contact Jody Kempf at j-kemp@umn.edu or visit our website.

The shape of space 11/12

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IMA Public Lecture Series

Time: 6:30 p.m. Refreshments; 7 p.m. Lecture
Location: 125 Willey Hall

Jeffrey Weeks, freelance mathematician, will present "Teaching about the universe through games and 3-D graphics." The speaker uses computer games to introduce the concept of a "multi-connected universe." This lecture is appropriate for anyone fascinated with space and the universe--from middle school through adulthood.

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