March 2010 Archives

Registration now open for the Science Quiz Bowl

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Register here by April 20th. (Only 32 teams can register so do it now!)

Kick off IT Week by playing in the Science Quiz Bowl! Teams of IT students can put their acumen to the test and compete for prizes in this intramural tournament covering all kinds of science. The Science Quiz bowl takes place on April 25 from 1-8 pm in Walter Library.

For more information about the quiz bowl visit this webpage.

Below the Surface: Ten Years of Archives and Special Collections in Elmer L. Andersen Library

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What: Exhibit: Below the Surface: Ten Years of Archives and Special Collections in Elmer L. Andersen Library
When: Monday, April 5 through Friday, June 25, 2010
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library Gallery
Free and open to the public

Join us in celebrating the first decade of the Elmer L. Andersen Library as we look deeper into the archives and special collections held in the caverns below. Explore unexpected themes and untold stories from the rich archives of our collective past. Learn more about the building and how archival materials are found, processed and made available for research. Come and discover the treasures kept below the surface.

In addition, Bio-Medical, Magrath, Walter, Wilson, Government Publications, and the John R. Borchert Map Library will have companion exhibits highlighting the hidden stories from their collections.

Creating Posters Using PowerPoint 4/7

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Wed, 04/07/2010 - 11:15am - 12:00pm
310 Walter Library

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.

NanoDays 4/1

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1-4 p.m., Thursday, April 1
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building, Washington Avenue plaza entrance.

The Nanofabrication Center invites you to celebrate National NanoDays, a national event at learning centers across the country to bring greater understanding to the the field of nanotechnology. Visit the Nanofabrication Center between 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building where we will feature live demonstrations of the nanotechnologies behind many advanced devices and materials. Take a laboratory tour that will highlight nanoscience research at the University of Minnesota.

Reserve your tour here.

Transitway Impacts on the Twin Cities Metropolitan Region 3/26

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8:30 am - 1 pm
March 26, 2010
Humphrey Ballroom
Radisson University Hotel
615 Washington Ave. SE

The forum, hosted by the Center for Transportation Studies, is structured to allow participants to learn about the initial Transitway Impact Research Program (TIRP) program research findings, engage in active learning discussions, and hear about potential impacts of research findings on future transitway developments.

Learn more about the forum and register here.

Google for Researchers 3/24

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Wed, 03/24/2010 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 310 Walter Library

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." We'll 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 collaborative environment.

Register here for the workshop.

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 3/23

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Tue, 03/23/2010 - 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.

Reduced Hours over Spring Break 3/13-3/20

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3/13 (Sa) 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
3/14 (Su) 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Spring Break (Mar. 15-19)
M-Th 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
F CLOSED

3/20 (Sa) 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

Garbage Dreams: How One Community's Zero Waste Practices Can Be Achieved Globally 3/11

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March 11, 4:00 - 5:30pm, Forum, Humphrey Center

On March 11th, the critically acclaimed film, Garbage Dreams will screen at the Sixth Annual Arab Film Festival. In conjunction, the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and the Institute on the Environment, will host a conversation on Garbage Dreams. Join a discussion on the delicate balance between sustainability and modernization.

FFI.

EndNote Basics 3/9

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Tue, 03/09/2010 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

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. Find a self-paced online version of this course at http://www.lib.umn.edu/research/instruction/modules/index.html.

Register here for the workshop.

Zotero Basics 3/8

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Mon, 03/08/2010 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Zotero is a free Firefox extension that helps you collect citations and website information from within your Firefox browser. We'll show you how to install Zotero and use it to capture citations, organize your research, and format bibliographies and in-text citations.
This class is also available online: http://www.lib.umn.edu/research/instruction/modules/index.html

Register here for the workshop.

Formatting Your Dissertation or Thesis in *Word 2007* 3/4

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Thu, 03/04/2010 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Focus on your research instead of your formatting! In this workshop, you'll learn how to use Microsoft Word features effectively and efficiently. We'll cover inserting images and charts, getting your page numbers in the right place, generating tables of contents and figures; and more. Please note that this workshop covers the basic formatting you'll need to comply with Graduate School guidelines. Participants should have basic experience using MS Word. Note this version of the workshop specifically uses Office 2007; an instruction manual is available for Word 2003. We will be using a template and not be working with individual dissertations. Class materials can be found on the Moodle page, at: https://moodle.umn.edu/course/view.php?id=5102 This class is also available online: http://www.lib.umn.edu/research/instruction/modules/index.html

Register here for the workshop.

Grant Funding - Search Tools and Resources 3/3

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Wed, 03/03/2010 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

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.

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