April 2010 Archives

IT Associate Dean to Speak at Library Faculty Seminar

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IT Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, Paul Strykowski, will be speaking at the upcoming IT Library Seminar for Faculty and Instructors.

Remember registration closes Monday, May 3.

Learn More: http://bit.ly/aeb7jK
Register: http://z.umn.edu/libraryfacultyseminar

Reminder: IT Library Seminar Registration Closes May 3

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Mark it on your calendars...registration for the IT Library Seminar closes on Monday, May 3.

The seminar is open to all IT faculty and instructors.

Here's the pertinent data:

When:
Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday, May 20, 2010, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
There will also be a short follow-up meeting in late fall.

Where:
101 Walter Library

What:

With a renewed focus on the first-year experience, a strong emphasis on capstone and design projects in senior year, and renowned graduate programs, the Institute of Technology is committed to producing well-rounded students with a skill set that includes critical thinking, managing and synthesizing scientific information and data, and creating and communicating new knowledge.

To help you and your colleagues more fully integrate these skills into your courses and curriculum, the University Libraries invite you to an intensive one and one-half day seminar.

A $250 honorarium is offered to those who participate.

Through presentations, small group discussions with colleagues, and individual consultations with science and engineering librarians, you will...

  • Reflect on teaching practices and assignments to improve your students' ability to navigate the literature of your field, critically evaluate information, turn data into meaning, and more effectively convey new knowledge
  • Explore issues around scientific scholarship, including publishing, copyright and open access, to help prepare students to negotiate the publishing world themselves\
  • Consider strategies for managing your data and be able to advise UROP students and members of your research group on this topic
  • Learn how to keep up with the literature and increase your productivity with information gathering and organizational tools.

To register: http://z.umn.edu/libraryfacultyseminar

Space is limited.

If you have any questions please contact Kate Peterson (katep_at_umn.edu)

Library Seminar for IT Faculty and Instructors

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umlibs_logo.jpgWith a renewed focus on the first-year experience, a strong emphasis on capstone and design projects in the senior year, and renowned graduate programs, the Institute of Technology is committed to producing well-rounded students with a skill set that includes critical thinking, managing and synthesizing scientific information and data to create and effectively communicate new knowledge.

To help you and your colleagues more fully integrate these skills into your courses and curriculum, the University Libraries invite you to an intensive one and one-half day seminar.

A $250 honorarium is offered to those who participate.



Through presentations, small group discussion with colleagues, and individual consultations with science and engineering librarians, you will...
  • Reflect on teaching practices and assignments to improve your students' ability to  navigate the literature of your field, critically evaluate information, turn data into meaning, and effectively convey new knowledge
  • Explore issues around scientific scholarship, including publishing, copyright and open access to help prepare students to negotiate the publishing world themselves
  • Consider strategies for managing your data and be able to advise UROP students and members of your research group on this topic
  • Learn how to keep up with the literature and increase your productivity with information gathering and organizational tools

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Thursday, May 20, 2010, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There will also be a short follow-up meeting in late fall.

Where: 101 Walter Library

Space is limited. Please fill out the registration form below by Monday, May 3. You will receive a confirmation email in early May.

Questions? Please contact Kate Peterson (katep@umn.edu, 612-626-3746)

Mechanical Engineering Day 2010 4/28

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ME Day pays tribute to the scientists and engineers who contributed to the growth and international reputation of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota.

State-of-the-Department
1:15 - 2:30 PM, 1130 Seminar Room
Distinguished McKnight University Professor and Head
Uwe Kortshagen

Particle Technology Laboratory Tours
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Meet in ME Atrium for a map and escort

FOUNDERS DAY LECTURE
4:00 PM 2-650 Moos Tower

Professor Wladyslaw W. Szymanski
Title: Scattered Light and Electrical Mobility - Eyes and Hands of an Aerosol Scientist

FFI

Water for Mulobere 4/27

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Coffman Memorial Union Theater
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

This past summer, a team of up-and-coming engineers helped bring clean drinking water to an African village. As part of an Engineers Without Borders project, the University of Minnesota student group implemented a solar-powered water supply system for an entire school and its surrounding community in Mulobere, Uganda. And Beth Anderson, the Institute on the Environment's video producer, was there to capture the story on video. Her documentary, Water for Mulobere, premieres April 27 in Minneapolis. The evening kicks off with a performance by the Hayor Bibimma African Dance Company, and closes with a Q&A session among the students and the filmmaker.

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Register now for the 2010 Science Quiz Bowl on April 25!

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The Science Quiz Bowl takes place on Sunday, April 25th, 2010 in Walter Library. The tournament goes from 1:00 PM- 8:00pm in Walter 101--spectators welcome!
Register your team of 4 IT students at our webpage.

Visit our Facebook page for sample questions and up-to-date information.

Watch the Science Quiz Bowl Finals 4/25

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All are invited to watch the Championship Game at 7:30PM on Sunday, April 25th, in Walter Library room 101. See which IT student team comes out on top!

Can chocolate save your life? 4/22

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IMA public lecture
7:00pm, Thursday, April 22, 2010
Willey Hall 175

Nancy Reid, professor of statistics, University of Toronto

This question appeared in a recent newspaper headline, but was based on a study involving only 14 people. How can we interpret the statistics behind headlines? What does statistically significant really mean? How do statistics get manipulated to further an agenda? The field of statistics is essential to understanding most current issues. It informs economics, health care, and environmental protection. The speaker calls statistics mathematical social work; it helps science progress, so it is important to understand its power.

Below the Surface: James J Ryan and the Retractable Safety Belt

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Check out the Science & Engineering Library's online exhibit on James "Crash" Ryan, a University of Minnesota Mechanical Engineering professor who contributed to research on the retractable seatbelt and advocated publicly for legal requirements for installation of seatbelts in automobiles. The exhibit is located at: http://www.lib.umn.edu/apps/digital/belowsurfacescieng

Women in Science: Lawsuits, 'Shops,' and Market Share 4/9

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Margaret Rossiter, Department of Science and Tech. Studies, Cornell University
Time: 3:35 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 131 Tate Laboratory of Physics

Based on her current book project on women in science since 1972, Margaret Rossiter will discuss the ways in which women have tried to change employment conditions in science and highlight the role of various innovative kinds of support groups that historians of science have not considered previously.

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