June 2010 Archives

Workshops on Extreme Googling, Creating Posters using Powerpoint, upcoming at Magrath Library

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Register here for these library workshops.

Wed, 06/30/2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Extreme Googling: Collaboration Tools
Location: Room 2 Magrath Library

Wed, 07/07/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Creating Posters Using PowerPoint
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)


Wed, 07/07/2010 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
EndNote: Basics
Location: Magrath Library Instruction Room (Room 81)

Library hours reduced during July 4 weekend

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7/3 (Sa) 11:00 am-6:00 pm
7/4 (Su) 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
7/5 (M) CLOSED

Follow the 2010 UMN Solar Vehicle in the 2010 American Solar Challenge

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The race is starting soon! Follow the progress of this year's solar vehicle via their blog and Twitter.

Find out more about the U of M solar vehicle at their website.

Discounted access to Science Museum for students on Thursday evenings

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Student ID-ology

Need a break from your homework? Looking for a unique date experience? Want to do something fun with friends on a student budget? Join us at the Science Museum of Minnesota on Thursday evenings after 5 p.m. to receive a fantastic deal on museum admission.

If you're a high school or college student, simply present a valid student ID at our box office to receive discounted pricing on any combination of museum admission, Omnitheater films, and special exhibits.

FFI

The Uncanny Physics of Superheroes: IT Public Lecture Series 6/24

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Thursday, June 24, 2010 • 6:30 p.m. Doors open • 7 p.m. Lecture
Van Vleck Auditorium, Tate Laboratory of Physics
116 Church St. S.E., Minneapolis

Presented by James Kakalios, physics professor, University of Minnesota

Kakalios addresses topics from Isaac Newton to the transistor, but there's not an inclined plane or pulley in sight. Instead, all the examples come from superhero comic books, and as much as possible, those cases where the superheroes get their physics right!

The lecture, sponsored by the Institute of Technology Alumni Society (soon to be called the College of Science and Engineering Alumni Society), is free and open to the public, but those planning to attend should register.

For more information contact Liz Stadther at stadt001@umn.edu or 612-626-1802.

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Space available in Zotero and Formatting your Dissertation in Word 2007 workshops

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There are still openings in our two remaining workshops this week. Register here for the workshops.

The Impossible Black Tulip: Matteo Ricci's Great World Map of 1602 6/12

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What: The Impossible Black Tulip: Matteo Ricci's Great World Map of 1602
When: Saturday, June 12, 2010, 2:00 pm
Where: Pillsbury Auditorium, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Avenue South, Minneapolis
Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for museum members, Associates of the James Ford Bell Library, and Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

London map expert, Daniel Crouch will talk about Matteo Ricci's rare world map of 1602, celebrated as the "Impossible Black Tulip" because surviving copies are so rare.

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Minnesota Bioblitz 2010

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5 p.m. Friday, June 11th to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 12th
Vermillion Highlands and Vermillion River, Dakota County
Every year Minnesota BioBlitz attracts hundreds of families and scientists from around the state who use sonar detectors, bug lights, live traps and laptops to count and chronicle an area's floral and fauna. Volunteers of all ages work alongside biologists to collect plants and insects and live-trap animals, which are identified before being released back into the wild.

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Workshops on Data Management, Refworks and Zotero available over the next two weeks

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There are still openings in our summer workshops for you to learn more about data management and the RefWorks and Zotero citation managers. Register here for the workshops.

Introduction to Data Management for Scientists and Engineers
Wed, 06/09/2010 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

RefWorks: Basics
Thu, 06/10/2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Zotero: Basics
Wed, 06/16/2010 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

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