February 2011 Archives

Secrecy, privacy, and deception: the mathematics of cryptography 3/9

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IMA Public Lectures
7:00pm, Wednesday, March 9, 2011, Willey Hall 175

Jill Pipher (Mathematics Department, Brown University)

Every time we go on-line to look up something or to make a purchase, we are exposing ourselves to a certain amount of risk. We risk having our identities hijacked and our private information exploited. How do we protect networks against intruders and keep information safe? We do this with cryptography. This lecture will tour the mathematical ideas behind encryption, public key encryption, digital signatures, and authentication.

Getting Acquainted with Copyright 3/3

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Thu, 03/03/2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
*Location: S30A Wilson Library*

This workshop will give faculty and instructors a solid grounding in some of the elements of copyright law that are essential to scholarship, teaching, and research. Learn more about protections in the law for educators, and about your rights as an author or creator. Discuss and debate with your peers about some of the burning questions in the field, and enjoy exploring some entertaining and thought-provoking examples. No direct legal advice will be provided; this workshop is informational and educational in nature. Satisfies RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements.

Register here for the workshop.

Creating a Data Management Plan For Your Grant Application 2/25

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Fri, 02/25/2011 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
*S30A Wilson Library* note location

In January 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) began requiring a data management plan with all new grant proposals. This workshop, geared toward graduate students, faculty and researchers, will provide an overview of the questions to consider when creating a data management plan with a focus on data preservation issues and tools for sharing your data, like subject-based repositories. See the Libraries' Managing Your Data Web page for more resources (https://www.lib.umn.edu/datamanagement)

This event satisfies the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Register here for the workshop.

Top Secret Rosies: The Female Computers of World War II 2/24

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Time: 5 pm - 6 pm
Location: 130 Murphy Hall
FFI: RSVP to imitrea@ima.umn.edu.

This documentary tells the story of four women 'computers', presenting their exhilarating successes in aiding the war effort and the moral dilemmas they faced.
This screening is organized by the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications at the University of Minnesota. Free refreshments will be provided.

FFI contact imitrea@ima.umn.edu

EndNote Basics 2/23

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Wed, 02/23/2011 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

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.

Register here for the workshop.

Zotero Basics 2/22

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Tue, 02/22/2011 - 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.

Register here for the Zotero workshop.

RefWorks: Basics 2/17

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Thu, 02/17/2011 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

Learn the basics of using RefWorks, the web-based citation manager that is available to all U of M Faculty, students and staff. Learn to add citations to RefWorks and create in-text citations and bibliographies in your Word documents using different citation styles (MLA, APA, etc.).

Register here for the workshop.

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 2/15

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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 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 under Searching at the Office of the VP for Research.

Register here for the workshop.

Can I Use That?: Fair Use in Everyday Life 2/15

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Tue, 02/15/2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: 101 Walter Library

Participants in this workshop for faculty and instructors will develop an understanding of the complexities of fair use, and recognize situations where it might apply. We'll also look at other situations where copyright answers may be more straightforward. Participants will explore fair use concepts using examples from visual arts, music, and video, as well as academic research and writing. Satisfies RCR continuing education awareness/discussion requirements.

Register here for the workshop.

Physics Circus 2/10

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February 10
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Minneapolis Convention Center

The show is a unique mix of large-scale physics demonstrations and humor that is fun for adults and children of all ages. Demonstrations include dropping one of the team members from a 20-foot gantry while shooting a ball at him to demonstrate the effect of gravity, a human rocket to show the mechanics of collisions, collapsing a 55-gallon drum to show the force of air pressure, and much more. It is free and open to the public.


A SIP OF SCIENCE: Road de-icing salt's impact on Twin Cities water 2/9

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Road de-icing salt - where does it go after the snow melts?

Wednesday, February 9th, 5:30p.m.
The Aster Cafe, 125 SE Main Street, Mpls. 55414
No cover

Join us for happy hour to hear about University of Minnesota Civil Engineering Professor Heinz Stefan's investigation into the effects of road salt on local water quality and the steps that could be taken to address the issue.


Google Advanced Searching and Collaboration workshops 2/3 and 2/8

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Google: Advanced Searching

Thu, 02/03/2011 - 10:00am - 11:00am
Location: 310 Walter Library

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 the World Wide Web. Learn advanced search techniques and tools such as Google Scholar, Google Books, Alerts and more that will help you access, evaluate, and share information.
Register here for the workshop.

Google: Increasing Productivity and Collaboration

Tue, 02/08/2011 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: 310 Walter Library

We will introduce to you free, online tools from Google to help you work collaboratively, stay current, get organized and be more productive in your personal and professional/academic lives. Learn tools such as Google Docs, iGoogle, Google Reader, Google Sites, and more.

Register here for the workshop.


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