March 2011 Archives

Money Smart: Credit and You Workshop 4/5

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
2:15pm - 3:00pm
Location: 101 Walter Library

How do you avoid needing to "build a ladder out of debt?" This workshop will cover the basics of credit usage, credit scores and improving your credit history. You will learn why credit ratings are important, and tips for protecting against credit fraud and identify theft.

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Presenter will be Rosemary Heins, Extension Educator, Family Resource Management, University of Minnesota Extension. This workshop is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Libraries in partnership with the University Extension Service.

SUNgas: A Vision for Renewable Fuels 4/5

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
6:30 p.m.--Doors open
7 p.m.--Lecture
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Van Vleck Auditorium

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Join mechanical engineering professor, Jane Davidson, who will present her research team's efforts to solve one of the world's most pressing challenges--the need to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions while simultaneously meeting an exploding global demand for energy. Davidson will discuss the potential of using concentrated solar energy to produce synthetic hydrocarbons that have properties equivalent to what we are deriving from petroleum today.

Grant Funding for Graduate Students 3/23

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Wed, 03/23/2011 - 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.

Limited hours over Spring Break 3/12-3/19

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3/12 (Sa) 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
3/13 (Su) 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm
3/14-3/17(M-Th) 8:00 am- 9:00 pm
3/18(F) CLOSED
3/19 (Sa) 12:00 pm- 6:00 pm

International Year of Chemistry Exhibit

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Chemistry: A Tradition of Excellence
Solving Society's Most Important Problems -- Then and Now


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Friday, February 25 - Friday August 26
Walter Library, Great Hall

Chemistry is critical for solving society's most important
problems--improving human health and the environment, developing
nanotechnology and novel advanced materials for myriad applications,
and unraveling problems associated with finding alternative sources of
energy. In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, we are
highlighting research accomplishments from throughout the history of
the University of Minnesota's Department of Chemistry.

Quantum Games, Quantum Information, and the Foundations of Quantum Mechanics 3/10

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Anton Zeilinger
University of Vienna

5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150, Van Vleck Auditorium

FFI

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