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January 2020

Story Maps 101: Visual Storytelling with Maps

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wilson Library Room S30C, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Free

This two-hour workshop guides participants through the process of telling stories with maps using the Esri Story Map platform. A discussion about best practices in visual storytelling will precede a step-by-step tutorial on creating your own Esri Story Map. This workshop is co-sponsored by DASH. Register now

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What is a Makerspace?

January 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Free

Come by for a quick tour of the Bio-Medical Library Makerspace. We'll talk about what the Makerspace is, what tools we have, and how you can use them. Register now

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Intro to the 3D printing

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Free

So you've heard about the things you can do with 3D printing, but aren't sure what it is or where to start? This free workshop at the Bio-Medical Library Makerspace is for you. We'll go over the basics of how the 3D printers work, how to use them, how you make and find things to print. Finally, we'll do some real printing! This session is oriented towards beginners with little to no experience with 3D design or printing, but all…

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Workshop: Introduction to Zotero

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Magrath Library Room 81, 1984 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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Zotero is a research tool that collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and more. Zotero works with Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Libre Office. Zotero will easily create citations and bibliographies in a variety of different styles. Register now

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Programming & Pizza

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
DASH logo with pizza and binary code in background

Join DASH on January 24 for Programming & Pizza – Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice. Register now Friday, January 24 12:00-1:00 pm Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, (first floor, Wilson Library) Do you have an idea for a web design project but need a little technical guidance? Want to experiment with scripting in R or Python? Curious about Git or GitHub? Want advice about how to create an map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t…

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Free screening of ‘Who Will Write Our History’

January 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Free
Who Will Write Our History film screening poster

To mark the 75th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz and International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join us for a free public screening of "Who Will Write Our History." About the film In November 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, a secret band of journalists, scholars and community leaders decided to fight back. Led by historian Emanuel Ringelblum and known by the code name Oyneg Shabes, this clandestine group vowed to defeat Nazi lies and…

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Virtual Reality Play Session

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Free

Come and try out the Makerspace's free VR headsets. Build and color in virtual worlds, learn anatomy and cell biology, act out plays, and climb mountains. Stop by or leave any time you like. Register now

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Workshop: Introduction to Citation Managers

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Free

Learn why you should use a citation manager to organize your PDFs and create bibliographies and in-text citations. This workshop will look at three common citation managers: Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero. Register now

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Workshop: Introduction to Zotero

January 30 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Free

Zotero is a research tool that collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages, and more. Zotero works with Google Docs, Microsoft Word and Libre Office. Zotero will easily create citations and bibliographies in a variety of different styles. Register now

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A Feast of Words: Dancing For the Constitution

January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Campus Club, 403 Coffman Memorial Union; 300 Washington Ave. S.E.
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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$15 – $30

What does it mean to dance for social justice against a background of fundamentalist politicking? Kolkata native Ananya Chatterjea will share her journey that celebrates the cultural origins of her artistic practice in Indian dance.

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Workshop: Think Like a Researcher

January 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Think Like a Researcher is a workshop designed to help undergraduate students (primarily first and second years) become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities. It is designed to bring students from across the University together to learn. Workshop topics include: the benefits and challenges of research, finding faculty mentors, a panel of student researchers, examples of student projects, and more. Learn about the wide variety of ways…

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Sticker Making with the Cricut Maker and Roland Vinyl Cutter

January 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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Vinyl sticker being applied to laptop

Learn how to make stickers using a Cricut Maker or Roland Vinyl Cutter! This workshop will introduce you to sticker making using paper and vinyl. Register now

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February 2020

PAWS at Wilson Library

February 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Join us in the Wilson Library, first floor lobby for PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions featuring registered therapy animal teams — including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community.

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Workshop: Think Like a Researcher

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Think Like a Researcher is a workshop designed to help undergraduate students (primarily first and second years) become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities. It is designed to bring students from across the University together to learn. Workshop topics include: the benefits and challenges of research, finding faculty mentors, a panel of student researchers, examples of student projects, and more. Learn about the wide variety of ways to…

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First Fridays February 2020

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Painting of a unicorn baring its teeth from the collections of the James Ford Bell Library.

"Fantastic Beasts? Find them at the Bell Library!" presented by Marguerite Ragnow, Curator, James Ford Bell Library. Friday, February 7, noon to 1:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120.

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Workshop: Think Like a Researcher

February 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Think Like a Researcher is a workshop designed to help undergraduate students (primarily first and second years) become comfortable with the research skills and tools needed to participate in a variety of exciting research and creative opportunities. It is designed to bring students from across the University together to learn. Workshop topics include: the benefits and challenges of research, finding faculty mentors, a panel of student researchers, examples of student projects, and more. Learn about the wide variety of ways to…

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