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October 2020

Make art with code

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn how to make interactive and generative art using Javascript and the P5.js library.  Whether you have coded before or are brand new to it, this workshop is for you.  Participants will write their own code, explore creative coding techniques, look at advanced uses, and get suggestions for where to go next. Check out openprocessing.org for ideas. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered the day before the workshop. Begin registration

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James Ford Bell Lecture

October 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free

Professor Katherine Ibbett, Caroline de Jager Fellow and Tutor in French at Trinity, presents the James Ford Bell Lecture, “Staying Afloat: On the Water in New France.” The online event takes place Thursday, Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. Central Time. Please register to receive the Zoom link.

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November 2020

Get to know Linux

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Linux operating system (OS) family is a great tool for makers. While learning these OSes is itself an interesting DIY project, Linux OSes are also the go-to system for single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi and BeagleBoards. In this session you’ll learn some of the basics of navigating and using Linux OSes, as well as a few tips and tricks for diagnosing problems and being an effective user. Begin registration

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Virtual Study Hour — Try the Pomodoro technique

November 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Tomato shaped analog timer

Meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn how to use the Pomodoro technique which is a brain-research based study strategy. Have an assignment or homework ready to work on -- used focused time and get stuff done then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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Expanding your reach: How to give your best presentation

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States

Do you want to improve your skills in giving presentations? In this workshop you will learn best practices for presenting, such as telling your story with the ABT template, how to use design elements, and image use. Register

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How NOT to plagiarize: Tools and tips to avoid plagiarism

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Plagiarism and academic dishonesty can lead to severe consequences. This workshop will help you understand what plagiarism in writing is and some of the most common mistakes that students make. Through interactive activities, you will learn strategies to avoid plagiarism and other resources to get additional support. Register

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First Fridays Online – November

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Chair for My Mother, Illustration by Vera B. Williams

Join us online for the 2020-2021 First Fridays season as we bring the archives directly into your homes. “Vera B. Williams, Activist, Writer, and Artist (1927-2015)” will be presented on Friday, November 6 by Lisa Von Drasek, Curator, Children's Literature Research Collections. Make a reservation to receive instructions to connect via Zoom.

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Programming & Pizza

November 9 - November 14
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free

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 a map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t know and need a helping hand. Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, Research Computing, and CSE-IT at our monthly Programming & Pizza, now held virtually, so it’s…

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Design for 3D printing

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States

In this session we'll go beyond the basics of using 3D printing and learn a little bit about how to design your very own model that you can print. We will talk about how 3D design and printing work, use an easy tool (Tinkercad) to explore the concepts and design an object, and discuss other software programs and methods of making printable files. This session is oriented towards beginners with little to no experience with 3D design, but all are welcome…

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Connect, Collaborate, Contribute: Using Research Information Tools

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

This online workshop will focus on two topics: Experts@Minnesota and ORCID. Research information tools can help you better understand and manage your online scholarly presence, as well as the impact and reach of your research. We’ll present these topics over the course of 30 minutes, and then invite you to join a breakout room for the second half of the session. This will be a “virtual lab” where you can ask questions and try out these tools. Schedule: First 30 minutes for the…

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3D design with Fusion 360

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Get started using a robust 3D design program during this session. We’ll go over the basics of Autodesk's Fusion 360 software, including navigating the interface and generating solid objects. You'll learn more about how to make something that you can 3D print. We recommend that you bring a laptop with Fusion 360 already installed (available free online to students and hobbyists). The workshop "Introduction to 3D Design" is a recommended prerequisite. We will send a Zoom link to students who are…

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“A Campus Divided” exhibit Uncovered (Online Workshop)

November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Learn about the popular 2017 Libraries exhibit, "A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anticommuninists, Racists, and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota 1930-1942," and how the archival documents that were uncovered led to a campus-wide conversation around changing the names of buildings on the University of Minnesota campus. Archivist Kate Dietrick will give a behind-the-scenes virtual look at the exhibit, share some historical documents that were important to the conversations surrounding name changes, and discuss the opportunities and limitations that archives provide when confronting the difficult…

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December 2020

Programming & Pizza

December 7 - December 11
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free

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 a map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t know and need a helping hand. Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, Research Computing, and CSE-IT at our monthly Programming & Pizza, now held virtually, so it’s…

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3D design with Fusion 360

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Get started using a robust 3D design program during this session. We’ll go over the basics of Autodesk's Fusion 360 software, including navigating the interface and generating solid objects. You'll learn more about how to make something that you can 3D print. We recommend that you bring a laptop with Fusion 360 already installed (available free online to students and hobbyists). The workshop "Introduction to 3D Design" is a recommended prerequisite. We will send a Zoom link to students who are…

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