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March 2021

Workshop: Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote)

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States
Free

Learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs, and create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of Mendeley, EndNote, and Zotero. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered the week of the workshop. Register

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Avoiding plagiarism

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

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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Pomodoro for Productivity

March 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States
Tomato shaped analog timer

Keep up the motivation and meet with fellow students to learn how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy. Have some work ready (e.g. homework, problem sets, reading, research, writing, studying for finals, etc.) and use focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. A Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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Calligraphy and Creative Lettering

March 11 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Learn how to make decorative calligraphy and hand lettering through this virtual workshop! Register now to reserve your spot and be on the email list to learn about supply pickup if you are in need of markers (coming February 2021). All skill levels are welcome. Have some writing utensils and paper and be ready to learn! Register

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Virtual study time: Try the Pomodoro technique

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Tomato shaped analog timer

Finish the semester strong by learning how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy.

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Software Carpentry Workshop: Programming with R

March 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free

The best way to learn how to program is to do something useful, so this three-day introduction to R is built around a common scientific task: data analysis. Our real goal isn’t to teach you R, but to teach you the basic concepts that all programming depends on. Learn how to read data into R, assign variables, use data frames, plot data, make functions, and more. Workshops dates are: Monday, March 15; 9:30am – 12:00pm Wednesday, March 17; 9:30am –…

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Programming & Pizza

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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Mapping Prejudice: A reckoning with structural racism in the Twin Cities

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free

"Whites Only" was embedded in thousands of property deeds across the Twin Cities. For most of the last century, racial covenants like these kept Black and brown people out of the neighborhoods deemed most desirable. These racial covenants are illegal today, but our community is still living with the consequences.

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“A Campus Divided” exhibit Uncovered (Online Workshop)

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Learn about the Libraries exhibit, "A Campus Divided: Progressives, Anticommuninists, Racists, and Antisemitism at the University of Minnesota 1930-1942," and how the exhibit led to a campus-wide conversation around changing the names of buildings on the University of Minnesota campus.

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Software Carpentry Workshop: Databases and SQL

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free

This two-day workshop focuses on using databases and SQL for search and analysis of large or complex data sets. Learn to write queries in SQL, which stands for “Structured Query Language”. SQL provides hundreds of different ways to analyze and recombine data. We will only look at a handful of queries, but that handful accounts for most of what scientists do. Workshops dates are: Tuesday, March 23; 10:00am-12:15pm Thursday, March 25; 10:00am-12:15pm Sign up for a spot

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Software Carpentry Workshop: Version Control with Git

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Event, 309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free

This one-day workshop introduces version control with Git, which provides researchers with a tool they can use to keep track of what they’ve done and collaborate with other people. Every large software development project relies on version control, and most programmers use it for small jobs as well. And it isn’t just for software: books, papers, small data sets, and anything that changes over time or needs to be shared can and should be stored in a version control system.…

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Pomodoro for Productivity

March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States
Tomato shaped analog timer

Keep up the motivation and meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy. Have some work ready (e.g. homework, problem sets, reading, research, writing, studying for finals, etc) and use focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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April 2021

Expanding your reach: How to give your best presentation

April 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online event 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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Programming & Pizza

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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Creating Posters in PowerPoint

April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States

Getting ready to do a poster for your course or at an upcoming conference? Learn pointers about using PowerPoint to create the poster as one giant slide, and send it to a large-scale printer. Register

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Pomodoro for Productivity

April 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online event MN 55455 United States
Tomato shaped analog timer

Keep up the motivation and meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy. Have some work ready (e.g. homework, problem sets, reading, research, writing, studying for finals, etc) and use focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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