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September 2021

IN PERSON: Tour the NEW Health Sciences Library and Wangensteen Historical Library

September 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Health Sciences Library, 309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library welcomes you to our new home in the Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) and in the Phillips-Wangensteen Building (PWB). We’ll meet at the Service Desk (5th floor PWB) and then tour our new spaces including our Makerspace, Virtual Reality Studio, 1:Button Studios, The Commons and the Data + Visualization Lab. We’ll conclude the tour with a visit to the Wangensteen Historical Library on the 2nd floor of PWB. This tour is a great way to learn…

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IN PERSON: Introduction to Virtual Reality

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
HSL VR Studio (5-132 Health Sciences Education Center), 526 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us for an hour and immerse yourself in virtual reality experiences! This workshop will take place in the new Health Sciences Library Virtual Reality Studio, a 30x30’ space with the latest virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technology. Designed to introduce beginners to virtual reality technology, in this workshop we will play a game, take a virtual field trip, view 3D models and 360 photos, and talk briefly about how virtual reality can be applied in an academic context. Register…

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IN PERSON: Try the Pomodoro technique (with snacks)

September 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Walter Library Room 310, 117 Pleasant St SE
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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Finish the semester strong by learning how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based study strategy.

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ONLINE: Design for 3D Printing

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this session we'll learn about how to design your very own printable model. We'll talk about how 3D printing works, use the program Tinkercad to design an object, and also talk about other ways to make printable files. This session will focus on how to design objects that can be printed successfully on FFF printers. This session was made for beginners with no 3D design experience, but all are welcome to attend. Register now!

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ONLINE: Increase your reading efficiency

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Reading ramping up this semester? Having trouble staying focused? Let's talk about strategies to read more efficiently -- we'll cover reading strategies in the sciences and humanities. Register

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IN PERSON: Tour the NEW Health Sciences Library and Wangensteen Historical Library

September 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Health Sciences Library, 309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library welcomes you to our new home in the Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) and in the Phillips-Wangensteen Building (PWB). We’ll meet at the Service Desk (5th floor PWB) and then tour our new spaces including our Makerspace, Virtual Reality Studio, 1:Button Studios, The Commons and the Data + Visualization Lab. We’ll conclude the tour with a visit to the Wangensteen Historical Library on the 2nd floor of PWB. This tour is a great way to learn…

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ONLINE: Preregistering Your Research 101 (Bonus: Demo of OSF Registries!)

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Are you curious about what it means to register your research? Come learn about the benefits of pre-registering your research methods and analysis plans in registries such as Open Science Framework (OSF). Learn about questionable research practices (QRPs) and why preregistration is thought to be one way to thwart QRPs such as Hypothesizing After Results are Known (HARK). Additionally participants will leave with an understanding of the Registered Reports journal submission process. A demo will walk-thru how to use OSF…

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ONLINE: Finding Grant Funding for New Researchers

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Find more about how to find funding opportunities available to researchers and graduate students. Learn how to use Pivot (from Community of Science) and the Foundation Directory. Register

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IN PERSON: Tour the NEW Health Sciences Library and Wangensteen Historical Library

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Health Sciences Library, 309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library welcomes you to our new home in the Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC) and in the Phillips-Wangensteen Building (PWB). We’ll meet at the Service Desk (5th floor PWB) and then tour our new spaces including our Makerspace, Virtual Reality Studio, 1:Button Studios, The Commons and the Data + Visualization Lab. We’ll conclude the tour with a visit to the Wangensteen Historical Library on the 2nd floor of PWB. This tour is a great way to learn…

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IN PERSON: Introduction to Virtual Reality

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
HSL VR Studio (5-132 Health Sciences Education Center), 526 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us for an hour and immerse yourself in virtual reality experiences! This workshop will take place in the new Health Sciences Library Virtual Reality Studio, a 30x30’ space with the latest virtual, augmented, and mixed reality technology. Designed to introduce beginners to virtual reality technology, in this workshop we will play a game, take a virtual field trip, view 3D models and 360 photos, and talk briefly about how virtual reality can be applied in an academic context. Register…

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ONLINE: Creating Posters in PowerPoint

September 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

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 now

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Academic Success and Peer Tutoring Fair

September 30 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Academic Success and Peer Tutoring Fair Thursday, September 30, 2:30-4:30, Northrop Plaza (outside) east bank Find out about the variety of FREE academic support services that are available to you—drop-in tutoring, study groups, academic coaching, research support, credit classes, and online tools and tutorials. Talk with tutors and representatives of these services from the East Bank, West Bank and St. Paul who are here to support your academic success.  Find out more about: Student Writing Support SMART Peer Tutoring Success.umn.edu…

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IN PERSON: Calligraphy for Beginners

September 30 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Learn the basics of how to make decorative calligraphy and hand lettering! All skill levels are welcome. Workshop materials will be provided. This workshop will be ON CAMPUS in the Walter Library Breakerspace located in the Basement level. Register now!

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October 2021

ONLINE: Expanding your reach: How to give your best presentation

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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ONLINE: Demystifying Communicating with Faculty and Making Connections with Classmates

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Talking to faculty doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating. Join us for a short session to learn tips on how to communicate with your instructors during office hours, e-mail, and phone conversations. You'll also learn some tips for sending emails of interest for open positions and mentorships, and strategies for setting up study groups with classmates. Zoom link will be sent to those who register. Register now

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Workshop Your Research Question

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Women with question marks drawn around head

Sometimes the most challenging part of a search is figuring out how to articulate your question. Do you have an idea and want to refine your question and search strategy? Grab your lunch and join this informal session where you can talk through your question with a librarian and workshop different ways to approach it. Learn by watching others do the same thing! All backgrounds, disciplines, and project types are welcome. Let's have some fun over lunch! Register now

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