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October 2020

Starting your paper: Choosing a topic and starting your search (online workshop)

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Do you need to find a topic for a research paper or project? Or do you have a topic but you need to start finding sources? Join us for a virtual topic brainstorming session and work time with a librarian. We promise you will leave with a topic and at least one source that will make your instructor leap with joy. A Zoom invite will be emailed to you prior to the event. Register

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Preparing for Your Capstone

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thinking of working on your capstone, and wondering where to start? Join us as we work through the capstone research process. Bring a topic to play with, and we’ll discuss where to find the right materials for your paper, how to organize its contents, and ways to more accurately cite sources. Register

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Kerlan Awards honoring Jon Scieszka

October 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
Free
Book cover image from The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs, written by John Scieszka.

Join the Twin Cities Book Festival and the University Libraries for the 45th Annual Kerlan Award Ceremony, honoring children's book author Jon Scieszka. This is an online event taking place Thursday, October 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event is free, reservations required to join.

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Intro to Library Research for Transfer Students

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

New to the U and need to write a research paper? Attend this session for transfer students of all experience levels to learn how to navigate the library’s website. This session will cover how to pick a topic, narrow it down, and find articles your professor will love. Register

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3D design with Fusion 360

October 19 @ 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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Creating Posters in PowerPoint

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 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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Just Code Virtual Conference

October 23 @ 9:30 am - October 24 @ 2:45 pm

Just Code: Power, Inequality, and the Global Political Economy of IT is a one-and-a-half day event for IT historians, academics, and the interested general public. The event takes place October 23 – 24, 2020, live online. The event is free, but registration is required.

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The Ins and Outs of Annotated Bibliographies

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Need to write an annotated bibliography but don’t know where to start? Come to this session where you’ll learn what an annotated bibliography is, where to find articles for one, and how to annotate it effectively. We’ll also discuss how an annotated bibliography can help you in the writing process! Register

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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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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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Expanding your reach: How to give your best presentation

November 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
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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Design for 3D printing

November 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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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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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December 2020

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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