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April 2020

WangensTEAn Virtual Tea

April 13 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 20, 2020

309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Hello, Friends! We miss you terribly, so we're hosting a WangensTEAn virtual tea with curators Lois Hendrickson and Emily Beck from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. Join us weekly on Zoom to chat about anything related (or not!) to your research or the Wangensteen Historical Library. Invite whomever you'd like, including your pets, kiddos, and those with whom you're hunkering down. About the event: What: WangensTEAn Virtual Tea Who: Everyone welcome Where: Online at z.umn.edu/WangensTEAn When: Mondays…

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Moved Online – Story Maps 101: Visual Storytelling with Maps

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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 here

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Bullet Journaling – Online

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us online for a meet-up to start a bullet journal, or continue working on your in-progress bullet journal. This month's theme is memory pages! Learn how to put together spreads to capture all your summer vacation memories. Bring your own journal, or make a mini-journal using materials in the space. Register

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Intro to 3D design – Online

April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Computer monitor displaying 3D design software

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…

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WangensTEAn Virtual Tea

April 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 20, 2020

309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Hello, Friends! We miss you terribly, so we're hosting a WangensTEAn virtual tea with curators Lois Hendrickson and Emily Beck from the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine. Join us weekly on Zoom to chat about anything related (or not!) to your research or the Wangensteen Historical Library. Invite whomever you'd like, including your pets, kiddos, and those with whom you're hunkering down. About the event: What: WangensTEAn Virtual Tea Who: Everyone welcome Where: Online at z.umn.edu/WangensTEAn When: Mondays…

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Make Art with Code – Online

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Circles on grid increasing in size

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. Register now    

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Loom Weaving – Online

April 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Learn how to make a quick and easy weaving loom, and then create a small tapestry with it! Staff will be on hand to walk you through the whole process. All materials will be provided. All are welcome! Photo by Brooklyn Craft Co. Register

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Get Started with 3D Scanning – Online

April 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Want to get started with 3D scanning? Samantha Porter, from the Advanced Imaging Service for Objects and Spaces (AISOS), will describe a variety of 2D and 3D scanning technologies and give an in-person demonstration of hand-held 3D scanning. Register  

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Breaking Thread: Knitting & Crochet — Online

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Toaster Breakerspace (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join us online for drop-in knitting, crochet, and cross stitch time. Experienced crafters will be on hand to teach you the basics, or you're welcome to bring your own projects to work on! All are welcome. Link to be provided upon registration and/or shortly before the workshop. Register

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May 2020

Workshop: Try the Pomodoro technique for effective studying

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
MN United States

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 ready to work on. The workshop will begin with a description of this technique and then you will try it! Use this focused time to get stuff done then take a group break and repeat. We will also share tips for planning for the end of this crazy semester. We will send a zoom link…

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May the fourth be with you! Star Wars Crafts – Online

May 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

May the fourth be with you! Star Wars Crafts - Online Join us on Zoom anytime between 1-3pm to make a quick and easy Star Wars craft! Buttons, stickers, coloring pages, and cross stitch, and other crafts will be on hand for you to make as many nerdy things to you want to celebrate the day! Register

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CANCELED — Tayari Jones kicks off Givens NOMMO speaker series

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ted Mann Concert Hall, 2128 4th St. S.
Minneapolis, MN, MN 55455 United States
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CANCELED
Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones; Photo: Nina Subin This event has been canceled. See note below. Tayari Jones is one of the most exciting voices in modern fiction. She is a New York Times best-selling author of four novels — including the 2018 bestseller, An American Marriage, which has received multiple awards including the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Aspen Words Prize, an NAACP Image Award, and has sold over 500,000 copies. Don't miss her reading and on-stage conversation with Lissa Jones-Lofgren, host of…

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Workshop: Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote) for Graduate Students

May 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
MN United States

Meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs. These tools create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write in Word or Google. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of each including Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero. We will also share tips for planning worktime for work and research this summer. We will send a zoom link to students who are registered. Register

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Online – Project Management Workshop

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Due to the uncertainty about the continued impact of COVID-19 on in-person events, we have decided to hold the upcoming Research Project Management workshop via Zoom. Registered participants will receive an invitation to join the workshop via email. Attend the Research Project Management Workshop to gain project management skills while learning about time-saving tools and little-known resources that will streamline your work. Taught by expert trainers from the Libraries, this half-day workshop is designed for:  Research coordinators Any research support…

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Workshop: Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote) for Graduate Students

May 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
MN United States

Meet with fellow students in a Zoom and learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs. These tools create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write in Word or Google. This workshop will talk about how to use these tools and the pros and cons of each including Mendeley, EndNote and Zotero. We will also share tips for planning worktime for work and research this summer. We will send a zoom link to students who are registered. Register

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June 2020

Workshop: Try the Pomodoro technique for effective research and writing

June 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Pomodoro tomato timer

Learn how to use the Pomodoro technique, a brain-based work strategy, to help get stuff done. The workshop will begin with a description of this technique and then you will try it! Have some work ready (research, writing, course work, reading, etc.). Use this focused time to get stuff done, then take a group break and repeat. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered Register

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