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February 2020

HCE Founders Series: Peter Schultze, Co-Founder of Plyo

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Peter Schultze is the co-founder of Plyo, a mobile app that rewards college students for living an active lifestyle on campus. Peter will share his personal journey taking Plyo from an idea in his dorm room to a venture-backed startup quickly expanding to some of the largest universities in the United States, while highlighting the resources and opportunities that have helped along the way. Register now

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Legendary Founders Series: Kieran Folliard

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Meet Kieran Foliard Founder of Cara Irish Pubs, 2 Gingers Whiskey, Food Building, Red Table Meat, Lone Grazer Creamery Widely recognized as one of Minnesota's most successful entrepreneurs in the food and beverage industry over the past 20 years, Kieran's Irish wit makes him the ideal speaker to kick off our Legendary Founders speaker series. Meet the global entrepreneur who started with pubs and now supports a full range of passionate food entrepreneurs working out of his Food Building in…

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Tour The Toaster

February 19 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Sign up or drop in for a guided Toaster tour. See the space, meet the Toaster team, and get familiar with available Toaster resources. Tours are roughly 20 mins with plenty of time for questions. Want to get familiar with the space before you arive? Check out the space and sign up for the Toaster community today. Register now

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Workshop: Finding Grant Funding for New Researchers

February 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Magrath Library Room 81, 1984 Buford Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108 United States
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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 now  

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Artist Talk and Reception for ‘In Between’

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall, 89 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Artwork by Liv Valmestad

Hear from artist Liv Valmestad about the exhibit "In Between: (S)P(L)ACES, Scenes from Norway and North Iceland." The artist talk and reception takes place Thursday, February 20 at noon in the Architecture & Landscape Architecture Library, 210 Rapson Hall.

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The Future of Mobility – Developing a Platform for Transportation as a Service

February 20 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Join us during the opening week at the Toaster for an exciting discussion of trends and technological advances surrounding autonomous vehicles, sustainability, and electrification infrastructure. Speakers from Kaptyn, Tesla, and Mortenson will share their perspectives and provide an update on their national partnership to transform the shared mobility customer experience and incrementally deploy autonomous capabilities. Register now

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Seeing Child Labor Through the Photography of David Parker

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, 222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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RESERVATIONS CLOSED

Join us at the opening reception for the exhibit Seeing Child Labor Through the Photography of David Parker. The event includes remarks by photographer David Parker. The event takes place Thursday, February 20, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library. Program begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Workshop: Desktop GIS 101: Analyzing Data and Creating Maps with QGIS

February 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wilson Library Room S30C, 309 19th Avenue S
Minneapolis, 55455 United States
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$10.00

This seven-hour workshop introduces participants to using a geographic information system (GIS) to analyze data and create maps. Through a combination of presentations and hands-on exercises, participants will learn basic GIS concepts and the fundamentals of spatial analysis. If you are brand new to GIS, Mapping 101 is a better workshop to get started. QGIS - QGIS is an open source application that will be free for you to use after leaving the University. QGIS is available for Windows, Mac and…

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Programming & Pizza

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, 309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free
DASH logo with pizza and binary code in background

Join DASH on February 21 for Programming & Pizza – Research Programming Consultations Served with a Slice. Register now Friday, February 21 12:00-1:00 pm Wilson Research Collaboration Studio, (first floor, Wilson Library) 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 an map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t…

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Creativity Walkshops: Bugs, Birds, and Other Beasts: Gems of the Natural Resources Library’s Rare Book Collection

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Join our monthly Creativity Walkshops! De-stress while we explore campus and let nature spark our creativity. (No artistic skill required!) Meet at the Natural Resources Library service desk at noon. This walkshop will provide an overview of the Natural Resources Library’s rare book collection, one of the University of Minnesota’s collections of distinction. You will learn about the history of the collection, the oldest and most valuable books, and how the collection is used for research and outreach. Many examples…

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Podcasting 101

February 21 @ 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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Free

Learn the basics of podcasting using equipment available at the SMART Learning Commons desk and free audio software. No experience necessary. All are welcome. Register now

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Tour The Toaster

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Toaster (Walter Library Basement), 117 Pleasant St. S.E. (Lower Level)
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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Free

Sign up or drop in for a guided Toaster tour. See the space, meet the Toaster team, and get familiar with available Toaster resources. Tours are roughly 20 minutes with plenty of time for questions. Register now

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Advanced 3D Printing

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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3D printed heart

Get started using a robust 3D design program with this brief tutorial. We’ll go over the basics of Autodesk’s program Fusion 360, including navigation the interface and generating solid objects. You'll learn more about how to make something that you can print on a 3D printer yourself. We recommend that you bring your own laptop with Fusion 360 installed on it. The workshop "Introduction to 3D Design" is a recommended prerequisite. Register now

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Introduction to the Sewing Machine

February 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bio-Medical Library Makerspace, 314 Diehl Hall, 505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0334 United States
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This workshop will teach you the basics of using a sewing machine, from threading the needle to learning about stitch and fabric basics. We will also talk about using sewing patterns and finding easy beginner projects! Led by Lisa McGuire. Register now  

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Bullet Journaling

February 27 @ 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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Free

Join us in the Breakerspace for a meet-up to start a bullet journal, or continue working on your in-progress bullet journal. This meeting's theme is special spreads -- prep pages in your journal for things like travel planning, preparing for a move, or mapping out spring cleaning. The possibilities are endless! Bring your own journal, or make a mini-journal using materials in the space. Register now

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Rutherford Aris Memorial Lecture

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120, 222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN, 55455 United States
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Kathryn Rudy

Professor Kathryn Rudy presents, “How to Read Wax, Fingerprints, and Other Signs of Wear in Medieval Manuscripts.” Rudy is a Professor in the School of Art History at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. The event takes place Thursday, February 27, 7:00 p.m. at Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120.

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