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September 2020

Design for 3D printing

September 14 @ 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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The Fault in Our Publication Agreements: Avoiding Thesis/Dissertation Copyright Tragedies

September 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Many graduate students publish research during the course of their studies, planning to reuse those publications in their thesis or dissertation. But some elements of the publication process can create copyright issues when it comes time to submit the dissertation or thesis! During this quick session you’ll develop a better understanding of your rights and options as an author, to avoid unpleasant surprises close to graduation. This session will be online via Zoom; link sent after registration. Session will have…

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Demystifying Communicating with Faculty

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

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. Also, learn some tips for sending emails of interest for open positions and mentorships. Register

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Tips for Taking Notes (IRL and in Zoom lectures)

September 17 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Watching and listening to lectures is an important part of college. Learn tips and tricks to get the most out of them whether they are IRL (in real life) or online. Become more efficient with your class time and learn how to organize materials to help prepare with quizzes and tests. We will send a zoom link to those who are registered. Register

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Creating Virtual Study Groups

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Do you miss connecting and studying with classmates in your online classes? Now is the time to think about creating your own virtual study groups. This session will share tips for how to try to get one started and keep them going. We will send a zoom link to those who are registered. Register

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Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs. These tools create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write in a word processor. 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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Back to School Planning Party

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
School supplies arranged neatly in rows, plus a piece of pizza with a bite taken out.

Now that fall is underway -- plan the rest of your semester and get organized. Fill out a semester calendar, learn about online peer tutoring, explore tools to be more productive and connect with other students (maybe even make a virtual study group). Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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Voting, candidates, and getting involved: Learn to navigate the November election

September 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Your vote counts and we want to help you navigate the ins and outs of the general election in November! Come to this virtual workshop to learn about registering to vote, navigating home address and residency information for voting, mail-in voting, and how to find your polling place and specific preview ballot. We will also show you resources for researching candidates and issues, and how you can be more involved with elections in your community. First-time voters, new-to-the-area voters, and…

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Increase your reading efficiency

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
309 19th Ave. S., OMWL 499
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States

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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Introduction to Zotero

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn how to use Zotero to create your own database of citations, PDFs, images, webpages, video, audio files ,and more. Zotero can then be used to create citations in a large number of citation styles which can be added to Google Docs, Microsoft Word and LibreOffice. We will send a Zoom link to students who are registered. Register

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Finding Grant Funding for New Researchers

September 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 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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Introduction to Citation Tools (Zotero, Mendeley, EndNote)

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Learn why you should use a citation tool to organize your PDFs and files. These tools create in-text citations and bibliographies while you write in a word processor. 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 now!

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Introduction to EndNote and EndNote Web

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Learn to import citations, customize your account, and format your bibliographies and in-text citations. We'll also discuss using EndNote in conjunction with EndNoteWeb, a Web-based version of EndNote available for free to current University of Minnesota students, faculty, and staff. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register

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Introduction to Mendeley

September 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join your fellow classmates on Zoom to learn how to use Mendeley to organize papers, read PDFs and add citations to documents in a variety of styles.  Mendeley can automatically locate, rename, and organize your citations and PDFs then create in-text citations and the bibliography. A Zoom link will be sent to registered students. Register

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When A Museum, Distillery and a Library Collaborate — Alcohol’s Empire: Distilled Spirits in 1700s Atlantic World

September 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Taos Center for the Arts (TCA) is pleased to present “When A Museum, Distillery and a Library Collaborate—Alcohol’s Empire: Distilled Spirits in 1700s Atlantic World,” with panelist Emily Beck Assistant Curator of the U of M Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine, and collaborators from the Minneapolis Institute of Art and Tattersall Distilling Company. This virtual event is part of TCA’s series, “Where We Meet,” and offers a conversation between the creators – curators at museums and libraries, designers, and…

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Virtual study hour — Try the Pomodoro technique

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

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 -- use focused time and get stuff done then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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