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October 2021

ONLINE: Midterm Madness Pomodoro Sessions

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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: Know Your Rights When Writing

October 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Authors may encounter copyright questions as they develop their research, at the point of submission for publishing, or sometimes even later. Choices authors make in these situations can have implications that resonate in research impact and even the ability to reuse ones own work later on. Develop a better understanding of your rights and options as an author, to make sure you can reach your research goals. This workshop will be online via Zoom. You will receive a link to…

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ONLINE: Finding Grant Funding for New Researchers

October 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 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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ONLINE: Voting, candidates, and doing your research: Learn to navigate your city election in November

October 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Your vote counts, especially at the local level, and we want to help you navigate the ins and outs of the city elections in Minneapolis and Saint Paul in November! Come to this workshop to learn about navigating the process of voting, how to view your sample ballot, resources for researching candidates and specific ballot questions, and how you can be more involved with elections in your community. First-time voters, new-to-the-area voters, and seasoned voters all welcome! Register now

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Online: Introduction to Discord (The Toaster)

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Join us on Zoom on Monday, October 25th for a quick introduction to Discord. Gain insight into how to use and navigate this online platform. Register below, recieve the zoom link, and you will be discording (is that a thing?) in no time! Date: Monday, October 25, 2021 Time: 3:00pm - 3:30pm Location: Campus: Walter Library Registration is required. There are 30 seats available.

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ONLINE: Midterm Madness Pomodoro Sessions

October 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tomato shaped analog timer

Gather with other students and staff to learn how to use the Pomodoro technique--a brain-research based study strategy--and work on whatever needs to get done. Come prepared to be productive -- whether that means studying for midterms (or anything else!), researching and writing, or finishing a problem set. Power through with others for accountability, and use this focused time to get stuff done. Then take a group break and repeat. Zoom link will be sent to those registered. Register

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ONLINE: The Fault in Our Publication Agreements: Avoiding Thesis/Dissertation Copyright Tragedies

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 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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November 2021

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

November 3 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 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: Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis in Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This workshop will cover an introduction to evidence synthesis reviews including systematic reviews, meta-analyses, scoping reviews, and evidence gap maps. Participants will learn the requirements for each type of review as well as the amount of time reviews take to complete and the ideal team composition for undertaking such a project. Topics covered will also include protocols and registries, evidence synthesis tools, and how to work with a librarian to create a comprehensive and reproducible search strategy. Examples used and…

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Online: Advanced Calligraphy

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Recommended only if you have already taken Calligraphy for Beginners or have prior experience with calligraphy. Learn more advanced methods for Calligraphy including playing with levels, kerning, flourishes, and using materials other than markers and paper. Bring your creativity! Supply packets will be available in the Breakerspace beginning October 1, or you can bring your own. Have paper and writing utensils on hand for practice! This workshop will be ONLINE via Zoom. You will receive the link to the Zoom…

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ONLINE: Creating Posters in PowerPoint

November 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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Online: Podcasting 101

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ever wanted to start a podcast, or learn about what goes into them? Join us for Podcasting 101 where we'll provide an overview of podcasting including how to get started, how to create the best setting to record in, which equipment to use, and more! Bring your questions for Q&A time at the end. Date: Friday, November 12, 2021 Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Location: Online Campus: Walter Library Registration is required.. There are 16 seats available.

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December 2021

Online: Bullet Journaling for Finals

December 1 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

End your semester strong! Learn how to use a bullet journal to organize, study, reflect, and prepare for your finals. Bring a notebook and some writing utensils and your course syllabi. This workshop will be ONLINE via Zoom. You will receive a link to the Zoom on the day of the workshop. Register here.

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ONLINE: #ICanHazPDF: Tips and Tricks for accessing materials after you graduate

December 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you graduating soon? As you transition from UMN, your access to library resources will change. This workshop will review library privileges for alumni and introduce you to research sources available in your next chapter. Register now

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