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September 2021

Software Carpentry Workshop: Programming with Python

September 22, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

This three-day lesson is an introduction to programming in Python for people with little or no previous programming experience, and is built around a common scientific task: data analysis. Learn about Python data types, variables, visualizing tabular data, for loops, Python lists, and functions, while using Python packages numpy and matplotlib. Sign up for a spot

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Thinking Spatially: Mapping Civic and Community Engagement

September 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

An online symposium Join us at the 4th annual Thinking Spatially symposium as we explore the topics of Civic and Community Engagement. Approaching our own communities from a geographic perspective may help to provide clarity as we work to make these places safer, more sustainable, and more equitable places to live. How are the shapes of communities changing over time, and why? How do we bring sustainable social justice into the community? How do we invest locally to create environments in which…

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Programming & Pizza

September 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

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 a map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t know and need a helping hand. Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, Research Computing, and CSE-IT at our monthly Programming & Pizza, now held virtually, so it’s…

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Amplifying Black Narratives: Past, Present, and Future

September 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Friends Forum: A series for curious minds (icon)

Join the Friends of the Libraries for an online panel discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. CDT, featuring Jokeda (JoJo) Bell, Tia-Simone Gardner, and Catherine Squires, and moderated by Cecily Marcus. The conversation will reflect upon Black art and culture in the archives.

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October 2021

First Fridays: A Grand Opening — Celebrating the Establishment of the Elmer L. Andersen Library

October 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. A Grand Opening — Celebrating the Establishment of the Elmer L. Andersen Library Presented by Tim Johnson, Curator, Special Collections & Rare Books During the first week of April 2000 the University community celebrated the opening of Andersen Library as the latest jewel in the University Libraries…

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2021 Kerlan Award to be presented to Ariane Dewey

October 4, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
The Kerlan Award

The 2021 Kerlan Award will be presented to Ariane Dewey in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children’s literature and in appreciation for generous donations of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children’s literature. Please join the Friends of The Kerlan, University of Minnesota Archives and Special Collections, Rain Taxi-Twin Cities Book Festival for a virtual Kerlan Award presentation with curator Lisa Von Drasek and the honoree, Ariane Dewey on Monday, October 4th, 6:30…

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Software Carpentry Workshop: Databases and SQL

October 5, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

This two day session focuses on using databases and SQL for search and analysis of large or complex data sets. Learn to write queries in SQL, which stands for “Structured Query Language”. SQL provides hundreds of different ways to analyze and recombine data. We will only look at a handful of queries, but that handful accounts for most of what scientists do. Sign up for a spot

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Software Carpentry Workshop: Data Cleaning with OpenRefine

October 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

OpenRefine is a powerful open-source tool to help you work with messy data. We’ll show you how to explore and transform datasets using facets, filters, and clustering tools in OpenRefine. Researchers can take advantage of OpenRefine’s flexible spreadsheet-like interface in a reproducible and extensible framework. No previous experience is required Sign up for a spot

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The 59th James Ford Bell Lecture – Now Online

October 7, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

Professor Chad Anderson, presents “Hidden in Plain Sight: Stories of Indigenous Power in Early American Cartography” on Thursday, Oct. 7, 7-9 p.m. This event takes place online.

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Programming & Pizza

October 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

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 a map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t know and need a helping hand. Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, Research Computing, and CSE-IT at our monthly Programming & Pizza, now held virtually, so it’s…

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Amplifying Black Narratives: Black Publishers and Bookstores

October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Amplifying Black Narratives

Join the Friends of the Libraries for an online panel discussion featuring Mélina Mangal, Rekhet Si-Asar, and Dionne Sims, and moderated by Kate McCready. The event takes place Thursday, Oct. 28, 7-8:15 p.m. CDT.

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November 2021

First Fridays: Kate Dietrick and Linnea Anderson

November 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
The Minnesota JCC Symphony Orchestra

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. “Two slight taps, the lifting of a baton" The Minnesota JCC Symphony Orchestra Presented by Kate Dietrick, Archivist, Upper Midwest Jewish Archives As one of the oldest community orchestras in the country, the Minnesota JCC Symphony Orchestra has long been composed of musicians with day jobs from…

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Programming & Pizza

November 15, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

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 a map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t know and need a helping hand. Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, Research Computing, and CSE-IT at our monthly Programming & Pizza, now held virtually, so it’s…

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Amplifying Black Narratives: The Creation of Black Narratives

November 18, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free
Friends Forum: A series for curious minds (icon)

Join writers Sheletta Brundidge, Larry McKenzie, and Sagirah Shahid in a discussion with moderator Dara Beevas in the third installment of the Friends Forum's Amplifying Black Narratives series. In this conversation, the authors and Beevas will discuss how age and individual experience influence their work, reflect on how authors find their narrative and encourage the community to find their voice — while reinforcing the message that when we uplift Black voices, we all benefit.

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December 2021

First Fridays: Northwest Architectural Archives

December 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. “‘Do You Really Want This Stuff?’ The Early Years of the Northwest Architectural Archives” Barb Bezat and Al Lathrop Presented by Al Lathrop and Barb Bezat, Northwest Architectural Archives To this question, Al replied emphatically, “Yes!” Hear the lighthearted reflections of the two individuals who made it…

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Programming & Pizza

December 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

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 a map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t know and need a helping hand. Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, Research Computing, and CSE-IT at our monthly Programming & Pizza, now held virtually, so it’s…

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January 2022

A Feast of Words, featuring Minnesota Transform

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friends Forum: A series for curious minds (icon)

Join us online on Thursday, Jan 27 at 7 p.m. for a conversation about Minnesota Transform and the project's central belief that deep engagement with community can enrich and challenge humanistic knowledge and the practices of the University. This event brings together panelists Mike Hoyt of Pillsbury House Theatre; Tracey Deutsch, Professor of History at the University of Minnesota; Jigna Desai, Professor of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Minnesota; and Kat Nelsen, a Social Sciences Librarian at the University Libraries.

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February 2022

First Fridays: Rebecca Toov and Jennifer Claybourne

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
WWI poster: Knowledge wins

This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for online presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. Friday, Feb. 4, noon to 1 p.m.

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Programming & Pizza

February 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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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 a map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t know and need a helping hand. Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, Research Computing, and CSE-IT at our monthly Programming & Pizza, now held virtually, so it’s B.Y.O.P.…

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March 2022

First Fridays: The Kerlan Collection of Children’s Literature

March 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. Register now “The CLRC/Kerlan Collection — From Portable Portfolios to Digital Dives: Let's Celebrate the Past 20 Years” Presented by Mary Schultz, Kerlan Board Member and Volunteer, The Kerlan Collection of Children’s Literature With strong roots in our archives, see how The Kerlan has been nourished by…

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Programming & Pizza

March 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 a map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t know and need a helping hand. Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, Research Computing, and CSE-IT at our monthly Programming & Pizza, now held virtually, so it’s B.Y.O.P.…

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April 2022

First Fridays: Born digital archives and behind the scenes at the Bell Library

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
Silhouette on book bindings

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. Register now “Electronic evolution: The brave new world of born digital archives at the UMN Libraries” Presented by Lara Friedman-Shedlov, Digital Records Archivist, Archives and Special Collections The Archives and Special Collections have been receiving archival collections in electronic formats for years, but it is only in…

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Programming & Pizza

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 a map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t know and need a helping hand. Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, Research Computing, and CSE-IT at our monthly Programming & Pizza, now held virtually, so it’s B.Y.O.P.…

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May 2022

First Fridays: Minnesota Landscapes and the history of computing in the archives

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

First Fridays: Celebration! This season we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of First Fridays in the Archives and Special Collections! Join us for presentations on anniversaries, beginnings, milestones, and memories throughout our collections. Register now “Minnesota Landscapes: Documenting environmental history through archival sources” Presented by Katelyn Morken, Project Archivist, University of Minnesota Archives For the past year, University Archives processed archival collections that document Minnesota's natural resources, watersheds, flora and fauna, agricultural and land use, urban environments, conservation efforts, and…

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Programming & Pizza

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 a map using GIS? Perhaps you don’t even know what you don’t know and need a helping hand. Join experienced staff from Libraries, Liberal Arts Technology and Innovation Services, Research Computing, and CSE-IT at our monthly Programming & Pizza, now held virtually, so it’s B.Y.O.P.…

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