Workshops & Events

Dissertation Procedures for Staff: workshop

When: Wednesday, July 9, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Summer 2014 doctoral candidates will use a web-based interface for online submission, review, and publication of dissertations. In this session, we will review the administrator’s role in helping students file their dissertations electronically. New graduate program administrators as well as experienced staff who would like a refresher are welcome to attend. Please feel free to bring your questions to this information session. If you would like to review the ETD interface, please visit: http://www.etdadmin.com/uchicago.

To register, click on the link below.

Contact: Dissertation Office 
(773) 702-7404
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=730
Tag: TrainingMeetingsWorkshopsStaff
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. For events on the Student Events Calendar, please contact ORCSA at (773) 702-8787.
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Dissertation Procedures for Students: workshop

When: Thursday, June 19, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 2, noon – 1 p.m.
Tuesday, July 8, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Are you a Ph.D. student planning to graduate in August 2014? August 2014 doctoral candidates will use a web-based interface for online submission, review, and publication of dissertations. In this session, we will review the procedures for submitting your dissertation electronically. Please feel free to bring your questions to the session. If you would like to review the ETD interface, visit: http://www.etdadmin.com/uchicago.

To register, click on the link below.

Contact: Dissertation Office 
(773) 702-7404
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=731
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Video of Nadler Vision Lecture, ‘Future-Proofing the Research Library’

Sarah Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library, delivered the Inaugural Judith Nadler Vision Lecture at the University of Chicago Library on May 22, 2014.  Her subject was “Future-Proofing the Research Library.”

A videorecording of the lecture is now available below and on the University of Chicago’s MindOnline, iTunes, and YouTube channels.

The Judith Nadler Vision Lecture is supported by the Judith Nadler Vision Fund.

American Libraries: Nadler Vision Lecture explores transformation of libraries

Future-proofing the research library
American Libraries – May 26, 2014

Excel for the Mac: Tools to Organize Data: TECHB@R workshop

When: Thursday, May 29, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Do you need to organize and summarize data sets in Excel 2011 for the Macintosh computer? 

This 90 minute session will demonstrate how to navigate data sets, create pivot tables, use conditional formatting, and take advantage of useful data ribbon features including goal seek and data validation. After this class you should have a full set of tools to use with your own data. Please note, this class is for people who are familiar with Excel 2011.

Classes are free, but registration is required. Click the website link below for more information and to register.

Contact: Academic Technologies
773-702-9944
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1156
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Inaugural Judith Nadler Vision Lecture

When: Thursday, May 22, 2014 1:304:00 p.m.
Where: Regenstein Library, Room 122
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Description:

Sarah Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library, will deliver the Inaugural Judith Nadler Vision Lecture on “Future-proofing the Research Library.”

This program is supported by the Judith Nadler Vision Fund.

1:30 p.m. Meet the Speaker
2:30 p.m. Lecture

Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Cost: Free
Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685

Managing Problems with Excel Models: TECHB@R workshop

When: Wednesday, May 14, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: This 60-minute workshop will focus on ways to manage problems with Excel models. This workshop will be delivered at a fairly fast pace and is intended for users with some familiarity with modeling using Excel. We will look at ways to manage issues around circularity and build sensitivities and scenarios to enhance analytical output. Some functions that will be covered will include IFERROR, ISERROR, OFFSET functions and What-If-Analysis.

Please feel free to bring your laptop with Excel 2010 or 2013 installed to follow along. There may be a few laptops available to borrow from the TechBar if you do not have a laptop and would like to follow along. 

There is no fee for training, but registration is required. Seating is limited, so sign up soon! Click the link below to register.

Contact: Academic Technologies
773-702-9944
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1478
Tag: Graduate StudentsTrainingStudent Career DevelopmentWorkshops
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance.
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BIOBASE Knowledge Library (Proteome/TRANSFAC) Training

When: Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Where: Crerar Library, Computer Classroom
5730 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL
Description: Interested in finding out what’s known in the scientific literature about a particular gene, disease or drug? Want to apply that information to high-throughput data analysis? Interested in finding out about transcription factors related to your research? Learn to search the BIOBASE Knowledge Library (BKL) by topic or multi-gene data sets. Lunch is included.

Schedule:
9:00-12:00 BKL (PROTEOME + TRANSFAC)
12:00-1:00 Lunch break
1:00-2:30 ExPlain

Cost: free
Contact: John Crerar Library
773-702-7715
More info: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1494
Tag: Workshops, Free Food, Training
Notes: Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. For events on the Student Events Calendar, please contact ORCSA at (773) 702-8787.
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Zar Symposium on data to be webcast live April 25

Thanks to recently received support from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, the April 25th Kathleen A. Zar Symposium will be webcast live at http://uchic.ag/live  

Zar Symposium: DataData: Collecting, Using, Managing
3rd Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium
April 25, 2014
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago

Data is captured by computers and instruments on a continual basis, flooding researchers in images, video, audio, logs, simulations, and more.  This data is crucial to research, teaching and learning at academic institutions around the world.   Understanding the impact of data on researchers, libraries and institutions as a whole is critical to achieving long-term data preservation, appropriate sharing among communities, and enabling transformative new science.  This symposium will provide participants with an understanding of how data is used in real world applications, as well as examples of collaborative efforts between institutions, groups or individuals specific to collection, use, access, preservation and overall management of data.

Full Schedule (Central Time): http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/crerar/zar/kaz2014schedule.html

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal Funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHSN‐276‐2011‐00005C with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Kathleen A. Zar Symposium is a biennial event held at the John Crerar Library of the University of Chicago and made possible through the support of Howard Zar.

Developing Assignments that Use the Library: workshop

When: Monday, April 28, noon – 1:00 p.m.
Where: Regenstein Library, Room 122A 
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL
Description: This course is designed for faculty, instructors, and graduate students interested in teaching.

Have you found that your students aren’t using the academic sources you expect for their assignments? Do your students seem to lack basic library research skills? In this program, University of Chicago librarians will highlight ways you can integrate library research instruction into your courses to promote the acquisition of the skills necessary to complete research assignments. We’ll demonstrate ready-to-go online tools that can be integrated into your Chalk site, and discuss the different types of in-class instruction the Library can provide. At the end of the session, we’ll work together to create some sample assignments designed to help students learn how to use the Library’s collections and online resources.

Presenters:
Julia Gardner, Head of Reader Services, The Special Collections Research Center
Rebecca Starkey, Librarian for College Instruction and Outreach, Regenstein Library
Debra Werner, Librarian for Science Instruction and Outreach, Crerar Library

Registration is recommended. To register, please select the website below.

Contact: Rebecca Starkey at rstarkey@uchicago.edu or 773-702-4484.

Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1248
Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685
Tag: StaffTrainingSeminarsWorkshopsGraduate Students
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