Workshops & Events

R Statistics: Introductory Tutorial: TECHB@R workshop

When: Thursday, March 5, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: The Introductory tutorial to R will give you a broad understanding of the basics of using R and R Studio as well as some programming insight for this mathematical-statistical software. In this 90 minute tutorial, we will go over some useful commands to import, analyze, graph and present output in a professional way. Previous experience with R is not required but attendees are highly encouraged to bring their own laptops and download R and R Studio in advance. In case you need help setting up, please come to the Techbar at least 15 minutes before this workshop and our staff can help.

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

Contact: Academic Technologies
773-702-9944
More info: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1600
Tag: Graduate Students, Staff, Training, Student Career Development, Workshops
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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Lecture: The Future of the Planetarium – Mark SubbaRao, Feb 23

Presented by the Research Computing Center

Mark SubbaRao, Space Visualization Laboratory Director at the Adler Planetarium

Monday, February 23rd, 2:00-3:30PM

Crerar Library, Kathleen A. Zar Room

The first planetarium was developed over 90 years ago.  Today thousands of planetaria exist all across the world.  This talk will argue that the future of the planetarium is to make the transformation to a big data visualization facility.  After reviewing the state of the art in planetarium visualization the talk will conclude with a invitation for University researchers to visualize their data sets at the Adler Planetarium.

Speaker Biography:  Mark SubbaRao is the Director of the Space Visualization Laboratory at the Adler Planetarium.  He received his bachelors degree in engineering physics at Lehigh University and his Ph.D from Johns Hopkins University in astrophysics.  His Ph.D thesis concerned the characterization and evolution of the luminosity function of galaxies.  After obtaining his degree he worked as a post doctoral researcher at the University of Chicago on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey a project to make a 3D map of the Universe.  He has led the development of major exhibition galleries at the Adler such as “The Universe:  A Walk Through Time and Space” and has also produced, written and directed a number of stereoscopic videos and full-dome planetarium shows.  These include the planetarium shows “Welcome to the Universe” and “Cosmic Wonder.”  His visualizations have been widely shown in print and television.  He was part of a team that created a first-prize-winning visualization in the 2011 International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge.  He was also on a team that was awarded the best visualization at XCEDE 2013.  Dr. SubbaRao chairs the international Planetarium Society’s Task Force on Science and Data Visualization, which seeks to realize the potential of the planetarium as a scientific visualization tool.

For more information contact RCC at info@rcc.uchicago.edu or 773-795-2667

Spend College Break Day at RegFest, February 13

Elevated view of the Regenstein Library, from the University of Chicago architectural guidebook titled Building Ideas, published summer of 2013. (Photo by Tom Rossiter)

Regenstein Library (Photo by Tom Rossiter). Spend your College Break (February 13) at RegFest, a day of programs highlighting fun and unique ways to use the resources available at Regenstein Library.

Spend your College Break at RegFest, a day of programs highlighting fun and unique ways to use the resources available at Regenstein Library. 

Programs will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the TECHB@R, Regenstein Library, Room 160.

  • Trace your family history
  • Lean more about the equipment and services at the TECHB@R
  • View a selection of acerbic letters from Ezra Pound in the Special Collections Research Center
  • Track down your (or your professor’s) citations
  • Create your own UChicago-themed Valentine’s Day cards
  • Play UChicago trivia
  • And more!

Snacks will be provided at our lunchtime and closing programs. Enter our drawing for an Amazon gift card, and increase your chance to win by the number of RegFest sessions that you attend.

Short on time? Feel free to drop by anytime with your friends for our Regenstein photo booth!

View the complete RegFest schedule and RSVP today!

RegFest is a joint University of Chicago Library and IT Services Academic and Scholarly Technology Services event.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact Rebecca Starkey at rstarkey@uchicago.edu or 773-702-4484 for assistance.

Canceled: Developing Assignments that Use the Library: workshop

Update: Canceled 1/28/2015

When:

Canceled: Thursday, January 29, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Wieboldt Hall, Room 310 D/E
1050 East 59th 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: Other Contacts (see description)
Tag: Staff, Training, Seminars, Workshops, Graduate Students
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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Introduction to Zotero: workshop

When: Thursday, January 29, noon – 1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 4, noon – 1 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Zotero is a free citation manager that allows you to save citation information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations and enables you to create customized bibliographies in standard citation styles, including MLA, Chicago and APA. This workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero such as: installing Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, creating a bibliography, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents.

To register, click on the link below.

Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1010
Contact: Joseph Regenstein Library
773-702-4685
Tag: Student Events, Training, Workshops, Graduate Students, Staff
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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Substantial Paper Success: Thursday, Jan. 22, 12:15 pm in Room A

Are you writing a substantial paper this quarter? If so, you might want to attend the D’Angelo Law Library Workshop, “Substantial Paper Success,” on Thursday, January 22, at 12:15 pm in Room A. Come learn how to select a topic and do research for your substantial paper! Feel free to bring your lunch. If you cannot attend, you can still check out the Library’s Researching and Writing Substantial Papers guide online, or make an appointment to meet with a reference librarian.

Save the date: 4th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, May 1, 2015

CrerarGuide09_arch_color2Save the date for the 4th Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium, “The Changing Ecosystem of Scholarly Communication,” held on Friday, May 1, 2015 at the John Crerar Library. 

Scholarly communication in the sciences is in a state of rapid evolution.  In addition to conventional journal and book publishing, scientists have many modes of consumption and dissemination of research: videos, interactive charts, linked data, blogs, social media, visualizations, and more.  The metrics system has also had to adapt, as impacts are now measured far more extensively than by citations alone, including downloads, bookmarks, blog posts, Tweets, and mainstream news coverage.  Technology is a big driver of change, but so too is a dynamic funding landscape, with mandates for wider public sharing of research. Researchers, librarians, and publishers all benefit from field guides to this novel ecosystem.  The 2015 Zar Symposium will explore this new information ecosystem and its impacts on those who inhabit it.

Information about previous symposia is available at http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/crerar/zar/.

Introduction to Endnote (Desktop Version), Wednesday, Jan.14, 12-1 PM

Endnote imageLocation: Crerar Library Computer Classroom.

Learn how to use the bibliographic software EndNote.  Topics covered include creating and managing libraries, importing references from online databases, importing and managing PDFs and creating formatted bibliographies and citations in Microsoft Word. Registration is required.  Register for this section.

Dissertation Procedures for Staff: workshop

When: Wednesday, January 14, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: Doctoral candidates use the ProQuest ETD Administrator 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 are invited. 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
Register: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=730
Contact: Dissertation Office
(773) 702-7404
Tag: Training, Meetings, Workshops, Staff
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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STATA: Getting Started: TECHB@R workshop

When: Thursday, December 4, 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: TECHB@R Regenstein Library, Room 160
Description: This 90 minute workshop will give you the tools to become a STATA pro. The workshop will start with an explanation of when to use STATA over other stats programs and a walk through the interface. Then, the bulk of the workshop time will be spent learning basic commands and processes. A “do file” will be provided for easy access to the commands as well as a handout for keeping track of all of them. The last part of the workshop will bring it all together, moving beyond the basics, blending the commands to create regressions and graphics. 

Be prepared for a fast paced class, some familiarity with Statistics or programming is helpful, but not necessary. 

Please feel free to bring your laptop with STATA installed to follow along. If you want to attend and follow along, but do not have STATA on your computer – then take a look the virtual lab commander is for you. If you need help setting it up, come to the Techbar at least 15 min. before the workshop and the staff can help. 

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

Contact: Academic Technologies
773-702-9944
More info: https://training.uchicago.edu/course_detail.cfm?course_id=1486
Tag: WorkshopsGraduate StudentsTraining
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