Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 4-10-2019

Highlight Your Summer Research at Fogler Library; Introduction to MATLAB; The Scholar’s Trademark

In this issue:

  1. Highlight Your Summer Research at Fogler Library
  2. Introduction to MATLAB
  3. The Scholar’s Trademark: build a brand that gets you hired, promoted, and tenured

1. Highlight Your Summer Research at Fogler Library 
Are you doing research this summer? Going out in the field? Presenting at a conference? Partnering with a local community program?

This summer, Fogler library will feature a display called “Where in the World are UMaine Black Bears?” that will highlight the interesting research and activities our faculty and staff do over the summer months. This display will help visitors and members of the UMaine community learn more about the amazing research, programs, and creative endeavors that happen here and around the world.

In addition to the display, UMaine’s Division of Marketing and Communications would like to feature photos/videos from your summer research that highlight some of the unique experiences of the UMaine community. Near the end of the semester, we will send an email with additional details about submitting photos/videos to the Division of Marketing and Communications.

If you would like to participate, please fill out this Google Form.

2. Introduction to MATLAB
Date & Time: Thursday, April 11, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Fogler Library Classroom 1

This workshop will offer beginners a hands-on introduction to MATLAB, one of the most popular data analysis and programming tools used in academic and professional settings. We will start with an introduction to the overall platform and environment, look at how data is handled/displayed and then present the GUI (graphical user interface) and basic programming syntax.

In hands-on exercises, participants will upload files, manipulate simple example data sets, write script, use some MATLAB functions, and create figures. Attendees can apply the coding concepts toward a variety of programming languages after the workshop.

Previous coding experience is not required. We recommend bringing fully charged laptops, with MatLab already installed. Laptops will be available for attendees who need to borrow one. If you would prefer to attend online, email for connection information.

About the Presenter
Professor Andrew Thomas, School of Marine Sciences, is an oceanographer with over 30 years of data analysis and programming experience in a number of languages.

3. The Scholar’s Trademark: build a brand that gets you hired, promoted, and tenured
Date & Time: Thursday, April 25, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Fogler Library and Dr. Nick Mitchell from Clarivate Analytics will present a series of discussions focused on scholarly communication, bibliometrics, publishing, and more for faculty and graduate students. The following workshops will be part of the event:

  • Session 1 | 1:00 – 2:00 pm
    Make it easy for a stranger to find your research publications
  • Session 2 | 2:15 – 3:15 pm
    What metrics do hiring and promotion committees use to gauge “scholarship quality”?
  • Session 3 | 3:30 – 4:30 pm
    Where and what should I publish to grow my research brand?

If you would like to attend any of these sessions, please RSVP online. This workshop will be offered online via Zoom.

About the Presenter
Nick Mitchell, PhD. is a Solutions Consultant for Clarivate Analytics, the world’s foremost provider of research information and analytics. Prior to joining Clarivate in 2017, Nick held teaching and research appointments at Gettysburg College, St. Bonaventure University, and the National Institute on Aging.