Fogler Library Faculty Newsletter 10-27-2020

High-Performance Computing Workshop, Hot Topics: Elections, Technology Equipment for Faculty

  1. High-Performance Computing Workshop
  2. Hot Topics: Elections
  3. Technology Equipment for Faculty

Featured Resource: Racism in Healthcare Hot Topics Guide
Created by the Reference and Information Literacy Department, Hot Topics: Racism in Healthcare provides links to background information, books, news articles, journals, and other resources that may be useful to anyone researching the way that racism manifests itself in healthcare.

1. High-Performance Computing Workshop
October 28, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

High-Performance Computing (HPC) is essential for projects involving large data sets, complex simulations, and rapid calculations. This workshop will introduce HPC and describe its applications in the University of Maine System (UMS) and at UMaine. Learn how to use HPC efficiently to accelerate your research. This workshop is presented in collaboration with the UMS Advanced Computing Group.

To attend this workshop, please register online.

About the Presenter
Steve Cousins is the Supercomputer Engineer/Administrator for the UMS Advanced Computing Group. He got his start in supercomputing in 2000 by parallelizing the Penobscot Bay circulation model for the Ocean Modeling Group at UMaine. Since 2012, he has built and administered HPC resources for UMS.

2. Hot Topics: Elections

Published by the Reference and Information Literacy Department at Fogler Library, the Hot Topics: Elections Guide provides useful information on voting in the United States. The guide includes background information on voting and voting trends as well as practical information about voting or registering to vote in the upcoming election.

The guide also features up-to-date information on the presidential, congressional, and local elections on November 3, 2020. Please share this guide with students or colleagues interested in learning more about the 2020 elections.

3. Technology Equipment for Faculty

University of Maine IT has purchased additional technology equipment that can be checked out through Fogler Library. The additional equipment includes tools for instruction such as microphones, webcams, cell phone tripods, voice amplifiers, and more.

Please visit our website for a full list of technology equipment available through Fogler Library.