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March 2017

Make Music with Your Computer Workshop

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom, Orono, ME United States + Google Map

Have you ever wanted to make music with a computer? Or learn more about programming in a fun way? This workshop will introduce you to the process of making music with a computer using Supercollider, an open source music programming language used by composers, audio researchers and programmers around the world. By the end of this workshop, you will have a basic understanding of some programming concepts as they apply to music (variables, loops, etc), and you’ll gain a new…

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Film: Years of Living Dangerously “Ice & Brimstone”

March 28 @ 6:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom, Orono, ME United States + Google Map

As part of the Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series, a screening of the Years of Living Dangerously episode "Ice & Brimstone" will take place in the Fogler Library Classroom on March 28. The screening will also include a discussion led by Dr. Paul Mayewski, Director and Professor at the Climate Change Institute. Years of Living Dangerously is an Emmy-winning climate change series featuring some of Hollywood’s most influential stars. The series reveals emotional and hard-hitting accounts of the effects of…

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Books in My Life: Jacquelyn Gill

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom, Orono, ME United States + Google Map

Jacquelyn Gill is an Assistant Professor of Paleoecology and Plant Ecology at the University of Maine. As a paleoecologist and biogeographer, she is interested in using the natural experiments of the past to inform conservation in the Anthropocene. Jacquelyn applies an interdisciplinary approach combining paleoenvironmental reconstructions from lake sediments, modern field ecology, and modeling. Research in the Gill Lab focuses on climate change, extinction, and biotic interactions through time, from species to communities to ecosystems. As a scientist, her goal…

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April 2017

Film: The Anthropologist

April 4 @ 6:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom, Orono, ME United States + Google Map

As part of the Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series, a screening of The Anthropologist will take place in the Fogler Library Classroom on April 4. The screening will also include a discussion led by Dr. Christine Beitl, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Maine. In The Anthropologist, the fate of the planet is considered from the perspective of American teenager Katie Crate. Over the course of five years, she travels alongside her mother Susie, an anthropologist studying the…

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Library Book Club: Science Fiction

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom, Orono, ME United States + Google Map

The Fogler Library Book Club is an informal gathering of readers where you can discuss your favorite books and share recommendations with fellow readers. Unlike many book clubs, you don’t need to have read any specific book to join the conversation. All you need is some reading experience (or interest) in the genre being discussed. Each discussion is free and open to everyone, and you’re welcome to attend any and all sessions that interest you! View the full Fogler Library…

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Film: Climate Refugees

April 11 @ 6:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom, Orono, ME United States + Google Map

As part of the Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series, a screening of Climate Refugees will take place in the Fogler Library Classroom on April 11. The screening will also include a discussion led by Dr. Aaron Strong, Assistant Professor of Marine Policy. Climate Refugees is a documentary that was 3 years in the making and covered 48 countries. The multi-award winning Sundance film has screened around the world illuminating the human face of climatic change (description from the Climate Refugees…

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Introduction to MATLAB for Data Analysis

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom, Orono, ME United States + Google Map

This seminar will offer beginners a hands-on introduction to coding in MATLAB, one of the most popular programming languages used in academic and professional settings. We will start with an introduction to the GUI (graphical user interface) and basic programming syntax. In hands-on exercises, participants will upload files, write script, generate 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. Speaker Information: Jordan Snyder…

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Textbook Alternative Workshop

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom, Orono, ME United States + Google Map

Join Fogler Library Reference Librarians and Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Instructional Designers to learn about using free and licensed resources in lieu of textbooks. In this workshop, reference librarians and instructional designers will work closely with faculty to discover resources that can replace expensive textbooks in your classes. To provide personalized feedback, individual or small group sessions will be organized based on discipline. Please RSVP by Tuesday, April 18th to allow for scheduling. Sessions will be available…

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May 2017

Grants 101 Workshop

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fogler Library Classroom, Orono, ME United States + Google Map

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Fogler Library are offering “Grants101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics.” At the workshop, you will: find grants in PIVOT analyze an agency’s Request for Proposals learn Grant Writing Basics RSVP required. Space is limited. Please complete the online RSVP form to reserve your seat.

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