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March 2021

Writing a Research Abstract

March 3, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The abstract of your research paper is very important. Its purpose is not only to concisely summarize your work, but also to grab the reader's attention and convince them that your research is valuable and relevant. An unclear abstract can set the stage for confusion, whereas a polished abstract prepares the reader by telling them what to expect from your paper. This workshop will show you how to perfect your abstract (with an emphasis on the UMaine Student Symposium's guidelines).…

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Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series: Lobster War

March 23, 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

The disputed 277 square miles of sea known as the Gray Zone were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed lobsters have migrated north and Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty in the area, contesting American claims to the bounty and foreshadowing potential conflicts exacerbated by climate change. Film showing includes a discussion led by Joshua Stoll, Assistant Professor of Marine Policy. The film series will take place online via Zoom. Please RSVP…

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The Literature Review Challenge for Undergrads

March 29, 8:00 am - April 2, 5:00 pm

Are you doing research for projects or papers, or writing or revising a literature review? Join Fogler Library the week of March 29 - April 2 for The Literature Review Challenge for Undergrads! Each day, for five days, you will receive an email with brief tasks designed to help with all elements of conducting a literature review, including approaches to refining a research topic, strategically searching for literature, synthesizing your literature as you begin writing, and organizing your literature in…

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Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series: Indigenous Climate Shorts

March 30, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

From the United Nations University, a series of short films on indigenous land use, climate change adaptation, and local knowledge. Film showing includes a discussion on knowledge co-production and collaborative research led by Bridie McGreavy, Associate Professor of Environmental Communication, John Daigle, Professor of Forest Recreation Management, and Tony Sutton, PhD in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. The film series will take place online via Zoom. Please RSVP in advance to attend. The Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series is…

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April 2021

Mirrors, Windows & Sliding Doors: A Panel Discussion on Diversity in Children’s Literature

April 6, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Mirrors, Windows & Sliding Doors is a free, online discussion about diversity in children’s literature. Panelists will discuss the importance of children seeing themselves reflected in the books they read (mirrors), seeing people not like themselves in the books they read (windows), and how reading creates “a sliding glass door” into another world. Panelists will also discuss how Maine families, educators, and community members can improve access to diverse books for children. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Krista…

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Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series: Sinking Cities, New York

April 6, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Engineers and urban planners work on how New York, with 520 miles of shoreline and no coastal protection, might defend itself against rising seas and storms. Film showing includes a discussion led by Amanda Bertana, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Southern Connecticut State University and former Postdoctoral Fellow for Maine's Scholars Strategy Network. The film series will take place online via Zoom. Please RSVP in advance to attend. The Human Dimensions of Climate Change Film Series is sponsored by the…

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Research Impact Challenge

April 12 - April 16

Back by popular demand! The Research Impact Challenge is a professional development opportunity to help researchers better understand and manage their online scholarly presence, as well as consider ways to describe the impact and reach of their work. Each day for five days during Maine IMPACT Week, participants will receive an email with a suggested task designed to build and curate one’s scholarly profile, measure the impact of one’s research, and/or promote one’s work to reach new audiences. This is an asynchronous, self-paced program, with daily “challenges” designed for researchers to accomplish over the…

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Research Data Management Workshop

April 14, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Research data has value long after you publish an article. Where can you store it to comply with funder requirements? How can you share it with future collaborators, or store data securely? Use a data management plan and UMS Advanced Computing Group (ACG) resources to organize the collection, analysis, and preservation of your research data. At this workshop, learn about what ACG has to offer for all your research data compliance needs, including the Data Management Plan Tool (DMPTool), Maine…

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May 2021

Finding Funding Challenge (online)

May 3 - May 7

Join Fogler Library and the Office of Research Development for the Finding Funding Challenge. Each day, for five days, you will receive an email with tasks designed to build your grant-seeking skills. You will learn how to effectively and efficiently find funding opportunities tailored to your creative and scholarly interests, strategically read a request for proposals, and make your grant proposal a standout. The program will take place May 3–7. RSVP to participate, and take your grant-seeking skills to the next level. This program…

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Publish and Thrive Challenge (online)

May 17 - May 21

Join Fogler Library the week of May 17-21 for the Publish and Thrive Challenge! Each day, for five days, you will receive an email with brief tasks designed to build your publishing acumen, including: identifying where to publish and present your work, understanding your rights as an author, and increasing the visibility of your work. Additionally, you will have opportunities to share your own insights and experiences, and hear from UMaine faculty and graduate students who are publishing and presenting…

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