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September 2020

Journal Club with the Graduate School

September 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on October 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Designed for graduate students, the monthly Journal Club helps you keep up on current literature and engage in discussion in an interdisciplinary environment. Join the Graduate School and Fogler Library Subject Librarians via Zoom with monthly journal club discussions on a rotating variety of topics and interests. To participate in the Journal Club, please sign up online.

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Getting Started with R

September 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fogler Library will host a workshop on R, a widely used language and environment for managing, graphing, and analyzing data of all forms (e.g., spatial, quantitative, and qualitative). The Getting Started with R workshop will cover the basics of R language including tips and tricks using R Studio. This introductory workshop is presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group. This workshop will be presented on Zoom. Please register in advance. About the Presenter Amanda Klemmer is an Assistant Professor…

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Research Impact Challenge

September 28, 2020 - October 2, 2020

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. Activities vary, but typically…

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Intro to Data Manipulation with R

September 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Fogler Library will host a workshop on R, a widely used language and environment for managing, graphing, and analyzing data of all forms (e.g., spatial, quantitative, and qualitative). The Intro to Data Manipulation with R workshop will cover how to work with datasets and manipulate them by adding/removing columns, doing calculations, and merging datasets together. This introductory workshop is presented in collaboration with UMaine’s Advanced Computing Group. This workshop will be presented via Zoom. Please register in advance. About the…

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October 2020

Journal Club with the Graduate School

October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Designed for graduate students, the monthly Journal Club helps you keep up on current literature and engage in discussion in an interdisciplinary environment. Join the Graduate School and Fogler Library Subject Librarians via Zoom with monthly journal club discussions on a rotating variety of topics and interests. To participate in the Journal Club, please sign up online.

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Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? A News Literacy Challenge

October 26, 2020 - October 30, 2020

Join UMaine's Fogler Library and the Department of Communication and Journalism for Friend, Enemy, or Frenemy? A News Literacy Challenge. Each day, for five days, participants will receive brief tasks designed to build their news literacy, while having fun and learning something new. Activities include discerning fact from fiction in popular news stories, de/constructing the purpose and content of the news, and examining the role of confirmation bias in how we interact with news media. RSVP to join us! Have…

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High-Performance Computing Workshop

October 28, 2020 @ 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.…

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November 2020

Literature Review Challenge

November 9, 2020 - November 13, 2020

Join Fogler Library in early November for the Literature Review Challenge! Each day, for five days, you will receive an email with brief tasks designed to help you make the most of your literature searching, including how to strategically search for literature in the library, Google Scholar, and beyond, how to stay on top of literature in your field, approaches to organizing and thematizing your literature, and how to avoid link rot in your reference list. RSVP to join us,…

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Supervised Machine Learning Workshop

November 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This workshop will provide an introductory overview of supervised machine learning as a general approach to building classification and regression models from a set of example observations. We will begin with an overview of the topic, highlighting a few common algorithms. We will subsequently dive into some hands-on examples using the Python programming language and the Jupyter Notebook, a web application widely used for developing and sharing code, data visualizations, and analyses. Previous programming experience is not required. We recommend…

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December 2020

Getting Started with QGIS

December 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This short hands-on workshop will provide an introduction to QGIS and cover topics such as adding and creating geospatial data, building maps, and editing and sharing geospatial data.  The workshop is designed for new and beginner GIS users.  Basic computer skills are required. To attend this workshop, please RSVP online. About the Presenter Tony Guay is a Remote Sensing Specialist with the Wheatland Geospatial Lab in the School of Forest Resources at the University of Maine.  Tony provides remote sensing…

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Journal Club with the Graduate School

December 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

One event on December 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Designed for graduate students, the monthly Journal Club helps you keep up on current literature and engage in discussion in an interdisciplinary environment. Join the Graduate School and Fogler Library Subject Librarians via Zoom with monthly journal club discussions on a rotating variety of topics and interests. To participate in the Journal Club, please sign up online.

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Finding Funding Challenge

December 14, 2020 - December 18, 2020

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 grantseeking 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. RSVP to join us, and take your grantseeking skills to the next level! The challenge will take…

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February 2021

Cloud-Based Data Storage Workshop via Zoom

February 3, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Explore the array of cloud-based data storage options available to the University of Maine System students, faculty, and staff. Discover how to utilize Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive to their fullest potential to bring out all your data's potential. Learn how to store, share & manage your data with ease on multiple devices and operating systems. This workshop will be held online via Zoom. About the Presenter Ami Gaspar is the University of Maine System Advanced Computing Group Outreach Specialist. She is fluent in…

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Book Lover’s Trivia

February 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you a book lover with a love of trivia? Come join Fogler Librarians in a test of your literary knowledge! Fogler will be hosting a fun-filled, book-themed trivia event, covering various book genres including fantasy, horror, classics, children's lit, and art. This event will occur over Zoom. Participants can join solo or with a partner. Teams will not be needed. Please RSVP to attend.

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March 2021

Writing a Research Abstract

March 3, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 8:00 am - April 2, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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, 2021 - April 16, 2021

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, 2021 @ 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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October 2021

Grants 101: Seeking, Analyzing, and Writing Basics

October 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fogler Library and the Office of Research Development sponsor workshops throughout the academic year. At the Grants 101 workshop, participants will: search for grants in PIVOT analyze an agency's Request for Proposals learn grant writing basics This workshop will take place online via Zoom. RSVP here.

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December 2021

Finding Funding Challenge

December 13, 2021 - December 17, 2021

Join Fogler Library and the Office of Research Development for a re-run of the Finding Funding Challenge! Each day, for five days, you will receive an email with tasks designed to build your grantseeking 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. RSVP here. Have questions? Contact Jen Bonnet, jenbonnet@maine.edu.

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