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  • Savvy Researcher Workshops

    Check out this week's Savvy Researcher Workshops:

    Personal Information Management: Monday, November 5, 4 – 5 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Designing with Microsoft Publisher: Tuesday, November 6, 11 a.m. - noon, Main Library, room 314

    Making Scanned Text Machine Readable through Optical Character Recognition: Tuesday, November 6, 1 - 2 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Smart & Simple Data Management: Tuesday, November 6, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Funk ACES, room 509

    Google for Scholars: Wednesday, November 7, 11 a.m. – noon, Main Library, room 314

    Drowning in Citations and PDFs? EndNote Can Help!: Wednesday, November 7, 1 – 2 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Navigating the University Press Ecosystem: Thursday, November 8, 11 a.m. - noon, Main Library, room 314

    Building Digital Exhibitions with Omeka: Thursday, November 8, noon – 1 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Introduction to Infographics Using Piktochart: Friday, November 9, noon – 1 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    The Power of Presentations: Enhancing your Slides for Teaching and Engagement: Friday, November 9, 1 – 2 p.m., Armory, room 172

    Learn more and register online.

  • IT Pro Forum Registration Open - deadline is 10/18 by 5pm

    The Fall 2018 IT Professionals Forum registration is now open! Please visit the website and register for this #TechnologyTransformers conference. This is a 2-day event on November 7-8, 2018.

    Wednesday, November 7th follows our traditional format, held at the I Hotel and Conference Center located at 1900 S. 1st Street Champaign, IL 61820. Lunch and snacks will be provided.Thursday, November 8th is an optional day filled with workshops at the I Hotel and Conference Center. 

    The deadline to register is 5 PM on Thursday, October 18th. 

    For more information about the regular sessions or optional workshops please see the descriptions on the schedule page. Additional questions should be directed to the IT Professionals Forum Planning Committee at itpf-committee@illinois.edu.

  • Savvy Researcher Workshops

    Check out this week's Savvy Researcher Workshops:

    An Introduction to Prezi: Monday, October 15, noon – 1 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Latin American and Caribbean Research Workshop: Tuesday, October 16, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., Main Library, room 314

    Data Sharing: Tuesday, October 16, 1 – 2 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Share Your Video Online with Kaltura: Tuesday, October 16, 2 - 3 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    How to make Wikipedia edits that stick: Tuesday, October 16, 3 - 4 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Create scholarly and promotional digital materials with CANVA: Wednesday, October 17, 11 a.m. - noon, Main Library, room 314

    International Fieldwork 101: IRB and Beyond: Wednesday, October 17, 3 - 4 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Managing Your Citations with Zotero: Wednesday, October 17, 5 – 6 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Add Captions to Kaltura Video with Automatic Speech Recognition: Thursday, October 18, 2 - 3 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Starting the Job Search: Strategies for Success: Friday, October 19, 2 - 3 p.m., Main Library, room 314

  • Savvy Researcher Trainings This Week

    Introduction to Text Mining Concepts and Sources: Monday, September 17, 2 – 3:30 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    An Introduction to Prezi: Tuesday, September 18, 10 - 11 a.m., Main Library, room 314

    Introduction to Data Management: Tuesday, September 18, 1 - 2 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Reading Data Visualizations: Tuesday, September 18, 4 - 5 p.m.,  Main Library, room 314

    Advanced Research Strategies: Wednesday, September 19, 3 - 4 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Copyright for Educators: Thursday, September 20, 11 a.m. - noon, Main Library, room 314

    Internet Privacy: Filter Bubbles and the Deep Web: Thursday, September 20, 2 - 3 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Exploratory Data Analysis Through Visualization: Thursday, September 20, 4 - 6 p.m.,  Main Library, room 314

    Introduction to Data Management: Thursday, September 20, 6 - 7 p.m., Main Library, room 314

    Managing Your Citations with Zotero: Friday, September 21, 1 - 2 p.m, Main Library, room 314

    Learn more and register online. 

  • Introduction to ORCID for Research Administrators: What, Why, How?

    Tues., Sept. 11, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

    Grainger Engineering Library

    2nd floor conference room “Commons”

  • 2018 DATA SCIENCE DAY - 9/27

    This event is a celebration of data science from across our campus. Events include sessions focusing on the application of data science in genomics and materials science, the hesitant data scientist, a session on data governance, and a session on community data science. This event is open to all, faculty, staff, students, and the public..

  • Register for Fall CITL Workshops

    The fall schedule of workshops for the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) is now available online and workshops begin this week. Registration is open for workshops on topics such as: 

    Compass2g: The Essentials

    Compass2g: Special Topics (Group Projects, Online Tests, Large Class Management)

    i>clicker: The Essentials

    An Emerging Technology Hands-on series

  • Software Carpentry—Crops in Silico (July 31)

    What basic computing skills do I need as a researcher?

    How do I maintain my research code?

    How can I quickly and automatically process my experimental data?

    This one-day workshop will cover the skills you need to succeed as all fields become data-driven:

    Scripting for task and data managementTask automation with the Bash command lineData Management and Version control with Gitand more . . .

  • Writers Workshop Summer Hours

    The Writers Workshop will be open for limited summer hours during Summer Session II (June 11 - August 3). See the summer hours schedule below. For more information about individual or small-group consultations and to make an appointment, please visit their website.

    Monday - Thursday, 1 - 5 p.m., Undergraduate Library, room 251 or online Sundays, 3 - 7 p.m., Online only (select "Summer Sundays Online" from the drop-down menu at the top of the schedule).

  • What You Need to Know: The Essentials of Effective Teaching Workshop Series

    June 12, 14, 19, and 21, 11 a.m. - noon and 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. each day

    Registration is now open for the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Summer Workshop series, titled "What You Need to Know: The Essentials of Effective Teaching."  The series as a whole is designed to get new instructors a head start on designing their first course, but any instructor (or future instructor) can attend any part of the series to brush up on their skills or learn something new.

  • 2018 Summer Boot Camp XSEDE Registration Pages Available

    The registration pages for the 2018 Summer Boot Camp event are now available.

    This 4 day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators and run June 4-7. This event will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom(WAC) training platform and will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills over the following 3 weeks and be awarded the Fifth Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy.  In addition, an XSEDE Badge will be available to those who complete the Challenge.

    https://www.psc.edu/hpc-workshop-series/summer-bootcamp-2018

    https://portal.xsede.org/web/xup/course-calendar

  • Globus Two-day Training

    When: June 11-12

    Where: NCSA 1030

    Cost: $0

    Why Attend? Learn how the Globus platform simplifies development of web applications for researchers. Experiment with new Globus services and APIs. Exchange ideas with peers on ways to apply Globus technologies. Expand your knowledge of Globus administration features

    The schedule is available at https://www.globusworld.org/tour/program?c=13

  • Attend the inaugural Industry Data Science Summit

    Learn about cutting-edge data science research happening at Illinois. The summit will take place on May 1-2 at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and will cover topics such as Data Governance, Data Security, Privacy, and Trust, Data Driven Architecture and Management, Data Analytics and Industry-University of Illinois Collaborations in Data Science. Register with the link above.

  • Design Research: Kim Erwin and Jerry Krishnan with Carle Illinois Faculty

    The FAA Design Research Initiative presents Kim Erwin and Jerry Krishnan, “You Don’t Get Points for Novelty: Design Research for Health Care,” a panel discussion with Kesh Kesavadas, Jenny Amos, and Stan Ruecker. March 29, 4-5 p.m., NCSA Auditorium. Reception immediately afterwards.

  • Software Carpentry—Women in Biology (April 5–6)

    What basic computing skills do I need as a researcher? How do I maintain my research code?

    How can I quickly and automatically process my experimental data?

    This two-day workshop will cover the skills you need to succeed as all fields become data-driven:

    Scripting for task and data management

    Data analysis and programming with RData Management

    Version control with Git and more . . .

  • Illinois 150: The 21st Century University and Research for the Public Good

    Join us on April 10-12 for Illinois 150, the concluding research event of the sesquicentennial celebration. This conference will bring together experts in health care; food, energy and water systems; technology; criminal justice; and other areas critical to individual and collective well-being to ask, "What does it mean for research to serve the public good in the 21st century?"

    Full details available on the OVCR website

  • Conducting Research in Modern Society: Making Science Reproducible and Transparent

    Conducting Research in Modern Society: Making Science Reproducible and Transparent presented by the Illinois Health Sciences Institute.

    David Mellor from the Center of Open Science

    March 29, 2018, 4-5pm

    Beckman Institute Auditorium

  • Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing Registration Extended

    Designed to train the next generation of supercomputer users, the Argonne Training Program on Extreme-Scale Computing (ATPESC) is scheduled for its sixth year in the Chicago area from July 29 - August 10. Deadline extended to March 15.

  • Women in IT Networking at SC applications

    WINS - Call for Participation - SC18 - Dallas, TX

    The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 program. Awardees will receive funding to participate as a SCinet team member during the SC18 conference in Dallas, Texas. Interested and qualified women are encouraged to apply. Please feel free to distribute this information to your networks and contacts.

    Access the 2018 WINS Application from the WINS website:

    women-in-networking.net/apply-to-wins/

    Application deadline: March 23, 2018 at 11:59pm AoE

    Award notifications will be sent by mid to late May 2018 

    WINS is a three year National Science Foundation-funded program that awards up to five early to mid-career women from diverse regions of the U.S. research and education community IT field to participate in the ground-up construction of SCinet, one of the fastest and most advanced computer networks in the world. WINS is a joint effort between the Energy Sciences Network (ESnet), the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).

    Full text of the official 2018 WINS Call for Participation (CFP) is on the website.

  • Spring Savvy Researcher Training Schedule Released

    The library’s spring schedule for the Savvy Researcher Workshop series has been released.

    Join us for 50 minute, hands-on workshops that will help you improve your research and information management skills.

    Digital Humanities-related sessions include:

    Building Digital Exhibitions with OmekaDigital

    Publishing with ScalarBasics of Data Visualization

    Introduction to Text Mining Concepts and Sources

    Topic Modeling Theory and Practice

    Messy Data? Clean it up with OpenRefine!

    Making Scanned Text Machine Readable through Optical Character Recognition

    Using the DPLA (Digital Public Library) Primary Resources for Research

    GIS for Research I: Introduction to GIS Concepts, Software, and Data

    GIS for Research II: GIS Research, Data Management, and Visualization

    For more details and registration:   http://go.library.illinois.edu/savvyresearcher

    All sessions held in the Main Library, Room 314 unless otherwise noted.

  • Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2018

    Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Conference & Colloquium, to be held in June 2018 alongside classes at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria. Open to all, the DHSI Conference & Colloquium offers an opportunity to present research and projects within an engaging, collegial atmosphere. Participation comes free with DHSI registration, and contributors not planning to register for a DHSI course can join for a modest participation fee of $150 CDN.

  • Software and Data Carpentry Workshops Reach Over 27,000 Learners

    Software and Data Carpentry workshops are held all around the world. The combined sessions have brought over 27,000 learners into workshops to learn to better use "R and Python to work with data, write functions, and initialize repositories in git".

    The Data Carpentry community has reviewed its assessment results and published an article on the impact of these sessions.

    Read the article

  • Social Media Analytics Summit Success

    The Social Media Analytics Summit (led by the Illinois Data Science Initiative and co-sponsored by Research IT, Technology Services) was a gathering of over 200 registrants that spanned academic research, industry research, social media practitioners, students, and other interested parties. The goal of the summit was to showcase what is happening in the realm of social media analytics both on the Illinois campus and beyond. A researcher from Spredfast (one of the largest social media analytics companies) and the network science group from Indiana University presented on things happening with social media analytics beyond Illinois. The State of Illinois marketing officer was also present to understand what is happening in this realm. It was an incredibly successful summit and hope that this was a springboard for many activities to come within the realm of social media analytics.

  • Attend the XSEDE HPC Workshop

    XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center are pleased to announce a one-day OpenMP workshopTuesday, January 9. This workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to OpenMP programming. Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of how to write scalable codes using OpenMP. This event will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform.

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