Researchers | workshop on data management planning | Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2-3pm @Hardin Library

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Instructor Chris Childs, Outreach Librarian

As a result of recent requirements to expand public access to the results of federally funded research, researchers in all disciplines are required to “better account for and manage the digital data resulting from federally funded research.”

The purpose of this workshop is to explain research data management and its importance, help identify some common data management issues, and learn about best practices and resources that are available to assist researchers.

Tuesday, February 21st, 2:00-3:00pm (East Information Commons, 2nd Floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences)

Register online.  No time for class?  Get help from the libraries research data services.

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Special Collections News 2/16/2017

Portrait of Janet WeaverNews of Interest: Prairie Pop: NPR’s Codrescu breaks down Dadaism’s ongoing influence [Little Village feature about Adrei Codrescu’s talk at UI Libraries on Saturday] http://littlevillagemag.com/prairie-pop-nprs-codrescu-breaks-down-dadaisms-ongoing-influence/  Exploring Dada: Anti-war art movement on display at […]
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Love Your Data Week

It’s Love Your Data Week! A five-day international event to help researchers take better care of their data. Did you know there are resources on campus to help you create a management plan to store, organize, document, share, and preserve your research data? Research Data Services can help!

If you have questions about any of the services described above, please contact us for assistance. And make sure to stop by one of the campus libraries this week for candy and a bookmark!image of candy

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Love Your Data Week

Love Your Data Week

It’s Love Your Data Week! A five-day international event to help researchers take better care of their data. Did you know there are resources on campus to help you create a management plan to store, organize, document, share, and preserve your research data? Research Data Services can help!

If you have questions about any of the services described above, please contact us for assistance. And make sure to stop by one of the campus libraries this week for candy and a bookmark!

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Janet Weaver wins 2017 ACRL WGSS Significant Achievement Award

Janet Weaver PortraitJanet Weaver Portrait

via Association of College and Research Libraries: http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2017/02/weaver-wins-2017-acrl-wgss-significant-achievement-award

Janet Weaver PortraitCHICAGO – Janet Weaver, assistant curator of the Iowa Women’s Archives at the University of Iowa, is the winner of the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Award for Significant Achievement in Woman’s Studies Librarianship. The WGSS award honors a significant or one-time contribution to women’s studies librarianship.

A plaque will be presented to Weaver at a WGSS event during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

“The Awards Committee was greatly impressed by Weaver’s creation of the Migration is Beautiful website, which is a project constructed from oral histories and other archival material housed at the Iowa Women’s Archives,” said award chair Stacy Russo, librarian and associate professor at Santa Ana College. “Migration is Beautiful was developed from the Iowa Women’s Archives’ Mujeres Latinas project that launched in 2005. The committee especially noted Weaver’s level of collaboration with her colleagues and undergraduate students. The students selected documents for the website and also wrote vignettes. The introduction on the website reads: ‘Migration is Beautiful highlights the contributions Latinas and Latinos have made to Iowa history. Migration is central to understanding and interpreting the past, shaped first by Native Americans, and later by immigrants from around the world.’”

The Migration is Beautiful digital humanities project highlights the contributions of Latinas, their families, and their organizations to Iowa history. Visitors can navigate the site in multiple ways to access hundreds of digitized primary documents and audio clips from oral history interviews through historical topics, life stories, and a migration map.

“Weaver’s work has brought accessibility to primary source documents that were previously only available to visitors at the Iowa Women’s Archives,” continued Russo. “After its launch in 2016, Migration is Beautiful debuted with a travelling exhibit at the national League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) convention in Washington, D.C. In her continued emphasis on outreach, Weaver has made presentations to Latino groups around Iowa regarding the project. Her work has also been featured on Hola Iowa, a news outlet that focuses on Latinos in the Midwest.”

Weaver received her M.A. in Modern History from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

CONGRATULATIONS JANET!

Migration is Beautiful

 

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Clinical mobile apps | Technology Tour & Meet Up | Wednesday Feb. 15, 2-3pm

Take a tour of some new (and some well-established) apps for your mobile device or smart phone! At this informal brown bag technology meeting, you’ll not only be shown a variety of tools for both academic and clinical use but also invited to share your own examples and experiences. If you don’t have a mobile device, don’t worry: The only necessary smart device is you!

Wednesday, February 15th, 2:00pm-3:00pm (East Information Commons) 

Matt Regan, Clinical Education Librarian

Register online or by calling 319-335-9151.

No time to meet up?  See what we have available free for you from the library on our guide!  (UpToDate, DynaMed Plus, John Hopkins ABX, FirstConsult and more!)

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871

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DIY Your Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is already upon us! Have you planned ahead? Do you know what you are going to do? How about creating something that is uniquely yours?

Your Valentine doesn’t have to be a significant other – could be a roommate, parent, child, project partner…. No matter who you choose to be your Valentine – we’ve got the perfect DIY project you can tailor specifically to your special Valentine!

Want to create a romantic setting? How about making your own flickering LED candles? Using a warm white LED for the “flame,” you can create a flameless electronic candle! Nick Dossis, author of Brilliant LED Projects : 20 Electronic designs for Artists, Hobbyists, and Experimenters, provides a parts list, step-by-step instructions, and photos to help you create that mood lighting!

To add to the mood lighting – how about making light dance to music? It is possible! Electronics Projects for Dummies will walk you through making it happen! With complete schematics, parts list, photos, and step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to create a personalized light board which will have the lights dancing to whatever type of music the mood requires! Brilliant LED Projects has complete instructions for a color-changing disco light, too!

Backpack Illuminator. Brilliant LED Projects. Eng Lib TK9965 .D67 2012

Is your Valentine the outdoorsy type? A backpack illuminator or a bike flasher might be exactly what they want!  Brilliant LED Projects explains how. The project specifications for the backpack illuminator indicate the display comprises 16 tricolor LEDs configured in a 4×4 matrix. Each LED can be controlled independently, colorful flashing images and simple animations can be created, and the supply voltage is 4.5 volts. Parts list, schematics, clear photos, and step-by-step instructions will help light up your Valentine’s backpack – and maybe their heart!

Brilliant LED Projects will also walk you through creating your own LED bike flasher. It explains how to create a “Front LED Flasher,” and a “Rear Red Flasher.” A Valentine’s gift of a bike flasher tells your special someone you want to help keep them safe!

Is your special someone an animal lover?

If you have an aquarium, how about a Raspberry Pi-powered thermometer which will text your cell phone if the aquarium water overheats or becomes too cool! Make: Raspberry Pi and AVR Projects takes you all the way through the project – color photos, parts lists, step-by-step instructions! Want to experiment with a Raspberry Pi before you tackle your project? We have one in our Tool Library! Come in, check it out, and discover all the amazing things you can do!

Love dolphins, but don’t have room in that aquarium? Electronics for Dummies will teach you how to create a wall display of five dolphins, outlined in LEDs, which light up – one after another – making them appear to dance across the wall!.

Lilypad Design Kit. Available in our Tool Library.

Does your Valentine like bling? Make: Wearable Electronics will show you, in detail, how to create wearable tech! Haven’t played with material and circuits before? Don’t worry – we have a Lilypad in our Tool Library! The Lilypad has everything you need to explore adding bling to clothing! It includes the LED lights, conductive fabrics, battery, needles….check it out and get creative! (You can even make the LED flash like a heart beat!)

Flowers? Hearts? We have 3D scanners in our Creative Space! Scan a flower or a special momento! Once it is scanned, it can be printed at either the Engineering Electronics Shop or the Engineering Machine Shop! Need a little more inspiration for the perfect 3D-printable gift? Check out thingiverse for plenty of ideas!

No matter who you have chosen for your Valentine (or Valentines!), they are sure to be ‘in love’ with a DIY gift you crafted just for them!

 

Resources: 

Dossis, Nick. 2012. Brilliant LED projects : 20 electronic designs for artists, hobbyists, and experimenters. New York : McGraw-Hill. Engineering Library TK9965 .D67 2012

Boysen, Earl; Nancy Muir. 2006. Electronics projects for dummies.  Hoboken, NJ : Wiley. Engineering Library TK7819 .M38 2006

Hoile, Cefn. 2015.  Make : Raspberry Pi and AVR projects. Sebastopol, CA : Maker Media.  Engineering Library QA76.8.R15 H65 2015

Hartman, Kate. 2014. Make: wearable electronics. Sebastopol, CA : Maker Media. Engineering Library QA76.592 .H37 2014

Valentine’s Day. thinginverse.com Date accessed: Feb. 10, 2017

Other Resources:

For Star Wars Fans:

An LED light sword: Dossis, Nick. 2012. Brilliant LED projects : 20 electronic designs for artists, hobbyists, and experimenters. New York : McGraw-Hill. Engineering Library TK9965 .D67 2012

Every Star Wars Project Featured on Make: So Far (Over 100). 2017.  makezine.com.

 

 

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Staying Current Workshop

Staying Current Workshop

Wednesday, February 22 at 1-1:50 PM
Sciences Library, room 102

How do you keep up with the news and research in your field? Would you like to learn how to use technology to find new information? Join us for a Staying Current workshop, and learn how to use RSS feeds and other alert options to keep up with blog posts, news, and scholarly articles.

Our workshops are open to everyone and there is no need to register. If you’re interested, but unable to attend this workshop, private appointments and webinars are available. Contact Sara Scheib for more information.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sara Scheib in advance at sara-scheib@uiowa.edu.

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Evolution of University of Iowa Urology Department 1915-1949 | History of Medicine Lecture | Thursday, Feb. 23

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to a lecture by Charles Hawtrey, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Department of Urology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

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Charles Hawtrey, MD

The Evolution of University Urology as a Reflection of University Priorities  

Thursday, February 23, 2017
5:30pm-6:30pm
2117 MERF (Medical Education and Research Facility)

Dr. Hawtrey will review trends in the Urology Department and the University, focusing on 1915-1949, the Alcock Era.    He will highlight the impact of the Flexner Report, changes in university buildings and the evolution of teaching and research practice.

Please consider donating online to the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society to sponsor events.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871

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University Hospital opened in 1899. This building is now called Seashore Hall.

 

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