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Fri Oct. 19, 2018

  • World of Genomics at the St. Louis Science Center

    Multi-Day
    The World of Genomics, presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), brings the full scope of our research in health, technology, and the environment to the public with hands-on activities and exhibits for all ages, designed to make the broadest impact on the largest audience. The World of Genomics exhibition has six interactive learning stations staffed by IGB researchers, and features hands-on learning with state-of-the-art microscopy, robotics, activities and artifacts. These exhibits showcase the breadth and depth of IGB research in engaging and creative ways, encouraging active participation by attendees. Carl R. Woese & the IGB Get to know the IGB, one of the first interdisciplinary research institutes of its kind, and find out about how our namesake changed the face of biology and evolution as we know it. Brains & Behavior Learn how genes affect behavior and health by examining bee brains in 3D alongside an observation hive with live bees. Food & Fuel See how scientists are learning to grow enough food for tomorrow by using robotics and phenotype to identify better crops. DNA to Drugs Witness the drug discovery pipeline in action, critical for combating growing antimicrobial resistance. Personalized Health Learn about the ways in which each human is unique by exploring next-generation therapeutics and meeting the microbial community that lives inside you. Emergence of Life Observe how life begins and adapts in our ever-changing world by interacting with samples of the earliest microorganisms, prehistoric life and more.
  • World of Genomics at the St. Louis Science Center

    Multi-Day
    The World of Genomics, presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), brings the full scope of our research in health, technology, and the environment to the public with hands-on activities and exhibits for all ages, designed to make the broadest impact on the largest audience. The World of Genomics exhibition has six interactive learning stations staffed by IGB researchers, and features hands-on learning with state-of-the-art microscopy, robotics, activities and artifacts. These exhibits showcase the breadth and depth of IGB research in engaging and creative ways, encouraging active participation by attendees. Carl R. Woese & the IGB Get to know the IGB, one of the first interdisciplinary research institutes of its kind, and find out about how our namesake changed the face of biology and evolution as we know it. Brains & Behavior Learn how genes affect behavior and health by examining bee brains in 3D alongside an observation hive with live bees. Food & Fuel See how scientists are learning to grow enough food for tomorrow by using robotics and phenotype to identify better crops. DNA to Drugs Witness the drug discovery pipeline in action, critical for combating growing antimicrobial resistance. Personalized Health Learn about the ways in which each human is unique by exploring next-generation therapeutics and meeting the microbial community that lives inside you. Emergence of Life Observe how life begins and adapts in our ever-changing world by interacting with samples of the earliest microorganisms, prehistoric life and more.
  • World of Genomics at the St. Louis Science Center

    Multi-Day
    The World of Genomics, presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), brings the full scope of our research in health, technology, and the environment to the public with hands-on activities and exhibits for all ages, designed to make the broadest impact on the largest audience. The World of Genomics exhibition has six interactive learning stations staffed by IGB researchers, and features hands-on learning with state-of-the-art microscopy, robotics, activities and artifacts. These exhibits showcase the breadth and depth of IGB research in engaging and creative ways, encouraging active participation by attendees. Carl R. Woese & the IGB Get to know the IGB, one of the first interdisciplinary research institutes of its kind, and find out about how our namesake changed the face of biology and evolution as we know it. Brains & Behavior Learn how genes affect behavior and health by examining bee brains in 3D alongside an observation hive with live bees. Food & Fuel See how scientists are learning to grow enough food for tomorrow by using robotics and phenotype to identify better crops. DNA to Drugs Witness the drug discovery pipeline in action, critical for combating growing antimicrobial resistance. Personalized Health Learn about the ways in which each human is unique by exploring next-generation therapeutics and meeting the microbial community that lives inside you. Emergence of Life Observe how life begins and adapts in our ever-changing world by interacting with samples of the earliest microorganisms, prehistoric life and more.
  • Ed Greelegs Intern Scholarship with Senator Dick Durbin's Office

    8:30 am
    ED GREELEGS INTERN SCHOLARSHIP-apply by 10/19/18Sen. Richard Durbin's Office seeks students from Illinois or those studying in Illinois for the Ed Greelegs Intern Scholarship this summer. The recipient will receive a full-time, paid internship opportunity in the Senator's DC officewhere their responsibilities will include legislative research, assisting staff in writing memos, attending briefings and hearings, and providing additional support in both the Senator's leadership and policy offices. In order to be eligible for the Ed Greelegs Scholarship Program, students must be a resident of Illinois or be enrolled in an accredited college or university in Illinois; must demonstrate financial need; must not be receiving outside financial aid for their internship; and must have demonstrated an interest in public service and the legislative process. The office is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Interested candidates please complete the internship application found at:https://www.durbin.senate.gov/help/internshipsby Friday, October 19th
  • Data Carpentry : IDSI DC

    Multi-Day

    This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills and tools for working more effectively with data. The workshop is for anyone who has data they want to analyze, and no prior computational experience is required.This two-day workshop will provide the following lessons as an introduction to skills that are broadly applicable as all fields become data-driven:

    • Data organization and spreadsheets
    • OpenRefine
    • SQL
    • Python

    Short tutorials alternate with hands-on practical exercises, and participants are encouraged both to help one another, and to try applying what they have learned to their own research problems during and between sessions. Participants should bring their own laptops to work on -- if you require one on loan, please let us know ahead of time and we'll see if we can help locate one. Please have the following programs referenced in the links for each lesson installed on your laptop prior to the workshop.:This workshop was planned to correspond with the Illinois Data Science Initiative's 2nd Annual Data Science Day. The workshop is sponsored by the University Library at reduced cost-recovery fee of $20, and we are grateful to CSE for hosting and administrative support.

  • InDesign CC: Brochure

    9 am – 11 am
    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn how to create a two-page InDesign brochure from scratch, import graphics, and manipulate basic text and text frames. No prior knowledge of InDesign is required.
  • Curious and Eclectic Seminar Series

    12 pm
    How are numbers on Facebook changing what we "like" and who we "friend?" Why does a bit of nonsense sent via email scare both your mom and the NSA? What makes someone mad when they learn Google can't see where they stand? From net art to robotics to supercuts to e-lit, Ben Grosser will discuss several artworks that illustrate his methods for investigating the culture of software. Bio: Ben Grosser creates interactive experiences, machines, and systems that examine the cultural, social, and political implications of software. Recent exhibition venues include Arebyte Gallery in London, MuseudasComunicações in Lisbon, Museum Kesselhaus in Berlin, and Galerie Charlot in Paris. His works have been featured in The New Yorker, Wired, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Telegraph, El País, Libération, Le Monde, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Der Spiegel.The Chicago Tribune called him the "unrivaled king of ominous gibberish." Slate referred to his work as "creative civil disobedience in the digital age." Grosser's recognitions include First Prize in VIDA 16, and the Expanded Media Award for Network Culture from Stuttgarter Filmwinter. His writing about the cultural effects of technology has been published in journals such as Computational Culture, Media-N, and Big Data and Society. Grosser is an assistant professor of new media at the School of Art + Design, co-founder of the Critical Technology Studies Lab at NCSA, and an affiliate faculty member with the Unit for Criticism and the School of Information Sciences. https://bengrosser.com
  • MSE Discussions

    12 pm

    Check the resource site for more information.

  • Starting the Job Search: Strategies for Success

    2 pm – 3 pm
    Keeping up with research, job postings, and more in your field can be overwhelming, but there are some strategies and tools that can help. Join us for an overview of job hunting strategies and methods to stay current in your field (which will help you in interviews!). We cover RSS feeds, job search websites, campus resources, and more. http://guides.library.illinois.edu/jobsearch
  • The Red Goddesses of Cahokia

    4 pm
    Dr. Thomas E. Emerson will give a talk, The Red Goddesses of Cahokia, at Spurlock Museum 4pm in the Knight Auditorium. Come early to the museum and see current exhibit, Cahokia's Religion: The Art of Red Goddesses, Black Drink, and the Underworld. This exhibit was a collaboration between Spurlock Museum and the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS). Dr. Emerson's talk will discuss the Cahokian figurines associated with the exhibit and their importance to our collective cultural understanding. Dr. Emerson is the Illinois State Archaeologist and ISAS Director https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/607716

Sat Oct. 20, 2018

  • World of Genomics at the St. Louis Science Center

    Multi-Day
    The World of Genomics, presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), brings the full scope of our research in health, technology, and the environment to the public with hands-on activities and exhibits for all ages, designed to make the broadest impact on the largest audience. The World of Genomics exhibition has six interactive learning stations staffed by IGB researchers, and features hands-on learning with state-of-the-art microscopy, robotics, activities and artifacts. These exhibits showcase the breadth and depth of IGB research in engaging and creative ways, encouraging active participation by attendees. Carl R. Woese & the IGB Get to know the IGB, one of the first interdisciplinary research institutes of its kind, and find out about how our namesake changed the face of biology and evolution as we know it. Brains & Behavior Learn how genes affect behavior and health by examining bee brains in 3D alongside an observation hive with live bees. Food & Fuel See how scientists are learning to grow enough food for tomorrow by using robotics and phenotype to identify better crops. DNA to Drugs Witness the drug discovery pipeline in action, critical for combating growing antimicrobial resistance. Personalized Health Learn about the ways in which each human is unique by exploring next-generation therapeutics and meeting the microbial community that lives inside you. Emergence of Life Observe how life begins and adapts in our ever-changing world by interacting with samples of the earliest microorganisms, prehistoric life and more.
  • World of Genomics at the St. Louis Science Center

    Multi-Day
    The World of Genomics, presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), brings the full scope of our research in health, technology, and the environment to the public with hands-on activities and exhibits for all ages, designed to make the broadest impact on the largest audience. The World of Genomics exhibition has six interactive learning stations staffed by IGB researchers, and features hands-on learning with state-of-the-art microscopy, robotics, activities and artifacts. These exhibits showcase the breadth and depth of IGB research in engaging and creative ways, encouraging active participation by attendees. Carl R. Woese & the IGB Get to know the IGB, one of the first interdisciplinary research institutes of its kind, and find out about how our namesake changed the face of biology and evolution as we know it. Brains & Behavior Learn how genes affect behavior and health by examining bee brains in 3D alongside an observation hive with live bees. Food & Fuel See how scientists are learning to grow enough food for tomorrow by using robotics and phenotype to identify better crops. DNA to Drugs Witness the drug discovery pipeline in action, critical for combating growing antimicrobial resistance. Personalized Health Learn about the ways in which each human is unique by exploring next-generation therapeutics and meeting the microbial community that lives inside you. Emergence of Life Observe how life begins and adapts in our ever-changing world by interacting with samples of the earliest microorganisms, prehistoric life and more.
  • World of Genomics at the St. Louis Science Center

    Multi-Day
    The World of Genomics, presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB), brings the full scope of our research in health, technology, and the environment to the public with hands-on activities and exhibits for all ages, designed to make the broadest impact on the largest audience. The World of Genomics exhibition has six interactive learning stations staffed by IGB researchers, and features hands-on learning with state-of-the-art microscopy, robotics, activities and artifacts. These exhibits showcase the breadth and depth of IGB research in engaging and creative ways, encouraging active participation by attendees. Carl R. Woese & the IGB Get to know the IGB, one of the first interdisciplinary research institutes of its kind, and find out about how our namesake changed the face of biology and evolution as we know it. Brains & Behavior Learn how genes affect behavior and health by examining bee brains in 3D alongside an observation hive with live bees. Food & Fuel See how scientists are learning to grow enough food for tomorrow by using robotics and phenotype to identify better crops. DNA to Drugs Witness the drug discovery pipeline in action, critical for combating growing antimicrobial resistance. Personalized Health Learn about the ways in which each human is unique by exploring next-generation therapeutics and meeting the microbial community that lives inside you. Emergence of Life Observe how life begins and adapts in our ever-changing world by interacting with samples of the earliest microorganisms, prehistoric life and more.

Mon Oct. 22, 2018

  • DRES Career Development Individual Sessions

    9 am – 11 am
    DRES Career Development Individual Sessions Now Available!After reviewing the responses of over 300 participants to our career survey, we have decided to start providing additional career services here at DRES. StartingMonday, September 17, DRES Career Services will be available for individual 30-minute sessionson MondayandThursdaymornings,9:00-11:00 am, to review Resumes/CVs, Cover Letters, Statements of Purpose, LinkedIn Profiles, and more. Students can sign up online to meet with Adrienne Pickett, the Career Graduate Hourly, at the link provided:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054AAFA728AAFD0-dres
  • Demystify the Literature Review and Start Your Research

    10 am – 11 am
    This workshop is for graduate students starting work on their theses and dissertations, working on their proposals, or who would like more guidance on using the library for in-depth research on a particular topic. We will start with an overview of the literature review and its place in a research project, thesis, or dissertation in different disciplines. From there we will move into some of the best strategies and resources for finding the information you need using the U of I Library. We will help you to choose the best places to search for articles and conference proceedings in your field, as well as find dissertations from U of Illinois and at other schools. The session will include individualized time to find and discuss your area of research. To make the workshop customized to the participants, the instructor will email you before the class with a few questions about your research. http://guides.library.illinois.edu/lit_review
  • On the Job Market: Composing the Academic Cover Letter

    12 pm – 1 pm
    This interactive workshop will review genre expectations for academic cover letters and provide examples from a range of disciplines. We will share strategies for drafting, strengthening, and tailoring your own cover letters
  • Outlook 2016: Calendar

    1 pm – 3 pm
    Attendees will become familiar with the Outlook 2016 calendar interface (including the enhanced Ribbon tools). You will also learn how to schedule and edit an appointment; work with calendar labels and tasks displayed on the Calendar. We will schedule meetings with the Scheduling Assistant, practice scheduling a conference room, and discuss scheduling Online Meetings for Lync. We will create additional calendars, work with calendar groups, view multiple calendars in different ways, and learn how to share a calendar with others and discuss Calendar Permissions.
  • Advanced Zotero

    1 pm – 2 pm
    Already a Zotero user? Want to take your skills farther? Advanced Zotero is meant for those who have already attended a Zotero workshop, or who are looking to expand their skills. Learn how to download additional citation styles for certain subjects, customize groups, and more. Have an advanced question? Be sure to register and send us your question before the workshop! http://guides.library.illinois.edu/zotero
  • Engaging Politicians with Science: An Open Discussion

    2 pm
    Panelists:Andrew Margenot. Assistant professor, crop sciencesGeorge Gross, professor, electrical and computer engineeringDonald Wuebbles, Harry E. Preble Endowed Professor, Department of Atmospheric SciencesBetsy Londrigan, candidate for U.S. Representative in the 13th Congressional District
  • AE 590: Dr. Renato Zanetti, University of Texas at Austin, "Orbital Uncertainty Quantification Using Directional Splitting and Gaussian Mixture Models"

    4 pm – 5 pm
    Abstract - Recent efforts in orbital uncertainty quantification have focused on determining the non-Gaussian evolution of the uncertainty in terms of achieving tractable descriptions of the probability density function (pdf) for the uncertainty of the position and velocity of an orbiting object, as opposed to moments (e.g. mean and covariance), of the pdf. A number of reasons exist for developing methods to quantify the complete statistical description via the pdf when considering orbital uncertainty. One reason is that orbital objects are infrequently observed, leading to long periods of time during which the uncertainty evolves; working with a limited set of distributional information leads to a fragile estimator that can easily lose track of the object. Another reason for desiring the total pdf is to support probabilistic analyses, such as the probability of collision between space objects. This talk presents a novel technique to propagate uncertainty through nonlinear orbital dynamics utilizing Gaussian Mixture Models with component refining via splitting in the direction of maximum nonlinearity. Bio - Renato Zanetti received a Laurea degree from Politecnico di Milano and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin (UT). Renato had a ten-year professional career at Draper Laboratory and the NASA Johnson Space Center prior to returning to UT as an assistant professor of Aerospace Engineering. Renato was the principal designer of the Orbital Cygnus relative navigation system and a key member and the implementer of the Orion Exploration Flight Test 1 absolute navigation system. Renato's work is mainly in the areas of nonlinear estimation, which he applies to uncertainty quantification and orbit determination; as well as autonomous navigation of space vehicles. Renato is a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society (AAS), an Associate Fellow of AIAA, and a former Chair of the AAS Space-Flight Mechanics Technical Committee. Host: Zach Putnam

Tue Oct. 23, 2018

  • Outlook 2016: Tips and Tricks

    9 am – 11 am
    Wish you had a smarter, more efficient way to arrange your Outlook 2016 email and more? In this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to use the conversation view; how to insert a screenshot into a message; sorting messages; advanced searching techniques, including filters; working with folders; using flags, color categories, and rules. Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows. A Microsoft Exchange account is required. Course Length: 2 hours
  • Word 2016: Getting Started

    10 am – 12 pm
    In this 2-hour workshop we will explore the Word 2016 interface while we type text on a page, fix spelling errors, change spacing and page margins, and save our work. We will practice navigating the document; select text to make revisions; and move text by cutting and pasting. Formatting tools will be next, where we will learn how to emphasize text with bold, italic, or underline formatting; and create bulleted and numbered lists.
  • Managing Your Citations with Mendeley

    11 am – 12 pm
    Are you looking for a way to organize, tag, annotate and share your PDF's and research papers? Mendeley is an online tool that will allow you to index and create a database that includes citation information for easy retrieval. This beginner's workshop will get you started in using Mendeley right away so that you can worry more about the content of your research and less on the organization of your research. Have a specific question? Be sure to register and send us your question before the workshop! http://guides.library.illinois.edu/mendeley
  • Entrepreneurship/Innovation Seminar

    12 pm

    Check the resource site for more information.

  • Creating Digital Books with PressBooks

    12 pm – 1 pm
    Do you have a monograph or textbook that you want to publish online? Have a blog that you want to turn into a book? Learn how to publish an online book using Pressbooks (http://www.pressbooks.com), a web-based online publishing software tool. Participants will learn how to organize and arrange their book, upload different types of content, and generate different file types. This WordPress-based software is great for people who don't have much experience with digital publishing, but all levels of experience are welcome!
  • Paleogenomics, community engagement and evolutionary histories of Indigenous peoples of North America

    12 pm
    IGB Faculty Spotlight Lecture Ripan Mahli, PhD University of Illinois, Department of Anthropology "Paleogenomics, community engagement and evolutionary histories of Indigenous peoples of North America"
  • PowerPoint 2016: Getting Started

    1 pm – 3 pm
    Have you been asked to put together a PowerPoint presentation, but you're not sure how to start? Take this short course and learn the basics, including how to use the new 2016 interface to create slides and put content on them; format and custom design the slides; and prepare speaker notes and handouts.
  • A "Monologue" on the Mechanics of the Vagina

    3 pm
    "I bet you're worried. I was worried. I was worried about vaginas. I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and even more worried that we don't think about them."Eve Ensler, The Vagina Monologues Abstract Pelvic floor disorders such as urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse represent a major public health concern in the United States affecting one third of adult women. These disorders are determined by structural and mechanical alterations of the pelvic organs, their supporting muscles and connective tissues that occur mainly during pregnancy, vaginal delivery, and aging. In this talk, I will present the research that is currently being conducted in my lab to characterize the highly nonlinear mechanical properties of the vaginal tissue and the supportive structures. Our findings can potentially transform current surgical reconstruction methods and post-operative rehabilitation protocols for pelvic floor disorders. About the Speaker Raffaella De Vita is an associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. She received her laurea in mathematics from University of Naples II, Italy, in 2000 and her M.S. and Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh in 2003 and 2005, respectively. She is the recipient of the American Society of Biomechanics President's award, NSF CAREER award, 2012 PECASE Award, and several awards from Virginia Tech for research, teaching, and outreach excellence. Her research focuses on determining the relationship between the mechanical behavior and the complex structure of biological systems using theoretical, computational, and experimental methods. Host: Professor Amy Johnson-Wagoner * Times, dates, and titles are subject to change. Check mechanical.illinois.edu for updated information. This seminar counts toward the requirements for ME 590 and TAM 500.
  • Neuroscience Program Seminar NEUR520

    4 pm

    Check the resource site for more information.

  • BRL Seminar and Journal Club

    4 pm

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  • HELIX Group Meetings

    6 pm

    Check the resource site for more information.

Wed Oct. 24, 2018

  • Blue Waters Webinar: "Introduction to Performance Tuning with Cray Perftools"

    10 am
    Application optimization is important when running at scale because small increases in performance can add up to more time for your science and more system availability for others on the shared resource. Many teams stop working on their code once they see the correct result, but much more can be done to optimize your throughput. In this webinar we'll cover classic performance profiling for HPC applications using the Cray perftools. In this webinar, we'll look at two components provided by Cray perftools:Perftools-lite, for performing basic initial profiling via time samplingCray Reveal, for adding OpenMP directives to candidate loops based on perftools dataWe will present two case studies and do a demo with each as time permits.
  • Open Textbooks: Rights, Resources, & Reasons

    11 am – 12 pm
    Are you interested in implementing Open Educational Resources (OERs) for your classes, but don't know where to start (or if it's even worth the trouble)? This workshop will introduce you to the importance of OERs, the rights and licenses that you need to know in order to use or create an OER, and how to find one that will suit your needs. It will also confirm that it is indeed worth the effort (and that they really aren't that much trouble).
  • Extracellular matrix viscoelasticity and its impact on cells

    11:30 am – 1 pm
    Abstract: The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a complex assembly of structural proteins that provides physical support and biochemical signaling to cells in tissues. Over the last two decades, studies have revealed the important role that ECM elasticity plays in regulating a variety of biological processes in cells, including stem cell differentiation and cancer progression. However, tissues and ECM are often viscoelastic, displaying stress relaxation over time in response to a deformation, and can exhibit mechanical plasticity. My group has been focused on elucidating the impact of ECM viscoelasticity and plasticity on cells. Our approach involves the use engineered biomaterials for 3D culture, in which the mechanical properties can be independently modulated. In this talk, I will discuss our recent findings on how cells sense ECM viscoelasticity through changes in volume and stretch activated ion channels, how cancer cells generate extracellular force in order to divide in confining ECMs, and on how matrix mechanical plasticity regulates cancer cell migration. Bio: Dr. Ovijit Chaudhuri is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He earned a B.S. in engineering physics with a minor in mathematics at UC Berkeley. Then, he obtained his Ph.D. in bioengineering at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco, studying force generation and mechanics of actin cytoskeletal networks with Prof. Daniel Fletcher. From there, he went on to do a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, studying cell mechanotransduction and developing engineered biomaterials for 3D culture with Prof. David Mooney. He joined Stanford in 2013, and his research interests are in cell biophysics and mechanotransduction. His honors include a DARPA young faculty award, an American Cancer Society research scholar award, and a National Research Service Award. His group's research has been supported by the NIH, the NSF, the American Cancer Society, DARPA, and Stanford's Bio-X Institute. More information about his group's work can be found athttp://chaudhurilab.stanford.edu. Host: Professor Taher Saif
  • Yoga at Beckman

    12 pm

    Check the resource site for more information.

  • Poster Presentation and Design

    1 pm – 2 pm
    Are you presenting at a conference this year? Need to design a poster for your class? This class will give you the basics of designing and presenting posters for academic conferences and professional meetings. http://guides.library.illinois.edu/poster
  • 21st Century Scientists Meeting

    1 pm

    Check the resource site for more information.

  • Access: Relational Database Design Basics Training

    1 pm – 3 pm
    A properly designed database makes it easier to work with up-to-date, accurate information. Investing the time required to learn the principles of good relational database design ensures that you will end up with a database that meets your needs and can easily accommodate change. This new workshop provides guidelines for planning an Access database. You will learn how to decide what information you need, how to divide that information into the appropriate tables and fields, and how to relate tables to each other.Prerequisite: completion of Access Getting Started or equivalent experience. Hours: 2 hours
  • GradMAP: Planning for Success

    3:30 pm – 5 pm
    What do you want to achieve in grad school? In GradMAP, you will create a personalized development plan so you can get the most out of your time in grad school and make use of campus resources. This hands-on program will help you identify goals and create a plan to achieve them. GradMAP is open to graduate students at any level, but it is especially useful for students in the first several years of their programs. See the full listing of Graduate College workshops:go.grad.illinois.edu/workshops
  • DRES Fall Grad Group

    4 pm – 5 pm
    If you are a graduate student with a disability and interested in connecting with other grad students for support, come to the DRES Fall Grad Group on Wednesdays from 4-5. The first group will be on Oct 10 here at DRES.
  • PEEC Seminar - Topic: Evo-Devo/polyphenisms/C.elegans

    4 pm – 5 pm

    Check the resource site for more information.

Thu Oct. 25, 2018

  • Amazon Web Services Lab

    9 am – 11 am

    27 Illini Hall

    The Amazon Web Services team at Illinois will be holding the next AWS Lab Session on Thursday, October 25 from 9 - 11am in 27 Illini Hall. Please register to attend.

    During each lab session, you’ll have your choice of topics:

    • AWS 101: Putting a web server on the internet
    • Relational Database Service: Databases you don’t have to manage
    • Identity and Access Management: Safely managing permissions
    • S3 and CloudFront: Storing and distributing static web content
    • CloudFormation: Automating AWS with infrastructure as code
    • Lamba: Using function-as-a-service to process images
    • Alces Flight: Building your own personal HPC cluster
    • Elastic MapReduce: Getting started with big data in AWS

    You may run through multiple labs if time allows. An Amazon solutions architect will be on-site with our local staff to offer technical assistance and discuss cloud topics.

    Technology Services will grant you access to a shared AWS account for the lab; you don’t need your own. Computers will be available onsite, though you’re welcome to bring your own laptop if you prefer.

  • DRES Career Development Individual Sessions

    9 am – 11 am
    DRES Career Development Individual Sessions Now Available!After reviewing the responses of over 300 participants to our career survey, we have decided to start providing additional career services here at DRES. StartingMonday, September 17, DRES Career Services will be available for individual 30-minute sessionson MondayandThursdaymornings,9:00-11:00 am, to review Resumes/CVs, Cover Letters, Statements of Purpose, LinkedIn Profiles, and more. Students can sign up online to meet with Adrienne Pickett, the Career Graduate Hourly, at the link provided:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054AAFA728AAFD0-dres
  • Molecular & Integrative Physiology Seminar: Christina Gross, Ph.D., Cincinnati Childrens Hospital, "Micro(RNA) managing Epilepsy - Mechanisms and Opportunities"

    11 am
    Christina Gross, Ph.D.; https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/bio/g/christina-gross
  • Finding and Using Census Data

    11 am – 12 pm
    The Census Bureau provides socioeconomic and demographic data for large and small geographic areas in the U.S. Learn how to find everything from median income for your block to commuting time for every county in the U.S., as well as how to download data so that you can analyze it in Excel or statistical software.
  • Managing Your Copyrights: Retain the Rights Important to You

    1 pm – 2 pm
    As scholars and researchers, we all create work in which we hold the copyright. When we publish that work, we often are asked to assign that copyright to the publisher. In some cases, this may mean you may lose the right to reuse your work or to make it available to colleagues or on the web. In this workshop, you will learn what rights you hold, how to read copyright transfer and license agreements, and how to approach retaining the rights most important to you.
  • Skype for Business Basics

    1 pm – 3 pm
    Microsoft's Skype for Business provides a single interface on your computer uniting voice communications, instant messaging, and audio/video conferencing. In this 2-hour hands-on workshop, you will learn how to start and sign on, navigate the interface, learn about availability status, add contacts to a contact list, and find help resources. Hands-on practice is next where you will learn how to use voice and video features, adjust audio settings, make and receive a phone call, a conference call, and a video call. This practice session will also include managing calls (call holds, transfers, forwarding, missed calls and voicemail). You will learn how to use the instant message feature, how to share your desktop or program window and share files using Skype for Business. Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows and the mouse An activated Skype for Business (Lync) account is required (visit http://uc.illinois.edu/myuc to check your account status before attending).
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