Research Commons News: Jan 20 – Feb 2

New! GFIS Virtual Office Hours

Have graduate funding questions? Drop by these special virtual office hours to chat! No appointment or RSVP necessary. Join online on Tuesday, January 26th any time between 12:00-2:00 at http://uofw.adobeconnect.com/gfis

Call for Proposals!

Looking for opportunities to present your research? Need feedback on your presentation style? Submit a proposal for a 5-minute TED-style talk and join us at the 2015-2016 Scholars’ Studio series. Proposals on the winter theme, TRANSGRESS, are due Friday, Feb. 5.
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Get Ready for Midterms!

Do you know you can reserve a space to study two weeks in advance? The Research Commons has six booths, two alcoves, Media:scape and five rooms, perfect for small group studying. Reserve a space now!

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-Toni Morrison

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Research Commons News: Jan 6 – Jan 19

Welcome back!

New Consultation Hours

Graduate Funding Information Service: Mondays & Wednesdays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm or by appointment

Writing Consultations for Graduate Students: Tuesdays, 10:30 am – 12:00

Design Help Desk: Wednesdays, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Citation Management Consultations: By appointment

Upcoming Events

Workshop: Finding Funding for Grad School

Plenty of great funding opportunities have January and early spring deadlines. Set yourself up for success by attending this Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) workshop on Thursday, January 7, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in Research Commons Green A. The session will introduce current UW graduate students (Masters and doctoral) to resources for finding fellowships, scholarships, grants, and employment to help finance graduate education, research, and travel. The workshop provides an overview of databases and search strategies for finding funding, as well as the timeline for applying for fellowships and grants. No RSVP necessary.

Join us for Scholars’ Studio: TRANSGRESS  

Thursday, February 25, 4:00 – 6:00 pm,

Research Commons Presentation Place

Scholars’ Studio is a fun, informal event that features 10 rapid-fire ignite-style presentations (5 minutes each) given by graduate students and postdocs doing research on topics related to an interdisciplinary theme.  Hosted by the UW Libraries Research Commons and The Graduate School Core Programs, Scholars’ Studio gives students the opportunity to share their research across disciplines, make connections and build presentation skills.

Submit your proposal by Friday, February 5 about racial, gender, sexual, class and ability boundaries, phenotypes, crossing borders, disruptions, numbers, social codes, seas and stratas, disobeying laws, environments, toxins, critical pedagogies and practice, difference and otherness and resistance and trespassing.

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-Neil Gaiman

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Research Commons News: Dec. Edition

Extended Hours for Finals

Saturday, Dec. 12 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, Dec. 13 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Madeline Mundt appointed Research Commons Librarian

Madeline Mundt is the new Research Commons Librarian and will join the UW Libraries on January 4, 2016. Madeline obtained her BA in History from Pomona College, The Claremont Colleges, California,  and her MLIS from the UW’s Information School. She served as a reference librarian at the University of Nevada, Reno for three years and as Instructional Services Librarian at Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland for over four years. As the first-ever instructional services librarian at Franklin, Madeline collaborated with students and faculty to develop the Library’s instruction program. She worked with colleagues in campus IT and the Writing and Learning Center to create a Learning Commons space.  Madeline has been an active member of the American International Consortium of Academic Libraries (AMICAL), headquartered in Rome. We look forward to her arrival in the new year!

Autumn/Winter Interim Research Commons hours

Monday – Friday            9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sunday          Closed

Christmas Eve

Thursday, Dec. 24          9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Christmas Day

Friday, Dec. 25               Closed

New Year’s Day

Friday, Jan. 1                   Closed

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-Virginia Woolf

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Research Commons News: Nov 25 – Dec 1

Thanksgiving holiday Research Commons hours

Day before Thanksgiving: Wednesday, November 25 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 26 Closed

Day after Thanksgiving: Friday, November 26 Closed

Wikipedia Lab News: Attend Wikipedia Lab

The Pacific Northwest series continues with “Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Economy of the Pacific Northwest,” on Monday, November 30th, 4:30-6:30pm, in Green A. Help us make Wikipedia better by learning how to add content related to the Pacific Northwest region.

GIS Day and Scholars’ Studio: Recap

Informative and fascinating presentations on GIS Day and Scholar’s Studio – subjects ranged from Patagonia National Parks and geospatial technologies (GIS Day) to how metaphors shape the translation of genome-scale information (Scholars’ Studio). Mark your calendar for the next Scholars’ Studio, TRANSGRESS, Thursday, February 25.

See pictures from TRANSLATE Scholars’ Studio

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“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.”

-John Lubbock

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Research Commons News: Nov 11 – Nov 25

Wikipedia Lab News: Attend Wikipedia Lab

The Pacific Northwest series continues with “The Port of Seattle as a Site of Labor,” featuring UW Labor Archivist Conor Casey, on Monday, November 16th, 4:30-6:30pm, in Green A. Check our calendar for other upcoming Wikipedia Labs, and help us make Wikipedia better by learning how to add content related to the Pacific Northwest region.

GIS Day: Register Now

Want to connect with others working on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), learn about GIS projects happening on campus, and discover GIS-related resources available to the UW community?

Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 5th annual UW Geographic Information Systems Day on Wednesday, November 18th, 10:00am-3:30pm in the Research Commons.

Workshop: Finding Funding for Grad School

Wednesday, November 18th at 1:30pm, Allen Auditorium. Don’t let winter funding application deadlines pass you by! This Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) workshop will introduce current UW graduate students (Masters and PhD) to resources for finding fellowships, scholarships, grants, and employment to help finance graduate education, research, and travel. The workshop provides an overview of databases and search strategies for finding funding, as well as the timeline for applying for fellowships and grants. It is suggested (but not required) that students bring a laptop or tablet to navigate along during the presentation.

Join us for Scholars’ Studio: Translate

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​Join us on on Thursday, November 19, 4:00pm – 6:00pm, in the Research Commons Presentation Place for Scholars’ Studio featuring eight rapid-fire ignite-style presentations given by graduate students and postdocs doing research related to the theme, “Translate.” Presenters will share their research across disciplines, make connections and build presentation skills.

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Research Commons News: October 28 – November 10

Proposals due Friday for Scholars’ Studio: Translate

Submit a proposal BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30th for the next Scholars’ Studio: TRANSLATE, Thursday, November 19th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Presentation Place in the Research Commons. Submitting a proposal is easy, and Scholars’ Studio is a great way to gain valuable presentation skills and connect with researchers across disciplines. Submit a proposal today!

 

GIS Day: Register Now

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The Research Commons is hosting the 5th annual UW Geographic Information Systems Day on Wednesday, November 18th, 10 am-3:30pm. GIS Day highlights and celebrates the transformational role of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing Technologies. Connect with others working on GIS research, hear about GIS projects going on around campus, and learn about GIS-related resources available to the UW community.

 

Wikipedia Lab News: Attend Wikipedia Lab

This Monday concluded the Women in the Sciences series with “Women in Technology.”

The Pacific Northwest series begins in November with “Hawks & Huskies: Northwest Sports.”

Monday, November 2nd, 4:30-6:30pm, Green A. Check our calendar for exciting upcoming Wikipedia Labs, and help us make Wikipedia better by learning how to add content related to the Pacific Northwest region.

 

Missed GFIS office hours?

View a recording via Adobe Connect or check out the GFIS blog.

Drop-in hours for Graduate Funding Information Services, Graduate Writing Help, Design Help or Citation Management Help listed on our calendar.

 

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“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”

-Albert Einstein

 

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Research Commons News: Oct 14- October 27

 

Scholars’ Studio: Call for Proposals

Are you a graduate student or postdoc candidate looking for opportunities to present your research? Do you need feedback on your presentation style? Submit a proposal BY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30th for the next Scholars’ Studio, Thursday, November 19th, 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Presentation Place in the Research Commons.

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Scholar’s Studio is a fun, informal way to share research. Thursday, November 19th our theme will be TRANSLATE. Think language, accessibility, community-building, mediation, conversion, gene transcription, computer programming, interpretation, public scholarship, mechanical movement, communication, accuracy, slippage, technologies and outcomes, and MORE. Submit your proposal and join the conversation.

 

Services Update

Can’t decide on a citation tool, like Zotero, EndNote, RefWorks, or Mendeley? Have a tool that you love but need help getting started, getting organized, or troubleshooting? Citation Management Consultations are now available by appointment request.

Don’t forget, the Research Commons is available to help with graduate funding, graduate writing, and design. Check our calendar for drop-in hours for these services.

Can’t wait to hear more about funding opportunities?

The UW Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) manger presented a fantastic webinar yesterday on Finding Funding for Grad School.  The recording is available now, via Adobe Connect.

What’s Brewing in the Wikipedia Lab?

The Wikipedia Lab pilot got off to a great start earlier this month. Each week, librarians and wikipedians gather in Room Green A to help new editors get started and contribute content to important subject areas. Join us to learn about adding to and editing Wikipedia:

Monday, October 19th, 4:30-6:30 pm, Green A. Women in the Sciences: Women in the Health Sciences

Monday, October 26th, 4:30-6:30 pm, Green A. Women in the Sciences: Women in Technology

“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.”

-Sidney Sheldon

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