Research Commons News: July Edition

Take Advantage of Consultation Services in the Commons this Summer

The Research Commons is open for Summer Quarter. Please note our summer hours carefully, as they differ from our hours during the academic year.

 

OWRC Graduate Writing Consultations for Graduate Students will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1:30 p.m. The Design Help Desk will run on Wednesdays in Summer Quarter from 5:30-7 p.m.

 

Citation Management Help is available by appointment through Summer A-Term. The service will be unavailable from July 23 though the start of Fall quarter.

 

Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) drop-in hours for Summer quarter are Monday and Wednesday 1:30- 2:30 p.m. through Wednesday August 5. The service will be unavailable from August 5 through the start of Fall quarter, so don’t delay! Visit GFIS now.

 

Visit our website for more information about consultation hours and dates.

 

Can’t Visit GFIS in Person? Drop in to Virtual Office Hours!

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The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) will hold online office hours on Thursday, July 30, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. GFIS helps current and admitted UW graduate students identify and use different resources to locate funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses including tuition, research, and conference and research travel.

 

Great Library Exhibits, Right Next Door!

Next time you’re busy with your summer work here in the Research Commons, take a study break and check out two fun and awesome library exhibits. The “More Feast than Famine: Potatoes in Print” exhibit runs through Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 in Allen Library Basement, Special Collections. The “Muggles & Magic: Harry Potter at the Libraries” exhibit runs through Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 in Allen North Lobby and Suzzallo 3rd Floor.

Research Commons News: June 24- July 7

Reduced Hours for Independence Day: July 3 and 4, 2015

The Research Commons, along with Suzzallo and Allen Libraries, will observe reduced hours on Friday July 3 and will be closed on Saturday July 4, in observance of Independence Day.  Happy 4th!

Take Advantage of Consultation Services in the Commons this Summer

As of June 22, the Research Commons is open for Summer Quarter. Please note our summer hours carefully, as they differ from our hours during the academic year.

Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) drop-in hours for Summer quarter are Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30- 2:30 p.m. OWRC Graduate Writing Consultations for Graduate Students will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-1:30 p.m. The Design Help Desk will return on Wednesday July 1, and will run on Wednesdays in Summer Quarter from 5:30-7 p.m.

Citation Management Help is available by appointment through Summer A-Term.

Visit our website for more information about consultation hours and dates.

 

Can’t Visit GFIS in Person? Drop in to Virtual Office Hours!

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The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) will hold online office hours on Tuesday June 30, 3-4 p.m. GFIS helps current and admitted UW graduate students identify and use different resources to locate funding opportunities for graduate school-related expenses including tuition, research, and conference and research travel.

 

The Research Commons is Hiring

UW Graduate Students: Are you interested in working in the dynamic, collaborative environment of the Research Commons?  Apply to join our team! We are seeking a graduate student to be our “Citation Specialist,” helping your peers to organize and manage their research citations through one-on-one consultations, classroom instruction and workshops.  The application deadline is July 5, so don’t delay!

Research Commons News: June 10- June 23

Special Hours for Commencement Day: June 13, 2015

Nearly 5,000 graduates took the field to the cheers and applause of 40,000 family members and friends on Saturday at the University of Washington’s 138th Commencement Exercises at CenturyLink Field on Satruday, June 15th 2013.

On Saturday June 13, 2015 the Research Commons, along with Suzzallo and Allen Libraries will be open 7:30 am- 1:00 pm in support of students, their families and guests who will be attending the many departmental ceremonies and celebrations happening on central campus. Stop by the Research Commons on Saturday morning to show your commencement guests where you have been studying all year long!

Research Commons Interim and Summer Hours

During Spring/Summer Interim (June 13-21), the Research Commons will be open 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday. On Saturday and Sunday (with the exception of Commencement day) we will be closed. Drop-in services are not available during interim.

On June 22, we reopen for Summer Quarter at 8:00 am. Please note our summer hours carefully, as they differ from our hours during the academic year.

Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) drop-in hours will resume on Monday June 22. Citation Management Help is available by appointment through Summer A-Term.

We are also pleased to announce that the Design Help Desk and OWRC Graduate Writing Consultation services have been extended through summer, due to popular demand! Stay tuned to our website for more information about hours and dates.

The Research Commons is Hiring!

UW Graduate Students: Are you interested in working in the dynamic, collaborative environment of the Research Commons?  Apply to join our team! We are seeking a graduate student to be our “Citation Specialist,” helping your peers to organize and manage their research citations through one-on-one consultations, classroom instruction and workshops.  Apply by July 5 for consideration.

 

Research Commons News: May 13- May 26

Get a Jump on Graduate Funding TOMORROW! GFIS Webinar on ‘Summer Strategies’

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Tomorrow, GFIS Manager Rachel Wishkoski will host an online webinar: “Summer Strategies: Organizing Your Funding Search Before Application Deadlines.” In this webinar, you will learn tips and tricks for strategizing your funding search to make the fall application process more manageable. No RSVP necessary. Join online on Thursday, May 14th, 4:005:00 p.m: http://commons.lib.washington.edu/news-events/webinars

 

‘Scholars’ Studio: Community’ Lineup Announcement

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Join us on May 21st at 4 p.m. for “Scholars’ Studio: Community Research@the Commons”. 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. This quarter, a fantastic roster of students will present their impressive research on ‘Community’! Hosted by the UW Libraries Research Commons and The Graduate School Core Programs, Scholars’ Studio is always a lively and thought-provoking event.

Featured Presenters:

  • Forming Community: the Pacific Northwest Collection, Anne Jenner, Pacific Northwest Curator, Special Collections, UW Libraries

  • The Experience of Gender & Sexuality; Exhibition Methods of Storytelling Identity Narratives in Museums, Sarah Olivo, Museology

  • Seattle’s Ladino speakers: A speech community? Molly FitzMorris, Linguistics

  • Community as Resistance, Amy Piedalue, Geography

  • Ethical Challenges of Conducting Research on Community Health Worker Programs, Tiffany Woelfel, School of Social Work and School of Public Health

  • Cross-Class Communities and Collective Giving: Reflections on Social Justice Philanthropy, Elyse Gordon, Geography

  • Spatialization of the ‘Infected’ Jewish Body in the Time of Cholera, Canan Bolel, Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • People, fish, and climate change: An evolving way of life in the floating villages of Cambodia, Thomas Pool, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

  • Brain Bounce: Defining and Designing Online Community for Kids, Cathy Kim, College of Education

  • Museums Connect: The Next Chapter of International Collaboration, Jana Greenslit, Museology

  • Waiting with baited breath: how do we reduce air pollution exposure in our communities? Mark Hensley, Epidemiology

Special Note: Farewell and Thank You to Lauren Ray!

Later this month, Research Commons Librarian, Lauren Ray, will be leaving Seattle for an opportunity to live abroad in the wonderful city of Berlin, where she’ll continue in a new role for online user services for the Libraries. Lauren was the inaugural Research Commons librarian at UW, and has been in that role since the creation of the Research Commons in 2010. She has been essential to the success of the Research Commons, leading the development of our space, programs, and services. Thank you, Lauren, and best wishes!

Research Commons News: April 29- May 12

International Graduate Students: Find Funding for Your Research Tomorrow! 

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On Thursday, Apr. 30, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) will hold a workshop on “Graduate Funding for International Students,” which will cover funding resources like fellowships, scholarships, grants, and student employment opportunities.

Regular GFIS office hours are held Mondays and Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. or by appointment in the Research Commons consultation studio. Please note a change in drop in-hours for Monday, May 4th: Hours will be 1PM-2PM that day.  GFIS is available to help admitted and enrolled UW graduate students learn to use funding databases and other resources to help pay for their research and scholarship.

 

Can’t Come to Campus for Citation Management Help? Visit us Online!

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On Tuesday May 12, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Research Commons graduate students will hold virtual office hours for citation management support. Drop in, and bring your questions about citation management tools like Zotero, RefWorks, and more. As always, individual appointments are available for those who would like more personalized help. Make an appointment on our website.

Save the Date: Join us May 21st at 4 p.m. for Scholars’ Studio: Community

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.  Our theme this quarter is “Community” and we have selected a fantastic roster of students to present their impressive research! Hosted by the UW Libraries Research Commons and The Graduate School Core Programs, Scholars’ Studio is always a lively and thought-provoking event.

Research Commons News: April 15- April 28

There’s Still Time! Submit a Proposal for Scholars’ Studio: Community

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Graduate students and postdocs: does your work relate to the theme of “Community”? Think: Urban design and planning, civic engagement, ecosystems, group dynamics, and more! Scholars’ Studio is a fun and fast paced event at which students gain presentation skills and make interdisciplinary connections by presenting their research in a 5-minute lightning talk format. Proposals for Scholars’ Studio: Community Research are due by April 24th. Submit a proposal now to be considered for the event on May 21.

 

Learn to Edit Wikipedia @ WikiWork! A collaborative Wikipedia Edit-a-thon featuring the Labor Archives of Washington on Saturday April 25 from 10:30AM-4PM

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Whether you are currently involved with labor studies research, or just would like to learn to edit Wikipedia using a real-world project, this event promises to be empowering and educational.

The WikiWork! Collaborative Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon will introduce hands-on Wikipedia editing standards and techniques, while bringing conversations about local, working class history and other issues to the world’s largest encyclopedia.

Space is limited. Registration is suggested but not required. RSVP today!

 

Research Commons Graduate Students are Here to Help You!

On April 23rd, Research Commons graduate students will hold virtual office hours for citation management support from 2-3PM. Drop in, and bring your questions about citation management tools like Zotero, RefWorks and more. As always, individual appointments are available for those who would like more personalized help. Make an appointment on our website.

On Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. The Graduate Funding Information Service (GFIS) will hold a workshop on “Graduate Funding for International Students,” which will cover funding resources like fellowships, scholarships, grants, and student employment opportunities.  

Research Commons News: April 1- April 14

Happy April Fool’s Day! Here in the Research Commons, we’ve been amusing ourselves thinking of the pranks that we might play on our newsletter readers. Librarians replaced by robots? A strictly enforced “no talking” policy? How about a pizza restaurant in Green A? In the end, we decided that there was too much good REAL news to share. So, without further ado, here is your (100% true!) Research Commons News:

Submit a Proposal for Scholars’ Studio: Community Research @the Commons

Graduate students and postdocs: does your work relate to the theme of “Community”? Think: Urban design and planning, civic engagement, ecosystems, group dynamics, and more! Scholars’ Studio is a fun and fast paced event at which students gain presentation skills and make interdisciplinary connections by presenting their research in a 5-minute lightning talk format. Proposals for Scholars’ Studio: Community Research are due by April 24th. Submit a proposal now to be considered for the event on May 21.

Need to Organize Your Sources? Get Help from a Citation Management Expert!

The Research Commons has several upcoming events related to citation management support for UW graduate students. On Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015, 4 – 5 p.m., Research Commons graduate student specialists will hold a webinar; “Choosing a Citation Management Tool that Works for You,” to familiarize users with Zotero, EndNote Web, RefWorks, and Mendeley. On April 23rd, they will hold virtual office hours from 2-3PM. As always, individual appointments are available for those who would like more personalized help. Make an appointment on our website.

RSVP Now for WikiWork! A collaborative Wikipedia Edit-a-thon featuring the Labor Archives of Washington on Saturday April 25 from 10:30 AM-4PM

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 Whether you are currently involved with labor studies research, or just would like to learn to edit Wikipedia using a real-world project, this event promises to be empowering and educational.

The WikiWork! Collaborative Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will introduce hands-on Wikipedia editing standards and techniques, while bringing conversations about local, working class history and other issues to the world’s largest encyclopedia.

Space is limited. Registration is suggested but not required. RSVP today!

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