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We’re inspired by BAMPFA’s current film exhibition, James Baldwin, Reflection and Resistance: James Baldwin and Cinema! Brush up on your Baldwin with his works available at the UC Berkeley Libraries.
The recent 2016 film I Am Not Your Negro based on James Baldwin’s incomplete manuscript, Remember This House, has made quite the critical splash, and yet this award-winning film is far from the first Baldwin piece to make it to the silver screen. In related programming, Thursday, November 9th at BAMPFA features a showing of documentary The Nine Muses by John Akomfrah, with an introduction from UC Berkeley’s own Stephen Best, and Tongues Untied, introduced by Damon Young, on Thursday, November 16th. Can’t make it? You can find both films at the Moffitt Library Media Resources Center here and here.
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A representative from Qiagen will offer a hands-on training workshop on using IPA to interpret expression data (including RNA-seq).
You are invited to participate in this free training, and are encouraged to bring your own laptop or use the computer workstations in our training room.
Please register if you are interested in attending.
The workshop will cover how to:
- Format, upload your data, and launch an analysis
- Identify likely pathways that are expressed
- Find causal regulators and their directional effect on gene functions and diseases
- Build pathways, make connections between entities, and overlay multiple datasets on a pathway or network
- Understand the affected biological processes
- Perform a comparison analysis: utilize a heat map to easily visualize trends across multiple time points or samples
Questions? Please contact Elliott Smith (email@example.com)
Faculty, Graduate Students, and Researchers!
Looking for ideas on how to refresh your teaching or improve your research? Wondering what campus resources are available and how to connect to them? Come to the first-ever AIS-palooza to find inspiration, learn new things, and get your questions answered.
- Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117, D Level)
This drop-in event will feature demonstrations and mini-sessions on a wide variety of topics, led by resource providers from all over campus, including librarians who will address:
- Help your students improve their research skills
- How to make your course materials affordable
- How to promote your own research
- Wikipedia as an educational tool
Other topics include:
- Assessment in bCourses
- Making Course Content Accessible for Students with Disabilities
- Securing Your Research Data
- Data Science Pedagogy
- Resources for Creating a Website
- Videoconferencing Tools: Options and Possibilities
And much more!
Come to a few sessions or stay for the whole event. Refreshments and finger foods will be provided.
The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography and the Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Present:
Cartographic Materialities: Mapping the Pre-Modern World (A Symposium)
THURSDAY, MARCH 2
3:30-5:00 – Cartographic Objects Workshop at the Bancroft Library (David Faulds)
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY, MARCH 3
1:15-2:45 – Graduate Student Panel, 308A Doe Library
Keith Budner (Comparative Literature) – “From Geography to Chorography: Representing Pomponius Mela, Ptolemy and Strabo in Two Spanish Renaissance Maps”
Jason Rozumalski (History) – “Kaleidoscopes of Time and Place: Images of places as events in sixteenth-century England”
Grace Harpster (Art History) – “Pastoral Maps: Devotional and Administrative Itineraries in Rural Sixteenth-Century Milan”
Moderator: Diego Pirillo (Italian)
3:00-5:00 – Plenary Panel, 308A Doe Library
Tom Conley (Romance Languages, Harvard) – “Baroque Hydrographies”
Ricardo Padrón (Spanish, UVA) – “The Indies and the Printed Page: Inventing America on the Ramusio Map of 1534”
Valerie Kivelson (History, Michigan) – “An Early Modern Great Game: Maps of Siberia and their Circulation in the 17th and 18th century”
Moderator: Timothy Hampton (French and Comparative Literature)
As an instructor, are you concerned that your students have a ‘dismaying’ inability to tell fake news from real? If so, you are invited to join a UC Berkeley faculty conversation on March 1st about how to help students navigate the rapidly changing online information landscape, and the proliferation of fake news and “alternative facts.” Faculty from Media Studies, College Writing, Integrative Biology, Political Economy and Journalism will lead this conversation on media literacy and the evaluation of sources for the classroom.
- March 1, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the Academic Innovation Studio (117 Dwinelle)
- Panel: Beverly Crawford (Political Science/Economy), Leslea Hlusko (Integrative Biology), Mike Larkin (College Writing), Jean Retzinger (Media Studies), and Edward Wasserman (Journalism). Moderated by Cody Hennesy (Doe Library).
You may also be interested in sharing the new library guide to Fake News, which can help students understand and detect fake news. Subject librarians are also available to help design research assignments, to visit the classroom and discuss the evaluation of resources, and you can always request a library workshop for your class.
Want to learn more about the aging LGBTQ population? Interested in improving cultural competency for this vulnerable population? Then you might want to attend this free webinar by HRSA, to be held on Tuesday, December 13th from 10am-12pm PST.
This webinar will discuss the health and social care needs of older adults in the LGBTQ community. It will highlight the special obstacles faced by this population, opportunities to improve cultural competency and best practices to integrate LGBTQ-friendly care into your organization.
The webinar should be of interest to HRSA grantees, healthcare providers, public health officials, community-based organizations and advocates wanting to improve competency in serving the needs of aging LGBTQ patients in their practices.
Please be sure to register in advance as space is limited.
Many of the Cal libraries will close early on Wednesday, November 23.
All will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25.
All except the Law Library will be closed on Saturday, and some will also be closed on Sunday.
For details, see Library Hours.
Want a better way to tackle your long writing project? Scrivener can help! Scrivener is a software program that breaks down your writing into manageable “chunks” and keeps all of your research, brainstorming, and writing in a single conceptual workspace. Use Scrivener for your thesis, dissertation, book project, novel, or any longer writing project.
- Scrivener: Software for Writers Workshop
- Thursday, Nov. 10, 11am-12noon, Doe Library 303
- Register: https://goo.gl/forms/8yCsfvMtsuy5SyUm1
Read more about Scrivener at the Chronicle of Higher Education.