May 20th, 2013 — Events Tagged PubCon
UPDATE: Registration for PubCon is now FULL. To get on the wait list for this event, please email Jill Wilson. The wait list will be first come, first served. Thank you!
Attention Grad students!
Would you like to feel more confident when presenting your research in front of people?
Are you unsure how to network and communicate with your professional peers in social settings?
Do you feel confused about details regarding what to wear at a conference or interview?
Do you really know the difference between a salad and dessert fork – or why it even matters?!
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then consider attending
PubCon: A Public Speaking Development Conference for Graduate Students at Cornell
Friday, June 28th, 2013
9am-3:30pm PSB 401
Registration limited to 56 people and required. There will be a waiting list available in the event of participant cancellations.
This conference day will feature presentations from experts (professors, librarians and graduate students) from Cornell on topics in and around public speaking, such as:
- Using simple yoga techniques to calm yourself before speaking to audiences of all sizes
- How improvisation and humor can keep you on your feet
- Explaining to others what it is you do as a grad student and researcher –in 90 seconds or less
- Creating visually stimulating and interesting power point presentations
- Dressing for success and presenting your most polished self
An etiquette luncheon will be provided to teach you the ins and outs of networking while dining in professional settings and offers an optional wine tasting!
In the spirit of a professional conference, please note the dress code for this event will be business casual. (No jeans or t-shirts please.)
Interested? Please register by NOON on Friday June 14th. Sign up today – registration is limited and required.
Brought to you by the Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences Libraries in conjunction with other Cornell unit libraries.
May 8th, 2013 — Chemistry, Events, Physical Sciences Library
UPDATE: Dr. Williams has made slides to both talks he gave at Cornell on May 14th:
The Physical Sciences Library invites to a talk by Antony Williams, Vice President of Strategic Development and Head of Cheminformatics, RSC
Online Social Networking for the Chemical Sciences
Tuesday, May 14th, 3pm (Bagel Minute sponsored by GPSAFC beforehand)
Social hour to follow (details TBA)
The internet has revolutionized the manner by which we can represent ourselves online by providing us the ability to expose our data, experiences and skills online via blogs, wikis and other crowd-sourcing venues. As a result it is possible to contribute to the community while developing a social profile as a scientist. While research scientists are primarily still measured by their contributions to science using the classical method of citation statistics, a number of freely available online tools are now available for scientists to develop their online profile. This is particularly important at a time when alternative measures of contributions to science are being developed – the so-called world of Alternative Metrics. The concept of “rewards and recognition” for participation will be discussed in terms of how the Royal Society of Chemistry intends to add to the alternative metrics data flow to acknowledge scientists for their contributions.
This presentation will provide an overview of the myriad of tools available to you at any stage of your career and will hopefully encourage you to actively manage your profile as a scientist as the resume of the future will likely be summarized by your activities and profiles online. Dr. Williams will highlight how to ensure that your personal social media profiles can be made engaging to potential collaborators and employers, how social media can be utilized to engage people into events and how to drive traffic to your own sites should you choose to set them up. He will review how his own profiles cover his diverse career in chemistry from “lab-rat” to software product manager, to entrepreneur and into the publishing world and my personal efforts to try and popularize science using some of the social media tools.
Dr. Williams’ personal biographical statement.
Co-sponsored by the Physical Sciences Library and the GPSAFC
Open to Cornell Community
May 2nd, 2013 — Chemistry, Engineering
The Engineering Library is pleased to obtain access through Wiley to the
Ullmann’s Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
Full text link
Once connected, click on “Search in this book” on the ride side (otherwise you wind up searching all of Wiley publications).
This online encyclopedia includes over 1,000 articles detailing the science and technology in all areas of industrial chemistry.
Subject areas include:
- inorganic and organic chemicals
- biotechnology and biotechnological products
- process engineering and unit operations
International in scope and coverage and written by some 3,000 authors who are affiliated with leading chemical companies or research institutes.
Passkey works great if you experience any trouble accessing the encyclopedia from off-campus so make sure you install this quick and easy bookmarklet!
April 30th, 2013 — Libraries, Physical Sciences Library
CLARK HALL STUDY SPACE CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS
May we suggest other quiet study spaces:
Math Library (Malott Hall, 4th floor)
Carpenter Hall study space
Librarians can be found in offices 275/277 and 284. Questions or concerns can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your understanding:
April 25th, 2013 — Engineering Library
The College of Electrical and Computer Engineering is slated to hold it’s annual ECE Day on Wednesday, May 8th in Duffield Hall. Stop by to meet your Engineering Librarians at their table! Learn more about new online resources, research services and our study space.
More about ECE day can be found on the ECE facebook page, which recently announced: “ECE Day is coming so mark your calendars! Wednesday May 8, 2013 in the Duffield Atrium and Courtyard. Come for food, the dunk tank and the annual Poster Session. Don’t miss it!”
April 22nd, 2013 — Events, Mathematics Library Tagged book talk, coffee hour
The Math Library is hosting another Coffee Hour Book Talk featuring Daina Taimina! Come take a study period break with us.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
4pm Malott 5th floor lounge
Math lovers and otherwise welcome to attend and learn about math and crocheting!
Light refreshments will be served.
April 17th, 2013 — Data Management Tagged Data Management, RDMSG
As the semester winds down, your data may be taking on a life of it’s own. Need some help? The Research Data Management Services Group can help you.
They have set up office hours at various locations around campus. Drop by with any and all data needs, questions, or just to say hi!
Click on the calendar to view the office hours
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March 28th, 2013 — General News, Libraries
WANTED: STUDENTS WITH OPINIONS
(ABOUT YOUR LIBRARY)
Share your likes and dislikes about the Cornell Library & receive a $10 Manndible gift card as a thank you!
How? Sign up to be on a Cornell Library-sponsored panel on April 16 from 1-3 pm. No preparation necessary—just come and tell us what you think.
If you’re interested and available, email Sally Lockwood at SJL8@cornell.edu or Jim Morris-Knower at JPK15@cornell.edu.
March 26th, 2013 — webinar Tagged acs, ACS webinar
The American Chemical Society is fast approaching. Can’t make it? Connect with some of the interesting webinars they have planned for that week.
Event Schedule (cross posted from http://acswebinars.org/new-orleans-live)
Monday, April 8, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm ET
LIVE Cooking Demo: Egg Science Deconstructed
Dr. Cesar Vega and Ms. Shirley Corriher
3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
Mediterranean Diet: It’s Not Just for the Mediterranean
Dr. Timothy Harlan
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
11:00am – 12:00pm ET
Future of Lipid Self-Assembly: From Drug Delivery to Dispersants for Oil Spills
Dr. Vijay John
3:00 – 4:00 pm ET
Converting Waste into Products – Opportunity for $35 Million Global Grand Challenge
Dr. Eloise Young and Mr. Kirk Andrews
Join virtually at the resitration site.
March 22nd, 2013 — Physical Sciences Library
Save the Date for May 14th!
The Physical Sciences Library is sponsoring a presentation on ChemSpider.
Come out to learn about the tool from a ChemSpider representative – also how to make your online profiles appear professional. Social Hour to follow. More details TBA!