NMC Open House!! Friday, 9/26, 12pm – 4pm

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Event: NMC (New Media Center) Open House

Location: NMC (New Media Center), 130 Lewis Library, First Floor

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Free food, swag, demos, new Mac Pros, Adobe CS6, ProTools, video and audio. Come by, eat, get free stuff & a tour of our hardware and software!!

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Statistical Programming with R Workshop Series (Two Sessions!)

R is the de facto standard for statistical analysis in a wide range of disciplines such as 450985571v3computational biology, finance, sociology, political science and digital humanities. This two-part workshop will help participants to get started with R’s abilities, ranging from data structure to visualization. Designed for students without any programming experience, this course will better prepare you for introductory statistics courses and quantitative research at Princeton.

Part 1: Introductory Workshop in Statistical Computing with R
In the first session, you will become familiar with the R programming environment and learn how to work with variables, vectors and data frames. You’ll learn how to import data from a file, to filter it, and to extract summary statistics. You’ll then learn how to use the powerful ggplot2 package to visualize your data, including scatter plots, histograms and boxplots.

Part 2: Intermediate Workshop in Statistical Computing with R
In the second session, you’ll be introduced to R’s tools for statistics and exploratory data analysis. You’ll learn to use R’s built-in statistical functions to test hypotheses about your data, including computing correlations, comparing two samples, and performing linear regressions. You’ll then learn further methods of manipulating and summarizing data using the dplyr package, and learn the basics of exploratory data analyses.

PLEASE NOTE: The best way to learn R is to attend both sessions. The second session will assume students are familiar with both R data structures and the ggplot2 package. To meet the goals of each session, and out of respect for those who enrolled in both, the Instructor will not be able to review material for students not present for Part 1. If you absolutely must miss the first session, reviewing the material in Lessons 1 and 2 of the online course, and passing the corresponding interactive quizzes, would help acquire the necessary basis for Part 2.

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The Productive Scholar: Pivot: Collaboration and Funding Connected

Topic: Pivot: Collaboration and Funding ConnectedPivot-Logo1
Speaker: Kyle Burkhardt, ERA Manager (ORPA, Office of the Dean of Research)

Time: Thursday, October 2, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center, 130 Lewis Library, First Floor

To learn more about Pivot, check out the Pivot at a Glance Guide and the Finding Funding section of the ORPA (Office of Research and Project Administration). Additionally, members of the Princeton University community can contact Kyle Burkhardt directly with their questions.

Are you a Princeton student, faculty member or researcher looking for funding or collaboration opportunities?  Are you a staff member who helps others look for funding?   Do you want weekly email alerts of new opportunities matching your research interests?   Then come to the Pivot demo!  Learn how to sign up for a Pivot account, how to search and track opps, how to refine and save searches, and how to get opps in your inbox.

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Kyle Burkhardt is the ERA Manager in the Office of Research and Project Administration (ORPA) at Princeton University. She is a software tester, documentation writer, and trainer for two software applications used by the University for Sponsored Research:  Coeus for proposal tracking and PS Grants for award/subaward tracking. Kyle also gives demos on how to use Pivot to find funding opportunities, and manages the University Research Board (URB) proposal reader process.

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The Productive Scholar: OpenAccess 101: What Every Faculty, Researcher, and Student Should Know

Topic: Open Access 101: What Every Faculty, Researcher, and Student Should Knowopen-access-may-college_0-300x1991
Speaker:
Yuan Li, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Time: Thursday, September 25, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library, First Floor

Slides from this presentation:
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Video (full): How Open Access Empowered A Sixteen Year Old to Make Cancer Breakthrough

Lunch will be provided. To register for this session:
http://bit.ly/PSOpenAccess
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited)

The open access movement began in the 1990s and has since been adopted by an increasing number of funding agencies, academic institutions, publishers, and individual researchers. If you haven’t encountered open access yet, you probably will at some point in your career. This presentation will provide an overview of the main ideas behind open access, give a brief history, look at the recent OA policy development, and help you understand your role and responsibility in the changing landscape of Scholarly Communication. Most importantly, the new services of the Library’s Scholarly Communications Office will be introduced to help faculty members comply with funding agency requirements and Princeton University’s Open Access policy.
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The Productive Scholar: Fall 2014 Schedule

Technology Tools for Teaching & Research

THURSDAYS, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
NEW MEDIA CENTER (NMC), 130 Lewis Library, First Floor
Lunch provided, please RSVP using session link
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Detailed descriptions will be available the week before the session)


September 25
: Open Access 101: What Every Faculty, Researcher, and Student Should Know
Yuan Li, Scholarly Communications Librarian (University Library)

October 2: Pivot: Collaboration and Funding Connected
Kyle Burkhardt, ERA Manager (ORPA, Office of the Dean for Research)

October 9: OpenScholar: Personal Websites for Scholars (in partnership with CDH*)
Ben Johnston, Humanities Computing Specialist (Digital Humanities Center)
Angel Brady, Academic Systems Training & Support Specialist (Office of Information Technology)

October 16Best Practices for Data Management
Willow Dressel, Plasma Physics/E-Science Librarian (University Library)

October 23: Exploring Archival Collections through Forensically Packaged Disk Images (in partnership with CDH*)
Jarrett Drake, Digital Archivist (MUDD Manuscript Library)

November 6: Trust & Identity Practices in Illicit Deep Web Transactions (in partnership with CDH*)
Rachael Ferguson (Department of Sociology)

November 13: Effective Tools to Navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process
Andrea Ferguson-Dadas, Assistant Director (Research Integrity Assurance)

November 20: The Digital Humanities Center at Princeton (in partnership with CDH*)
Jean Bauer, Associate Director (Center for Digital Humanities)
Ben Johnston, Humanities Computing Specialist (Center for Digital Humanities)

*Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton, Green Hall, Princeton University

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