Monday, March 19, 2018

An Evening of Chamber Music with Lynn Harrell

If you're in Greensboro, come to the music building this evening to hear a free classical music performance in the music building recital hall.

With Lynn Harrell!


Free workshop in Michigan - Secondary Data Analysis and the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP)

The ICPSR Summer Program would like to announce the following workshop, sponsored by the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program:

Secondary Data Analysis and the National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program (NAHDAP)

Dates and Location: June 4-6, 2018 in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Instructor: Lisa Dierker, Wesleyan University

This workshop will support participants in planning and conducting secondary data analysis using existing datasets, especially those available from NAHDAP. Each participant’s experience in the workshop will be individualized to her/his own interests, background, and needs. Workshop sessions will include presentations focused on the nuts and bolts of secondary data analysis followed by hands-on time in the computer lab to work on your project. Participants need to come prepared to dive into their analyses and write papers during the course. Early career participants are especially encouraged to apply. People who attended before are welcome to apply to attend again.

Prerequisites: Substantive interest in addiction and/or HIV. Applicants must select a dataset they will work with during the workshop, develop a research question, and use the dataset's codebook to identify variables they will be using to answer the research question. This information should be included in the cover letter.

Application: Enrollment is limited to 25 participants. Apply using the Summer Program portal at to provide your information, select the course, and complete the section on your quantitative/analytic goals. Also, upload the following documents via the portal:
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Cover letter summarizing research interest in this course and related research experiences
    • Include the name of the dataset, your research question, and a brief description of the variables that you will use
    • Identify which statistical package(s) you plan to use for the course
Time: Registration is at 8:30 am on Monday, June 4. Plans are for the course to end around 3 pm on Wednesday, June 6.

Application Deadline: April 16, 2018

For more information, contact or (734) 763-7400.

UNCG Employees - April 13 is field day!

Many thanks to HealthyUNCG for more employee wellness programming.

Registration and details here -

NIH Seeks Input for Draft Strategic Plan for Data Science

In order to capitalize on the opportunities presented by advances in data science, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing a Strategic Plan for Data Science.  This plan describes NIH’s overarching goals, strategic objectives, and implementation tactics for promoting the modernization of the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem.  Today, NIH published a Request for Information that seeks input from stakeholders, including members of the scientific community, academic institutions, the private sector, health professionals, professional societies, advocacy groups, patient communities, as well as other interested members of the public.
Comments can be made electronically by visiting:  To ensure consideration, comments must be submitted by April 2, 2018.
If you have any questions, please contact

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Digital Media Commons webinar rescheduled to Monday March 19

This webinar has been rescheduled to Monday March 19: "Digital Media Commons (DMC) and Digital ACT Studio (DACTs)" by Armondo Collins, Head of Digital Media Commons and Vaughn Stewart, Director of Digital ACT Studio. 

The next webinar is still scheduled for Thursday, April 5th at 11am - "Online Teaching and Library Resources"

Please sign up to partipate.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Zotero Workshops

 Here is a list of upcoming Zotero workshops that will take place in Jackson Library.  Please feel free to sign up for one or all of them!

Introduction to Zotero
Zotero is a free and easy to use citation manager that allows you to collect, manage, and cite research sources. This workshop will provide tips on setting up and managing a Zotero account, including adding citations and bibliographies to Word documents.
Zotero: Integrating with Word
Learn how to use the Zotero inside Microsoft Word to add and edit in-text citations and bibliographies, along with other features of the Zotero add-on. This session is ideal for a user who has some familiarity with Zotero and/or has attended one of the Introduction to Zotero sessions.
Advanced Zotero Training (2 identical sessions)
This training session will cover a variety of topics relating to the advanced features of Zotero. This session is ideal for a user who has some familiarity with Zotero and/or has attended one of the Introduction to Zotero sessions. A poll will be sent out to registered users before the session to determine some of the topics covered.
Zotero Sandbox Session
Bring your own computer or use one of ours and have your Zotero questions answered by librarians! Learn more about some of the awesome features of Zotero!
Please contact Amy Harris Houk at if you have questions.