University GIS Users Group – Past Events

  • September 29, 2020 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Zoom

At the September Data Users Group meeting, Craig Duane Best, US Census Representative, will discuss the process of preparing and sending forms; response rates; data gathering, processing, and validating; schedule for data produce release; and internal uses of the data.

  • September 29, 2020 • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Zoom

University Libraries Faculty Book Talk featuring Professor Rebecca Wanzo (Chair and Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) discussing her book The Content of Our Caricature: African American Comic Art and Political Belonging (New York University Press, 2020).

  • October 1, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

This hands-on workshop will introduce common data analysis tasks in the R and Python programming languages, and explore which language is better suited for a particular task.

  • October 6, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

This virtual workshop will explain how to use ZoteroBib to build a bibliography.

  • October 7, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will be an introduction to using visual collections for research. We will review methods and tools for using both physical and digital collections available through the libraries’ databases.

  • October 7, 2020 • 5 PM – 6 PM
  • Zoom

Join WashU faculty and staff members from University Libraries on a discussion around big data as it relates to the Common Reading Program book this year—Weapons of Math Destruction.

  • October 8, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will introduce genomic data analysis using R/Bioconductor and associated visualizations.

  • October 8, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will introduce students to the ArcGIS Storymaps platform and show how this medium can be used to tell compelling stories even if you don’t plan on including a map.

  • October 9, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

One study by Stanford University found students and history professors were almost as equally likely to evaluate information on the Internet incorrectly. This workshop will help you spot “fake news” and you’ll learn the tips and tricks needed to evaluate information more effectively.   

  • October 12, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will cover installing Zotero, gathering references, organizing your references, and generating formatted citations.

  • October 13, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will give an overview of data literacy, which is the ability to find, evaluate, understand, analyze, and make or assess arguments with data. In addition, this workshop will also go over the data life cycle and considerations when dealing with data.

  • October 14, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

This training workshop for responsible conduct of research (RCR) is offered by Washington University Libraries Data Services to fulfill NSF and NIH continuing education requirement of at least one face-to-face education session each fiscal year

  • October 14, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

At this workshop participants will learn to use EndNote OnLine to store references, attach .pdf documents, and create bibliographies instantly for research papers.

  • October 14, 2020 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • Zoom

In this virtual reading and discussion, PhD candidate Ali Araghi will present his recently published novel The Immortals of Tehran with Marshall Klimasewiski, Senior Writer in Residence. Exploring the brutality of history while conjuring the astonishment of magical realism, The Immortals of Tehran is a novel about the incantatory power of words and the revolutionary sparks of love, family, and poetry–set against the indifferent, relentless march of time. 

  • October 15, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

This hands-on workshop will introduce common data analysis tasks in the R and Python programming languages, and explore which language is better suited for a particular task.

  • October 15, 2020 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop is designed to help students find textbooks, course books, and other course materials using the Libraries online catalogs and databases. Topics covered will include eBooks, electronic reserves/Ares, borrowing books through curbside pickup, and scanning book chapters.

  • October 20, 2020 • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Zoom

Join us for a casual Zoom chat with Miranda Rectenwald, the Curator of Local History at University Libraries. Take a look at new updates to the Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis digital project, and discuss the LGBTQ archives in the University Libraries’ Special Collections.

  • October 20, 2020 • 7 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Zoom

Narrated by Jeffrey Wright, Rigged chronicles how our right to vote is being undercut by a decade of dirty tricks – including the partisan use of gerrymandering and voter purges, and the gutting of the Voting Rights Act by the Supreme Court.

  • October 21, 2020 • 2 PM – 4 PM
  • Zoom

This training workshop for responsible conduct of research (RCR) is offered by Washington University Libraries Data Services to fulfill NSF and NIH continuing education requirement of at least one face-to-face education session each fiscal year.

  • October 21, 2020 • 5 PM – 6 PM
  • Zoom

This year Washington University launched “River Styx: Liberating the Spoken Word,” a digital collection of audio recordings and other materials related to literary events in St. Louis from the early 1970s to the late 2000s. Join Modern Literature Collection curator Joel Minor as he provides highlights of these resources with River Styx cofounder and longtime Libraries donor, Jan Garden Castro.

  • October 22, 2020 • 10 AM – 12 PM
  • Zoom

This workshop will introduce genomic data analysis using R/Bioconductor and associated visualizations.

  • October 22, 2020 • 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Zoom

This panel discussion will focus on the accessibility and impact of research and scholarship at Washington University and include faculty, students, and staff who have worked with the Libraries on publishing projects.

  • October 27, 2020 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Zoom

Eleanor Pardini, professor of Environmental Studies at Washington University, will present on using environmental data at this Data Users Group meeting.

  • October 28, 2020 • 3 PM – 4 PM

Join us for our October University Libraries Book Club discussion featuring The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell.

  • November 11, 2020 • 7 PM – 8 PM
  • Zoom

Join Ignacio Infante, professor of comparative literature and literary translator, for a reading and discussion of his recent translation of Vicente Huidobro’s Sky-Quake: Tremor of Heaven (co-translated with Michael Leong) published recently in a trilingual edition with the original Spanish and French.