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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

10a-11a
Branner Earth Sciences Library Teaching Corner

No sign up is required, but space and computers are limited to approximately 20 participants.

The UNIX shell is a great tool for automating tasks. This workshop will walk you through an example of how to divide up a particular task into its component parts, use shell programs to complete those individual tasks, string together those individual tasks, and then run the entire workflow using a single command.
12p-1p
Branner Earth Sciences Library Teaching Corner, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building
Locating cited references is useful for finding current articles on a topic, identifying the top researchers in a field, for tenure decisions and grant writing. This workshop gives you the skills and resources to find where an author, article or book has been cited using Web of Science and Google Scholar.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

9a-12p
Branner Earth Sciences Library Teaching Corner

No sign up is required, but space and computers are limited to approximately 20 participants.

Do you need to ask complicated questions of your data? Do you need sophistication and a spreadsheet just won't do? Then a relational database may be for you! Join us for a hands-on, interactive introduction to SQL, the language for querying structured data. Topics:

Friday, November 13, 2015

7:30p-8:30p
Archive of Recorded Sound, Braun Music Center
Join staff of the Player Piano Project for a listening party at the Archive of Recorded Sound to celebrate a major milestone in the Player Piano Project; the completed cataloging of the Welte-Mignon rolls from the Denis Condon Collection of Reproducing Pianos and Rolls. Project cataloger, Alyssa Hislop, and Sound Archives Librarian, Jonathan Manton, will show party attendees some of the amazing...

Monday, November 16, 2015

6p-8p
Green Library, 5th floor, Bender Room

RSVP to Regina Roberts

Free and open to the public.

Join us as we celebrate two new books on reflecting the four decades of independence of AngolaPolitical Identity and Conflict in Central Angola by Justin Pearce
6:30p-8p
Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall

Free and open to the public. 

Baltic Film Series "In the Crosswind" (2014) Film Screening with introduction by Uve Poom.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

10a-11:30a
Branner Earth Sciences Library Teaching Corner

No sign up is required, but space is limited to approximately 20 participants.

Life is messy. So is your data — especially if multiple people have contributed to the content. Inconsistent data leads to inaccurate analyses, and software programs are often particular about the precise format of your data.   If you need a quick way to assess and clean your data without having to write customized scripts to perform all those task, look no further!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

(All day)
Branner Earth Sciences Library, Mitchell Earth Sciences Building
Mark your calendars! Stanford's GIS Day celebration is coming! Wednesday, November 18th we will have a full day of talks, demos and workshops, as well as great food and fun, to celebrate GIS and the work of the Stanford Geospatial Center. We've got some great speakers lined up, including talks from folks from Digital Globe, Mapbox and Tomnod! Mark off the whole day, you won't want to miss...

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

4:30p-6p
Green Library, 5th floor, Bender Room

RSVP to Sonia Lee: sonialee@stanford.edu

Free and open to the public.

Join us for a book launch of Writing America by Shelley Fisher FishkinCopies of Writing America will be available for purchase and signed by Shelley Fisher Fishkin after the program.

Monday, December 7, 2015

6:30p-8p
Bishop Auditorium, Lathrop Library, 518 Memorial Way

Free and open to the public. 

"Land of Songs" (2015) Film Screening with introduction by director Aldona Watts.   In a region of Lithuania known as the "Land of Songs," five charming grandmothers are the bearers of their village's ancient folk singing tradition. Singing has nourished their lifelong friendships, and helped them to cope with decades of war and occupation. As the village's youth move away, the grandmothers...