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GIS Day @ UT Arlington Library – Nov.18

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 11am-5pm

UT Arlington Central Library sixth floor parlor

Come and have fun learning about geographic information systems (GIS) and the various ways our faculty and students are using the technology.

• Listen to Dr. Darren Hayunga (Finance & Real Estate) talk about GIS and SpatialStatistics

• Peruse examples of spatial analysis and maps

• Chat with others

• Real World Applications? Learn how a powerful tool such as GIS can help!

• Fictitious Applications? Join us for a hands-on workshop analyzing vampire locations in North America. Fun!

• Play Games, Win prizes

• Partake in the giant GIS Day cake!

GIS Day takes place during the National Geographic Society’s Geography Awareness Week, November 15-21, 2009.

Stay the entire afternoon, arrive late or leave early! Your attendance would be appreciated as we join in this global event to educate millions of people. Your participation could make a difference! Event web site here.

Schedule of Events

11am – Noon GIS Research Showcase

See how GIS is being used around the UT Arlington campus. Includes examplesof spatial analysis and maps. To participate, please register online.

12 – 1pm Featured Talk Dr. Darren Hayunga
- Using GIS in Applications of Spatial Statistics

Spatial statistics can be used to analyze and understand the geographic relationships between the physical locations of items. Dr. Hayunga will discuss the application of spatial econometrics and statistics in addressing research questions. Focusing on the physical locations of commercial and residential real estate properties, Dr. Hayunga will highlight his use of GIS and spatial tools.

1 – 2:30pm GIS Research Showcase

See how GIS is being used around the UT Arlington campus. Includes examples of spatial analysis and maps. To participate, please register online.

3 – 5pm Hands-On Workshop -
Vampires in North America: Map Settlements and Migration Patterns

Learn how Geographic Information Systems techniques such as site suitability and shortest path analysis can be used to locate vampire settlements and vampiric migratory patterns. This topic is an exercise of the imagination, with vampire themes taken out of the bestselling “Twilight Series” books and movies. No prior GIS experience is required. Free and open to all. This event is in Central Library basement classroom B20/21.

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November 12th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

Lots of events in the library this week

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The Library-News newsletter was published today. Focus on Faculty is Wednesday (Nov. 11) and Friends of the Library meet Friday (Nov. 13). For all of those details and more, visit this page.

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November 9th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Not a Fear Factor: Demystifying the Search for Scholarly Impact

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Library Seminar  

Are you looking to publish but not sure what journals to target? Is your tenure review coming up? Come to this workshop and learn to assess the relevance of a journal in your field for article submission. Already published? Learn how to discover who is citing your work and what your impact factor is. Looking to publish more? Learn how to identify other scholars for collaborative research.

Mar 4th, 2009, 3 – 4:30pm, Central Library Room B20 (basement).

Register for this seminar by emailing 

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March 4th, 2009 at 9:04 am

TechnoScholar – Word for Dissertations and Theses

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Saturday, February 21, 2009 from 9 to 11am ,  Ransom Hall 211A

Photo Credit by Guillermo Esteves, As an academic, you are prepared for all the research and writing you need to do. But are you ready for all the FORMATTING? Don’t let Microsoft Word ruin years of scholarship! Come to this workshop and learn how to use Word effectively for your dissertation.

Learn about: formatting page numbers and using chapter templates. Did you know you can automatically update footnotes, images, and figures in your Table of Contents? We will also discuss how to set up the front matter and combine documents. Even experienced users of Word will learn something!

This workshop is co-sponsored by the UT Arlington Library and Et Cetera, the Office of Graduate Studies’ Academic and Professional Workshop Series.

For more information, visit

Please visit and follow the link under the photograph to register and to learn more about preparing theses and dissertations for publication.

The same workshop will also be offered on February 26 from 4 to 6pm and on February 28 from 9 to 11am. All sessions are in Ransom Hall 211A.

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February 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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