Classes & Events

Event/Description Date/Time/Location

SimplyAnalytics: Exploring Demographic and Business Data

Learn how to extract tabular data and export maps for future population projections and current business and consumer data.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

FoFL The Books That Shaped My World

Featuring Edward P. Djerejian

Director, Rice University's Institute for Public Policy


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fondren Library, Kyle Morrow Room, 3rd Fl.

Introduction to Autodesk Maya

This introductory workshop will cover Maya basics. Participants will be able to:

  • Familiarize with the Maya interface
  • Understand how Maya handles polygon modeling 
  • Introduction of how to apply a material and render in Arnold

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:15pm
Digital Media Commons Multipurpose Room, Fondren Library Basement B42F

Mapping Locations Using XY Coordinates

Learn how to map locations by longitude and latitude (X,Y) coordinates.


  • Formatting the raw data for import into ArcGIS
  • Mapping the data by XY coordinates
  • Exporting the data layer
  • Symbolizing the data layer

Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Tableau Public II: Intermediate

This workshop will cover the following topics:

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:15am
Fondren Collaboration Space B43A

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator: Creating a Promotional Flyer (Adobe Creative Cloud)

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Adobe Illustrator. The training will cover key concepts and functions. Participants will incorporate elements of design in an illustrative process. The topics to be covered are:

Friday, October 26, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Collaboration Space, Fondren Library Basement B43A

Getting Started with ArcGIS Boot Camp (2-in-1 Combined Course)

All topics from the following two courses will be covered:

Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Introduction to Adobe After Effects: Creating Motion Graphics (Adobe Creative Cloud)

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Adobe After Effects. Participants will learn how create a motion graphic video using animation, effects and transitions. Participants will incorporate the 12 basic principles of animation in their video.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Collaboration Space, Fondren Library Basement B43A

Get Out The Vote Q&A

Would you like help with absentee ballots? Do you have voter ID questions? Civic Duty Rice can help answer any questions you may have regarding Election Day! We can also help you create a voter plan, whether you would like to early vote or vote on Election Day on November 6th!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
First Floor, Across from the Circulation Desk

Bringing Census Data Into ArcGIS

Learn how to prepare tabular census data files for input into ArcGIS Desktop, how to download the corresponding geographic TIGER/Line files and how to join the two together to display the tabular data within the ArcMap environment.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A