Classes & Events

Event/Description Date/Time/Location

Introduction to Data Management

Drowning in data? Not sure how to organize and back it up? This hands-on workshop will share tips for effectively organizing, documenting and storing research data.

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Fondren Collaboration Space

Spatial Statistics: Measuring Geographic Distributions

Learn basic spatial statistics tools in ArcGIS to calculate characteristic values of geographic data, such as the center, compactness, and orientation and observe shifting trends in these statistics over time.


Friday, October 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

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

All topics from the following two courses will be covered:

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 9:15am to 12:15pm
Fondren Library B43A

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.

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Fondren 101 - Learn the Library

Learn your way around with Fondren 101. It’s a tour, followed by a short class to show you where to go and how to look in the library. It’s your Fondren Library orientation. 

Classes will meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library. Each session, including tour and classroom time, will last about 50 minutes.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Meet in the Quad (East) entrance area of Fondren Library

Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics

SPSS is a widely used program for statistical analysis in social science. SPSS allows you to perform highly complex data analysis with simple instructions. In this workshop we will take a step-by-step approach to the software through hands-on activities.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to Shell Scripting in Bash

Learn to automate repetitive, day-to-day tasks to maximize your productivity.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Map Layouts for Publication

Learn to layout and symbolize black-and-white maps for publication in journals, articles, books, and more.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Spatial Statistics: Analyzing Spatial Patterns

Learn how to evaluate geographic patterns and identify statistically significant spatial clusters (hot spots) and outliers in your data.


Friday, November 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Patent Searching Class

The class covers preliminary U.S. patent searching using the resources in our patent searching area and online resources from the USPTO. Note: The scope of the class does not include trademark searching.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fondren B43 Collaboration Space