Fondren Library

Introduction to Supercomputing

This brief workshop will introduce you to the basic concepts of supercomputing and walk you through a humanities use-case based on JSTOR data. You will learn the difference between HPC and HTC, how to log into Rice’s supercomputing clusters, how to schedule a job, how to monitor resource usage, and the basics of concepts like message passing and load-balancing.

 

How to Manage Your Data

Drowning in data? Not sure how to organize and back it up? This hands-on, interactive workshop will share tips for effectively organizing, documenting and storing research data. Participants will walk away with ideas for completing a data management plan, naming and organizing files, and safely storing data.

Using Excel to Manage and Analyze Data

Do you have data that you need to organize or analyze? This short course will cover techniques for organizing, importing, manipulating and summarizing your data using advanced Excel features such as data lists, pivot tables and functions. It will also provide tips for using Excel productively. Use of these Excel features will help you to organize, visualize and gain insights from your data.

 

The Social Worlds of Oncology Research in an Era of Big Data and Global Collaboration

Drawing on personal experience in navigating the complex decision making process for participation in a clinical trial for the treatment of Mantle Cell Lymphoma, this project uses Clarke’s (2005, 2010) social worlds/arenas methodology to map the world of oncology knowledge production. This project advances the line of work of Mol’s (2006) rich exploration of patient choice, Dumit’s (2004) analysis of the myriad roles that PET scans play as they circulate through patient experience, medical facilities, research laboratories, courtrooms and the public imaginary and Keating and Cambrosio’s (2011) study of the role of statistics and data centers in the development of targeted oncology strategies. Beginning to trace connections across user experience, patient experience, clinical trial software development, Big Data software development, pharmaceutical development strategies and oncology research, this study explores science-in-the-making, how knowledge practices are transformed during the critical juncture as research moves from single principle investigators working at bounded research sites to an era of global collaboration, Big Data, and the creation of vast databases of genomic information, clinical trials, and drug treatment results that will vastly accelerate the development of new cancer drugs.

Fondren Library Undergraduate Creative Writing Awards Prize Winners’ Reading

The winners are:

Larry McMurtry Prize in Fiction: Sonia Hamer--For her heartbreaking story of sisterhood, faith and impossibly comic misadventures in Israel.  
Max Apple Prize in Nonfiction: Axel Ntamatungiro--For his precise and vibrant prose and sophisticated consideration of the human condition.
Susan Wood Prize in Poetry: Erica Cheung--For her daring consideration of history, inheritance and the complexity of translating love and despair into forgiveness.
 

Fondren 102 - Science and Engineering Resources

Think you know the library?

Beyond its great spaces and basic search tools, the library serves the needs of advanced researchers with extensive specialized collections and skills instruction. Dig deeper with Fondren 102, a series of workshops introducing essential skills and subject resources.
 
Workshops are an hour long, free, and in the library Collaboration Space (B43A in the library basement) unless otherwise noted. Email instructors for details, or contact Joe Goetz at jeg3@rice.edu with any questions.

Fondren 102 - Library Literature: Primary Lit Resources

Think you know the library?

Beyond its great spaces and basic search tools, the library serves the needs of advanced researchers with extensive specialized collections and skills instruction. Dig deeper with Fondren 102, a series of workshops introducing essential skills and subject resources.
 
Workshops are an hour long, free, and in the library Collaboration Space (B43A in the library basement) unless otherwise noted. Email instructors for details, or contact Joe Goetz at jeg3@rice.edu with any questions.

Fondren 102 - Let's Circulate! Access Services

Think you know the library?

Beyond its great spaces and basic search tools, the library serves the needs of advanced researchers with extensive specialized collections and skills instruction. Dig deeper with Fondren 102, a series of workshops introducing essential skills and subject resources.
 
Workshops are an hour long, free, and in the library Collaboration Space (B43A in the library basement) unless otherwise noted. Email instructors for details, or contact Joe Goetz at jeg3@rice.edu with any questions.