Fondren Library

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! Come out and talk with us about civic duty!

Constitution Day

Come help us celebrate the birthday of our country’s government. September 17th is the day the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

Please stop by the main entrance of Fondren to pick up a pocket Constitution, play trivia (and eat cookies), as well as register to vote!

One Story Closer: International Education Week Storytelling Exchange

StoryBox is a unique storytelling event that brings people together to ask big questions, share life stories, and illuminate what we have in common. We will be telling each other stories inspired by the theme of “Roots.” When we get together to share our stories, it ignites something special. You’ll uncover common ground with someone you might never have expected.

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.

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 90 minutes.

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.