Classes & Events

Event/Description Date/Time/Location

Introduction to Adobe InDesign: Creating a Portfolio (Adobe Creative Cloud)

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Adobe InDesign. Participants will learn to manage typography and graphics within InDesign. The topics to be covered are:


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Collaboration Space, Fondren Library Basement B43A

Managing Your Citations with Zotero

This hands-on workshop will introduce some of the key functions of Zotero, including installation of the Zotero, adding citations to your Zotero library, organizing and managing your citations, searching your collections, producing bibliographies, and using the Microsoft Word plug-in to easily insert citations from Zotero into your documents, and syncing your collections.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:15pm
Fondren Library Basement B43A

Introduction to GarageBand

This course will cover the basics of using GarageBand. We'll go over recording, using the built-in loops, importing sounds, and exporting a final product.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
DMC Multipurpose Room

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:


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Collaboration Space, Fondren Library Basement B43A

Python for Beginners

This is a hands-on workshop that introduces you to Python, one of the most popular programming languages. It covers the basic concepts, conditional statements and loops, functions, etc. Students will begin coding by solving sample problems.


Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to R

This course will cover the foundational elements of coding in R including understanding the interface and syntax of R as well as basic techniques for storing and manipulating data sets in R.


Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Collaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to GIS (Individual Course)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enable users to visualize and analyze spatial information in a dynamic digital environment. This short course will introduce students to general GIS concepts and applications. Participants will become familiar with the ArcGIS for Desktop 10 environment and will gain hands-on experience using ArcGIS Pro to create a GIS project utilizing a variety of data layers.


Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

2020 Reception Honoring Rice University Authors, Editors, Composers and Artists of works published in 2019

The Friends of Fondren Library will host its annual event honoring Rice faculty, staff, alumni and members of the Friends of Fondren Library who have:
            *Authored a book or edited a journal published in 2019


Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 5:30pm
Kyle Morrow Room, Fondren Library

Tableau Public II: Intermediate

This workshop will cover the following topics:


Friday, January 31, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:15pm
1/31, 2/21 Fondren Basement B40D; 2/19, 4/2 Fondren Basement B43A

Introduction to Blender 2.8: Creating a 3D model for Absolute Beginners

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to open source 3D program Blender. This workshop is an introduction to Blender’s interface and will cover basic modeling techniques. Participants will learn to efficiently model in 3D while avoiding common pitfalls.


Friday, January 31, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Collaboration Space, Fondren Library Basement B43A