Classes & Events

Event/Description Date/Time/Location

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 17, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
First Floor, Across from the Circulation Desk

Social Explorer: Exploring Census Data

Learn how to extract tabular data and export maps and presentations for all of the population census data from 1790 to present.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

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.


Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

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.


Friday, October 19, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to Blender: 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, October 19, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Collaboration Space, Fondren Library Basement B43A

Building and Managing Your Online Profile as an Academic

Employers often go to Google to learn about prospective hires; likewise, potential collaborators and members of your research community will look online for information about your work.  This hands-on workshop will explore how to develop and maintain a compelling online presence, including:


Friday, October 19, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Sewell Hall Room 309

Mapping Tabular Data

Learn how to format tabular data, such as Excel and CSV files, for input into ArcGIS, as well as procedures for querying and mapping the data.


Friday, October 19, 2018 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

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.

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Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Introduction to Lightroom (Adobe Creative Cloud)

This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of using Adobe Lightroom to edit photos. The workshop will cover the following topics:


Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fondren Library Collaboration Space 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 24, 2018 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
First Floor, Across from the Circulation Desk