Classes & Events

Event/Description Date/Time/Location

Introduction to Inkscape

Participants will learn how to use free and open source vector graphics editor "Inkscape". We will go over some basic techniques and concepts for creating simple illustrations useful for presentations and posters.
Topics to be covered:
- Creating curves (Bezier curves)

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Collaboration Space, Fondren Library Basement B43A

Mapping Locations Using XY Coordinates

Learn how to map locations by longitude and latitude (X,Y) coordinates.


  • Formatting the raw data for import into ArcGIS
  • Mapping the data by XY coordinates
  • Exporting the data layer
  • Symbolizing the data layer

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Create a Web Site Using CampusPress

Learn how to use Rice University's new Campus Press platform. 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Fondren Library Collaboration Space 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, March 20, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Fondren Library Collaboration Space B43A

Pandas and Data Visualization Basics in Python

Pandas is one of the most Python libraries, used for the creation, manipulation, and analysis of data tables. Attendees will learn the fundamentals of table creation and manipulation in Pandas.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Advanced Photoshop (Adobe Creative Cloud)

This introductory workshop will cover advanced Photoshop techniques. Participants will be able to:

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Fondren Library Basement B43A (Collaboration Space)

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.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Tableau Public I: Introduction

Tableau is a fast rising and award-winning data visualization tool in Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Platforms.  It helps people see and understand data.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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.

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A