Kelley Center - GOV

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New Course: Kelley Center Showcase - Mapping Census Data in R/Choroplethr

Intro:

Do you want to learn more about U.S. Decennial Census and American Community Survey and use it to support your research? Do you want to see how modern technology can enhance your census research?

This workshop will teach you basics of U.S. Decennial Census and American Community Survey, as well as showcase how to use the choroplethr package developed by Ari Lamstein as well as Census API to visualize Census demographic data in R.

Online Registration https://library.rice.edu/requests/kelley-center-showcase-mapping-census-data-choroplethr

Date and Time:

Thursday, April 1, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Friday, April 2, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Monday, April 5, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Friday, April 9, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location:

Zoom. Zoom meeting ID and password will be emailed to you a day before the workshop if you sign up.

Prerequisites:

Experience with R would be helpful, but not required. Please installed RStudio before the class: Download the RStudio IDE - RStudio

Cost:

Free

Contact Information:

govhelp@rice.edu

Instructor:

Alden Sears is a third-year undergraduate studying Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Rice University. He develops LibGuides and other online training materials for the Fondren Library’s Kelley Center for Government Information, Data, and Geospatial Services, in collaboration with other Fondren staff and students. As part of the Federal Depository Library Program, the Kelley Center connects Fondren Library patrons to different types of U.S. government information, including government data. Alden adapts this mission to resources useful for data analysis and visualization in the R programming language.
 

Kelley Center Showcase: Mapping Census Data in R/Choroplethr

Do you want to learn more about U.S. Decennial Census and American Community Survey and use it to support your research? Do you want to see how modern technology can enhance your census research?

This course is for you. It will teach you basics of U.S. Decennial Census and American Community Survey, as well as showcase how to use the choroplethr package developed by Ari Lamstein as well as Census API to visualize Census demographic data in R.

Taguette: Qualitative Analysis Tool - Upcoming Courses

FREE, simple and easy to use analysis tool to support your qualitative research: Taguette (pronounced like baguette but with a t)!

Taguette is a diverse tool that is increasing its functionality in the field of qualitative analysis. It can be widely used to analyze any type of qualitative research materials, e.g. government documents and non government documents, interview transcripts, etc. It can import PDFs, Word Docs (.docx), Text files (.txt), HTML, EPUB, MOBI, Open Documents (.odt), and Rich Text Files (.rtf). In this workshop, we will teach you how to use Taguette to apply strategic tags to your analysis and more effectively organize your material. We will also share some tricks and tips for using Taguette.

 

View Upcoming Classes and Register Online

 

 

Prause

Instructor:

Madison Prause is a first-year graduate student in the Global Affairs Masters Program at Rice University. She works at the Kelley Center for Government Information, Fondren Library, on projects with Rice students, staff, and researchers from all areas of study to help develop their organization and analysis capabilities. The Kelley Center is a unique place that seamlessly connects researchers to government resources. Madison looks forward to helping you strategically integrate government resources into your projects.

Election Day is Tues., Nov. 3 - Make your plan to vote!

Make voting a plan! | RiceVotes

Election Day: Tuesday, November 3

Harris County registered voters can vote at any Election Day polling location from 7 am-7 pm.

For those on campus, the Rice Election Day polling location is Rice Stadium, 2200 University Blvd.

Rice Stadium voting location map


Bicycles: Voters will be allowed to bring their bikes into the polling location to keep them safe and secure.
Shuttles: The Inner Loop Rice shuttles will have a stop very close to the polling location from 7 am - 7 pm on Election Day.
Parking: To park near Rice Stadium, enter gates 10 or 11 at 2200 University Blvd. Parking will be free and accessible.

Drive-thru locations near Rice

The closest drive-thru voting locations on Election Day are:

For more Houston-area information, visit harrisvotes.com. If you are registered in another county in TX, find your county election website on this list.

General Voting Information

Campus Exhibits

These campus exhibits are a great way to creatively engage with the ideas of democracy, the Constitution, and voting rights in the United States.  

  • Constitutional Voting Rights | Fondren Library | Kelley Center | Fondren Library, basement level

Exhibit A: U.S. Constitution Amendments on Voting Rights
Exhibit B: How Does a Bill Become a Law
Visit the exhibits and see if you can figure out how the amendments affected voting rights through history. Learn how the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits radical discrimination in voting, was signed into law.

Voter Registration

Get registered to vote! The TX deadline is October 5, 2020.

Register to vote and learn everything you need to be a voter this year! Rice Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrars (VDVRs) will be outside the Fondren academic quad entrance (weather permitting) with voter registration forms, information, and more. Come by if you need to register to vote or have any questions!