Classes & Events

Event/Description Date/Time/Location

Introduction to SQL

Introduction to relational databases and how SQL queries are utilized to manipulate and store data from a relational database.


Monday, March 2, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Introduction to Photoshop (Adobe Creative Cloud)

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


Monday, March 2, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Fondren Library Basement B43A (Collaboration Space)

Web Scraping with Python

In this workshop, we will collect Yelp reviews for Houston Restaurants and work with Yelp REST APIs. It will be a hands-on session.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 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.


Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Introduction to SQL

Introduction to relational databases and how SQL queries are utilized to manipulate and store data from a relational database.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Create a Web Site Using CampusPress

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


Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Fondren Library Collaboration Space B43A

Introduction to Demographic and Business Data Products and Sources

Learn about the numerous data products released by the U.S. Census Bureau, including topics and variables, release frequency and availability of the particular geographic units. The best online interfaces for accessing the particular data you need will also be covered.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A

Excel Pivot Tables

Excel pivot tables help you to quickly summarize, report and find patterns in your datasets. This short course will cover how to setup a pivot table from scratch and special techniques to make the most of this feature.


Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Fondren Library Basement Collaboration Space, B43A

Animating Blood Cells in Blender 2.8

Participants will get a short introduction to Blender then create red and white blood cells to animate in a blood channel. The fundamentals from this workshop can be applied to making a variety of biological renderings. The features and topics to be covered are:


Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

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, March 6, 2020 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Fondren Library B43A