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Celebrating the Life

Fall 2015 

Presented in date order

All workshops are free, open to everyone and located on the main floor of PCL in the Learning Commons

Resumes that Get Results
Part of the University Writing Center's Weekly Workshop series (open to everyone).
Taught by the UWC
September 2, 3-4pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Better Together: Creating and Maintaining a Writing Group
Part of the University Writing Center’s workshop series for faculty and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts. Presented by faculty and postdoctoral fellows, these workshops will provide research and writing support in a variety of areas.
For more information about these workshops, please contact our Graduate Writing Coordinator, Mary Hedengren
Taught by Dr. Mary Hedengren of the UWC and Virginia Luehrsen of the Graduate Student Writing Group
September 4, 11am-12pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3

Time Management for Scholars
Part of the University Writing Center’s workshop series for faculty and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts. Presented by faculty and postdoctoral fellows, these workshops will provide research and writing support in a variety of areas.
For more information about these workshops, please contact our Graduate Writing Coordinator, Mary Hedengren
Taught by Professor Trish Roberts-Miller of the University Writing Center
September 9, 1-2pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Personal Statements: Standing Out While Fitting In
Part of the University Writing Center's Weekly Workshop series (open to everyone).
Taught by the UWC
September 9, 3-4pm
Location: Learning Lab 1B
 
Time and Procrastination
We all have the same amount of time in a day, but how we allocate it can make the difference between success and stress. In this workshop, we'll show you how to better use your time to make the most out of every minute of your day and find a balance between work and play. For undergraduates. 
September 9, 4-5pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 2
 
Digital Writing for Digital Natives
Part of the University Writing Center’s workshop series for faculty and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts. Presented by faculty and postdoctoral fellows, these workshops will provide research and writing support in a variety of areas.
For more information about these workshops, please contact our Graduate Writing Coordinator, Mary Hedengren
Taught by Professor Casey Boyle
September 11, 11am-12pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Find Funding 
Learn how to find grants, scholarships, and other funding sources. This class focuses on using online sources, including funding databases, and government agency, foundation, and society web sites. You will also learn how to set up a personalized alerting service to find out about new opportunities as they arise. This class is especially useful for graduate students and faculty.
Taught by Larayne Dallas of UT Libraries
September 15, 9-10am
Location: PCL Learning Lab 2
Handout 1 (.pdf) Handout 2 (.pdf) Handout 3 (.doc) 2014
 
Getting Inside Your Teacher's Head: Reading Prompts
Part of the University Writing Center's Weekly Workshop series (open to everyone).
Taught by the UWC
September 16, 3-4pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Study Smarter not Harder
Developing good study skills early is crucial to your success on the Forty Acres. Join us as we explore the steps of the study cycle and discover how to engage in meaningful, active learning so you can achieve the results you want in class. Be the student who studies smart, not hard!
September 18, 11-12pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 2 RSVP
November 2, 5-6pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 2 RSVP 
 
Secrets of Effective Peer Review
Part of the University Writing Center’s workshop series for faculty and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts. Presented by faculty and postdoctoral fellows, these workshops will provide research and writing support in a variety of areas.
For more information about these workshops, please contact our Graduate Writing Coordinator, Mary Hedengren
Taught by Professor Davida Charney
September 18, 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Making Maps with Google Fusion Tables
Fusion Tables is an experimental data visualization web application to gather, visualize, and share data tables. Learn how to turn location data into a map, gather and share data in real time, create boundaries of any shape, and host all online.
Taught by Katherine Strickland of UT Libraries
September 22nd, 1-2:30pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 2
RSVP
 
From Evidence to Argument
Part of the University Writing Center's Weekly Workshop series (open to everyone).
Taught by the UWC
September 23, 3-4pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Long Haul: Organizing Long Papers
Part of the University Writing Center's Weekly Workshop series (open to everyone).
Taught by the UWC
September 30, 3-4pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Inspiration & Research for Creative Writers
Come and see what library resources can do for your fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, and any other genre. Whether you’re just getting started or finishing your manuscript, this workshop is for you. We’ll take a brief look at how creative writers use research for inspiration and fact checking, then we’ll introduce you to the exciting world of specialized reference sources and databases. We’ll also share strategies for finding writing handbooks and works by other writers. Bring your writing ideas and questions, too.
Taught by Allyssa Guzman of UT Libraries
October 1, 1-2pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 2
 
Copyright and Academic Work
Curious about what exactly fair use is? Have you ever wondered if you can use an image in your academic work? Not sure about the copyright restrictions on performing a piece of music? UT Librarian Colleen Lyon will give a presentation about copyright and will answer questions.
Taught by Colleen Lyon of UT Libraries
October 6, 12-1pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 2

Read Between the Lines
Lost in mountains of reading material? Come “Read Between the Lines” to learn a three-step strategy to be an effective and efficient reader at the college level. Learn skills to minimize reading burn out and maximize your productivity!
October 6, 1-2pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 4
 
Using the Thesis/Dissertation Templates 
The Graduate School distributes a set of thesis and dissertation templates in Microsoft Word for Apple and Windows computers, which will help you format your paper according to current requirements. This workshop will help you learn to use the templates, and will cover such topics as the use of styles, correct page numbering, and table of contents generation.
Taught by Bob Penman of the Graduate School
October 7, 11:30-1:00pm. RSVP
November 10, 3:00-4:30pm RSVP
Location: PCL Learning Lab 2
 
Breaking Through Writer's Block
Part of the University Writing Center's Weekly Workshop series (open to everyone).
Taught by the UWC
October 7, 3-4pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 1A
 
Say it with Infographics!
Pictures are worth 1,000 words and in this class we will survey ideas, tools, and resources for creating your own charts, graphs and visualizations to display information in a meaningful and less textual way. This class will introduce attendees to basic concepts of data visualization.
Taught by Cindy Fisher of the UT Libraries
October 8, 12:30-1:30pm
Location: PCL Media Lab
 
Public Speaking
According to some polls, a majority of Americans fear public speaking more than death. Projecting a confident presence when called upon to share your ideas in public can impact your success in school and life. This workshop leads you through the fundamentals of speech delivery, provides rehearsal tips and helps you create a personal plan to improve your speech delivery. Don't let fear hold you back from achieving excellence as a Longhorn. Make your own luck.
October 13, 5-6pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 1A RSVP
November 11, 5-6pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 2 RSVP
 
Academic Style is Not an Oxymoron
Part of the University Writing Center's Weekly Workshop series (open to everyone).
Taught by the UWC
October 14, 3-4pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Death of the Red Pen: Responding to Grammar and Usage Errors Effectively
Part of the University Writing Center’s workshop series for faculty and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts. Presented by faculty and postdoctoral fellows, these workshops will provide research and writing support in a variety of areas.
For more information about these workshops, please contact our Graduate Writing Coordinator, Mary Hedengren
Taught by Professor Jackie Henkel
October 21, 11-12pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Book Repair for your Personal Collection
Dropped your favorite book in the bathtub?  New puppy grabbed your precious edition?  Wondering how best to store your comic book collection or irreplaceable family documents? Come learn the basics of caring for your personal collections, along with a few simple book repair techniques. Sample books and supplies will be provided for in-class instruction.
Taught by Wendy Martin of UT Libraries
October 20, 1-2 pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 2
Handout (.pdf)
 
Publishing While Being a Student
Part of the University Writing Center’s workshop series for faculty and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts. Presented by faculty and postdoctoral fellows, these workshops will provide research and writing support in a variety of areas.
For more information about these workshops, please contact our Graduate Writing Coordinator, Mary Hedengren
Taught by Professor Clay Spinozzi and Robert Reichle of the Office of Undergraduate Research
October 21, 1-2pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3 
 
Grammar and Punctuation
Part of the University Writing Center's Weekly Workshop series (open to everyone).
Taught by the UWC
October 21, 3-4pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Publishing Digital Projects Using Scalar
Scalar is a publishing platform that allows users to create multi-media digital books. Existing at the crossroads between an ebook and a website, Scalar offers scholars the potential to experiment with multimedia digital publishing. In this workshop, participants will receive an overview of the Scalar platform’s capabilities and potential applications with the context of digital scholarship and teaching. Begin your own personal project, or collaborate on a pre-existing project using library digital collections.
Taught by Allyssa Guzman of UT Libraries
October 22nd, 10-11:30am
Location: PCL Learning Lab 2
 
Conducting & Writing a Literature Review
Learn how to research for and write your literature review. Stay tuned for full description.
Taught by Janelle Hedstrom and PG Moreno of UT Libraries and Trish Roberts-Miller of the University Writing Center.
October 23rd 1-3pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 1A
RSVP

Cite it Right
Part of the University Writing Center's Weekly Workshop series (open to everyone).
Taught by the UWC
October 28, 3-4pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Poster Design Workshop
The workshop emphasizes poster design principles; appropriate sections for a research poster; presenting your poster; understanding your audience; and evaluating a poster. This workshop or its equivalent in your program is required for all students presenting at the Longhorn Research Bazaar during Research Week.
Taught by Robert Reichle of the Office of Undergraduate Research
November 3, 3:30-4:45 
Location: PCL Learning Lab 2
 
Graduate Writing Retreat
Details coming soon
November 9, 9am-5pm
Location: PCL Learning Labs 1A and 1B
 
Writing a Research Paper
Part of the University Writing Center's Weekly Workshop series (open to everyone).
Taught by the UWC
November 11, 3-4pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Grade Faster: Minimal Marking for Maximum Learning
Part of the University Writing Center’s workshop series for faculty and graduate students in the College of Liberal Arts. Presented by faculty and postdoctoral fellows, these workshops will provide research and writing support in a variety of areas.
For more information about these workshops, please contact our Graduate Writing Coordinator, Mary Hedengren
November 18, 1-2pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Revising and Proofreading Papers
Part of the University Writing Center's Weekly Workshop series (open to everyone).
Taught by the UWC
November 18, 3-4pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 3
 
Surviving Finals
Developing good study skills early is crucial to your success on the Forty Acres. Join us as we explore the steps of the study cycle and discover how to engage in meaningful, active learning so you can achieve the results you want in class. Be the student who studies smart, not hard!
December 3, 5-6pm
Location: PCL Learning Lab 2
 

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