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December 2018

Introduction to Computer Programming: Make Online Snowflakes With the Hour of Code

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Celebrate the winter season and the worldwide Hour of Code at Fogler Library. In this introductory, hands-on workshop, learn how to use the programming language Python to draw snowflakes on your screen. No previous coding experience required. We recommend bringing fully charged laptops, with Python already installed. Laptops will be available for attendees who need to borrow one. About the Presenter Kendra Bird, a Faculty Associate in Anthropology and a member of the Fogler Library Circulation staff, has been coding off…

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Blackboard Grade Center

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

As we near the end of the semester, come learn about how you can make the most of your Grade Center to help you finalize your course grades. In this workshop Blackboard users will take an in-depth look at the many features of the Grade Center. By the end of this training you will be able to:   -Organize columns, categories, and views -Manage calculations, manual grading, student attempts -Use statistics, reports and item discrimination to inform your teaching  …

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Three-Dimensional Bedrock Channel Evolution with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bryand Global Sciences Center, Room 100, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Nicholas Richmond, candidate for the Masters of Science in Earth and Climate Sciences, will be defending their thesis.

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Three-Dimensional Bedrock Channel Evolution with Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bryand Global Sciences Center, Room 100, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Nick Richmond, candidate for the Master of Science degree in Earth and Climate Sciences, will be defending their thesis.

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Exploring the Social Impacts of Increased Use at the Northern Terminus of the Appalachian Trail

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Norman Smith Hall, Room 107, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Leah Beck, candidate for the Master of Science in Forest Resources, will be defending their thesis. 

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Using Low Frequency Audio Content in Order to Use a Given Space as an Instrument

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Berkay Tok, candidate for the Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia, will be defending their thesis.

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Effects of Increasing Temperature and Acidification on the Growth and Competitive Success of Alexandrium Catenella From the Gulf of Maine

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Aubert Hall, Room 354, University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Drajad Seto, candidate for the Master of Science degree in Marine Biology, will be defending their thesis.

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Blackboard Grade Center

December 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

As we near the end of the semester, come learn about how you can make the most of your Grade Center to help you finalize your course grades. In this workshop Blackboard users will take an in-depth look at the many features of the Grade Center. By the end of this training you will be able to:   -Organize columns, categories, and views -Manage calculations, manual grading, student attempts -Use statistics, reports and item discrimination to inform your teaching  …

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CoP – Active Learning Strategies

December 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This community of practice will meet monthly to learn about different active learning strategies that can be used across disciplines to engage students.  We will call upon members to bring examples from their own teaching to share with other members, and discuss the corresponding assessment strategies, for example fishbowl debates, jigsaws, graphic syllabi, focused reading notes, case studies. Monthly topic will be decided by the group members. This group will meet monthly on the second Thursday from 2:00-3:30pm on 9/13,…

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CoP – The Science of Successful Learning

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

The Science of Successful Learning CoP  meets monthly to explore principles of learning theory.  Drawing inspiration from the books such as “Make it stick: The science of successful learning”  or “Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning” members bring relevant examples from their classrooms to the group for discussion, or issues, challenges or questions about how to apply the material to their own unique learning environment.  Members work to apply these learning principles to their course design and…

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