McGoogan News

Events for Research Month

The library will host or sponsor six events during the month of October for Research Month. Save the dates!

10/11, 5 – 6P Library 8th floor

“Reading with a Researcher: Steve Caplan, PhD”

Join Steve Caplan, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, as he reads selections from his novels, which chronicle the lives of scientists and academia. His novels include Matter Over Mind, Welcome Home Sir, A Degree of Betrayal, and Saving One.

10/15, 10 – 11A DRC 1002

“Data Visualization: Tools to Make Your Research Shine”

Learn why a polished presentation of your research data matters, how to prepare your data for publication, and how to use DIY tools to get the “polish” that highlights your work. This presentation goes behind the scenes with the Lab Rat Design Team. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine.

10/17, Noon – 1P MSC 2010

“Systematic Reviews 101” 

Join Christian Minter, MSLIS, and Emily Glenn, MSLS, to get a jump-start on the basics of organizing your approach and using tools for systematic reviews. By the end of this session, participants will be able to describe the systematic review process and locate resources to support the completion of a systematic review. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine.

10/26, 11A – noon WHM 8011

“Leveraging your Rights for Greater Impact”

Learn about open access within the scholarly community and how to leverage your rights as an author. Join Kevin Smith, MA, MS, JD, University of Kansas Dean of Libraries, as he discusses strategies you can use to share your research with the world. This is a live streamed event from Criss Library at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

10/26, 5P MSC Linder Reading Room

“UNeMed’s 3D Printing Invent-a-Thon Presentations” 

The final presentations by those who participated in the multi-day “Invent-a-Thon,” which invites teams of high school students to design and 3D print a solution to a real-world healthcare problem. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, with a reception to follow.

10/29, noon – 1P MSC 2014

“Authorship and Your Presence on the Web” 

Join Teri Hartman, MLS, and Christian Minter, MSLIS, as they show you how to use publisher tools and social media to maximize the impact of your scholarly research. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine

Author reading with Steve Caplan, Ph.D.

Steve Caplan, Ph.D., professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at UNMC, will read from his work at 5 p.m. Oct. 11 in the McGoogan Library of Medicine’s South Rare Book Room, on the eighth floor of the library in Wittson Hall.

Dr. Caplan’s works include “Matter Over Mind,” “Welcome Home, Sir,” “Saving One” and “Degree of Betrayal.” Learn more about his books here.

The reading will be livestreamed here.

Writing Center back on campus August 22

The Writing Center@UNMC will return to campus on August 22. The center is staffed by the UNO Writing Center on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.

Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to work with a writing consultant on any writing project. This free service is appropriate for writing assignments, application essays, business letters, or other projects. Please see The Writing Center site for more information and to book an appointment. Distance appointments are also available. The Writing Center@UNMC is sponsored by Academic Affairs.