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On the Same Terms: 150 Years of Women at Northwestern

All day, Evanston

A century and a half ago, Northwestern Trustees voted to admit young women to the University “upon the same terms and conditions as young men.” But that decision on June 23, 1869, was far from the end of the work required to make equal classmates of the women on campus. The path leading from the Trustees’ simple resolution to today was not so straightforward.    This exhibition examines the twisting and tenuous road Northwestern traveled on its way to educating college-age women in an era when the concept was still controversial, the implementation virtually untested, and the long-term results unpredictable.   Using documents, maps, photographs, and artifacts from the University Archives, the exhibit begins by tracing the unique elements in Evanston’s and Northwestern’s history that led, fourteen years from the University’s founding, to the admission of women. The focus then shifts to the dilemmas faced by University administration about exactly how to incorporate women into the college—with particular worries about housing and supervising them; the unexpected events that changed the course of coeducation at Northwestern; and the ways that women students themselves interpreted their roles as Northwestern “co-eds.”

Jan
29
2020

3D Printing Basics

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

3D Printing is technically not a new concept, but not everyone has not had easy access to the hardware and software associated with the industry. If you have not been exposed to this technology, but have had a curiosity about 3D printing, come and join us. You’ll learn the basics of how a 3D printer works, see it in action, and even get hands-on experience on how to start your own 3D print.  

Jan
29
2020

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research - Zotero

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

In an increasingly complex and fractured information landscape keeping track of your research can be an overwhelming task. Fortunately, tools are available to help. In this session we will introduce you to the bibliographic tool Zotero that can help you organize your research materials and save you countless hours in the course of your reading and writing. Zotero is a freely available citation management software that works through a web browser. Zotero is easy to use and allows you to collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Jan
30
2020

3D CAD Software: SOLIDWORKS Intermediate

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston

SOLIDWORKS is a 3D CAD software which helps you design your concepts and ideas in 3D. In the Beginner’s class we learned how to create and manipulate basic shapes. For this class, we’ll take it to the next level by introducing an additional plane and how we can extrude shapes in different ways. This class will give a better handle on the details of your objects so you can take it to the 3D printing stage.

Feb
4
2020

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research - EndNote

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

In an increasingly complex and fractured information landscape keeping track of your research can be an overwhelming task. Fortunately, tools are available to help. In this session we will introduce you to the bibliographic tool EndNote that can help you organize your research materials and save you countless hours in the course of your reading and writing. EndNote can help you gather information from remote databases, organize and sort records and notes, and automatically format citations and bibliographies in a finished paper.

Feb
5
2020

GIS: Introduction to ArcPro

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evanston

ArcGIS Pro is a desktop application for geospatial analysis available to all faculty, students and staff. The software is used for creating and using maps, compiling geographic data, analyzing mapped information, sharing and discovering geographic information. ArcGIS Pro allows you to store multiple items, such as maps, layouts, tables, and charts, in a single project. This workshop is targeted at new users with little to no GIS experience. We will begin with the basics of making a map, explore the main components of the user interface—the ribbon, views, and panes—and their interactions. We will then move on and complete some more complex analysis.

Feb
10
2020

Cite Smarter & Manage Your Research - Zotero

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Evanston

In an increasingly complex and fractured information landscape keeping track of your research can be an overwhelming task. Fortunately, tools are available to help. In this session we will introduce you to the bibliographic tool Zotero that can help you organize your research materials and save you countless hours in the course of your reading and writing. Zotero is a freely available citation management software that works through a web browser. Zotero is easy to use and allows you to collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

Feb
11
2020

Applied Neuroplasticity Workshop

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Evanston

Neuroplasticity is the amazing capability of our brains to change based on everything we do and even think. In this workshop you will learn to apply this knowledge to positively change the way you teach, the way you do research, and ultimately the way you learn! We'll cover how the brain works, and different ways to change habits. You'll also experience the only applied neuro-plasticity training program approved by US Special Operations to improve your focus and mental and physical reaction speed. The best part is that you'll keep the exercise to continue to use on your own!  Ted Quiballo and guest speaker John Kennedy, Neuroplastician  Registration is free, but seating may be limited.

Feb
26
2020

GIS: Introduction to ArcGIS Online

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evanston

ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based mapping platform that enables users within an organization to access, create and share maps, analyze and visualize data, and build web applications, and more. This workshop is targeted at new users with little to no GIS experience. We will begin with the basics of making a web map, explore the main components of the user interface and their interactions. By the end of the workshop you will have the ability to create and publish a simple web map.

Feb
28
2020

HPSCHD@50: A Colloquium of the Northwestern University Music Library

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Evanston

To mark the 50th anniversary of John Cage's landmark happening HPSCHD, the Northwestern University Music Library presents HPSCHD@50, a day-long colloquium of speakers and panel discussions for Cage scholars. The John Cage Collection held in the Music Library of Northwestern University is a worldwide destination for scholars and a unique collection of primary source materials from one of the most influential composers in American history. The event is free and open to the public and registration is required. Attendance may be limited. Lunch will be provided. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when registering. For information on parking, directions, and accomodations, please see our Visitor Resources.

Mar
3
2020

GIS: Introduction to ArcGIS Online

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evanston

ArcGIS Online is a cloud-based mapping platform that enables users within an organization to access, create and share maps, analyze and visualize data, and build web applications, and more. This workshop is targeted at new users with little to no GIS experience. We will begin with the basics of making a web map, explore the main components of the user interface and their interactions. By the end of the workshop you will have the ability to create and publish a simple web map.

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