Wikipedia Lounge – Monday 24 October

John Rylands University Library is hosting a ‘Wikipedia Lounge’ on Monday 24 October, 10.00am – 6.00pm, in the Seminar Room of the Main Library, Burlington Street.

This is a drop-in event where experienced Wikipedians will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. The event is open to all members of the University and is free to attend. You are welcome to attend. Please also promote to our students and academic colleagues.

Students
Looking for help with online research? Want to learn how to use Wikipedia as an academic resource? Found a mistake but don’t know how to fix it? Then the Wikipedia lounge is for you! We have experienced Wikipedians available all day on the 24th October to answer your questions and assist you with your needs. So pop along or book your slot at http://manclounge.eventbrite.com.

Curators
Found a mistake on Wikipedia? Want to fix it but don’t know how? Frustrated with the lack of coverage in your field? Well come along to the Wikipedia Lounge on the 24th October and learn how to solve your Wikipedia problems. Experienced Wikipedians will be on hand to answer your questions and help solve your problems. Come along on the day or book your slot at http://manclounge.eventbrite.com.

Academics
Want to learn how Wikipedia is relevant to your field? Found a mistake and want to know how to fix it? Want to learn more about how Wikipedia can be used in academia? Well come along to the Wikipedia Lounge on the 24th October and find the answers to all of your questions! Experienced Wikipedians will be on hand all day to assist, so pop along or book your slot at http://manclounge.eventbrite.com.

IndiaBioscience present at the University of Manchester

Thursday 28 July 12:00 – 13:00 (then lunch provided)
Alan Turing Building room G107

‘Avenues for pursuing research in India’
Swetha Suresh, PhD
Associate Director for IndiaBioscience
National Centre for Biological Science (NCBS)

Dr Suresh will discuss:
1. Opportunities for researchers in India – Fellowships, New Institutes and Funding.
2. Young Investigator Meeting and mentoring for researchers interested in establishing a career in India.
3. Online resources for Indian biologists (junior and senior, working in India or abroad) to unite as a community- to find and exchange information, to make new contacts, find collaborators and to share perspectives.

Target audience:
Biosciences research students, research staff and academic staff interested in starting a research career in India or interested in up-to-date information about the research environment in India.

Book your place at this event with an email to Kelly.hoyle@manchester.ac.uk with your name, institution and current position.

Find out more about IndiaBioscience through their website: www.IndiaBioscience.org

Engaging students through in-class technology (Edinburgh)

This event is focussed on the pedagogic uses of Electronic Voting Systems (EVS, also known as ’clickers’, audience response systems ARS, personal response systems PRS). This is an opportunity to see and share best practice and gain insight into the current and future state of the technology.

When: Thursday 29 April 2010 from 9.15am-4pm

Where: e-Science Institute, 15 South College Street, Edinburgh

How to book: Please visit the National e-Science Centre website at http://www.nesc.ac.uk/esi/events/1073/