Every year people across all disciplines discover how useful it is to have programming and statistical computing skills in their toolkits, though teaching yourself everything can be a daunting concept. To address this, an organization called Software Carpentry was founded, focusing on building crowdsourced software lessons and fostering a community of trained teachers. From the BU Study Group, Will Kearney, Chris Holden and Alexey Shiklomanov will host hands-on sessions throughout June inspired by lessons they’ve learned from Software Carpentry, followed by an informal “Hacky Hour” at the BU Pub. Be sure to register and bring a laptop to STO 132, 1:00-4:00 pm on the following dates:
June 2nd: Introduction to Unix and the Shell
June 9th: Introduction to R – Part 1
June 16th: Introduction to R – Part 2
June 23rd: Introduction to Version Control with Git
Are you working toward finishing a dissertation? Did you know the BU Libraries offer an online Guide for Writers of Theses and Dissertations? It has all the formatting, online submission, and library contact details you’ll need. Thesis preparation videos and a pdf on formatting details should help get you well on your way to completion!
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A huge thank you to all students and faculty who took the 2016 library survey.
Linda Plunket, Associate University Librarian and the chair of the Library Assessment Committee, says the response rate was terrific for faculty, graduate students, and for undergraduate students. Her team will now diligently explore all of the responses to help improve the libraries and our services.
The survey results, once complete, will be reported on the library website on the Library Assessment pages.
Students and faculty that took the survey and then submitted their email addresses were entered into a competition to win one of twelve iPad minis.
In the photo above, University Librarian Bob Hudson presents Sean Elliot, Associate Professor of Chemistry, with one of the iPad minis. The winners of the iPad mini prizes have all been notified, and more photos of them can be seen on the Library Assessment pages.
The Science & Engineering Library is on summer hours as of this week until the start of the Fall semester in September. Those hours are:
Monday – Thursday 8 am – 10 pm
Friday 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday 12 noon – 10 pm
The Pardee Management Library will be open the following hours from May 9 – 15:
|Monday, May 9 – Thursday, May 12||8 am – 9 pm|
|Friday, May 13||8 am – 6 pm|
|Saturday, May 14||10 am – 6 pm|
|Sunday, May 15 (Commencement)||12 pm – 8 pm|
Many of the BU libraries have started summer hours.
Enjoy your summer!