Spring RDS Short Courses, 2015 GIS Day, Data Discovery & Acquisition Office Hours
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November 2015

Spring RDS Short Courses through the Data Science Institute

The Library’s Research Data Services will be offering 1-credit short courses again this spring in partnership with the Data Science Institute. 

DS 6559-001 Data Wrangling in R

DS 6559-002 Applied Causal Inference

The graduate-level short courses meet for 5 weeks, and are designed to provide some focused, hands-on training on different topics and tools; researchers from any discipline are welcome to join in the fun. To learn more, visit:


2015 GIS Day Celebration on November 18th

The University of Virginia Library would like to invite you to participate in GIS Day 2015 on November 18th. There will be a round of lightning talks starting at 1:30 PM in the Scholars’ Lab (Alderman Library), followed by the traditional cutting of the GIS Day cake.

What's a lightning talk? A rapid-fire succession of speakers are given a set amount of time to present a limited number of slides. This year, each speaker will have 10 minutes to present a maximum of 15 slides.   

We are actively looking for GIS enthusiasts to give their lightening talk! If you want to present at GIS Day, please email Chris Gist at  Or just come come to enjoy the session and the GIS Day cake, and see what we've concocted for this years’ confections. Previous years’ cakes are documented here:

We will wrap up the event by 3:30 PM.

Data Discovery Open Office Hours

Have you ever thought, "Someone must have data on this!"? We can help locate relevant datasets for your research projects. And starting in November we will be offering Data Discovery Office Hours:

  • Wednesdays 1:00 - 3:00 PM in 302 Ruffner Hall,the Library Data Commons @Curry

Of course, appointments are always welcome. Email us at

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