February Research Data Workshops, RDS and PhD+ Data ScienceEssential in R, February R Users Meetup, Data Around Grounds, Meet Jeremy Garritano
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February 2019 Workshops

Our spring 2019 workshops are on the calendar! Click here to see the full list and to register. Coming up in the next few weeks we have:
  • Data Visualization with Tableau I and II. These workshops introduce basic principles and processes of good data visualization. We’ll discuss visual perception, including use of color and dimensions, along with best practices for making graphics readable and insightful.
  • Introduction to Zotero and Advanced Zotero. Zotero is an open source tool that can help you keep track of citations while you search, create citations while you write, generate a formatted bibliography, and organize references and information.
  • Census Basics. In this workshop, we’ll learn about the available Census surveys (there’s more than one!), talk about the strengths and limitations of each, and understand what types of questions each can best address 
  • LaTeX and Overleaf. LaTeX is a powerful (and free) document typesetting program, widely used in a number of academic disciplines for compiling professional research papers, articles, dissertations, presentations, letters, and books.
  • Git/GitHub/lab. This workshop introduces version control using git through both GitHub and GitLab, which are free and open source platforms for building projects collaboratively.
  • Information Design. Information Design for Impact, offering graphic design concepts and expertise, and Information Design in Adobe Illustrator, providing hands-on training in making excellent visual presentations.
And so much more! Check out our full list of workshops. All are welcome! And Be sure to check out additional workshops and training offered by the UVA Library, by the Library's Scholars' Lab, and by our partner organizations in CADRE.
RDS & PhD+ module: Data Science Essentials in R

In Spring 2019, the UVA Library’s Research Data Services Team is partnering with UVA’s PhDPlus program to pilot a new module – Data Science Essentials in R – a six-session series to build data analysis, wrangling, and visualization skills. PhD Plus is a university-wide initiative to prepare PhD students and Post-Docs across all disciplines for long-term career success; this module is part of their skill-building programming. Visit our PhdPlus Data Science Essentials page to learn more about our upcoming series; and visit the PhDPlus events page to see all of their offerings.
February R Users Meetup 

The UVa R UseRs group is meeting Wednesday, February 20 from 4:30 – 6:00 in the Brown Science and Engineering Library. The featured speaker will be John C. Nash who will present on his experiences with computational algorithms and R development over the years. He’ll also give a brief overview of his histoRicalg project, which is funded by the R Consortium. As always, users of all skill levels and backgrounds are welcome, and snacks will be provided courtesy of the UVa Library! RSVP:     

Data around Grounds
There are many fantastic talks and events for data-enthusiasts across grounds. We're excited about this upcoming talk on Using Data to Address Urban Inequality,  part of the DSI Lunch & Learn Series sponsored by the Center for Innovative Technology. Katie Howell and Benjamin Teresa from VCU's RVA Eviction Lab will be talking about their work. Maybe we'll see you there!

Meet Your RDS Associate Director for Departmental Partnerships & Services

Jeremy Garritano is the Associate Director for Departmental Partnerships and Services in Research Data Services and Social, Natural and Engineering Sciences. He joined the Library in 2016, and serves as the liaison for Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering. His work at the library involves collaborating with students, faculty and staff to integrate library services and information resources into their research and teaching. He is also interested in how the library can contribute to the professional development of students and faculty.

 Jeremy is involved with the American Chemical Society (ACS) in a variety of leadership roles, including Chair-Elect of the ACS Division of Chemical Information, a member of the ACS Society Committee on Education, and a co-advisor of the ACS Student Chapter at the University of Virginia.

 Jeremy can be found on the Intermediate floor of Brown Science & Engineering Library in Clark Hall, room i-042. Feel free to contact him at  

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