HSL Hosts Public Health Case Competition

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November 7th & 8th, the library hosted the second annual Rocky Mountain Region Public Health Case competition. The event began Friday afternoon, when the students were given a case study about marijuana exposure in minors after legalization in the state of Colorado and were tasked with coming up with a public health intervention to address accidental exposure in children or intentional use in teens. The students created proposals for a theoretical 3-year, $3 million dollar grant and  gave 10 minute presentation to a panel of judges. All of this research and planning was conducted in a 24 hour period! To facilitate this work, librarians were “on call” Friday afternoon and evening to help the students with their research. The first round of presentations occurred on Sunday November 9th, and the top 4 presentations were selected to go to the finals on Monday November 10th. Read more about what the finalists came up with on the university news site.

http://www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/spotlight/students/Pages/Amping-up-awareness-of-dangers-of-marijuana.aspx?source=todayAMC

The Writing Center of UCD continues operations and hours out of the Information Commons @ HSL

The Writing Center provides one-on-one assistance to undergraduate and graduate students from the Anschutz Medical Campus at the Health Sciences Library’s Information Commons. In the Center, trained graduate consultants offer help with writing of all kinds, including essays, proposals, dissertations, resumes, and scholarship applications. Come Visit, room 1204 in the Information Commons at the library on AMC.

Please note that Writing Center services are fluid across campuses, meaning that AMC students can visit the main Center on the Auraria Campus (and vice versa). 
  

Spring 2011 Workshops on the AMC


Citation and Documentation: APA

Presenter: Sean McCandless

In this session, participants will be shown the basics of citation in APA style. This workshop is designed for students from all majors who would like to have a better understanding of how to cite. Page format, in-text citations, and bibliographies will be covered.

Dates/Times:

March 10th, 5-6pm, Anschutz Medical Campus
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Writing Process 1 & 2

Presenters: Sean McCandless, Virginia Nichols

This workshop — a combination of our Writing Process Parts 1 & 2 workshops — is designed specifically for AMC students who need practice in writing effective academic essays. Participants will learn essentials of developing content and organization; composing a research proposal/prospectus; drafting an effective thesis statement; approaching research and incorporating information; forming paragraphs and sections; writing effective introductions, conclusions, and abstracts; avoiding wordiness; and maintaining paragraph- and sentence-level clarity (including active v. passive voice, pronoun usage, and descriptive language).

Dates/Times:

March 18th, 10am-12pm, Anschutz Medical Campus
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Writing a Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

Presenter: Justin Bain, Writing Center Director

This workshop is designed for both graduate students who are considering a career in higher education and instructors/faculty who are interested in revising their CVs. The workshop will provide an overview of creating a Curriculum Vitae: a specialized academic resume. We will discuss who needs a C.V. and why, what goes in a C.V., and examine a variety of professional samples. Time will also be allotted to look at drafts of your own C.V.

Dates/Times:

March 23rd, 12-2pm, Anschutz Medical Campus
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Writing a Literature Review

Presenter: Sean McCandless

In this workshop, participants will be shown the basics of crafting an effective literature review. The workshop will cover methods of approaching research, analyzing information, grouping sources, finding common themes and contentions, and expressing the findings in a clear and direct way.

Dates/Times:

March 18th, 12-2pm, Anschutz Medical Campus
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Personal Statements & Letters of Intent

Presenter: Caitrin Blake

The workshop will define the subtle differences between personal statements, directed application essays, and letters of intent. It will also discuss what should and should not be included in each, common mistakes, and addressing academic transgressions. The workshop will culminate with a few directed writing and brainstorming exercises in order to get students thinking of ways to begin the essay and topics they can cover. 

Dates/Times:

March 11th, 2-3pm, Anschutz Medical Campus
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RAD for Women, program from University Police Announced.

Officer Lynn Whitten, Community Resource Officer for the University of Colorado Denver Police Department released campus news today about the upcoming RAD program.

The University of Colorado Denver Police Department is again offering its R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) System’s basic self-defense program for women. The session dates are September 18th and 19th, 2010, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Classes will be held at the Campus Services Building on the Anschutz Medical Campus at 1945 Wheeling Street. Click here for map.

You must be able to attend the full 16 hours of class. Space in the class is limited and registration is by payment only.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, September 15th at 2:00 pm.

Cost for the class is as follows:

• Students (from any school or campus, student ID required) $20.00

• Faculty and Staff from UCD, UCH, TCH, UPI and other affiliates (ID required) $25.00

• General public $30.00

For more information or to remit payment for registration, call Officer Lynn Whitten at 303-724-0739 or e-mail: Lynn.Whitten@ucdenver.edu.

A detailed course description can be found at: www.ucdenver.edu/police (under Personal Safety and Crime Prevention/Classes and Training/RAD Self Defense for Women).