Zhiyuan Yao is a Geography PhD candidate and a student research consultant in the Research Labs@ GMP, in the Geology-Math-Physics Library. She is a GIS expert in the UC Libraries Research & Data Services Team and can help you with your GIS and other research data questions. Below she describes her recent experience attending the XSEDE workshop on Big Data.
The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) is an NSF-funded virtual organization that integrates and coordinates the sharing of supercomputers with researchers nationally to support science. It has five computer resource infrastructures located across the nations, and Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) is a part of it. PSC offers workshops from time to time through the year and aims to promote advanced data analysis among a variety of research fields using its supercomputer, Bridges. Thanks to IT@UC Research & Development, Innovation and Partnerships, who cooperates with PSC to offer the free workshop to UC community. The workshop is one of many events in the Data & Computational Science Series funded by the Provost Office. I was glad to attend the Big Data workshop and give you a glimpse of the informative workshop.
The Big Data workshop was held on Oct 1st to Oct 2nd, from 11: 00 AM to 5: 30 PM. The workshop was well organized and followed a working flow: introducing background information, providing examples, and doing exercises. I really appreciated the background information introduced in this workshop, since it provided a holistic view of this workshop which was friendly to beginners. Besides, this workshop talked about several programs for big data analysis, such as Hadoop and Spark, and Tensorflow. The Big data workshop is one of PSC HPC workshop series, such as MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC, et al. If you are interested in one of these workshops, you can check if IT@UC offers this workshop at Workshops & Trainings in Faculty OneStop.
This fall brings new faces and new publications from the University of Cincinnati Press, along with the conclusion of the university’s Bicentennial celebration, which university archivist and head of the Archives and Rare Books Library Kevin Grace uses as the occasion to recount a gift from William A. Procter that was instrumental to the libraries.
On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Melissa Previtera began her position at the University of Cincinnati Libraries as the academic and research services specialist for the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL) and the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions (Winkler Center).
Melissa is a familiar face in UC Libraries having worked previously in the HSL/Winkler Center, College of Engineering and Applied Science Library, and most recently at the College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services Library. In this new role, she will work closely with HSL and Winkler Center faculty as well as members of the Winkler Center Board, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Allied Health faculty, researchers, staff and students.
UC Libraries will be closed Monday, September 2 for Labor Day, except for the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, which will be open 9am-5pm. This closing includes the Walter C. Langsam Library 4th floor space, which will close Sunday, September 1 at 11pm and re-open Tuesday, September 3 at 7:45am.
On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of the Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library (HSL), – welcome back for the 2019-2020 school year. I would like to share with you some library updates and links that you can easily access for information as it relates to classes being offered in the HSL, hours of operation, new technology, upcoming lectures and collaborative spaces for study and research.
Over the summer, the electrical engineers were able to finalize the upgrades of lights on the R, E and G levels of the library
New power outlets were installed on the R-Level of the library.
At the request of HSGA representatives from last year, the HSL purchased four (4) new ergonomic stand-up tables that are located in the Computer Lab.
In mid-September the HSL Circulation Desk students will begin offering scheduled 20-minute walking tours of the HSL Library and Winkler Center. The tour will include, but is not limited to information on equipment that can be checked out, HSL IT Help Desk services, how to navigate the Computer Lab and information on the HSL’s Electronic Classroom. Look for more information about the tours in October.
HSL Updates will be posted on a monthly basis to share the HSL Workshop calendar and any other information related to things happening in the HSL. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly. As always, we are happy to welcome you into the HSL.
Lori E. Harris, Interim Director
Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library and
the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions
Tel: (513) 558-0315
Fax: (513) 558-2682
Zhiyuan Yao is one of two GIS support students working in the Research & Data Service research labs at the Geology Math and Physics Library. The Data & GIS collab is open to students, staff and faculty seeking help with their geospatial data needs, and the Visualization lab is open for data visualization consultations and collaborative work. Email us at ASKData@ucmail.uc.edu for more information.
Great learning and collaboration experience in AAG-UIUC Summer School
This summer in July, I was honored to be offered the opportunity to attend AAG-UIUC 2019 Summer School, which focused on Reproducible Problem Solving with Cyber GIS and Geospatial Data Science. During the one-week summer camp, I met many scholars, got access to the supercomputer Virtual Roger through CyberGIS-Jupter, learned the cutting-edge advances regarding geospatial data science, and got a deeper understanding about reproducibility and replicability. I absolutely had a wonderful time there, and this experience provoked me to think more about how we could develop novel solutions to complex problems.
Check out the redesigned Libraries website scheduled to launch Thursday, Aug. 15.
Some of the new features and upgrades of the UC Libraries website redesign include:
updated look and feel and an uncluttered homepage
refreshed, user-centric content under the categories of: “Find, Request, Borrow,” “Special Collections,” “Research and Teaching Support,” “Spaces and Technology,” “About” and “My Accounts”
tabbed search box located prominently front and center at the top of the homepage, allowing users to search for articles, books, journals and databases much more quickly and easily
ability to search Research Guides by subject via the homepage
call-outs for Special Collections, Digital Technologies & Innovation and Library as Place
library news and links to information such as the Strategic Plan, Progress Report, Staff Directory and more.
Included in the redesign are all college and departmental (C&D) library web pages from the Archives to Rare Books Library to the Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, as well as the Clermont College Library and UC Blue Ash College Library web pages.
While the starting web address of the site remains the same – www.libraries.uc.edu, the navigation and content within the site has changed, so update any links or bookmarks you may have to the site. And while great care was taken to be accurate, if broken links or missing content are discovered, contact Team Dynamix.
Join UC Libraries and IT@UC for a lecture on the reuse of biomedical research data and a workshop on data visualization in R.
On September 17th, Dr. Lisa Federer, Data and Open Science Librarian for the National Library of Medicine, will visit UC as part of our Data and Computational Science Series (DCS2).
The DCS2 planning committee cordially invites you to attend Dr. Federer’s lecture, luncheon and workshop.
Lecture and Luncheon:
If You Share It, Will They Come? Quantifying and Characterizing Reuse of Biomedical Research Data Tuesday, September 17, 2019 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Henry R. Winkler Center for the History of the Health Professions, Stanley J. Lucas, MD Board Room.
Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Creating Customized Data Visualization with ggplot2 in R Tuesday, September 17, 2019 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library, Dr. Stanley B. Troup Learning Space.
These events are free and open to all. Registration is required.
The Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library will host the All of Us awareness and education mobile unit on Friday, June 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 231 Albert Sabin Way, Kresge Circle.
Sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the All of Us research program is building one of the largest biomedical resources of its kind to explore how lifestyle, environment and biological makeup affect health and disease. The program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and medical breakthroughs and to improve health by enabling individualized prevention, treatment and care for all of us. It is committed to engaging multiple sectors and forging strong partnerships with academic and other non-profit researchers, patient groups and the private sector.
The All of Us mobile unit is a hands-on experience to build awareness and excitement about the All of Us research program. Through this national tour, the traveling exhibit actively engages community members to join this landmark research project. Visitors to the All of Us mobile unit have the opportunity to engage with interactive video kiosks to learn about lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors that make each person unique, as well as receive information about precision medicine and the goals of the All of Us project.
Description: This 4-day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators. This event will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom(WAC) training platform and will conclude with a special hybrid exercise contest that will challenge the students to apply their skills over the following 3 weeks and be awarded the Fifth Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy. In addition, an XSEDE Badge will be available to those who complete the Challenge.
XSEDE (eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) is a virtual system that provides compute resources for scientists and researchers from all over the country. Its mission is to facilitate research collaboration among institutions, enhance research productivity, provide remote data transfer, and enable remote instrumentation. XSEDE is funded by National Science Foundation (NSF). Getting Started Guide for XSEDE.