Research Smarter: Spring Quarter Workshops @ The Library

We offer a variety of free workshops designed to help you research more efficiently and effectively.   ETS05

Spring quarter learn how to manage citations using RefWorks or Endnote, search for and find patents, maximize the power of Excel, and find research literature using the PubMed database.   Browse the full schedule and register for workshops online.

Try a workshop and research smarter with us!

Mozart’s Humors: Cultural and Clinical Problems of Retrospective Diagnosis

MozartWas Mozart manic depressive or did he suffer from ADHD or OCD? Or, perhaps his restless movements and peculiar personality suggest a diagnosis of Tourette’s Syndrome or even autism? Since the genius musician’s death in the 18th century, more than 140 medical and neurobehavioral diagnoses have been attributed to Mozart, few of which were in the clinical lexicon during his lifetime. Dr. Henry Powell, Professor Emeritus of Pathology at UC San Diego, will examine the evidence in a talk at Geisel Library on May 8 and will shed light on the challenges inherent in retrospective neurobehavioral diagnoses.


The May 8 talk, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Seuss Room in Geisel Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m.  For more information, contact Scott Paulson at or (858) 822-5758.

Earth Week DIY Makers Day

The Library and the Environmental Sustainability Group is hosting a DIY Makers Day celebrating Earth Week on campus, using sustainable, non-toxic, reusable, and recyclable materials. Maker stations include:

  • make your own cleaning supplies (be extra green and bring your own container!)
  • make your own button using recycled book covers
  • make boxes and bookmarks using recycled paper
  • DIY Bike Safety: Be Seen! Make your own reflective strips (bring your bag, backpack, jacket; dog harness).
  • plant a succulent
  • watch a demonstration of a 3D Printer (vegetable-based plastic!)

Participants will leave with a sample of a project and ideas to continue making eco-friendly products and reusing consumables on a daily basis!

Check out our educational resource tables on a smoke and tobacco free campus,  recycling, and the Roger’s Community Garden at UCSD (formerly the Neighborhood Community Garden).  RCG at UCSD is a student-led garden serving the UCSD and San Diego community. We are located on a quarter acre of land behind the Dance Building and La Jolla Playhouse. Our main purpose is to offer land to students, staff,  faculty, and alumni, to grow herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables. Additionally, in pursuit of our overall mission, we are developing multiple other projects, such as composting programs, workshops on sustainable agriculture and nutrition, lectures and teach-ins on surrounding social justice issues, and an annual seminar jointly taught by RCG faculty advisors and students. As a student-led project, we strive to support the community that supports us, and give back to those who have given so much to us. We hope that through our efforts we can add a something special to our campus.


Tuesday, April 22nd
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Seuss Room, Geisel Library

Refreshments will be served!
Open to the public!

Stay tuned for a contest featuring our 3D printer!  The winner will get to print something on our Makerbot Replicator 2! (Hint: find us on Facebook: The UC San Diego Library and the UCSD Geisel Library)

If you have questions, please contact Kimberly Schwenk (

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