Events & Exhibits, February 14-March 2

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Tuesday Feb. 13

Engaging Digital Archives in the Classroom: A Conversation about the Prague Spring Collection

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

Dr. Mary Neuburger, Director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) at UT Austin, will talk about the Prague Spring Archive, its pedagogical possibilities, and her use of the archive in her own teaching. Attendees are encouraged to join in the conversation about the future of integrating digital archives into instruction.

 

Wednesday Feb. 14

Workshop @PCL: Digital Humanities: Omeka and Digital Collections

1 to 3 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

Learn how to build your own digital collections and assemble them into exhibits using Omeka, a free platform that doesn't require coding experience  

 

Wednesday Feb. 14 

Gallery talk: Performing African Art

4 to 5 p.m., Fine Arts Library

Gallery talk for the exhibit "Performing African Art: Image, Text, Sound."

 

Thursday Feb. 15

"Escritura y autofiguración en los diarios de María Luisa Puga" with Irma López and Patricia Puga

4 to 6 p.m.

Benson Latin American Collection

LLILAS Benson celebrates the opening of the María Luisa Puga Papers with a lecture by Irma López, professor of Spanish at Western Michigan University and author of Historia, escritura e identidad: La novelística de María Luisa Puga. The papers of Puga, a celebrated Mexican author, were donated to the Benson Collection by her sister, Patricia Puga, in 2017.

 

Thursday Feb. 15

Screening of "Arabic Movie" followed by a Q&A with Director Eyal Sagui Bizawe

8 to 10 p.m.

CLA 1.302B

Institute for Israel Studies hosts a film screening of "Arabic Movie" followed by a Q&A with Director Eyal Sagui Bizawe in CLA. (Supported by the Libraries.)

 

Friday Feb. 16

Workshop @PCL: Data and Donuts: High Performance Computing at TACC

3 to 4 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

Did you know UT’s Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) is home to some of the world’s most powerful computing resources? And that those resources are available for YOU? TACC's staff work with hundreds of researchers every day--across all disciplines--to enable computational research and aid discovery. They help researchers visualize results, manage data, and preserve it for the long term.

 

Saturday Feb. 17

Visualizing Time and Space: An Introduction to Story Mapping for Social Studies

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

Join Hemispheres for "Visualizing Time and Space: An Introduction to Story Mapping for Social Studies," a workshop for K-16 educators in social studies.

 

Tuesday Feb. 20

Workshop @PCL: Fair Use for Instructors

2 to 3 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

Are you curious about what exactly fair use is? Have you ever wondered if you can use images in your PowerPoint presentations? Are you unsure of whether free videos on YouTube are copyrighted? Do you have questions about what types of articles you can provide to your students? Join us to hear about these issues and get answers to your own questions. 

 

Tuesday Feb. 20

Research as Art: Conveying the beauty, complexity, and humanity of research

4 to 5 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

Research as Art is a unique competition that provides a platform for researchers to convey the importance, emotion, beauty and humanity of their research. It’s different to other image competitions, as it’s the story that’s most important. The image grabs your attention, and the text reveals the process, the passion, and the humanity behind the research.

 

Wednesday Feb. 21

Sci-Hub and LibGen in Perspective

Noon to 1 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

Over the past decade, websites offering free, unauthorized copies of books and academic articles have grown rapidly. How are they maintained and used, and what might they mean for the future of scholarly publishing?

 

Wednesday Feb. 21

Workshop @PCL: Digital Humanities: Text Analysis

1 to 3 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

Text analysis is a broad and multifaceted field within the digital humanities that can help users visualize, manipulate, and better understand text from both born-digital and physical sources. 

 

Thursday Feb. 22

Digital Methods in Middle Eastern Studies

3 to 4 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

A roundtable discussion with Andrew Akhlaghi (History), Hina Azam (Middle Eastern Studies), Dale J. Correra (Libraries), Jonathan Kaplan (Middle Eastern Studies), and Marion Katz (NYG Middle East and Islamic Studies). 

 

Thursday Feb. 22

Pathways to Entrepreneurship: Shayna Brown and Sam Decker

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Fine Arts Library

Are you doing what you love? What are the pathways for turning your passion into a viable, sustainable business? (Hosted by the Libraries.)

 

Friday Feb. 23

Workshop @PCL: Data and Donuts: Data Cleaning with OpenRefine

3 to 4:30 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

OpenRefine is a powerful, free, and easy-to-use tool that’s perfect for sifting through, cleaning up, and transforming datasets--tedious yet critical tasks for data analysis and sharing. 

 

Wednesday Feb. 28

Workshop @PCL: Digital Humanities: Collaborative Mapping

1 to 3 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

Increasingly web mapping tools are being used to crowdsource geographic information gathering. With tools such as OpenStreetMap and wikimapia participants can edit world maps to increase accuracy and add information.

 

Wednesday Feb. 28

Workshop @PCL: Public Speaking 101 session 1

5 to 6 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

Do you have a presentation or speech to give for class, a conference, or a student org meeting? This free workshop led by consultants from UT’s Public Speaking Center will teach you how to meet the needs of the assignment and your audience, so that you feel prepared and confident. 

 

Wednesday Feb. 28

Research Speed-Dating

5 to 6:30 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

The UT Science Communication Interest Group presents Research Speed-Dating. Using a “speed-dating” format, this professional development event will hone your ability to explain your research to laypersons.

 

Thursday March 1

Workshop @PCL: Using the Thesis/Dissertation Templates

1 to 2 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

The Graduate School distributes a set of thesis and dissertation templates in Microsoft Word for Apple and Windows computers, which will help you format your paper according to current requirements.

 

Friday March 2

Workshop @PCL: Data and Donuts: Visualizing Data with Tableau

3 to 4:30 p.m.

Perry-Castañeda Library

Do you have data that you’re not sure how to use? Creating visualizations is a good way to ask questions of your data and to share your data with others. Visualizations can include everything from a simple chart to an interactive map and can be a powerful way to tell a story about your data.

 

APPLY: Images of Research

Any undergraduate conducting research as part of their experience at UT is invited to create and submit an image that captures the process, outcome or impact of that research. 

Feb. 13, 2018
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