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CITL/MDHI: Art and Data

Date & Time: Thursday, March 1, 4:00 pm

Location: EWFM 520

Presenters: Stephen Cartwright

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Stephen Cartwright is an artist and self-tracker. He creates his work through the intersection of analog and digital technologies—from pencil on paper to 3D computer modeling and digital fabrication. His personally collected data includes his exact latitude, longitude and elevation for every hour since June 21, 1999 and many other data sets. From the information, Cartwright creates multi-dimensional maps and objects and offers a unique perspective of one person’s transit through life. Cartwright’s sculptural visualizations are more than just illustrations of data—they create new forms and topographies.

CITL: Using Story Maps: More story...less map

Date & Time: Friday, February 23, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Linderman 302

Presenters: Scott Rutzmoser

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students

ESRI's Story Map templates allow users to quickly produce and share their stories using dynamic data and interactive maps.  While including maps can be useful, some of the best story maps include more story than they do map and some contain no map at all.  Telling your story (with or without a map) has never been easier. This workshop will guide users, step-by-step, through the tools and process of creating a great story map. 
1. Picking a template, understanding the components of the ESRI templates. 
2. Scripting a story, what makes a great story (map).
3. Organizing digital resources and content.
4. Producing and sharing a story, using the ESRI wizards and tools to create and present an engaging story. 
No story, no map, no problem...we will provide the story and the maps, we will even discuss less conventional ways to use the story map framework for things like promoting events, publishing websites or creating presentations. 

CITL: Working within Googlization: Assignment Design in the Age of (Mis)Information

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 21, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Presenters: Jasmine Woodson (Education and Learning Design Librarian), Carrie Baldwin SoRelle (Social Sciences and Scholarly Communications Librarian)

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Graduate Students

Google's omnipresence as an information-retrieval engine is often perceived as a barrier to the quality of student research due to its filter bubbles, skewed algorithms, advertisements, and overwhelming mass of results which often include unreliable sources. But what makes Google problematic also makes it a valuable teaching tool in helping students understand the power structures underlying ostensibly neutral information networks. This workshop will discuss how to incorporate Google into classroom activities and assignments as a means for parsing the politics inherent in information retrieval.


CITL: Teacher Development for Graduate Students: How Teachers Teach: Helping Students Understand

Date & Time: Thursday, February 15, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Presenters: Professor Sabrina Jedlicka (RCEAS-Materials Science and Engineering) & Professor Jessecae March (CAS-Psychology)

Audience: Graduate Students

CITL: Teacher Development for Graduate Students: Writing to Learn

Date & Time: Thursday, February 1, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Presenters: Professor Greg Skutches (Director, Writing Across the Curriculum)

Audience: Graduate Students

CITL: Winter Workshop - Save the Date

Date & Time: Thursday, January 11 to Wednesday, November 28, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

CITL Workshop: Inclusive Teaching: What will you do when...?

Date & Time: Thursday, December 14, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Presenters: Greg Reihman, Rita Jones, Chelsea Fullerton, Dahlia Hylton, Jennifer Swann

Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students

Sometimes the creation of an inclusive classroom is less about how we intentionally design our classes and more about how we respond to specific challenges that arise when we teach. In this workshop, faculty will have the opportunity to learn more about changing student demographics at Lehigh and discuss with colleagues several case studies. The cases, based on actual student and faculty experiences, will describe classroom scenarios that, if not handled well, may exclude certain groups of students, diminish those students' sense of belonging to the class, and diminish their likelihood of success.   It is our hope that a guided discussion of these cases will help faculty be prepared to speak and act in ways that promote inclusion and enhance academic success for all students.

(Collaboratively developed by the Office of the Provost, the Council for Equity and Community, the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Diversity, Office of Gender Equity, Office of Multicultural Affairs, The Pride Center for Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity)

CITL/Research Computing: XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop - Big Data

Date & Time: Tuesday, December 5 to Wednesday, December 6, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Audience: Community Members, Faculty, Staff, Students

December 5-6, 2017

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce a two day Big Data workshop, to be held December 5-6, 2017.

This workshop will focus on topics such as Hadoop and Spark and will be presented using the Wide Area Classroom (WAC) training platform.

Tuesday, December 5
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Welcome
11:25 Intro to Big Data
12:00 Hadoop
12:30 Intro to Spark
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Spark
3:30 Spark Exercises
4:30 Spark
5:00 Adjourn

Wednesday, December 6
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Machine Learning: Recommender System with Spark
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Deep Learning with Tensorflow
4:30 Bridges: A Big Data Platform
5:00 Adjourn

Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites.

You may attend at any of the following sites.

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • University of Delaware
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Kennesaw State University
  • Tufts University
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Georgia State University
  • George Mason University
  • University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • Purdue University
  • Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Yale Center for Research Computing
  • Howard University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Lehigh University
  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • San Diego Supercomputer Center
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville – National Institute for Computational Sciences
  • University of Iowa
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Lousiana State University

CITL: Mapping the Evangelization of the Southwest, 1755-1815

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 15, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Presenters: Presenter: Monica Najar, Associate Professor Department of History

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Please join us for a presentation by the 2016/17 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellow, Monica Najar, on her project “Mapping the Evangelization of the Southwest, 1755-1815.”  Using GIS, Professor Najar’s project maps evangelical Baptist churches in the Upper South.  Using the founding of Baptist churches (the fastest growing evangelical sect) as a marker, this project uses mapping tools to compare and understand the geographic growth of evangelical churches in relationship to the expansion of civil authority.

Following Professor Najar’s presentation, we will announce the call for proposals for the 2017/2018 Digital Scholarship Faculty Fellowship and give tour of the Center’s new Visualization Lab.

CITL/MDHI: Beginning Omeka Workshop

Date & Time: Friday, November 10, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Linderman 302

Presenters: Rob Weidman, Digital Scholarship Specialist, and Cory Fisher-Hoffman, Mellon Digital Humanities Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Omeka is a free, easy to use, open source web-publishing platform for the display of scholarly, library, and archive collections.  This 2-hour workshop will provide participants with examples of projects and how to create and add content to an Omeka site.