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CITL/MDHI: Digital Humanities Discussion

Date & Time: Thursday, September 7, 4:00 pm

Location: Linderman 200

Presenters: Matthew K. Gold & Ed Whitley

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us for a discussion about the current state and future of digital humanities.  We will be joined by Matthew Gold, Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities at The Graduate Center at City University of New York.

Optional pre-discussion reading:

CITL/Research Computing: XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop -Summer Boot Camp

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 6 to Friday, June 9, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Audience: Community Members, Faculty, Staff, Students

XSEDE, along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center will be presenting a Hybrid Computing workshop.

This 4 day event will include MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC and accelerators and run June 6-9. 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 Fourth Annual XSEDE Summer Boot Camp Championship Trophy.

Due to demand, this workshop will be telecast to several satellite sites. This workshop is NOT available via a webcast.To be as time zone friendly as possible, each day will run from 11AM-5PM Eastern time. The tentative agenda is as follows (all times given are Eastern):

Tuesday June 6
11:00 Welcome
11:15 Computing Environment
11:45 Intro to Parallel Computing
12:30 Intro to OpenMP
1:30 Lunch break
2:30 Exercise 1 (zip folder of all exercises)
3:15 More OpenMP
4:30 Exercise 2
5:00 Adjourn

Wednesday June 7
11:00 Intro to OpenACC
12:00 Exercise 1
12:30 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Exercise 2
2:45 Introduction to OpenACC (cont.)
3:00 Using OpenACC with CUDA Libraries
3:30 Advanced OpenACC
4:00 OpenMP 4.0 Sneak Peek
5:00 Adjourn

Thursday June 8
11:00 Introduction to MPI
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Intro exercises
3:10 Intro exercises review
3:15 Scalable Programming: Laplace code
3:45 Laplace Exercise
5:00 Adjourn

Friday June 9
11:00 Laplace Exercise (Cont)
12:30 Laplace Solution
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Advanced MPI
3:00 Outro to Parallel Computing
4:00 Parallel Tools
4:20 Hybrid Computing
4:40 Hybrid Competition
5:00 Adjourn

You may attend this event at any of the following sites:

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • University of Delaware
  • Lehigh University
  • University of Houston
  • Tufts University
  • Boston University
  • University of Iowa
  • Georgia State University
  • University of Utah
  • University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • Purdue University
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Michigan State University
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • University of Colorado Boulder

CITL Workshop: 2017 HPC Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 31 to Thursday, June 1, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Audience: Community Members, Faculty, Staff, Students

The Department of Mathematics in collaboration with the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) is pleased to announce a HPC Workshop on Parallel Programming geared towards Women in Science & Engineering. The workshop will be held on May 31 and June 1 in EWFM CITL Commons from 9 AM to 5 PM.

The workshop will consist of a series of lectures and invited talks with ample amount of time for hands-on exercises on Lehigh's High Performance Computing Cluster, Sol. The workshop will introduce users to Parallel Programming Concepts, OpenMP, OpenACC and MPI Programming. Attendees are expected to have some programming experience, C/C++ or Fortran is preferred and familiarity with using a *nix system is beneficial.

CITL: 2017 LVAIC Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 24, 8:00 am

Presenters: Various.

Audience: Faculty, Staff

2017 Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning

All events will be held in the Fairchild Martindale Library (8A E. Packer Ave)

8:30 - 9:00 Registration and light breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome by Robert Flowers (Deputy Provost for Faculty Affairs, Lehigh University)
9:15- 10:30 Lightning Round Presentations

Each talk will focus on the pedagogical support the tool provides; that is, how the tool supports learning outcomes rather than the mechanics of the tool itself.

  • Lora Taub-Pervizpour "Building Digital Presence with Domain of One's Own"
  • Corey Fischer-Hoffman "The Power of the Podcast: Teaching Students to Speak, Create, and Listen"
  • Tim Clark, "Social Collaborative Annotation Tools:"
  • Rick Vinci, "Social Collaborative Annotation Tools: Perusall"
  • Susan Falciani, "Shared Shelf: Bringing Digital Images into the Classroom"
  • Greta Brubaker, "Extending Learning with Livescribe"
  • John Black: "Collaborative Digital Mapping of Early Modern New England"
  • Deep Singh, "Digital Scholarship through Collaborative Assignments using Scalar"
  • Tom Sciarrino, "New Approaches to Engaging Faculty: The Digital Brew"
  • Ilena Key:"New Approaches to Engaging Faculty: The Winter Workshop."
  • Q&A

10:45 - 11:45 Production Workshop 1 "Student-created Digital Texts: Scalar" (Deep Singh)
11:45- 12:45 Lunch, with a selection of local craft beers and sodas

After lunch, a variety of Drop-in Sessions will run concurrently with the Production Workshops

12:45 - 1:45 Production Workshop 2: "Social Collaborative Annotation Tools: and Perusall" (Tim Clark, Rick Vinci, Phil Hewitt, Steve Sakasitz)
2:00 - 3:00 Production Workshop 3 "Essentials of Audio Recording: Creating Podcasts and More" (Jarret Brown)

12:45- 3:00 Drop-in Sessions

  • HTC Vive - virtual reality for education
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - mapping tools
  • Juxta Editions - transcription tool
  • LiveScribe - paper-based computer-enhanced notetaking
  • Spark Board - presentation, conferencing, collaboration
  • Design Thinking - tools and approaches for solution-focused thinking
  • Lightboard/One-Button Studio - quick and easy videorecording

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

Date & Time: Thursday, May 18 to Friday, May 19, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Audience: Community Members, Faculty, Staff, Students

XSEDE along with the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center is pleased to announce a two day Big Data workshop, to be held May 18-19, 2017.

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

Thursday, May 18
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Welcome
11:25 Intro to Big Data
12:00 Hadoop
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Spark intro
5:00 Adjourn

Friday, May 19
All times given are Eastern
11:00 Machine Learning:Recommender System with Spark
1:00 Lunch break
2:00 Deep Learning with Tensorflow
5:00 Adjourn

You may attend at any of the following sites.

  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center
  • Louisiana Tech University
  • University of Delaware
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Tufts University
  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications
  • Howard University
  • Georgia State University
  • Lehigh University
  • University of Houston – Clear Lake
  • Purdue University
  • Ohio Supercomputer Center
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Michigan State University
  • California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • University of Iowa
  • Boston University
  • University of Houston
  • Stanford University


CITL Workshop: "Reacting To The Past"

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 17, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Audience: Faculty, Students

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) will host a "Reacting To The Past" micro-workshop at Lehigh.  The workshop will take place in the CITL Classrooms and Commons in EWFM on May 17th, 2017 from 8:00 am -3:00 pm.  Faculty from the "Reacting" consortium will facilitate the workshop and walk us through a game simulation in the morning, followed by an interactive Q and A session in the afternoon.

Open to Lehigh faculty. Graduate students who are, or plan to be, in an instructional role are also welcome to attend.

Lunch will be provided. 

Additional Details:

If you are unfamiliar with Reacting To The Past (RTTP), it is a robust pedagogy developed out of Barnard College by Historian Mark Carnes.  Through subversive role play, RTTP promotes imagination, inquiry, and engagement as foundational features of teaching and learning across all disciplines in higher education.  In addition to being student-centered, the RTTP pedagogy consists of instructional undergirding that promote critical thinking, writing and presentation skills, argumentation, collaboration, and more. 

The pedagogy has been implemented at over 500 colleges and universities and is sustained by a large consortium (of which Lehigh is now a member) that develops two multiple annual conferences, administers grants, and offers consulting services.

If you have been searching for ways to enhance your teaching and your students' learning, RTTP could be a perfect fit.  

Space is limited for the workshop, so please use the link below to register ASAP.  A detailed agenda, along with some pre-workshop information will be sent out promptly.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jason Slipp at -, or 8-5343. 

Registration deadline extended to 5/12/2017

CITL Workshop: Best Practices in Online Teaching

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 16, 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Location: Online

Presenters: Peggy Kane, Ilena Key & Jasmine Woodson

Audience: Faculty

Teaching online this summer or in the fall?  This session will address the following topics:

  • General considerations and best practices for teaching online
  • Structuring your online course
  • Managing communication with your students
  • Student interaction/collaboration
  • Assessment

This session will be held online using Zoom (web conferencing technology).  Here is the Zoom link:

This link is live so that you can test your connection prior to May 16.  Zoom supports 2-way audio and video, so a microphone, speakers, and webcam are suggested.  This session will be recorded for later viewing.

2017 Lehigh University Teaching & Learning Symposium

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 19 to Thursday, April 20, 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

Audience: Community Members, Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us for the 2017 LU Teaching & Learning Symposium! Topics, this year, will highlight new, interesting, and effective approaches to teaching and learning at Lehigh. We hope to disseminate good ideas and inspire others to try new approaches in their teaching.

  • April 19 sessions will be held in the Roemmele Global Commons in Williams Hall.
  • April 20 sessions will be held in the 5th-floor South of EWFM Library

See full schedule of events and presentations

CITL/MDHI: Knowing Your Rights: Legal Fundamentals for Documentary Filmmakers

Date & Time: Friday, April 14, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: EWFM 520

Presenters: Karen Shatzkin

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Students

Both beginning and more experienced documentary filmmakers have misconceptions about the impact of copyright and other laws on their projects. Knowing Your Rights: Legal Fundamentals for Documentary Filmmakers is designed to enable non-lawyers to understand how various relevant areas of law—including copyright, trademark, defamation, and privacy/publicity rights—affect their projects. Karen Shatzkin has extensive experience making these complex issues comprehensible to her creative clients, including a wide array of documentary filmmakers.

This day-long seminar will enable participants to be more self-sufficient in understanding their rights and the limitations on those rights. They will learn about circumstances that really require a lawyer's involvement (and those that don't). Participants also will gain knowledge that will empower them to work with lawyers, rather than be passive recipients of legal advice. Ms. Shatzkin will discuss copyright doctrines, such as "de minimus" and fair use; the portrayal of trademarks; rules concerning film titles; privacy/publicity rights; and doctrines such as trespass and misrepresentation that often trip up filmmakers. Using important court decisions and examples from her clients' films, she will discuss how the laws apply to documentary projects and provide an understanding of what practical considerations may intervene.

Karen Shatzkin is a member of the New York law firm of Shatzkin & Mayer, P.C., Karen Shatzkin has worked on legal issues affecting documentary films for more than 30 years, primarily on behalf of independent filmmakers and independent production companies. She has vetted films pre-release; negotiated contracts with creative personnel, distributors, studios, and networks; and responded to claims against filmmakers. Her clients run the gamut from well-established, award-winning documentarians to first-time filmmakers.

Ms. Shatzkin, a graduate of Columbia Law School, has an active litigation practice in addition to her transactional work for filmmakers and other creative clients. An adjunct faculty member of Columbia Law School, she teaches a trial practice seminar.  


CITL: Blogging in Academia ( Rescheduled)

Date & Time: Tuesday, April 4, 12:00 pm

Presenters: Kate Bullard

Audience: Community Members, Faculty, Staff, Students

Join us for a workshop on blogging in academia. With Lehigh's support of WordPress, it is easier than ever to build your own space to share your research, your teaching or comment on current affairs. This workshop will touch briefly on technical issues and then focus primarily on crafting blog entries and promoting your content. Lunch Included.