EVENT DATE: March 4, 2014
LOCATION: Bannan Engineering 325
Faculty panelists will introduce and demonstrate practical, easy to use tools for visualizing and presenting data and ideas. These tools include (1) websites such as Gapminder (for global perspectives), FRED (for the US economy), World Development Indicators; (2) open source software such as R that has many scripts for generating graphs; and (3) some Stata routines that make more effective graphs.
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EVENT DATE: January 28, 2013 (Tuesday)
LOCATION: Engineering 325 Note location
Designing Effective Writing Assignments: Faculty colleagues from several departments will share examples of effective writing assignments and what makes them work. Why do they appeal to students? What makes them effective learning opportunities? Join us for a moderated discussion. Bring an assignment to discuss, or just listen in.
- Co-sponsored by The HUB Writing Center, The Faculty Collaborative, and Faculty Development.
- Can't join us but you'd like to do a little more thinking? Check out the conversations at these schools about writing assignments
EVENT DATE: October 22, 2013
TIME: 4:00 - 5:30
LOCATION: Martin Reading Room, 3rd Floor, Library
The Rare, The Medium-Rare, and The Well-Done: Thinking about Books, Microchips, and Libraries. What is the future of the book in the digital age? What might the book as a material artifact have to teach scholars and students across the disciplines? Join Dr. Michael Suarez, S.J., Director of Rare Book School and Professor of English at U of Virginia for this presentation. Co-sponsored with the Library for Open Access Week.
Tuesday, December 3rd
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Forbes Family Conference Room, Lucas Hall 126
Before we can answer those two questions, we have to think again about technology itself. Using two books as a conceptual framework, Brian Arthur's "The Nature of Technology" and Kevin Kelly's "What Technology Wants," Gardner Campbell (Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success, Virginia Commonwealth) will explore the ways in which education itself is a technology, and how we might optimize our use of computing technologies in support of learning.
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