In This Issue
7 PULSIS Faculty on Research Teams Funded in 2nd Round of Purdue’s IDSI | Sapp Nelson Featured in IDSI Video | Phillips Takes Active Learning to ME Grad Students at Pusan National University | Purdue Digital Humanities Prof. Selected at Fulbright Specialist, Plans to Teach DH in Morocco | Faculty Publications, Awards, and Accomplishments | More DigRef Questions Due to Ask-a-Librarian Pop Out Tab | OUR: New Online Courses Prepare Undergrads for Research Roles | Check it Out! LCSSAC Corner | GRIP Workshops Fall 2019 Schedule | AvTech Library Closed for Renovation | Critical Data Studies Aug/Sept Seminars
Seven Purdue University Libraries and School of Information (PULSIS) faculty members are part of three of five research teams to receive funding in Purdue University’s second round of research for the Integrative Data Science Initiative (IDSI).
According to the IDSI website, the vision for the initiative is “to be at the forefront of advancing data science-enabled research and education by tightly coupling theory, discovery, and applications while providing students with an integrated, data science-fluent campus ecosystem.” The three research projects with PULSIS faculty members are also are led by PULSIS faculty as the principal investigators (Nicole Kong, Clarence Maybee, and Pete Pascuzzi).
The PULSIS projects are as follows: Integrating Geospatial Information Across Disciplines (PI: Nicole Kong); IMPACT Data Science Education: Preparing Undergraduates to Lead into the Future (PI: Maybee); and Building a Data Science Education Ecosystem Resource Collection (PI: Pete Pascuzzi). Read more…
“The Integrative Data Science Initiative has been developed in the past year at Purdue University so that, when the students leave, they are these critical consumers and critical researchers of data within the relevant they are interested in.” — Megan Sapp Nelson, Professor
Through the IMPACT (Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation) program and the pronounced presence of the Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) at the heart of campus, it is possible that many students at Purdue University take for granted their courses based on the active learning instructional method. Even though Purdue students may not always recognize their enhanced learning based on this approach, academia does. Last October, The Chronicle of Higher Education published “How Purdue Professors Are Building More Active and Engaged Classrooms,” and the publication’s editorial staff recognized Purdue’s IMPACT program as a 2018 Innovator of encouraging innovation in teaching.
Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies (PULSIS) faculty and staff were driving forces behind the concept of and the development of the WALC, as well as have been integral in IMPACT at Purdue.
It is no surprise, then, that one of our own is taking this instructional method “on the road” (or over the ocean), so to speak, and engaging South Korean mechanical engineering graduate students in ways they have not before experienced. In mid-July, PULSIS Assistant Professor Margaret Phillips co-taught the course “Professional Development and Life-Long Information Strategies for Engineering Research” at Pusan National University (PNU). Read more…
GIS Activities and Research at Purdue Provide Data, Information to Help Solve U.S., Global Environmental, Economic Challenges
Every year, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies hosts the Purdue GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Day Conference. During it, Purdue students demonstrate how they have applied GIS in their individual areas of study and research. Nicole Kong, PULSIS associate professor and GIS specialist at Purdue, heads up the conference, along with a team of collaborators from across Purdue, all who are involved in GIS work in some way.
This year, the Purdue GIS Day Conference is set for Thursday, Nov. 7 in Stewart Center. Nicole Kong, associate professor and GIS specialist, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies In addition to planning the Purdue GIS Day Conference and her teaching duties, Kong serves as a principal investigator (PI) or co-PI for various GIS and data-science research projects at Purdue.
Recently, she was awarded funding in Purdue’s Integrative Data Science Initiative (IDSI) for the project, “Integrating Geospatial Information Across Disciplines.” In addition, she is co-PI for two more GIS-related projects, both which were recently funded through U.S. government agencies. Read more…
Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities Matt Hannah has been busily laying the foundation for an ongoing and robust discussion about digital humanities (DH) and to advance digital scholarship overall at Purdue.
Since he started at Purdue in March 2018, he has put together and delivered many DH workshops and contributed to many digital scholarship projects and efforts on campus, and is developing a DH Studio in the HSSE Library.
Recently, he also launched the Digital Interest Group at Purdue, which will meet monthly. Group members will discuss key scholarship ideas, projects, and concepts in DH, computational social sciences, Critical Data Studies, science and technology studies, digital history, data science, and more. According to Hannah, the group will also tinker with various methodologies and tools, write and share code, and discuss digital projects.
In addition to advancing DH at Purdue, Hannah will advance DH internationally, as he has recently accepted a fellowship as a Fulbright Specialist with a few institutions in Morocco to set up a DH boot camp for digital scholars there. Read more…
- Faculty and Staff Presentations, Publications, Awards, and Accomplishments – July/August 2019
- More DigRef Questions Due to Ask-a-Librarian Pop Out Tab
- New Online Courses Prepare Undergraduates for Research Roles (Office of Undergraduate Research)
- Check It Out! LCSSAC Corner: Staff Happenings
Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies faculty, in partnership with The Graduate School, lead seminars and workshops that enhance research skills. More information is available at https://guides.lib.purdue.edu/grip.
The Aviation Technology (AvTech) Library will be closed during the 2019 fall semester for renovations. During this time, the AvTech collection will not be accessible. Read more…
Critical Data Studies Seminar & Lecture Series: August and September Events
Open Seminar: “Indigenous Rights, Brazil, and Filmmaking”
Pat-i Kayapó, filmmaker and Honors College Visiting Scholar
2:30-3:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC) 3154
limited seating available
Pat-i Kayapó-Mẽbêngôkre is a filmmaker from the A’Ukre village in the Kayapó Indigenous Territories of Brazil and is part of the Kôkôjãgoti and Beture film collectives. He has participated in more than workshops organized by the Video in the Villages, Purdue University, and Middle Tennessee State University. In 2016, Pat-i presented at the InDigital Conference at Vanderbilt University, and in 2017 he showed his films at the Smithsonian Institute Mother Tongue film festival. Since 2013, he has been a co-instructor on a summer study abroad course that takes place in his community each June with Purdue University, University of Maryland, The Federal University of Para, the University of Brasilia, and the Museu Goeldi. (See Kokojagoti Blog and Pati Interview: Kokojagoti Blog — www.kokojagoti.org.)
A reception organized by the Center for the Environment for Pat-i Kayapó, Rafael Galvãoand Maria Salgado to follow in the Ringel Gallery, 4:30- 6 p.m., Stewart Center. For invitation and details, visit www.purdue.edu/research/events/index.php?view=2209.
Open Seminar: “Que-erying the Curation of Black Data”
Faithe Day, Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for African American and Critical Data Studies
2:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, WALC 3154
limited seating available
RSVP to https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6gpztYE7Q0Qs8bH
Faithe Day earned her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Digital Humanities and English from Wesleyan College. As a CLIR (Council on Library and Information Resources) Postdoctoral Fellow in Data Curation for African American Studies, she will undertake data curation projects in collaboration with scholars from the African American Studies and Research Center and faculty from Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies. Specifically, she studies the role that online commenting communities play in the construction and consideration of Black Queer identity, as well as the algorithmic underpinnings of social media platforms. Through an exploration of the burgeoning field of Black Digital Studies/Data Curation and a discussion of community based digital media platforms and archives, in her talk she will explore “Que-erying the curation of Black Data” through the questions: “What and how does data mean for Black diasporic people?” and “In what ways does Black Data Matter and to/for whom?”
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