Calendar of Events

April 22

LISSO Meeting - Guest Speaker: University Librarian John Culshaw

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Meet University Librarian John Culshaw, the new head of our library system, and hear his vision for the future of 21st century scholarship and what it means for us, as library and information science students. Please join us for this opportunity to peek into Culshaw's leadership role over one of the largest libraries in the U.S.

April 23

Express Workshop: ProQuest Historical Newspapers

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 1:00pm

Open Area D, Learning Commons, Main Library

Learn how to use the ProQuest Historical newspapers database.
 
Check out other Express Workshops this semester here!
April 24

The Confluence of Engineering, Design and Art: Interdisciplinary Connections Towards Better, Smarter Design

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Group Area D of the Learning Commons, Main Library (across from the Food for Thought Cafe)

Professor Geb Thomas will discuss typical design processes for engineers and how these might intersect with the processes of artists, practitioners and academics working in other disciplines. The talk will include some example projects, potentials for collaboration, challenges and opportunities.

Studio Talks is a series of informal lunchtime talks about public digital arts and humanities, and their role in contemporary culture, education, and scholarship. Please join us, and feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Studio Talks are free and open to the public.

Can’t make it in person? Follow the Twitter livestream at #StudioTalks.
Check our our media archive for video-recordings of past talks.

 

April 28

Designing the Future of Higher Education: Christopher Newfield

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Iowa City Public Library, Room A

The yearlong Obermann series wraps up April 28, 2014, with a visit from Christopher Newfield, Professor of American Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara, one of the most lucid and influential voices in current national and international debates on the costs and responsibilities of higher education.

Newfield's books include Ivy and Industry: Business and the Making of the American University, 1880-1980 (Duke, 2003), and Unmaking the Public University: The Forty Year Assault on the Middle Class (Harvard, 2008). He is the author of recent articles on solar energy policy and collaboration in nanoscience. In addition, Newfield blogs on higher education funding and policy at Remaking the University (http://utotherescue.blogspot.com), the Huffington Post, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, and is completing a book called Lower Education: What to Do about Our Downsized Future.

For further information, please visit the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies website at http://obermann.uiowa.edu/news/designing-future.

May 1

A Smorgasbord of UIowa Research Snapshots: A Taste of Public Digital Arts and Humanities Research

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Group Area D of the Learning Commons, Main Library (across from the Food for Thought Cafe)

Join us for a lineup of brief lightning talks that will offer a taste of the wide variety of public digital arts and humanities research at Iowa.

Studio Talks is a series of informal lunchtime talks about public digital arts and humanities, and their role in contemporary culture, education, and scholarship. Please join us, and feel free to bring a brown bag lunch. Studio Talks are free and open to the public.

Can’t make it in person? Follow the Twitter livestream at #StudioTalks.
Check our our media archive for video-recordings of past talks.

The Spread of Information and Misinformation in Social Networks: Informatics Colloquium

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Room 335 - Iowa Memorial Union

All students are invited to attend this special informatics colloquium featuring Filippo Menczer, Professor at the Indiana University School of Informatics & Computing and Director of the Center for Complex Networks & System Research. Immediately following the talk students will have a one-hour discussion time with Professor Menczer.

This talk presents ongoing work on the study of information diffusion in social media, focusing in particular on political information in the Twitter microblogging network. Social media play an important role in shaping political discourse in the U.S. and around the world. Our infrastructure allows us to mine a large stream of social media data related to political themes. Our analyses address polarization, partisan asymmetries, and coordination of social movements. We will discuss machine learning efforts that leverage the structure of meme diffusion networks to detect orchestrated misinformation campaigns, infer the political affiliation of active users, and predict which memes will go viral. The massively heterogeneous popularity and longevity of memes can surprisingly be explained as deriving from a combination between the competition for our limited attention and the structure of our social network, without the need to assume different intrinsic values among competing ideas. Nevertheless, the community structure of our social circles provides essential cues for virality prediction.

This is joint work with many members of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research at Indiana University. This project is supported by the National Science Foundation, McDonnell Foundation, and DARPA. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of these funding agencies.

For a list of related papers please visit http://cnets.indiana.edu/groups/nan/truthy .

Capstone Event: Ancient Document Inspires Mystery

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Main Library, North Entrance area and Shambaugh Auditorium

Author Event Celebrating 30 Years of Conservation at the University of Iowa
 
You are invited to attend an evening of Irish music and mystery!
 
Featuring acclaimed author Erin Hart and musician/author Paddy O'Brien, learn about the ninth century Faddan More Psalter discovered in an Irish peat bog in 2006. Inspiring preservationists, conservationists, and scholars worldwide, the artifact ignited questions and controversy surrounding the study of its ancient gall inks and interesting manuscript marginalia written by scribes in around the year 800.
 
This event is FREE and open to the public. Please join us:
 
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
University of Iowa Main Library
North Entrance area and Shambaugh Auditorium
 
** Irish music
** Author presentation: Researching The Book of Killowen
** Reception, book and CD signing
** Self-guided tours of our conservation lab
** Visit the Iowa Women's Archives
 
Come and celebrate the value of preservation and conservation work in salvaging cultural history - and in bringing history to life.
 
Like Irish peat bogs and beloved musical traditions, our libraries, museums and archives are also repositories of lost treasures and forgotten secrets. The everyday work of conservation and preservation at the University of Iowa ensures these cultural artifacts are not lost, but made available for discovery, research and the inspiration of current and future generations.
 
About the author:
 
Erin Hart's mystery series combines the irresistible appeal of forensics, archeology and history with the alluring backdrop of Ireland into gripping tales of suspense.
 
Hart's spouse, Paddy O'Brien, is currently at work on a vast project, collecting and recording Irish traditional music for posterity.
 
For more information, please visit
www.erinhart.com.
 
May 6

LISSO Montly Meeting

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Location to be announced.

May 7

Express Workshop: Good Reads

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:00pm
Open Area D, Learning Commons, Main Library
Summer is almost here – stop by for some reading recommendations, and learn how to find books for pleasure reading in the UI Libraries.
Check out other Express Workshops here!

HawkIRB Training Sessions: How to Complete a New Project Application

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Hardin Information Commons EAST

Part 1 of 2 of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) on Hawk IRB, the electronic IRB application and review system, and how to complete forms in HawkIRB.

*It is recommended to attend this training session before Part 2.

 

Pre-registrations is recommended.

Register at the Human Subjects Office website under

"Educational Resources" (http://hso.research.uiowa.edu/).

May 12

HawkIRB Training Sessions: How to Complete Continuing Reviews, Modifications, Reportable Event Forms (REFs), & Project Closure Forms

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:00am - 11:30am

HP Smith Conference Room (W256 GH)

Part 2 of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) on Hawk IRB, the electronic IRB application and review system, and how to complete forms in HawkIRB.

*It is recommended to attend Part 1 prior to attending this training session.

 

Pre-registrations is recommended.

Register at the Human Subjects Office website under

"Educational Resources" (http://hso.research.uiowa.edu/).

May 14

Iowa Bibliophiles - 21st Century Books with Gary Frost

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 6:00pm

Special Collections Reading Room, 3rd Floor, Main Library

(Post-meeting at Clinton Street Social Club, 18 1/2 South Clinton Street, Iowa City)

Iowa Bibliophiles: Five Hundred (+) Years of the Book

May Speaker: Gary Frost – 21st Century Books

Each month features a guest speaking about books from a specific century, using examples from Special Collections or from their own personal collections.

Meetings begin at 6:00pm in the Special Collections Reading Room, Third Floor, University of Iowa Main Library, at the corner of Madison and Burlington Streets, Iowa City, and generally last for an hour.

Afterwards, we encourage attendees to gather for a post-meeting get-together at the Clinton Street Social Club, 18 1/2 S. Clinton Street, Iowa City, for dinner, drinks, or general bibliophilic fellowship.

All meetings are free and open to the public.

May 16

Spring Commencement

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 7:00pm

Carver Hawkeye Arena

Please note: Doors open at 6:00pm and graduates should arrive no later than 6:15pm.

For more information on graduation, click here.

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