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April 2018

Great Books Roundtable Discussions

April 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

John Muir “Through the Foothills with a Flock of Sheep” and “The Yosemite” from My First Summer in Yosemite (1911) Aldo Leopold “The Land Ethic” from A Sand County Almanac (1948) No expertise or prerequisites are required.  We only ask that you read the…

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Opportunities with High Performance Computing in the Humanities

April 26 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dan Siercks, L&S IT Learn how high performance computing resources can support research questions in the humanities - what is a neural neighbor and how can that concept help with humanities questions? what are the possibilities for working with historic…

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2018 Maps & America: The Arthur Holzheimer Lecture Series

April 26 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

"18th Century Missional Maps in the Amazon Basin: The Case of the Ocopa Monastery in Peru," presented by Carme Montaner, Head, Unitat Cartocarteca de Catalunya, Institute Cartográfic i Geològic de Catalunya, Barcelona. This will be the 29th “Maps & America” lecture,…

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Humanitarian Open Street Map Mapathon

April 27 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Led by the UWM GIS Club. Map a task for people in need: Join coordinated humanitarian mapping projects by taking a task and mapping a part of the world in OpenStreetMap. Communities, organizations, and governments worldwide have access to these maps…

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Videographic Criticism: What is it, Why you should be doing it

April 27 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

 Dr. Bridget Kies and Allain Daigle, UWM English. Join us for a workshop designed to introduce media scholars to the practice of videographic criticism. The workshop will provide an overview of video criticism models, free resources, and participants will engage…

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Slow Burn: A Conversation about Impeachment, the Presidency, and Podcasting

April 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
131 Merrill Hall, 2512 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211 United States
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**Held in Merrill Hall, Room 131** What was it like to live through the Watergate investigation? And what might that tell us about today’s political intrigues? Journalist Leon Neyfakh, a writer for Slate magazine, explored these questions in his wildly…

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May 2018

Scholarly Communication: Copyright Issues in New Publication Models

May 7 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Golda Meir Library, Conference Center, fourth floor, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.
Milwaukee, 53211
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The UWM Libraries invite you to a morning of professional development with Nancy Sims, a copyright subject specialist at the University of Minnesota Libraries, who will lead an interactive group discussion of current topics in copyright and new publishing models.…

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Workshop: MUDs, MOOs, and Why They Still Matter

May 11 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 Geoff Gimse and Kristopher Purzycki (English) In this workshop, participants will explore the so-called "multi-user dungeon" (MUD) and "MUD object-oriented" (MOO) not as a curiosities of computer gaming's golden age but rather as a digital community space that still offers…

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UWM Libraries Scholarly Communication Series: Beyond Journal Publishing

May 14 @ 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

The UWM Libraries and SAGE Publishing invite you to "spice up" your summer research plans. Join us for lunch (compliments of SAGE Publishing), information and inspiration on getting started as an academic author through options Beyond Journal Publishing.  The workshop features a…

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Map Society of Wisconsin Talk: “Historic GIS at the American Geographical Society Library”

May 16 @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

A presentation by Belle Lipton, AGS Library GIS student intern and UWM graduate student. Learn how web mapping projects at the AGSL breathe new life into old materials. Seamlessly explore all of 1910 Milwaukee with our new Sanborn mapping application,…

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