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Now available online to the Cornell community, the Oxford Handbooks series offers in-depth articles by prominent scholars across the humanities and social sciences. To read more about Oxford Handbooks Online, please visit: http://blogs.cornell.edu/englishcul/2016/04/29/oxford-handbooks-online/
The Maps Unit in the Research & Learning Services Department of Olin & Uris Libraries, invites you to visit the exhibit, Space and Film: Geography as a Major Actor, displayed in the lower level lobby of Olin Library.
Geography plays a prominent role in the art of motion picture: from being a simple, esthetically beautiful background to being one of the main actors, to even validating the movie itself by showing that it is not just a piece of fantasy and fiction, but does indeed take place in a concrete place and time.
Space influences the not only the actions, but the whole life and death of the main character as “Into the Wild” shows. It can serve as a physical and mental catharsis in “Wild”. The desert, in the words of Robert Ebert, can seduce the characters in “The Sheltering Sky” with “its purity, beauty and harshness,” but it can be harsh and bring about their destruction. Its majesty and beauty, however, can also inspire them to start a journey that will help them understand their loved ones better, as does Tommy in “The Way.”
This exhibit explores the interrelationship between space and film based on several pictures that, in our opinion, illustrate vividly the argument about the utmost importance of geography. We intended to show the opportunities that GIS allow us by creating original or using already existing maps, which tell the story of the film and help us grasp the enormousness of the tasks the characters undertake.
Geographical location can also serve as an exotic and shallow background for one shaken-not-stirred-martini sipper, named James, James Bond – probably the most well-traveled movie hero of all time. GIS presented us with the opportunity to predict where Mr. Bond will travel in his next movie, based on analysis of the locations he visited in his 25 films.
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Join us on April 20th at 4:30 pm for a Chats in the Stacks talk with Marilyn Migiel to her about her new book The Ethical Dimension of the ‘Decameron’ (University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division; September, 2015). According to Migiel, the Decameron catches us as we move through it, obligating us to reveal ourselves, inviting us to reflect on how we form our assessments, and calling upon us to be mindful of our responsibility to judge patiently and carefully. Migiel’s focus remains on the experience of readers, on the meanings they find, and on the ideological assumptions they have about the way that a literary text such as the Decameron works.
Migiel is professor and chair of the Department of Romance Studies at Cornell University. She is also the author of A Rhetoric of the ‘Decameron’ , winner of the MLA’s 2004 Marraro Prize.
The talk will take place in Olin Library 107.
4/06/2016 – 4:00pm WordPress for Websites – Uris Library Classroom
Not just for blogs, WordPress can be used to produce elegant, user-friendly websites.
Whether you’re creating a publicly-accessible, scholarly website or an online collection of texts or images for private use, WordPress is a flexible solution with a simple, intuitive interface and surprisingly powerful plugins.
Learn the basics of WordPress site building in this session. Course outline.
Please register in advance.
4/08/2016 – 10:00am Introduction to Tableau Public – Uris Library Classroom
Tableau Public is a free data visualization tool. It requires no plug-ins and no API. You can create interactive graphs, dashboards, maps and tables from virtually any data. The tool includes a free desktop product that you can download and use to publish interactive data visualizations to the web.
Please register in advance.
4/13/2016 – 4:00pm Building an Online Collection with Omeka – Uris Library Classroom
Omeka is a free, open source platform for publishing digital collections on the web. Using this innovative software developed for scholars, build collections of texts, images, or multimedia, and display content through galleries, with curatorial annotations, on maps, and more. Attendees will learn the basics while creating a small digital collection and online exhibition.
Signup is required 48 hours or more in advance. Attendance limited to Cornell community members.
Please register in advance.
4/14/2016 – 3:30pm Manage Your Digital Research Files – Uris Library Classroom
What is the best way to manage your digital assets over time? How do you safeguard your data from technical obsolescence or accidental loss? Whether it’s photographs, research data, papers, or personal documents of any kind, preservation requires strategic thinking and action planning.
This introductory session will explore approaches to managing and preserving your digital data over time. We will discuss establishing your own personal archive, different back-up strategies, challenges with difficult filetypes, file migration, and workflow/tracking methods.
Attendees will leave with guidelines and practical resources to begin managing their digital research materials.
Please register in advance.
4/22/2016 – 10:00am Introduction to ArcGIS I & II – Uris Library Classroom
This workshop will familiarize you with some of the basic concepts and features of ArcGIS and some fundamentals of GIS mapping and analysis. You will work with map layers and attribute data tables for U.S. states, counties, and cities.
You will learn where and how to get the necessary data. You will also learn how to build a map from existing GIS data.
You will learn to create, import and display coordinates, import and join data spreadsheets and other advanced features of the software, e.g. tabular editing with the field calculator, geocoding and georeferencing, and conversion of KML format files to ArcGIS.
Please register in advance.
4/27/2016 – 4:00pm Show Me the Money: Funding Beyond Cornell – Olin Library
THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Please email us at email@example.com with any questions.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm in Olin Library 703.
Book club discussion of “Go Set a Watchman” with pizza (while it lasts)
The Spring SPARK Talks 2016 theme is Play and it will be held March 22, 4 to 6pm at Mann Library 102 followed by a reception and a chance to network. The public is welcome to attend the event.
- Mohammad Haft Javaherian Biomedical Engineering, “WeCureALZ: How the Global Hive Mind is Teaming up to Find a Cure for Alzheimer’s”
- Gautham Ponnu, Electrical and Computer Engineering, “The Play with a Billion Actors”
- Jesse Kreuzer, Visual Art MFA, “A Free Summer”
- Kartikey Grover, Biomedical Engineering, “A little PLAY Prevents Bone SLAY”
- Stephanie Clark, Fine Arts Masters, “The Andy Kaufman Landscape Project”
- Katherine Walden, Veterinary DMV, “Are Dogs Doggist?”
Join us on March 15th at 2:30 pm for a hands-on introduction to document creation with LaTeX using the TeXStudio front-end and the MikTeX engine for Windows. LaTeX is a markup language enabling anyone to create high quality typeset documents. Learn the basic structure of LaTeX and take advantage of the tools provided in TeXStudio. No previous experience required.
Workshop will take place in the Uris Classroom. Please register in advance.
3/09/2016 at 4:00pm Open Access Publishing: What You Need To Know
This workshop will provide guidance for researchers interested in publishing their work in open access platforms including open access journals and repositories. Topics covered include copyright considerations, evaluating open access journals and OA repositories, types of open access publishing and author fees.
We’ll touch on the implications of the new public access policies associated with federal and other funding bodies and how they relate to open access publishing. We welcome questions and discussion on this exciting and emerging topic.
3/09/2016 at 4:30pm Using Excel with Research Data: Pivot Tables
Sometimes it is difficult to analyze all of the information in your Microsoft Excel worksheet. PivotTables can help make your worksheets more manageable by summarizing data and allowing you to manipulate it in different ways.
In this workshop, we’ll have hands-on practice using a pivot table to manipulate and summarize a dataset so that you’ll leave with a greater understanding of how and when to use this handy tool with your data.
3/10/2016 at 4:30pm Introduction to Research Management with Zotero
This hands-on workshop will introduce you to the free PDF and citation management tool, Zotero (zotero.org). This session will cover the basics of how to add citations and PDFs and how to create bibliographies in various formats. If you’ve already using Zotero and want to learn how to use it more efficiently, consider attending our Advanced Zotero workshop.
Bring your own laptop to this session. Please download and install Zotero before the workshop.
3/15/2016 at 2:30pm Introduction to LaTeX
A hands-on introduction to document creation with LaTeX using the TeXStudio front-end (http://www.texstudio.org/#download) and the MikTeX engine for Windows (http://miktex.org/download). LaTeX (https://latex-project.org/intro.html) is a markup language enabling anyone to create high quality typeset documents. Learn the basic structure of LaTeX and take advantage of the tools provided in TeXStudio. No previous experience required.
3/23/2016 at 3:00pm Designing Effective Presentations
Learn the basics of creating dynamic visual presentations in any discipline, whether you use PowerPoint or Keynote as your presentation software.
In this workshop we will show you where to find images that can be used legally and ethically, and give tips to design visually compelling slides that will get your points across effectively and boost your confidence as a presenter.
3/23/2016 at 4:30pm Using Excel with Research Data: Macros
Macros in Excel enable you to automate a repetitive task so that you can do the task again with a single click. During this workshop, we’ll teach you how to record a macro and introduce you to the Visual Basic Editor for more advanced macro programming. You’ll leave with a greater awareness of when macros might be useful, as well as hands on practice creating macros, and resources to continue your learning.
3/24/2016 at 4:30pm Zotero Clinic
This session is intended for researchers who have started using Zotero, but need a review of certain functions or want to learn more about features like groups, Zotfile, notes, tagging, managing storage, and more. Bring your questions and laptop with Zotero installed.
If you’ve never used Zotero and need an introduction, consider attending our Introduction to Zotero workshop.keep looking »