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Calendar of Events for AY 2023-2024

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Spring 2024

Virtual Workshop: Love Data Week: ChatGPT4 for Data Analysis (Connecticut College) 

Monday, February 12th,  1:15-2:15 PM | Zoom 

Open to faculty, staff, and students
This workshop will explore the capabilities of ChatGPT4’s Advanced Data Analysis features from reading and describing datasets to generating advanced data visualization and regression analyses. Whether you’re a researcher or just curious about this AI tool, this session will provide a useful introduction to harnessing the power of ChatGPT4 for your data tasks.  

Register here: https://conncoll.libcal.com/event/11744686

Virtual Workshop: Love Data Week: Finding and Using ICPSR Data (Connecticut College)

Thursday, February 15 , 1:15-2:15 PM | Zoom 

Open to faculty, staff, and students

The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) is the world’s largest archive of digital social science data. This session will focus on how to find and access available data via the ICPSR website,with simple instructions for setting up an account, and searching for and accessing datasets.  

Register here: https://conncoll.libcal.com/event/11744686 

Sandbox: AI & Ethics: A Panel on Current Issues in AI

Tuesday, March 5th, 4:15 PM | Engelhard Reading Room on Level 1 of the Raether Library and Information Technology Center

AI is increasingly the subject of conversations – from the news media to the classroom – about how technology can impact our lives. While you may have heard about the benefits of using AI to streamline your writing, productivity, and countless other tasks, this panel seeks to provoke a broader conversation about the ethical issues that arise as AI technologies are taken up and applied in various domains of life and society. Join us Tuesday, March 5th at 4:15 in the Engelhard Reading Room on Level 1 of the Raether LITS for a lively and timely discussion featuring a panel of Trinity faculty, students, and staff. Presenters will cover topics including stereotypes and biases in AI datasets, the environmental impacts of AI computing, ethical and unethical applications of AI in healthcare, copyright and privacy concerns, and the use of AI systems to launder responsibility for high-stakes decision-making. The event will also include time for Q&A and discussion, so feel free to come with questions!

Art+Feminism CT

Thursday, March 7th, 12:15-2:15 PM |  the Alden Trust Computing Lab B02 (on Level B) in the Raether Library and Information Technology Center. | Remote participation available

Art+Feminism is a national campaign that aims to introduce volunteers to editing Wikipedia while increasing the representation of women and non-binary artists on Wikipedia. Learn more about art+feminism and the event here: https://dsp.domains.trincoll.edu/artandfeminism/ 

 

Loving Yourself in Every Era: Make a Taylor Swift Eras Tour poster and learn about body positivity

Monday, March 18th, 5:00 pm |   LITS 182 in the Raether Library and Information Technology Center.

Join us to learn how to make your own Taylor Swift Era’s Tour Poster (using photos from your own “eras”) and learn from representatives of Promoting Healthy Awareness of the Body (PHAB) about ways to love yourself in every era.

PHAB: Promoting Healthy Awareness of the Body: This student-led group raises awareness on the issues of beauty standards across cultures, eating disorders, body image, self-care, and body positivity.

We will teach attendees how to make the poster in Canva, a free graphic design software. No previous experience is required. Please bring a laptop or tablet to make your poster.

Reimagine Research with AI

Thursday, March 21st, 4:15-5:15 PM | Zoom

Presented by Amy Harrell and Susan Chatham

Are Google Scholar and JSTOR becoming passe? Explore AI’s impact on library and literature research processes. This presentation will review current AI search engines and discuss their benefits and shortcomings.

Register here: https://trincoll.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEtcuuqrz0rG90ftqJ3JW8F-FkIJmUF95GS

Day of Digital Scholarship

Wednesday, April 17th, 3:00-6:00 PM | the Center for Digital Learning & Scholarship on Level 1 of the Raether Library and Information Technology Center.

Join us to celebrate the great digital work made this year by faculty, students, & staff! More information (including how to sign up to present!) here: https://incubator.domains.trincoll.edu/what-is-day-of-digital-scholarship/

 

Fall 2023

Virtual Workshop: An Intro to ICPSR using the Open Flint Data Collection (CT Digital Scholarship Exchange)

Thursday, September 28th, 4:15-5:15 pm | Zoom 

Representatives from ICPSR, a data archive of more than 250,000 files of research in the social and behavioral sciences, will demonstrate how to access data using their Open Flint Data collection. (Open to students, faculty and staff)

Register here: https://conncoll.libcal.com/event/11110679

 

Virtual Workshop: Light-weight Text Analysis with Voyant Tools (CT Digital Scholarship Exchange)

Thursday, October 5, 1:30 – 2:30 pm | Davis Lab or Zoom

Voyant Tools is an open source, web-based application for lightweight text analysis. It functions as a one-stop shop, offering an easy to use interface that processes text in seconds, organizing it into a series of interactive lists, charts, graphs, and networks. The application allows users to play with the resulting visualizations, to explore the text from different angles, such as word clouds, term frequency lists, frequency distribution plots, and keyword in context. With no background knowledge or skills necessary, Voyant Tools is conducive to incorporating text analysis activities into the undergraduate classroom to facilitate reading and interpretive practices. This workshop offers a hands-on tour of the web-based application using pre-established textual corpora.

Register here: https://conncoll.libcal.com/event/11156296

Digital Learning & Scholarship Sandbox: Storymaps.com

Thursday, October 12th, 4:15-5:15 PM | LITS 181

Learn new digital tools and software through play! No previous experience required. At each sandbox meeting, we’ll focus on an easily accessible digital tool.  Staff will be on hand to offer guidance, but this is not a “how-to” workshop. Instead, we want to encourage fun, improvisation, and thinking through play about how these tools can enhance your work. All are welcome! Please bring your own laptop.  

Virtual Workshop: Introduction to Podcasting (CT Digital Scholarship Exchange)

Thursday, October 19th,  4:15-5:15 PM | Zoom

Podcasting is an increasingly popular means of communication. On average, millions of podcast listeners consume multiple podcast episodes every week. According to Spotify, there are over 5 million podcasts from which to choose. Podcasting allows creators to craft content in multiple formats (documentary, narrative, interview, reported, conversational, fictional, etc.) and push it out freely to the public. With the benefit of free software and tools, aspiring podcasters can get up and running with little training or effort. This workshop will introduce participants to podcasting and explore the steps required to take an idea from concept to creation. No prior experience required. Attendees will leave the workshop with an understanding of the podcast production process and recommendations for software and tools to support their work. Follow up consultations on designing podcasting assignments or incorporating it into research projects will also be available.

Register herehttps://trincoll.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkd-usrzkrH9Fo_-JnaGPpQt4X9wCqWZP8 

Digital Learning & Scholarship Sandbox: AI Tools

Thursday, November 2nd, 4:15-5:15 PM | LITS 181

Learn new digital tools and software through play! No previous experience required. At each sandbox meeting, we’ll focus on an easily accessible digital tool.  Staff will be on hand to offer guidance, but this is not a “how-to” workshop. Instead, we want to encourage fun, improvisation, and thinking through play about how these tools can enhance your work. All are welcome! Please bring your own laptop.  

Virtual Workshop: Research Data Storage and Management (CT Digital Scholarship Exchange)

Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 1:15 – 2:15 | Zoom

Do you find yourself struggling to organize and manage all your different files related to your research and scholarship? We will offer strategies for storing, managing, and sharing different types of research data. We will also introduce Kaltura Media Space and Scrivener.

Register here: https://conncoll.libcal.com/event/11147900

Virtual Workshop: How to Build Accessibility into your Digital Project (CT Digital Scholarship Exchange)

Thursday, December 7th 4:15-5:15 PM | Zoom

This workshop will cover the basics of web accessibility and user-centric design and introduce techniques for evaluating the accessibility of your digital projects.

Register here: https://trincoll.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAkdOqspjwvHdBV6WOhYp7dccbCe