January 2018 Archives

January 9, 2018

Picture of Diana Stuart Sinton, speaker for GIS lecture

Concepts such as location, scale, and representation play particularly important roles in knowledge-building, and this contributes to the appeal of GIS as a tool to enhance learning. How institutions provide training, professional development, and academic support varies considerably. In this presentation, we will consider decisions that lead to opportunities and challenges for GIS in higher education. 

About the Speaker:

Diana Stuart Sinton is a geographer interested in spatial literacy, teaching and learning GIS, and applying the tools of spatial thinking to address issues and ideas around the world. Check out her book, The People’s Guide to Spatial Thinking. Since 2013, Diana has been the Executive Director of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). She also teaches GIS at Cornell University and writes about geospatial education and research topics for Directions Magazine.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evolving-roles-for-gis-in-higher-education-...

Sponsored by Women in Tech @Yale

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January 9, 2018

I am a Man campaign material from Martin Luther King

January 15th at the Beinecke a Temporary Display "Dr. King and the Long Civil Rights Movement" has been created from 12 NOON - 4 PM. Select highlights of the Beinecke Library’s collections related to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to the African American freedom movement across the 20th century will be on view in a temporary display for the holiday.

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January 9, 2018

Making Gay History — The Podcast

Join Eric Marcus and Sara Burningham on January 22, at 2:00 - 3:30 PM in the International Room in Sterling Memorial Library. They will guide you through their award-winning podcast, Making Gay History, bringing the voices of LGBTQ history to life. Together they will explain how they came to mine Eric’s decades-old audio archive of rare interviews to find emotionally powerful and revelatory conversations, and take you behind the scenes for how they've transformed those archival interviews into engaging personal portraits of known and unknown champions, heroes, and witnesses to history. Along the way, they'll share excerpts from their favorite episodes, which have been downloaded 1.5 million times in 206 countries and territories around the world.

Eric Marcus is the creator and host of Making Gay History. Eric is also the author of a dozen books, including Making Gay History, Is It A Choice?, Why Suicide?, and Breaking the Surface, the #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis.

Sara Burningham is co-creator and executive producer of Making Gay History. Sara is an independent audio producer who has donned headphones in just about every job in radio in the past fifteen years, including talk radio producer, foreign correspondent, news editor, and public radio reporter.

Event sponsored by the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies/Department of Manuscripts and Archives

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