Recent events and news
VR Webinar with Craig Barr
The virtual and augmented reality learning community hosted a webinar with Craig Barr, an expert on 3D animation, visual effects, software production, and content creation. Craig has produced over 100 videos on VR and 3D modeling for Lynda.com, one of the premier online learning resources for skills-based training. Bucknell is an institutional subscribed to Lynda.com. You can go here to learn more about the resources available to faculty, staff, and students via Lynda.com
Bucknell Shares Digital Scholarship Experience with Other Schools
Bucknell continues to have great interest in our digital scholarship program from administrators and faculty at other institutions. In the past month we’ve discussed our program with representatives from the Five Colleges of Ohio (Denison, Kenyon, Oberlin, Ohio Wesleyan, Wooster) and The University of Oklahoma. In late April we hosted a visit from Mary Jo Orzech, former Library Director at the College at Brockport. The director of the Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Department, Matt Gardzina, will attend St. Lawrence University’s digital scholarship celebration as a representative of Bucknell.
Summer Research Projects Sponsored by L&IT
Five faculty will be working with students on digital scholarship projects this summer, thanks to the support of L&IT.
- “Digital Narratives at a Community Garden”; Faculty Member: Philip Asare (Electrical & Computer Engineering); Student: Arsh Noor Armin (Computer Engineering ’21)
- “Banking on Precalculus”; Faculty Member: Emily Dryden (Mathematics); Student: Nate Mattis (Mathematics ’19)
- “Refining the Film Search Engine”; Faculty Member: John Hunter (Comparative & Digital Humanities); Student: Sarah Eckerman (Computer Science ’21)
- “Documenting Offshore Oil Development: Investigating “Social License” through Inuit, Corporate, and Governmental Perspectives on the North American Arctic’s First Oil Well (1973-1977)”; Faculty Member: Andrew Stuhl (Environmental Studies); Student: Parker Hula (Environmental Studies ’20)
- “Between Science and the Home: Girl’s Education in the Third Republic – An Annotated Digital Edition of Suzette (1899).”; Faculty Member: John Westbrook (French & Francophone Studies); Student: Annie Girton (French/Education ’19)
Digital Scholarship Student Research Fellows Sponsored by L&IT
Four students will be working with L&IT staff members on digital scholarship projects during the summer, thanks to the support of L&IT.
- Nick Nam ‘19 (English – Film/Media Studies)
- Craig Terry ‘21
- Abby Dolan ‘19 (Music)
- Alexis Colon ‘19 (Political Science)
Digital Pedagogy Institute
The institute is intended to work with faculty to identify and create 2-3 specific modules or assignments for a course that integrate established teaching methods with emerging digital methodologies and tools in order to meet your learning outcomes, increase student engagement, and further students’ digital literacy skills. The institute is aligned with the University’s digital scholarship initiative, whereby teaching and research are enhanced, extended, or reconsidered through application of technology.
BISONet Network Infrastructure Upgrades Continue
The NSF DMZ network grant continues to move forward as L&IT and ECST work to install hardware, configure operating systems, and put procedures in place for managing the new infrastructure. A group of faculty will be collaborating with L&IT and ECST during the next year to beta test the new system and provide feedback on features.