Past Events

Workshop on Quantitative Text Analysis for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Friday, April 8, 2016 9:00 am to Saturday, April 9, 2016 1:00 pm
Rockefeller Library

This two-day Workshop on Quantitative Text Analysis for the Humanities and Social Sciences is for students and scholars interested in digital humanities and empirical quantitative approaches to text.
The topics include:
- principles of text analysis that allow extraction of data from large amounts of texts with the help of technology
- case study presentations
- panel discussions where you can ask questions and brainstorm how you could apply these methods
- hands-on activities using texts in English

Ways of Looking III: Teaching Writing through Art

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

How can art and design inspire writing in the classroom? How can the visual elicit analogies to the elements of poetry and prose? How can art and design arouse empathy and imagination? Investigate how objects in the RISD Museum can be used to stimulate writing - especially creative. Participants look closely at an object with museum educator Jackie Delamatre (Brown '02), adjunct assistant professor in Public Humanities at Brown, and reflect on how similar strategies can be applied in their courses.

Junior Faculty Roundtable: Lunch with Catherine Axe, Student and Employee Accessibility Services Director

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

The Junior Faculty Roundtable is a series of lunches, co-sponsored by the Dean of the Faculty, designed to bring junior faculty together with campus leaders and senior colleagues to explore a variety of faculty issues. RSVP by noon on Friday, March 11th to reserve a place at this catered lunch with Catherine Axe, Student and Employee Accessibility Services (SEAS) Director.

Incorporating Writing in Your Course

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

This workshop, led by Sheridan Center Associate Director Jessica Metzler, addresses ways to integrate writing into your courses. We will discuss how to design writing assignments that will help students meet your course goals and prepare them to produce quality writing in your discipline. This workshop is appropriate for faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in any discipline.

University Awards Ceremony

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

Members of the Brown community are invited to honor the recipients of the University awards for Teaching at the Awards Ceremony. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of faculty and graduate students at this university-wide reception and ceremony.

Ways of Looking II: Teaching with Objects as Primary Materials

Sheridan Center for Teaching & Learning

How can objects be examined as primary sources? How can students become aware of subjective biases within visual representations? What are the advantages or disadvantages of visual versus written representations? Investigate the use of objects in the RISD Museum to explore historical moments. Participants will look closely at an object with museum educator Jackie Delamatre (Brown '02), adjunct assistant professor in Public Humanities at Brown, and reflect on how similar strategies can be applied in their courses.

The Sheridan Teaching Seminar - Rhetorical Practice: Teaching as a Persuasive Communication

List Art Building, Room 120

The Sheridan Teaching Seminar lecture on the teacher’s role as communicator, and how to foster a reflective rhetorical practice that promotes better engagement and communication with students will be held February 29th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Salomon 001 with a discussion following. The lecture is open to the Brown and RISD community. Barbara Tannenbaum (TAPS) will introduce techniques for creating engaging dialogues in your classroom.

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