As a follow-up to our work this fall, the library is continuing to partner with the Jandrisevits Learning Center and the Department of Athletic Support Services to provide timely and focused workshops. The workshop entitled, Understanding Your Research: Getting the Most Out of the Library, will be offered in the JLC on Tuesday March 11th from 12:00-1:00 and again on Thursday March 13th from 3:30-4:30. Up in the Pitt Center, the ―"Competitive Edge" series continues with a new workshop, ―Eight Easy Steps to an A+ Research Paper and two oth-ers coming soon focused on research within the health sciences and business. The JLC workshops are open to all students. The Athletic Support Services workshops are open to all athletes. If you or your department would like to explore different instructional opportunities for your students or your staff please contact Libby Knapik at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 203-365-4816.
Jaron Lanier will speak on the topic, "Who Owns the Future?"
on Wednesday, October 9, 7:00 p.m. in the Schine Auditorium.
This University has a lot of speakers — this one in particular is worthwhile for faculty as we consideration innovation and the future of SHU. Lanier is a major speaker. His appearance is sponsored by the University Library, the 50th Anniversary Committee, and the Department of Computer Science.
Lanier is a computer scientist and musician, and both coined and pioneered "virtual reality" with Thomas Zimmerman. He is author of You Are Not A Gadget (2010) and recently, Who Owns the Future (Simon & Schuster, 2013). Lanier combines philosophy, a political sense, computer science expertise, and a sense of humor. He is very concerned with the effects network technologies have had (will have) on our economy, politics, and culture, and his work resonates strongly with the University's core question, "What does it mean to be human?"