“The clue’s in the title, surely: Janáček’s Sinfonietta is precisely that; an orchestral divertissement and an occasional entertainment rather than an actual “symphony”. If you think that a piece that begins and ends with a phalanx of military fanfares, performed by an additional ensemble of 13 brass players - including nine trumpets – can’t possibly be taken seriously as one of the 20th century’s most compelling symphonies, then look away now. But I’m here to make the case for Janâček’s work (one of his final masterpieces, premiered in 1926, two years before his death) as the product of a unique approach to symphonic form, for the 1920s – or indeed for any other time.”
For the full story, please see The Guardian.
Based on feedback from our recent In Library Use Survey, the Music Library is currently re-evaluating the location of the downstairs printer. Make your voice heard! Vote on whether you would like to keep the printer in its current location of the Listening Center (room 19) next to the computers or if you would like to move the printer next to the scanner in room 15. Voting closes Monday, May 26th. The upstairs printer will remain in its current location.
Check out the latest opportunities available through the Center for Teaching & Learning!
Designing and Grading Assignments for International Students, English Language Learners, and Everyone Else
Friday: 5/16 | 9:30 — 11:00 a.m. | Gerberding Hall, Suite 100
Join us for the last discussion of our conversation series on designing and managing writing assignments in a range of disciplines and classroom environments, with an emphasis on working with multilingual student writing. The topic for this Friday is using group work and peer review to improve student writing.
Please register for this discussion at: https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/ctllc/232409
CTL will host two Learning Communities this Summer Quarter
Both communities are open to faculty, graduate students, and staff educators.
For full descriptions, when and where the Learning Communities take place, and registration, please go to the CTL Learning Communities web page.
On Friday, May 16, more than 1,100 University of Washington undergraduates will participate in the 17th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium—an event that might well be the country’s largest “show and tell” for undergraduate research. The Symposium takes place from 11 a.m.–6 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall; select oral presentations will happen in Johnson Hall and visual arts and design presentations will be in Odegaard Undergraduate Library.
For more information, please see the Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Friday, June 6 | 12:30–1:30pm | Gerberding 100
How do we best engage all students with different learning styles? According to the principles of brain-based learning, research has found that students are more likely to learn by promoting a combination of visual, tactile, and auditory techniques. This workshop will provide practical, research-based applications and interactive activities to engage all students in the learning process. Please join us for this fun and experiential workshop!
Facilitators: Mary Edwards (Social Work), and Rachel Wright (Social Work)
For more information, please see the First Fridays website.
“The issue that will be addressed during this workshop is how to overcome the contrast between audiovisual material being a steadily increasing body of data and the fact that it is relatively poorly represented in the field of the Digital Humanities. When considering the available DH tools, projects and publications it is clear that sources such as television, film, photos and oral history recordings have not yet received the same level of attention from scholars as written sources. This can be considered as problematic in the light of the expected exponential growth in volume of audiovisual sources and of the abundance of information for researches contained in this type of data that is largely overlooked. One can envision how a single document could satisfy the needs of various disciplines if tools would be available to identify, retrieve and analyse the various dimensions of a video-recording such as language, emotions, speech acts, narrative plots and references to people, places and events. This richness not only holds the promise of multidisciplinary collaboration between e.g., computer sciences, social sciences and the humanities, but also makes audiovisual material a potentially valuable playground for the Digital Humanities.”
This workshop will be held at Digital Humanities 2014 (7–11 July, Lausanne, Switzerland). Registration for the workshop requires registration through DH2014. For more info see http://dh2014.org/.
For more information, please see the conference website.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 4:00–5:30 p.m. | OUGL 220
Join us for 5-minute lightning talks from six Technology Teaching Fellows who transformed traditional courses to hybrid or online courses. Departments represented include Chemistry, Philosophy, Earth and Space Sciences, American Indian Studies and Colleges of Education and the Environment.
Pre-registration is required. Details and how to register can be found at: http://www.washington.edu/teaching/enlightning-talks/
Charles Daniels Sheet Music Collection - http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10447189
The Charles Daniels Sheet Music Collection principally contains sheet music of works either composed by Daniels, published under his given name or one of his pseudonyms, notably Neil Moret, or works published by one of the many publishers Daniels was affiliated with during his career. Also included are piano rolls of works by Daniels, various periodicals from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ephemera, and compositions and publications by the creator of the Charles Daniels Sheet Music Collection, Nan Bostick.
Monterey Jazz Festival Collection - http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/7154358 (N.B details of the live festival recordings in this collection have been online for some time http://collections.stanford.edu/mjf/. Recent processing has included the creation of a finding aid that details the entire collection in addition to these live audio and video recordings) The collection contains the archives of the Monterey Jazz Festival from 1958 to the present. It primarily consists of unpublished sound recordings and videos of festival concerts, and interviews and panel discussions in various formats, many of which are also available as digital sound and video files. Also included are a variety of recordings received with the collection that are not recordings from the festival itself, but instead feature content connected to the festival in some way, such as studio recordings of artists who performed at the festival, demo tapes for artists wishing to perform at the festival, or various recordings relating to festival founder Jimmy Lyons in some way. Some books, photographs, posters, programs, and other miscellaneous papers can also be found in the archives. The collection adds material every year.
Duration: Monday, May 19 – Friday, May 23, 2014 (5 days)
Time Commitment: Approximately 1 hour per day (asynchronous), for 5 straight days.
Target audience: Early stage postgraduate students e.g. working toward PhD or research-focused MA.
Prerequisites: Access to the internet for each of the 5 days identified . If you can’t log in and post regularly in the discussion forums, please don’t book onto the course as it is unfair to other participants.
- This course will help you build effective literature searching techniques and increase your confidence in the results you retrieve.
- By sharing your experiences with one another, this online course provides the space and opportunity to reflect on what you do already and to see how various techniques and tools can be employed to help you find the most relevant literature in your field.
- There will be a number of learning exercises delivered through several discussion forums.
- Your contributions to the discussion forums are your means of ‘assessment’ and you should expect to post messages and respond to the posts of others. Guidance will be provided by the course tutors.
- You will get access to the course a couple of days before the start date and you are encouraged to log in and post a message to the ‘welcome and socialisation forum’ before the course commences.
- Although the course will officially ‘end’ after 1 week you will be able to continue to access it for a short period afterwards.
- The is online and asynchronous. This gives you time to complete the tasks required at a time each day that suits you.
- You will learn by reflecting on your own experience; sharing ideas through discussion forums; completing ‘real’ examples of literature searches; and receiving feedback from the course tutors.
- By working through these materials and sharing your ideas with other researchers, you will think about what will work best for you and your research project. It is important that you are prepared to share your responses to the tasks with the rest of the group in an online discussion forum.
- This course is now tutor-supported 24/7 with tutors based in the UK (University of Nottingham), America (University of Washington) and China (University of Nottingham). Course participants will be registered from all three locations, facilitating international networking and creating opportunities for potential new collaborations.
How to Join:
- If interested, please email Robin Chin Roemer (firstname.lastname@example.org) by no later than Friday, May 9, 2014.
- Space for UW students is limited, and preference will be given to students enrolled in PhD programs. All additional participants will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
“Ever since “Evolution of Dance,” YouTube and videos which condense an entire canon into minutes have seemed made for each other. Except here it’s not just some dude who can shake it, but pianist Kris Bowers, a Thelonious Monk Competition and highly sought-after young gun. Here, alongside YouTube history veterans CDZA, he provides an overview of jazz piano styles from the late 1800s to the present day.”
For the full story, please see NPR.org