News from the Research Commons

February 13, 2017

Lineup: Scholars’ Studio ADVOCACY

The Research Commons and The Graduate School CORE programs present: Verletta Kern: Advocacy Through Digital Scholarship Francis Kairu: Spreading the Bug – Promoting Community Level Advocacy in Africa Julian Barr: Digitizing and Queering the  Historical LGBT Seattle Walking Tour Chang Dou: From Tree to Biofuel Carla Lopez-Wilkerson: How Language Blurs Our Response to Sexual Violence…


February 8, 2017

Spotlight on: Roger Chao and the Pool of Knowledge

Reflection – how do we make it meaningful? As students and people, we are often reflecting and responding in our daily lives. Roger Chao looks at how to make reflection mean something. Roger has spent the last five years gaining a PhD in English and teaching. Roger is an instructor for English composition classes, but…


February 2, 2017

Q&A: Citation Managers

Question: I am starting to collect information for my thesis and I am looking for a way to keep everything organized and in safe place. I think that a citation manager might help, but I don’t really know how to get started. Can you offer any guidance? Answer: A citation manager will make thesis-writing easier!…


January 30, 2017

Spotlight on: Lise Lalonde and the Color of French Identity

How can you talk about racism without the words to describe it? Lise Lalonde, PhD student in French and Italian Studies, explains that her native French lacks the vocabulary we use in the United States to discuss racism; thus, the issue is pushed aside, forgotten. Growing up, Lise heard a distorted version of history; years…


January 23, 2017

Q&A: Graduate Funding

Question: I’d really like to attend one of the major conferences in my field this year.  However, none of them are in Seattle, so I’d have to pay for a plane ticket and hotel room,  and they all charge expensive registration fees.  How can I find funding that will help me afford to go?  Answer:…


November 8, 2016

5 Reasons to Attend Scholars’ Studio!

5 Reasons to Attend Scholars’ Studio!  Network with students, staff, and faculty – in and outside your field Hear about exciting research happening at UW See examples of rapid-fire research presentations Come out and support peer presenters from your department Engage in cross-disciplinary conversations Scholars’ Studio: EQUITY is Thursday, November 17th Research Commons Presentation Place,…


November 3, 2016

Research Commons News: November 3 – November 15

Scholars’ Studio: EQUITY 5 Reasons to Attend Scholars’ Studio! Network with students, staff, and faculty – in and outside your field Hear about exciting research happening at UW See examples of rapid-fire research presentations Come out and support peer presenters from your department Engage in cross-disciplinary conversations Event: Thursday, November 17, 4:00 – 6:00 pm,…


October 26, 2016

Call for Proposals!

Scholars’ Studio proposals are due Friday, 10/28. Why present at Scholars’ Studio? Here’s why: Demonstrate your expertise in a concise manner without jargon Practice public speaking and visual presentation skills Receive inter-disciplinary feedback to strengthen your work Adaptable for a future job talk or elevator speech in industry Can be included on your CV or…


October 17, 2016

Hacking the Academy: How Will YOU Publish?

  The publishing world is shifting from traditional to digital formats. Scholars struggle between publishing in academic journals or book form versus the digital, iterative, open access format; how will YOU publish?  Verletta Kern, Music Outreach Services & Digital Scholarship Librarian explains that the UW Libraries pilot project “Hacking the Academy” will “raise awareness of this…


October 12, 2016

Research Commons News: Oct 6 – Oct 18

One-on-One Consultations     Available now in the Research Commons Consultation Studio.   Graduate Writing Consultations    Thursdays, 3:45 – 5:15 pm Graduate Funding Information Service Mondays and Thursdays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm Design Help Desk Wednesdays, 12:00 – 2:00 pm Citation Management Help By appointment only Digital Scholarship Project Help Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 pm…


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