News from the Research Commons

April 14, 2016

Research Commons News: April 13 – April 27


Call for Proposals 

Scholars’ Studio features rapid-fire ignite-style presentations given by graduate students and postdocs doing research. The spring quarter theme is TRANSFORM. Think metamorphoses, power and policy, innovation, revolution, organizing, shape-shifting, geometrics, cellular mutations, hybridity, electrical circuits, mathematical values, social change, substance conversions, catharsis, changes of state, and evolution.

Proposals due Friday, April 22

Event: Thursday, May 19, 4:00-6:00 pm, Research Commons Presentation Place

Fotohistorias: Participatory Photography and the Experience of Migration 


The Research Commons is hosting a conversation with UW iSchool Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez about Fotohistorias, his recent project documenting life stories of migrants in the North, South, and at the U.S.-Mexico border. Fotohistorias demonstrates how immigrant day laborers, recently deported immigrants, and prospective migrants document their values and cultures through photographs and stories. Professor Gomez will give a brief introduction to Fotohistorias followed by a conversation with event attendees.

The event is open to all, and undergraduate and graduate students doing related research are especially encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, April 27, 4:00-5:00 pm, Research Commons Green A

New Service! Digital Scholarship Project Help dig scholarship

Working on a digital scholarship project? Get help with the following: describe your project; learn about libraries support options; incorporate best practices; and determine next steps. Service begins Wednesday, April 6.

Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, Research Commons Consultation Studio  

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