Dr. Michael Smith, Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies and Sciences, and Dr. Ali Erkan, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Ithaca College have been awarded a $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant. Their project, “Untangling the Web of Historical Thinking: What the Structures of Student-Produced Wikis Reveal,” is a curriculum design initiative that examines how students' use of wikis can help them reach and cross conceptual thresholds in their understanding of historical knowledge.
Emilie Wiesner and Aaron Weinberg, professors in the mathematics department, recently co-authored a journal article with professors from the College of St. Benedict and Wright State University. The article, Undergraduate Students' Self-Reported Use of Mathematics Textbooks, was published in the journal PRIMUS....
Computer Science Department faculty member Ali Erkan has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship for the 2011-2012 academic year to carry out his sabbatical research in Istanbul, Turkey (in affiliation with KOC University). The focus of his work is to create an open source Geographic Information System for humanists interested in international collaborations and scholarly information exchange. Please join me in congratulating Ali on this significant accomplishment.
Professor Weinberg recently gave a presentation at the 2011 United States Conference on Teaching Statistics. The talk, entitled "Making Sense of Qualitative Data," described using generative coding and framework-based coding techniques to analyze qualitative research data.
Professor Wiesner recently spoke at the Lie Theory Seminar at the University of California, Riverside. In her talk, entitled "Whittaker Categories and the Virasoro Algebra," she described the historical development of the decomposition of Whittaker modules as well as her own work on the relationship between Whittaker categories and the Virasoro Algebra.