Category: Student Projects

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Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants: The Writing Studies Tree

The Writing Studies Tree Ben Miller, Amanda Licastro, and Jill Belli, English The Writing Studies Tree (WST) is an online, open-access, crowdsourced database of scholarly relationships within writing studies, composition/rhetoric and related academic fields. Created by Graduate Center students in 2011-2012, the WST combines a fixed data structure with open editing privileges to rapidly aggregate …

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Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants: eTLP

eTLP: Digitizing Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus Kyle Ferguson, Philosophy Ludwig Wittgenstein s (1889-1951) Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus is arguably the most important text of twentieth-century philosophy. It shook analytic philosophy to its foundations when published in German in 1921 and in English the following year. The work concerns the relation between the logical structure of our statements and thoughts about the world and …

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Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants: Debunking the “Dropout” Stereotype

Debunking the “Dropout” Stereotype Rondi Silva, Urban Education This study aims to challenge conventional views of both “dropping out” and “dropouts.” When young people “drop out” of high school, they open themselves up to a world of negative assumptions and blame, which are directed at them from the outside and are also self-inflicted. Young people …

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Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants: Street Medicine Apps

Street Medicine Apps Suzanne Tamang, Computer Science Street medicine practitioners provide psycho-social and medical support at protests, occupations, uprisings, and natural disasters that have the potential to be further complicated by limited access to traditional medical care.  Using mobile technology as a medium to support street medics and promote health and safety among activist communities, …

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Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants: Researching Contemporary Religion in the Age of Big Data

Researching Contemporary Religion in the Age of Big Data: Mapping the Church-Planting Movement John Boy, Sociology This project seeks to develop and implement a way of studying religion in an era of big data. Religious traditions are increasingly deterritorialized, that is, they are increasingly free-floating and less congruent with the sites and civilizations with which …

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Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants: The Black Sea Fish and Mollusca Project

The Black Sea Fish and Mollusca Project Antonia Santangelo, Anthropology The Black Sea Fish and Mollusca Project employs Omeka, an open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions to showcase a physical comparative collection of fish skeletons and mollusc shells from the Black Sea coastal regions of Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, …

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Digital Fellow: Micki Kaufman

Micki Kaufman is a second-year doctoral student in the Department of History at the Graduate Center. She received her B.A. in US History summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in 2011. A recipient of the Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant in 2012-2013, her current research involves the use of computational text analysis and visualization techniques in the study …

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