Tag: grants

Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants: The Open Music History Project

The Open Music History Project Naomi Barrettara, Musicology The Open Music History Project will be an open music history “textbook,” designed to ultimately be an interactive, flexible, adaptable, affordable, and freely available online resource for teachers and students of western music history. As part of the open principle behind the project, all content created for the project …

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Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants: Building a Virtual Museum

Building a virtual museum: Creating an online database of 3D primate postcranial models Justin Gladman, Anthropology This project aims to help establish an online database of 3D models of fossil and living primate postcranial bones produced using laser digitizations or high resolution MicroCT scans that will serve as a virtual museum for comparative studies and …

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Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants: Data Mining Diplomacy

“Data Mining Diplomacy”: A Computational Analysis of the State Department’s Foreign Policy Files Micki Kaufman, U.S. History Scarcity of information is a common frustration for historians. This is especially true for researchers of antiquity, but not exclusively so. However, the opposite is also increasingly ever more the case as historians face a similarly daunting, converse problem. Google …

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Provost’s Digital Innovation Grants: Urban Sociology Digital Mapping and Presentation Tool

Urban Sociology Digital Mapping and Presentation Tool Jacob Lederman, Sociology Pedagogical best practices routinely cite the primacy of student collaboration in enhancing the learning environment. Yet collaboration in the form of group presentations often results in atomization of a different sort. Groups are assigned and students work on their selected topics prior to delivering a static presentation to …

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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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