R programming language: course available 24-7 online!

RData-segment_2bData Analysis and Visualization Using R: an introductory R programming course available online 24-7 through Princeton Coursera to current Princeton University community members around the globe.

Sometimes you need an R programming lesson on a Tuesday at 12:00am, or 1:00pm on a Sunday. What to do? Princeton Quantitative and Computational Biology graduate students David Robinson and Neo Christopher Chung, in association with Princeton Online/Princeton University Coursera, have created a multi-lesson searchable course based on the successful introductory R programming workshops taught by both Robinson and Chung over the past two years for the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning and the J Street Library and Media Center.

The course is currently only available to current Princeton University members with a NetID, and does not appear on the Princeton University Coursera webpage.  Check out the course using the Princeton link, and login using your NetID and password.

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The Productive Scholar: The Center for Digital Humanities at Princeton

Topic: The Center for Digital Humanities at PrincetonCDH-logo
Speakers: Jean Bauer and Ben Johnston

Time: Thursday, November 20, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library, First Floor

(co-presented with the Center for Digital Humanities)

Lunch will be provided. To register for this session: http://bit.ly/PS-CDH-F2014
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited.)

The  Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) is a new Princeton University Library research center located in Green Hall. The CDH is here to collaborate with Faculty, Graduate Students, and Undergraduates in the Humanities who are interested in using computational tools and methods to enhance their research and enliven their scholarly publications. This session will provide a brief history of the Center and the Digital Humanities Initiative from which it arose, and give an overview of the work of the Center.

Speakers
Jean Bauer is the Associate Director of the Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) at Princeton University. Through a combination of formal training and curiosity Bauer is an early American historian, database designer, and photographer. She is finishing her dissertation “Revolution-Mongers: Launching the U.S. Foreign Service, 1775-1825″ in the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, and has developed The Early American Foreign Service Database (www.eafsd.org).  For more information, see her website www.jeanbauer.com

Ben Johnston is Humanities Computing Specialist in the Center for Digital Humanities. Ben has over fifteen years’ experience working with faculty to integrate technology into teaching, learning, and research at Princeton University’s Educational Technology Center in the Office of Information Technology, Bryn Mawr College, and Columbia University’s Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.

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The Productive Scholar: Effective Tools to Navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Process

Topic: Effective Tools to Navigate the Institutional Review Board (IRB) ProcessPS-Ferguson-Dadas
Speaker: Andrea Ferguson-Dadas

Time: Thursday, November 13, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library, First Floor

Lunch will be provided. To register for this session: http://bit.ly/PS-IRBF2014
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited.)

No post-session documentation of this presentation will be provided.*

An Institutional Review Board is responsible for the protection of the rights, privacy and welfare of all participants in human subjects research. Guided by federal regulatory requirements, the IRB has the authority to review, approve, modify or disapprove research protocols submitted by Princeton faculty, staff and student investigators. This session will introduce key ethical principles, critical elements of IRB review, components of the IRB operations and review processes, as well as tips for successful IRB application.

Andrea Ferguson-Dadas is Assistant Director of Research Integrity and Assurance where she oversees the Princeton Institutional Review Board and Human Research Protection Program (HRPP).  Andrea has over 20 years of research and regulatory experience and has worked for notable institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control, Columbia University, Yale University School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, and elsewhere. She has developed and managed at least ten University Institutional Review Boards, education programs; QU/QI programs; and information technology support programs for various HRPP organizations and as a President and Chief Consultant at IRB Advisors, Inc. Andrea holds degrees in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Bioethics.

*In keeping with Research Integrity Assurance guidelines for external educational presentations, this Productive Scholar presentation was not documented. However, if  you would like to attend education sessions offered by the Human Research Protections Education Program, or you have questions regarding human subjects research guidelines and regulation and/or the University’s Institutional Review Board, please go to RIA’s Human Research Protections homepage for more details and IRB Staff contact information.

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Princeton Peer 2 Peer: Call for Undergraduate Teachers & Learners

UNDERGRADUATES!!

Do YOU have a particular set of skills? Test4-P2Pc

STUDENT GROUPS:
Need to provide hands-on training for your members?
Did you know NMC staff can populate our lab computers with your exercise files?

INDIVIDUALS:
Have an idea for a workshop?
Need a space for training & A/V projection?

SHARE YOUR SKILLS IN:
Graphic Design, Video/Audio Production, 3D Modeling, Programming, Web Development

A BRIEF SELECTION OF NMC Software:
Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere & After Effects, Adobe InDesign. Adobe Dreamweaver, Blender…and much more!

INTERESTED? QUESTIONS?
Contact Us to Schedule a Workshop or Training!
newmedia@princeton.edu  
609-258-6009

The New Media Center (NMC), a McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Lab, has projection, A/V support, a 26 seat media lab, and an audio room for your use. Our lab and audio room are available for all undergraduates regardless of academic concentration, and for projects academic, creative, and personal. We are open 1:00pm – 11:00pm 7 days per week during the academic year, with student and professional staff available to assist you.

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The Productive Scholar: Trust & Identity Practices in Illicit Deep Web Transactions

Topic: Trust & Identity Practices in Illicit Deep Web Transactions
Speaker: Rachael Ferguson, Department of Sociology

Date: Thursday, November 6, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library

Co-presented with the Center for Digital Humanities

Lunch will be provided. To register for this session:
http://bit.ly/PS-DeepWeb
(Registration is not required for attendance, however refreshments may be limited)

‘Virtual ethnography’ is an increasingly popular method in Sociology and Anthropology. Researchers have examined interaction on various social media websites, taken participant observer roles in Second Life, and non-participant observer roles with organizations such as the hacktivist group known as Anonymous. This talk looks at how virtual ethnography can be used to examine online identity practices, focusing on trust and identity in illicit transactions on Deep Web marketplaces.

Speaker
Rachael Ferguson is a doctoral candidate in Sociology. Her dissertation is a multi-year multi-site ethnography that examines order and interaction for participants in a variety of criminal enterprises, including sexworkers, bookies, drug gangs and dealers in the US, and the Mafia in Sicily. The book manuscript for this project is currently under review at the University of California Press.

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