Category Archives: Educational Technology

McGraw MATLAB, R Statistical Computing & LaTeX Workshops!

Are you an undergraduate student? Need help with MATLAB? Scratching your head over plotting in R? Lost in the syntax of LaTeX? Check out the McGraw Center series workshops at the New Media Center, Writing Center, and Rocky/Mathey starting Monday, February 16! Click the titles for information and registration!

MATLAB-Perplexed-EmailMATLAB-Reacquainted-EmailMATLAB for the Perplexed
Monday, February 16
7pm – 9pm, NMC
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Getting Reacquainted with MATLAB
Weds, February 18
7pm – 9pm, NMC
Click title for description & registration.


Making MATLAB Work for You
Weds, February 25
7pm – 9pm, NMC
Click title for description & registration.

Statistical Programming with R

Series 1:
Part 1: Introduction
Tuesday, February 17
Part 2: Intermediate
Tuesday, February 24

Series 2:
Part 1: Introduction

Monday, February 23
Part 2: Intermediate
Monday, March 2

All sessions 7pm – 9pm 
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Introduction to LaTeX

Thursday, February 26, 4:30pm – 5:30pm
The Writing Center, Whitman College
Co-sponsored by the Princeton Writing Program and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

LaTeX for Beginners and Non-beginners
Tuesday, March 17, 7:00pm – 8:00pmRocky Classroom, Rockefeller College
Co-sponsored by Rockefeller and Mathey Colleges, Princeton Writing Program, and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

Useful Tools for Your LaTeX Document
Tuesday, March 24, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
New Media Center (NMC), 130 Lewis Library

Co-sponsored by the Princeton Writing Program and the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning.

Want to check out workshop descriptions and registration links from one location? Check out the PURC (Princeton Undergraduate Research Calendar)!

The Productive Scholar: Thank You!


The New Media Center, a McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Lab, as well as the group that comprises the former Educational Technology Center (now The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, Educational & Classroom Technologies), sincerely thanks the Princeton University community for its support of the Productive Scholar series. The Fall 2014 series was the final one for the Productive Scholar, which will now be retired. During that last semester, the New Media Center (NMC) became sole host to the series. As a McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning Lab, the NMC has shifted to an increased emphasis on undergraduate teaching and learning initiatives. The NMC continues to be available for hands-on training, and we welcome the opportunity to work with members of the Princeton campus community on such training projects.

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.

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:
(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.

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 (  For more information, see her website

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.