Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Second installment of the 2011 Faculty Research Forum Series.

Please join us for the 2011 Faculty Research Forum Series. The one hour forums are held from 12:30 - 1:30, and offer an excellent opportunity for the faculty to share their research interests with faculty, staff, students, and the community. Each hour long forum consists of two twenty minute presentations and a twenty minute question period.

There are two more forums scheduled this year on January 27th and February 3. The second installment this year will be presented by Dr. Daniel Gullo, Assistant Professor of History, Dr. Kimberly Shaw, Director, Math & Science Learning Center, and Dr. Zdeslav Hrepic,
Assistant Professor in Physics Education.

Dr. Daniel Gullo will be Presenting:

The Fragmentary World of the the Post-Medieval Book: A Bonaventure Fragment from the Library of Joan Jeroni Besora

Whether as fragments, loose leaves, or whole folios, early modern European printers and book owners readily used medieval manuscripts as binding aids, cover pages, or flyleaves for their printed books. In sixteenth-century Barcelona, the early modern library of Joan Jeroni Besora, a canon and president of the Generalitat, demonstrates how the city's booming printing industry pilfered libraries for manuscripts to use as materiel for binding their new publications. More than finding lost texts, however, the investigation of Bersora's collection unfolds the development of libraries in Barcelona as they moved between religious institutions, to private collections, to the creation of a university library system.

Dr. Kimberly Shaw and Dr. Zdeslav Hrepic will be presenting:

Open Policy for Wireless Computers in Classrooms: Lessons from CSU Implementation

As mobile computing devices become more ubiquitous, so does their presence in university classrooms. Recently, an increasing number of studies as well as a number of media articles have been looking into possible adverse effects of open policies for using wireless ready computers in classes. In this study we gauge performance of students who were encouraged to voluntarily bring their personal wireless computers to introductory physics classes. We compare frequency with which students utilized computers with their test scores and the course grades and contrast them with available background measures such as HS GPA and SAT Math scores. We also gauge student attitudes and recommendations related to DyKnow software and Tablet PC usage in this and other courses.

We hope that you join us for this educational and informative series. Also, please take a look at the third and final installment this year.

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