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DML Workshop: Intro to SketchUp

SketchUp is a 3D modeling program used for architectural and interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film, and video game design. This workshop will look at the basics of working and creating with SketchUp, and provide students with the tools necessary to conceptualize and plan a virtual exhibition. Prerequisites: None. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of Digital Humanities/Exhibitions.

Friday, September 25, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML
RSVP: alec.newell@bgc.bard.edu

Friday, October 2, 12:15–1:15 pm | Via Zoom
RSVP: alec.newell@bgc.bard.edu


What Makes a Good QP?

Drawing on examples from award-winning BGC qualifying papers, we will discuss the elements of a good 40 page paper, and the practical steps we can take if we want to write one. Led by Helen Polson, assistant professor of practice in writing. This workshop is only open to second year Masters students.

Wednesday, September 30, 12:15–1:15 pm | Via Zoom
RSVP: alec.newell@bgc.bard.edu


DML Workshop: WordPress Refresh

WordPress is an advanced CMS (Content Management System) that can be used to build a wide variety of online projects from personal academic sites to online exhibitions. This intro-level workshop will provide the basic knowledge you’ll need to build your next website project. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of Digital Humanities/Exhibitions.

Prerequisites: None

Wednesday, October 7, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML
RSVP: alec.newell@bgc.bard.edu

Wednesday, October 7, 4:15–5:15 pm | Via Zoom
RSVP: alec.newell@bgc.bard.edu


Refining Your Research: Digital Resources

How do you sift through overwhelming amounts of online information to become an effective researcher, especially when so many libraries are closed to in-person visits? The goal of this workshop is to teach you about advanced research tools for accessing digital material. We’ll review the advanced features of our library catalog, Folio, our publication finder, worldcat and more. Led by Anna Helgeson, Reader Services Librarian.

Monday, October 12, 12:15–1:15 pm | Via Zoom
RSVP: alec.newell@bgc.bard.edu


Using Other Libraries and Archives During COVID-19

This workshop will discuss the remote resources offered by NYPL and the Watson Library and other NYC libraries, as well as discussing what options you might have in gaining access to archives during the COVID shutdown. Led by Anna Helgeson, Reader Services Librarian.

Monday, October 19, 12:15–1:15 pm | Via Zoom
RSVP: alec.newell@bgc.bard.edu


Applying to PhD Programs

Are you thinking about continuing your studies at the doctoral level? This workshop will offer guidance and suggestions on finding the right programs and faculty, how to prepare a strong application, and what to expect during the admissions process.  Led by Professor Deborah Krohn, Chair of Academic Programs.

Wednesday, October 21, 12:15–1:15 pm |
RSVP: alec.newell@bgc.bard.edu


Advanced WordPress

This workshop expands on the WordPress basics by introducing advanced theme concepts. Working with Avada, a premium theme that lets users fully customize the look and functionality of their websites without any coding knowledge, students will learn how to implement advanced layout designs, develop powerful templates, create dynamic page content, and implement multimedia content. This workshop will prove helpful for anyone looking to have more control over their web-based projects. Prerequisites: Basic WordPress knowledge. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of Digital Humanities/Exhibitions.

Wednesday, November 4, 12:15–1:15 pm | DML
RSVP: alec.newell@bgc.bard.edu

Wednesday, November 4, 4:15–5:15 pm | Via Zoom
RSVP: alec.newell@bgc.bard.edu


Chicago Manual of Style for Bard Graduate Students

Avoid the dreaded red pen rash with this thoroughly practical guide to proper bibliographies, footnotes, and formatting research papers. Led by Helen Polson, assistant professor of practice in writing.

Wednesday, November 11, 12:15–1:15 pm | Via Zoom
RSVP: alec.newell@bgc.bard.edu


DML Workshop: Advanced SketchUp

This workshop explores advanced techniques in SketchUp that will allow users greater control when building virtual exhibitions. Students will explore casework, the use of graphic elements, and learn to build virtual walkthroughs. Prerequisites: Intro to SketchUp. Led by Jesse Merandy, Director of Digital Humanities/Exhibitions.

Wednesday, November 18, 12:15-1:15 pm | DML
RSVP: alec.newell@bgc.bard.edu


A Practical Introduction to the Basics of Grant Writing

Interested in landing a competitive fellowship? Need additional financial support for your research and travel? Looking for funds to attend/present at a professional conference Grant writing is an indispensable skill. This workshop will serve as an introduction to researching and identifying funders, writing and submitting persuasive proposals, and reporting on your project’s results in a way that positions you for success with funders in the future. Led by Ruth Epstein, Manager of Institutional Giving and Development at BGC.

Thursday, November 19, 12:15-1:15 pm | Via Zoom
RSVP: alec.newell@bgc.bard.edu

 
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