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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Boston DH Meet Up

Written on April 28, 2015 at 5:29 pm, by

Anna Kijas will host a Boston DH meet-up Friday, May 1 from 2-4 pm at Boston College. Registration is required.

Talking without shouting

Written on April 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm, by

Co-director of the NULab, Professor David Lazer, has co-authored a first-of-its-kind study that indicates that when members of Congress substantively engage constituents about controversial subjects, they can persuade them on policy, increase trust in their leadership and even garner more votes. This study is featured on the Monkey Cage blog at the Washington Post online. 

Congress gets better marks with non-partisan forums

Written on April 23, 2015 at 4:13 pm, by

A new study by David Lazer, co-director of NULab, that analyzes how people are influenced by members of Congress indicates a nonpartisan dialogue about controversial issues like immigration can have a powerful effect on voters. This study is the first of its kind. Read more about it in The Boston Globe.

When Something Goes Viral…

Written on April 23, 2015 at 4:02 pm, by

NULab graduate fellow Devin Gaffney, a network science PhD candidate, is featured in the Boston Globe. “Gaffney, 27, tracks viral cascades, a term used to describe ‘the phenomenon of content spreading quickly and widely through a human social network via its digital shadows.’ In other words, the life and death of a meme.”  

McGrath To Receive Outstanding Graduate Award

Written on April 23, 2015 at 2:34 pm, by

Congratulations to NULab Scholar and former NULab Graduate Fellow Jim McGrath, who will receive the Outstanding Graduate Award — Community Service at the Academic Honors Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, April 23 at 3:00 pm in Blackman Auditorium!

Dillon awarded Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award

Written on April 21, 2015 at 5:46 pm, by

Congratulations to Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, co-director of NULab, who has been awarded the 2014-2015 Excellence in Research and Creative Activity Award. These awards are presented to full-time faculty members to honor outstanding research and creative activity of national and international significance. The president and the provost determine the awards on the basis of a report  Continue Reading »

New Ecologies of Scholarship: Evaluating Academic Production in the Digital Age

Written on April 15, 2015 at 8:51 pm, by

The NULab is organizing a one day symposium on Monday, May 18 in the Cabral Center at the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute to discuss changing standards for evaluating digital scholarship in the humanities. Institutional mechanisms of appraisal are struggling to make sense of new mediums for scholarly work such as digital publishing, collaborative projects, and  Continue Reading »