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Freedman Fellows Presentation Series: Digital Mapping of Child Trafficking in Northeast Ohio
Join Dr. Brian Gran as he leads a discussion on child trafficking in our own backyard. Statistics gathered from alternative public websites, the FBI, city and suburban police departments, county departments, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) and various social service providers aim to help in the development of digital maps and scientific estimates of where, how often and what kinds of trafficking are taking place around Northeast Ohio.
Humanities scholars have embraced GIS (geographic information systems) technology in recent years for their research involving spatial analysis and visualizations. Digital mapping applications can assist in the analysis of large amounts of spatial data to discover patterns and trends in the data that may not be easily seen in tabular format.
Co-presenter Ann Holstein (GIS Specialist, Kelvin Smith Library) will give us insight on how Dr. Gran is able to create digital maps for his research using statistical data collected from these websites and agencies and processed using specialized software. She will also show examples of other child trafficking digital mapping projects from around the world.
This event will take place in Clark Hall, Room 206 on Friday, September 21 from 12:30pm - 2:00pm.
To learn more about the Freedman Fellows Program and its recipients, visit:
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Calling All Book Lovers: Octavofest 2012 Events!
Octavofest, an annual celebration of the book and paper arts, is once again returning to Northeast Ohio. This year, the Kelvin Smith Library is gearing up for Octavofest at our Open House with a presentation by Michael Ruhlman, internationally known food writer, author and chef. Come hear Ruhlman’s special presentation and enjoy food samples from local restaurants.
The Kelvin Smith Library has also teamed with the Rowfant Club to present an exhibition and memorial of the work of master bookbinder Jan Bohuslav Sobota. The exhibit will open with a symposium on Sobota’s work led by Robert Cheshier, Ladislav Hanka and Nicholas Basbanes. We invite the community of book lovers in Cleveland to join us to view Sobota’s fascinating vision for the art of the book and the living tradition of craftsmanship that he fostered.
Interested in learning more about book art? Attend a workshop led by local artist and bookbinder, Gene Epstein, on the art of folded book sculpture. Come view a demonstration of how old books can be transformed into beautiful pieces of art, and then experiment with creating one yourself! Books for folding will be provided, or bring along one of your own.
KSL Octavofest Event Details:
- Sept. 28th: “Accidental Food Writer,” Michael Ruhlman, Kelvin Smith Library, 1:30-2:30 pm
- Oct. 20th: "Jan Sobota: Retrospective,” Dampeer Room, Kelvin Smith Library, 10:00 am
- Oct. 20th – Nov. 30th: Sobota’s work will continue to be on display during regular business hours in the KSL Hatch reading room.
- Oct. 20th: Folded Book Sculpture Workshop with Gene Epstein, Dampeer Room, Kelvin Smith Library, 2:00-4:00pm
The public is welcome to attend Octavofest events and seating is on a first-come basis. CWRU is a participating member in Octavofest, which is funded in part by the George Gund Foundation.
For more news and the full calendar of all events during October’s celebration, visit octavofest.com.
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