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CWRU Student is Winner in Knovel University Challenge
Amy Wen, a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering, is a weekly prize winner in the Knovel University Challenge! As a result she received a Western Digital (WD) HD Live Streaming Media Player. Wen says she likes Knovel because it searches through relevant resources for her research and classes and the search results are actually what she is looking for.
Knovel is a database with full text of over 2,000 leading reference handbooks, conference proceedings and statistical data for researchers in the applied sciences. Its University Challenge asks students to use Knovel to answer two questions correctly each week for a chance to win prizes.
Case students still have opportunities to win as there are six more weekly prizes of WD HD Media Players and a grand prize of an iPad. A student will also win Beats by Dre Tour earphones if Case is one of the first 10 universities to have 100 student entries. We’re only 13 entries away, so be sure to check it out today!
To get started, visit: http://www.knoveluniversitychallenge.com
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Register today for CaseLearns New Media Workshops!
CaseLearns returns with a full lineup of New Media Workshops with offerings from Digital Images & Digital Video to Desktop Publishing & Google Sites. Registration is required and you can do so by visiting http://library.case.edu/caselearns.
Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to contact Jared Bendis. All workshops will be held in KSL Room 215.
A message to faculty: Interested in having your students produce media projects for your class? We can customize and schedule training workshops to best fit your needs. PowerPoint and Comic Book workshops are the most popular, but if you are considering assigning a video project we urge you to contact us beforehand so we can assist in the logistics of equipment, software and copyright considerations.
FALL 2012 WORKSHOPS:
PowerPoint: From intro to advanced, learn PowerPoint from A to Z. More than just the technology, participants will learn how to use PowerPoint to plan, craft, design and present more effectively, taking advantage of features (such as audio and video) that you may not be aware of to produce better presentations for professional talks and for teaching purposes. In addition, participants will learn how to avoid “PowerPoint poisoning” and the pitfalls of using technology to alienate your audience instead of engaging them.
Intro to Digital Video: In this concept based workshop you will learn the fundamentals of digital video: from production to distribution. Learn the tricks of how to work without a crew or as we call it “video for one.” Even those with some experience will learn new tricks.
Video Editing with Adobe Premiere Elements: This intensive workshop is designed to teach the complete fundamentals of video editing using Adobe Premiere Elements including titling, transitions, voice-over audio, and special effects.
Digital Images - Part 1: Learn the fundamentals of digital imaging: everything from resolution and file formats to digital cameras and scanners. This workshop covers fundamental vocabulary, concepts, and theory needed to be successful in Photoshop.
Digital images - Part 2: Participants will learn how to navigate Photoshop and to learn to perform basic image editing such as cropping, advanced rotation, and the elusive “levels” feature. Even those with some experience will learn some tricks from the advanced workflow. Digital Images Part 1 – REQUIRED!
Digital Images - Part 3: Moving beyond basic workflow, this workshop covers the filter tools, painting tools, and selection tools (including blemish correction) of Photoshop. Digital Images Parts 1 & 2 – REQUIRED!
Digital Images - Part 4: Layers! The heart of Photoshop is in using multiple layers! This workshop will cover layers and advanced Photoshop projects. Digital Images Parts 1, 2 & 3 – REQUIRED!
Desktop Publishing - Part 1: Trying to put together a flyer, newsletter, postcard, or poster and finding that Word and Photoshop just don’t seem to work? Participants will learn the fundamentals and concepts of desktop publishing through a variety of services and software packages.
Blogger & Google Sites: Google makes it free and easy to create a website or a blog. This course walks participants through the concepts of websites and blogging as well as the hands on skills to get started with their own.
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O'Neill Reading Room to be used for Case for Community Day, Friday, Oct. 19
KSL will host one of the Case for Community Day events on Friday, October 19. A Reading Carnival will be located on the 2nd floor O'Neill Reading Room and Dampeer Room from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Study spaces will be available on the 1st and 3rd floors, or you can check out a Group Collaboration Room at the Welcome Desk. Access to the Collection and Graduate Research Commons will remain open during the event.
KSL is happy to welcome students from the Intergenerational School and Chambers Elementary School as well as Case volunteers for this event. To learn more about Case for Community Day 2012, visit http://case.edu/events/cfc/.
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Freedman Fellows Presentation Series: The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History - Rebuilding a Digital Humanities Platform for a New Century
WHEN: Friday, October 19th, 12:30pm-2:00pm
WHERE: Clark Hall, Room 206 (11130 Bellflower Road)
Join us for the next installment in our presentation series as Freedman Fellow Dr. John Grabowski discusses the motivation to move the online Encyclopedia of Cleveland History (http://ech.case.edu) to a new level of utility and technical viability. First published in hard copy in 1987, the Encyclopedia has sold over 14,000 copies and made its move to the web in 1998.
The online edition has expanded and evolved over the past fourteen years, currently containing over 4,400 articles. Hear about Grabowski’s venture to determine the best means to add to it new, media-rich material; how to open that material to a system of “tagging;” and how to adapt the infrastructure to be sustained and expanded in the 21st century.
Additionally, Grabowski and co-presenters Kirsten Nagel (Marketing, Communications and Training Manager, ITS) and Katie O'Keefe (Web Developer, University Marketing & Communications) will discuss the University’s progress towards creating a centralized web creation & hosting environment, and how projects such as this can be incorporated into this new vision for faculty support.
This presentation is free to attend. Pizza and beverages will be provided.
To learn more about the Freedman Fellows Program and its recipients, visit:
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