An article in today’s New York Times discusses what might be the next big thing in the humanities. With texts being digitally scanned and uploaded every day (Google so far has scanned over 12 million books in over 40 languages), … Continue reading
What would George Orwell think? While the origins of textual analysis dates back to ancient times, the use of computers to analyze texts is a recent development.
According to N.P.R., Wikipedia’s Public Policy Initiative has recruited professors from eight different universities (including Harvard and U.C. Berkeley) to incorporate Wikipedia into their courses on public policy. No, students will not be citing sources from Wikipedia. Rather, their research … Continue reading
As November rolls onward, DePaul University’s finals week approaches. Those research paper due dates that were once safely tucked away on a calendar page far far away now require your immediate attention. So why not start by getting organized with … Continue reading
Every two years, the writing center community converges at the International Writing Center Association Conference and National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing. The 2010 conference is happening now (Nov. 4-6) in Baltimore, MD. DePaul’s UCWbL is well-represented this year; … Continue reading
Election Day is here! Because the UCWbL values democratic processes, I’m posting some online resources that the undecided voter may find useful before heading out to the polls. If you are registered to vote but don’t know the location of … Continue reading