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Research IT staff to attend “Broadening Participation in Viz” Conference

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Quinn Dombrowski, Digital Humanities Coordinator in Research IT, recently received a travel support award to attend the Broadening Participation in Visualization 2016 (BPViz’16) conference at Purdue University on August 3-4. The theme of the conference is "Bridging Science, Technology and the Arts through Visualization", and Quinn will present a poster based on Professor Rita Lucarelli’s 3D visualizations of ancient Egyptian coffins. From the conference website:

UC System-wide summit of CIO's and VCR's

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Members of UC Berkeley’s Research IT group joined CIO Larry Conrad, University Librarian Tom Leonard, and staff from the Office of the VCR at a system-wide summit held on the UCLA Campus this past March. The summit was titled “Next Generation Research & the University of California: Planning for the Future of UC’s Cyber Infrastructure - Creating a Five Year Vision for University of California Cyber Infrastructure.” The goal of the summit was:

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Launch of Digital Humanities at Berkeley initiative

Dean Tony Cascardi at launch of DH at Berkeley

Members of the UC Berkeley digital humanities community gathered together with patrons of the Magnes Collection to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, "The Future of Memory: Jewish Culture in the Digital Age”, as well as the kick-off of the Digital Humanities at Berkeley program on February 18th, 2015.

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Research IT Digital Humanities Coordinator elected to executive council of national organization

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Quinn Dombrowski, the Digital Humanities Coordinator in Research IT, has been elected to the Executive Council of the Association for Computers in the Humanities (ACH), the US-based professional organization for digital humanities.

Undergraduate team wins #HackFSM hackathon

On CalDay, in the oldest building on campus, undergraduate Cassie Xiong stepped to the microphone and introduced a new tool for understanding what many consider the defining event in UC Berkeley history. Xiong, an Interdisciplinary Studies Major and OCIO Communications intern, described her team’s design for a modern entryway to the Bancroft Library’s Free Speech Movement Digital Archive.

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Mellon Foundation Awards Bamboo Technology Project

Project Bamboo Planning Project, Workshop 1b, University of Chicago, 16 May 2008

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation approved funding of $1.293M for the Bamboo Technology Project, following on an Planning Project funded by the Foundation that commenced in April 2008. The funded project grew out of planning contributions from scholars, librarians, and technologists at hundreds of institutions.