Hornbake Library

Pursuing Careers in Academia Workshop

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Hornbake Library, Multi-Purpose Room, Room 3134
See: http://go.umd.edu/S18PhDMar15

Description: Get an overview of the academic job search process. Learn more about the academic job market overall, what makes a competitive candidate and resources for those interested in pursuing academic careers.

Brand OUT: LGBT Speed Networking

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

The Lavender Leadership Honor Society and SmithOUT are partnering with Lambda Pride, the University of Maryland's DC-based LGBT Alumni Group, to host a special speed networking event at the University Career Center. This is your chance to learn networking in a fun and informative setting. Students will be paired with individual alumni for brief conversations about career paths, industry insights, and advice for success in the job search. Students will be informed of their assigned networking partners in advance. The event will commence with hor d'oeuvres, refreshments and a brief primer on networking. At the conclusion, students will have a chance to meet other alumni volunteers. The deadline to register is March 20.
Contact: Susan Martin

Where: Hornbake Library, South Wing, University Career Center & The President's Promise, Room 3100

LGBT Liaisons & Programmers Mixer

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

This is an opportunity for those who do LGBTQ work on campus to come together. Whether you are an official liaison to the LGBT Equity Center or involved in an organization doing LGBTQ-related programming on campus, we invite you to come connect, collaborate, and share ideas.
Contact: LGBT Equity Center

Where: Room 3210

The Privatization of Privacy

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Hornbake Library, Room 2116

What is privacy in a digital age? Dr. Tatevik Sargsyan examines how technology companies use privacy policies, technical tools, self-regulation, and multi-stakeholder arrangements to shape how users experience privacy. She offers insights about the role of power dynamics and distinguishes between cosmetic changes and those that have significant implications for privacy rights.

Media Conservation & Digitization at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

 Hornbake Library, Room 0301 North

 Walter Forsberg, Media Archivist for the National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian, will present an overview of the new museum's audiovisual digitization programs and activities, in place since 2014. Forsberg will discuss how NMAAHC established digital file-management workflows, target specifications, equipment sourcing, and access platforms, alongside screenings of newly-digitized collections. He'll showcase highlights from the museum's "Great Migration Home Movie Digitization" public project, and announce details regarding the institution's new Robert F. Smith Fund's partnership program aimed at digitizing and sharing collections of African American cultural material held by other institutions.

Liberation by Design: Interactive Media & Community-Engaged Making

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Hornbake Library, Room 0301 North

How can interactive media supplement and support justice-related social movements? Media artist and professor of game development Alexandrina Agloro will discuss the landscape of design and digital humanities projects geared toward social change, and share some of her current projects, including two games, The Resisters, an alternate reality game about social movement history, and Vukuzenzele, a videogame about reblocking informal settlements in South Africa.

Internet Policy as a Minority Rights Issue: A Focus on LGBT Users

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Hornbake Library, Room 2116

How do Internet platforms such as Facebook, Google, or Grindr affect the rights of minority users, particularly LGBT users? Dr. Andrea Hackl shows how company policies can limit people's rights to free expression, privacy and association. She offers policy recommendations for better supporting minority rights online.

Civic Engagement, Digital Preservation & White House Social Media Data

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Hornbake Library, Room 2116

When President Obama left office, his transition team included his social media data with the materials they sent to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Dr. Adam Kriesberg presents initial observations on the first social media presidency through the lens of its data, extracted from their native platforms. He offers potential solutions to address the preservation and access challenges to social media data.


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