There are still two sessions of the Muslim Journey's Book Club remaining. The book club is free, and no sign-up is required.
Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 PM, MSU Main Library, Room W444:
Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Graphic Novel) by Marjane Satrapi. Lecture and discussion with Emine Evered, Associate Professor of History.
Wednesday, March 16, 7:00 PM, East Lansing Public Library:
The Butterfly Mosque by G. Willow Wilson. Lecture and discussion with Leila Tarakji, Graduate Student in English.
The book club is sponsored by the MSU Muslim Studies Program, MSU Libraries, and the East Lansing Public Library.
RELATED SPECIAL EVENT
The MSU Film Collective announces a film screening on Thursday, February 25 at 8:00 PM in B122 Wells Hall:
Persepolis (Animated Feature Film), is co-sponsored by the MSU Libraries, MSU Comics Forum and the MSU Film Collective, with discussion by Kaveh Askari of Western Washington University.
The MSU Libraries presents two visualization workshops in the Main Library:
Interactive Data Visualization with R, held in the REAL Classroom (3 West) on Wednesday, February 10, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Are you interested in data visualization? Are you interested in making your data visualizations interactive and shareable on the web? If the answer is yes to both, then register for this workshop, where you will be introduced to the R programming language and use it to make web based interactive data visualizations.
Create a 3D Historical Map Flythrough Using ArcScene, in the Basement Instruction Room (East Wing) on Wednesday, March 30, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Learn to use the ArcGIS 3D Analyst tool ArcScene to create a 3D digital video flythrough of a research area or other place using a DEM and overlays (such as georeferenced data layers or historic maps). Register for this workshop, and a brief tutorial on how to georeference a digitized map will be included. Experience using ArcGIS is helpful, as is bringing a laptop with ArcGIS if you have it.
Two QGIS workshops will be held in MSU's Main Library, Beaumont Instruction Room. Both workshops will be led by Amanda Tickner, GIS Librarian, and Kasey Wilson, GIS Technician for MSU Libraries.
Workshop 1: Register today for Choropleth Mapping, held Monday, February 1, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. This workshop will demonstrate how to make a choropleth map and place graduated symbols on it, load shapefiles and .csv table files into QGIS, join tables to a shapefile and edit shapefile features.
Workshop 2: Workshop 2: Register today for Georeferencing, held Monday, February 8, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Georeferencing expands skills in QGIS by working with raster images and data. Participants will learn how to georefernce a digitized map (such as a historic map or aerial photo) and create vector data from it for basic analysis.
The LOCUS Talk, Pedagogy in a Digital Age, takes place today from 3:00 - 5:00 PM in the MSU Main Library, 3 West Instruction Room. Students are voracious consumers of digital information, but studies consistently show that they often don't have the essential skills to critically engage with digital information. Educators seeking to empower students in a digital environment are forced to consider how this impacts their pedagogy. This LOCUS aims to examine research, case studies, and strategies in a digital age. Find more information at http://digitalhumanities.msu.edu/locus.
Learn more about the experiences of Muslims in the scholar-led group, Muslim Journeys Book Club. We'll begin with an introduction to the Qur'an and its place in the lives of Muslims. Then we'll read four memoirs exploring the authors' paths in countries including Egypt, France, Iran, Lebanon, Turkey and the United States.
Each session will start with a short lecture, followed by facilitated book discussion, and finish with a question and answer period. Drop in for one, or attend all five sessions, which will be held in the MSU Main Library (Room W444) and the East Lansing Public Library.
Free and open to the public; light will be refreshments served. No sign up required.
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