Research Matters



Research Matters is an informal discussion group that meets on the last Tuesday of each month from noon to 12:50 in CoRE where faculty talk with one another about issues related to research.  Faculty are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch but a light lunch will be provided.  No RSVP necessary.

September 17:  Managing a Digital Identity

 How do you establish and maintain an on-line research identity and negotiate the boundaries between a personal identity and a professional identity?

Readings and Resources

October 22:  Putting your Research on the Map: Working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Guest speaker Anne Knowles, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College will be our guest speaker.

November 26:  Writing a Strong Book Prospectus

What are publishers looking for in a book prospectus?  What should authors be thinking about when seeking a publisher?

February 25:  Michael Wesch, Assoc. Professor of Anthropology, Kansas

A presentation by Dr. Michael Wesch on digital ethnography.  To see Michaels’s work, visit this website: 

Some of you may remember that in 2009, our Dance students performed a dance based on his work, which can be found here:

April 29:  Making the Most of Student Research Assistants

  As summer approaches, we will discuss strategies for getting the most out of that summer research assistant!