On Sunday, May 19, 2013, the Grinnell Computer Science Department hosted its first annual Pledge of the Computing Professional, a rite of passage ceremony that provides graduating seniors with an opportunity to reflect on their ethical and social responsibilities. Grinnell College is the second node in the state of Iowa. We were honored by the presence of Nathaniel Borenstein '80, who is one of this year's honorary degree recipients.
Teaching and Learning
At this Friday's session of Women in Computing / CS Table, we'll discuss efforts to recruit and hire technical women. We will consider a variety of resources related to this issue.
First, two popular press articles on Etsy's efforts to build its staff of women technologists:
Daubechies explains how wavelets were used to detect fraudulent art, capping a semester of fascinating speakers.
Jeff Blanchard and his Oxford collaborator Jared Tanner release compressed sensing software.
Oakley explains how funerary art illustrates classical Athenian perceptions and reactions to death.
Professors Jeff Blanchard, Joe Mileti, and Jen Paulhus spent some, or all, of spring break working on research outside of the United States.
Jeff Blanchard visited a collaborator in Edinburgh for a week of intensive writing for an ongoing project. The trip to Scotland paid off with a 50 page paper submitted at the end of Spring Break.
7:00 p.m. in JRC 101: Grinnell's Cultural Films Committee and Gandhi and Resistance course will join with the University of Iowa to sponsor a visit by Anand Patwardhan, India's leading activist documentary filmmaker.
Courses take students around the world, such as biology students studying in the Namib desert and economics students exploring South Korea's rise.
The Ninth Semester Fellowship in Studio Art is a competitive opportunity for continued independent research in the semester immediately following graduation. This fellowship provides financial support, studio space, time, and faculty feedback for a semester of creative research in preparation for graduate or professional work. In return for these benefits, the Ninth Semester Fellow assists the Department of Art through various tasks, such as helping install student art exhibitions, and studio lab monitoring.
Srinivas is a Professor of English and Dean of the Humanities at Duke University. He has also served as President of the CHCI (Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes).