Month: April 2012 (Page 1 of 2)

GIS Poster Symposium: Friday 5/4/12 1:30pm—4:30pm Kaufman Hall

The GIS students at Dickinson College will once again be presenting the results of their course project assignments at our annual GIS Exposition and Poster Symposium Friday, May 4th, 2012, from 1:30pm—4:30pm in the Kaufman Hall Student Lounge area (located between Kaufman 188 and 190, just outside the Center for Sustainability Education [CSE] office and next to DPS).

As usual, the posters will feature projects conducted by the students that demonstrate the use of GIS (geographic information systems) for investigating and analyzing problems across a wide variety of disciplines.  This year’s symposium will include posters that focus on environmental assessment, archaeology, history, urban planning, economics, health studies, agriculture, and landscape management, just to name a few.
Refreshments will be provided, so we invite you to please come, relax, and celebrate the end of the academic year by visiting with our very talented and hardworking students.
Images from last semester’s GIS Poster Symposium:

Fantastic Fairytales…in podcast form

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We love working with students on their projects but we are especially excited when the final products come out so well.  Professor Antje Pfannkuchen had her German Media Studies students create podcasts related to some element in German culture.  Some are recorded in German and some are in English.  A personal favorite of ours tells a fascinating little story about a lesser known fairytale by the Grimms Brothers.  Well paced and engaging, we give this podcast two thumbs up!

Student Created Videos About John Cage Gather Wider Audience


Professor Amy Wlodarski’s First Year Seminar students created four fantastic videos related to John Cage.  Originally made for broadcast between live performances of Cages work by Third Coast Percussion, they are now gaining a wider audience through a new Cage archive.  The New York Public Library created a John Cage Archive to celebrate his 100th birthday and one video in particular is getting noticed from the student productions.

It has already been reposted through the Open Culture website and more accolades will hopefully follow.  It is always a pleasure to work with faculty who encourage students to reach beyond their comfort level and allow us to support the students so they can find success.


Multipurpose Audio Recorder

The Multipurpose Audio Recorder is a great solution for recording from multiple inputs. Additionally  it also functions as a PA system, allowing you to use it to boost audio for a performance or presentation.

SDHC Video Cameras

Canon HF R10

The Dickinson College Media Center has a number of SDHC cameras in a few similar models that can be used for high quality digital video filming. They are all equipped with touch screen interfaces with a variety of settings, and can easily be mounted on tripods or used with our various microphones and headphones.

GoPro Cameras

The Media Center now has GoPro cameras! The GoPro Hero and Hero 3 are compact digital cameras that shoot wide angle video, which makes it great for outdoor use. They also come with a water resistant case and can be used with a variety of mounts and tripods.

New Equipment in the Media Center

We have a couple additions to the inventory here at the Media Center. For starters, we have two new fantastic XY Mic Video Camera that are great for shooting videos and getting great audio too. We also have more LUMIX Digital Still Cameras now, we previously only had one but now our supply is up to five! For more details please check out the equipment section of this blog.



XY Mic Video Camera

The XY Mic Video Camera is similar to the Flip cameras that are frequently used by students, but with far superior audio. So if you’re planning on shooting a video that has a strong emphasis on sound, this might be the one for you. We have two Q3HD Zooms available now, so come check them out.

Caribbean filmmaker gives presentation

In Althouse 106, on Thursday April 12 at 7:00pm, Dr. Bruce Paddington, Lecturer in the Department of Film Studies at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, is giving a presentation titled “Caribbean Cinema: Issues of Representation, Historical Development and Film Practices.”

Dr. Paddington is the Founder and Festival Director of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Director of the New World Film Centre, and the founder of the media production company Banyan Productions. He is an award winning filmmaker, having made over 500 films and television programmes, mainly on Caribbean culture. His 2006 documentary, “The Mennonites of Belize,” received the award as the best cultural and educational programme by the Caribbean Broadcasting Union in 2007.

Caribbean Cinema Poster

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Departments of Africana Studies and Latin American, Latino and Caribbean Studies.

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