This Week in Openlab! February 13th Edition


Maybe there’s no mail, maybe the school is closed, but we here at This Week in OpenLab are working away to bring you this week’s highlights!  And here they are, in no particular order:


CityTech Club Fair!

(video from 2011 CityTech Club Fair, posted by The New Tech Times)

On Thursday February 16th, The CityTech Club Fair 2012 will be here–this is a great place to find fellow students who share your interests and check out all that the CityTech student body has to offer.  Events like this remind us that our school is the place where we can make lifelong connections that will enrich our CityTech life both inside and outside the classroom.  The event will be held in the Atrium Building  from 12:45 to 2.  See you there.

And if you are a club hosting a table at the Club Fair, be sure to mention it on your OpenLab page!


This Week in the Digital Humanities

It’s no secret that many of those behind and in front of the OpenLab are dedicated and prominent Digital Humanists, and at the forefront of thinking about how technology like the OpenLab can affect learning.  And if you’re wondering what all that means, you’ve come to the right place:  Our very own Charlie Edwards, Project Coordinator of the Living Lab Title V grant, and a graduate student in the English PhD and IT & Pedagogy Certificate programs at CUNY Grad Center, will join one of the OpenLab founders, Matt Gold, at the CUNY Graduate Center to discuss Matt’s new book, Debates in the Digital Humanities.  The event is on Friday February, 17th, and it’s free and open to the public.  You can find more information here.


Weekly Tutorial

This week we’re featuring the new Calendar Plug-in.  ‘Calendar,’ the not-so-creatively-named but very-nicely-designed plug-in, allows you to create a customizable, searchable calendar for your course, club, or project.  And that calendar can be hosted in a post or on a page, and ‘today’s events’ and ‘upcoming events’ drawn from the Calendar to appear in your site’s home sidebar!  You can learn more about it here.

As always, contact your Community Team with any questions!


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