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Introduction to Nvivo

This workshop is intended as a basic introduction to using NVivo, a software that supports qualitative and mixed methods research. The workshop focuses on introducing key mechanisms of the software that may be applied as required by different analytical approaches.

Type of event: 
Workshop
Event date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Location: 
Alexander Library
Contact name: 
Karen Hartman
Contact email: 
karen.hartman@rutgers.edu
Contact number: 
848-932-6104
Is this event ready to be posted or verified?: 
Yes

The Global Gag Rule and Women's Reproductive Health Book Talk

Foreign assistance by the United States is tangled with domestic politics, and perhaps this is most clear in relation to funding for health and family planning. The long arm of U.S. domestic politics has reached the intimate lives of women all over the world because it has threatened major cuts in funding to healthcare organizations in developing countries if they perform or promote abortions. This "global gag rule," so-called because to even mention abortion endangers funding, has been a hallmark of Republican administrations since it was first enacted by President Ronald Reagan. When Donald Trump reinstated and expanded the policy, there was popular uproar and a firestorm of debate. Proponents of the policy emphasize the importance of reducing the number of abortions globally and claim that the gag rule will be effective in achieving this goal.

In this innovative book, Yana van der Meulen Rodgers argues that the gag rule has failed to achieve its goal of reducing abortions. Rather, the restrictive legislation is associated with higher abortion rates, and because the reduction in funding is indiscriminate there are negative repercussions across a range of health outcomes for women, children, and men. While the rhetoric in media discourse has been extreme, Rodgers provides systematic analysis of how the global gag rule affects women's reproductive health across developing regions, grounded in a conceptual framework that models the complex factors that influence women's decision making about fertility. She also traces the background to American policy, the evolution of international family planning programs, the links between contraceptive access and fertility rates, and the relationship between restrictive abortion laws and abortion rates. And because Rodgers provides a rounded perspective on factors influencing women's decisions on reproduction and abortion, she offers a constructive and cost-effective approach for U.S. family planning assistance that targets integrated reproductive health services.

Book description from the publisher's website.

Type of event: 
Lecture
Event date: 
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Event Location: 
Alexander Library
Image: 
Global gag rule book cover
Contact name: 
Yana V Rodgers
Contact email: 
yana.rodgers@rutgers.edu
Contact number: 
848-932-9331
Organization/School affiliation: 
Rutgers University
Is this event ready to be posted or verified?: 
Yes

Reflections of a Jazz Oral Historian: A Digital Scholarship Through Modular Pedagogy Event

Patricia Willard, recipient of the 2018 Jazz Journalists Association Lifetime Achievement Award, will talk about her experiences working on the Institute of Jazz Studies Jazz Oral History Project collection and other jazz oral histories. One of the most prolific oral historians on the Jazz Oral History Project, Willard recorded 16 interviews with luminaries such as Juan Tizol, John Simmons, and Teddy Edwards.

Patricia Willard is an oral historian specializing in jazz, a photojournalist, lecturer, editor, archivist, broadcaster, concert producer, and research consultant, who is currently completing a historiography of Duke Ellington, 1949-74, two additional books, and a play. In June 2018, she received the Jazz Journalists Association Lifetime Achievement Award. She has conducted 38 individual oral histories and one 2005 videotaped group oral history of 19 survivors of the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

 

Type of event: 
Other
Event date: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Clement's Place
Image: 
Willard
Contact name: 
Krista White
Contact email: 
kwhite2@rutgers.edu
Contact number: 
973-353-5913
Is this event ready to be posted or verified?: 
Yes
Event flyer: 

Introduction to GitHub and Git

This workshop will introduce participants to the open code sharing platform Github, and explore commonly used functions in GitHub and Git. The first 45 minutes will be introductory, and will continue with slightly more advanced functions in the second half. No previous experience is necessary, and please bring your own laptop.

Type of event: 
Workshop
Event date: 
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Location: 
Alexander Library
Image: 
Fall data workshops
Contact name: 
Laura Palumbo
Contact email: 
laura.palumbo@rutgers.edu
Contact number: 
848-445-3558
Organization/School affiliation: 
Rutgers University
Is this event ready to be posted or verified?: 
Yes

Introduction to GitHub and Git

This workshop will introduce participants to the open code sharing platform Github, and explore commonly used functions in GitHub and Git. The first 45 minutes will be introductory, and will continue with slightly more advanced functions in the second half. No previous experience is necessary, and please bring your own laptop.

Type of event: 
Workshop
Event date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Event Location: 
Library of Science and Medicine
Image: 
Data
Contact name: 
Laura Palumbo
Contact email: 
laura.palumbo@rutgers.edu
Contact number: 
848-445-3558
Is this event ready to be posted or verified?: 
Yes

Visualizing Difference: The Art and Architecture of Alterity

The Rutgers Art History Graduate Student Organization (AHGSO) presents the 9th Annual Graduate Student Symposium.

Keynote Address: Dr. Adrienne Childs, Independent scholar, art historian, and curator

Type of event: 
Other
Event date: 
Friday, April 19, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Alexander Library
Contact name: 
Brigid Boyle
Contact email: 
brigid.m.boyle@rutgers.edu
Contact number: 
908-268-4823
Is this event ready to be posted or verified?: 
Yes

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