Studio Chi and the DePaul University Library have teamed up to launch Research Meet & Greet, a monthly networking and research sharing forum designed to foster collaboration and innovation across disciplines. The Research Meet and Greet series focuses on spreading the word about the projects and research developed across the University and consists of invited presentations and less formal, open mic type lightning talks. The events, open to faculty and staff, are scheduled to take place on the first or second Monday of the month, with the venue alternating between Lincoln Park and Loop campuses. Refreshments will be provided.
Please join us for the inaugural event on:
Monday, October 8th, 3:30-5:30pm
John T. Richardson Library
Idea Lab 2, Room 207
The October 8th event will feature a presentation entitled: “Tweeting the Loudest: How ego-involvement influences content creation, sharing and information polarization online” by Dr. Bree McEwan, College of Communication, followed by a series of open mic lightning talks by DePaul faculty and staff. If you are interested in presenting at an upcoming Research Meet & Greet (either a more formal presentation or a lightning talk), please register here.
This new series is one of the outcomes of the Library’s recent digital scholarship survey, which sought to investigate the digital scholarship needs and practices of DePaul faculty members. Dr. Ana Lucic, DePaul University’s Digital Scholarship Librarian, was inspired to create this forum after hearing from faculty during the post-survey interview process, noting, “We heard faculty are looking for a way to come together, share their creative projects, research and ideas, and identify collaborators.” Dr. Roshanna Sylvester, Director of Studio Chi, is looking forward to the collaboration. “Faculty across DePaul are engaged in a wide variety of scholarly and creative projects, but don’t get many opportunities to learn about what colleagues in other units are up to. This series will give faculty and staff a chance to come together and share their research and creative ideas in a relaxed forum.”