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Guide To Milstein’s (Remote) Teaching And Learning Centers

While campus is closed for the semester, the Milstein Center and their Teaching and Learning Centers have been working to provide online support and resources for students on their semester away. Most are providing events, tutorials, and virtual office-hours to help with personal and school-related projects. The Barnard Library has provided a concise guide to current services to show what services and resources are available.

Center for Engaged Pedagogy

While physically closed, the Center for Engaged Pedagogy is still working remotely for the Fall semester. On Tuesday, as part of their Writing and Speaking Pedagogy Series, they are holding a talk titled: Beyond Anti-Racism as Palliation: Addressing White Supremacy in the Classroom with Professor Vrinda Condillac.

They have also provided resources for student academic and personal support, in addition to remote learning resources to help students adjust to online learning.

Design Center

Even though the Design Center is physically closed, they are still holding consultations, remote events, and trainings. They are hosting weekly getting started’s in Illustrator/Photoshop, Tinkercad, and Rhino, in addition to one-off and series workshops, such as, Sewing as Self-Expression and Design Talk: Melt & Pour Soap Making. The DC is also holding Virtual Drop-In Hours for people to zoom in to chat, ask questions, and work on projects.

They also have recordings from their Spring 2020 Design Talk Series, where artists and designers come to discuss their experiences in their field, can be found on their website.

Digital Humanities Center

As is the rest of the centers, the Digital Humanities Center is physically closed. Events at the DHC were held entirely online during the Spring 2020 semester as were classes that were formerly held in the DHC. Their Summer 2020 student cohort created a project titled Examining Sustainability at Barnard which can be found here.

So far, they don’t have any events scheduled for Fall 2020, but they may in the future.

Empirical Reasoning Center:

Due to COVID—like all the other centers, the Empirical Reasoning Center is physically closed but they are still holding walk-in hours and appointments virtually. They also provide software tutorials on their website for Excel (PC and Mac), SPSS Version 20, and Stata; which can be found here.

So far, they don’t have any events scheduled for Fall 2020, but they may in the future.

Movement Lab:

While the Movement Lab is closed in-person, they are still holding virtual programming throughout the semester. They have several events already scheduled which include: Form & Figment: Rendering Imagination and Encounter in Online Exhibitions, Workshop: MoLab x PIMA Collaborative Series, and MeMoSa: Marianela Boán.

As part of their goal to support and uplift artists—the Movement Lab has provided a resource list, prompts (and responses to them), and have begun an artist feature. You can check all of these out at their Virtual Lab.

Sloate Media Center:

While the Media Center’s studio and lab space are closed due to COVID—they are still holding virtual programming throughout the semester. Consultations with staff are being remotely offered upon request (you can email mediacenter@barnard.edu). Also, with the help of BCIT, students are able to use programs the lab provided (Adobe CC Suite, Anaconda, MatLab, Rhino for PC, etc.) with your UNI—more information about it can be found here.

The center will also be having virtual events as well as providing recordings of past events on their website. Their workshops, which they are coordinating with IMATS, with all their dates and times can be found on their website. Workshops include DIY Documentary Post-Production, Micro-Podcasting, Story and Structure for Short Films, and more!

Vagelos Computational Science Center:

Like all the other centers—the Vagelos Computational Science Center is physically closed due to COVID but has provided resources for students online. They have had two Spring 2020 remote events, however, there aren’t any currently on their calendar for Fall 2020. On their website, they provide resources including their Github, LinkedinLearning, Codecademy, and more for students to take advantage of.

If any of this information is out of date or incorrect, please email editors@bwog.com so we can make the changes needed!

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