Last June, when the Smart Museum decided to incorporate wall-mounted iPods into its new Go Figure exhibit, no one was sure how visitors would interact with them. But Diego Arispe-Bazan, MAPH’11, a summer intern at the Smart Museum decided to find out.
The University of Chicago faculty teach more than 50 languages – Arabic, Armenian, and Basque through Turkish, Urdu, and Uzbek – to thousands of graduate and undergraduate students every year. It’s the job of Steven Clancy, Senior Lecturer in Russian and Slavic Linguistics and Academic Director of the Center for the Study of Languages to make sure these students and their instructors have the audio resources they need to succeed.
Earlier this winter, when Georginna Hinnebusch, a PhD candidate in the Germanic Studies department tried to open a chapter of her dissertation on her computer, she was shocked to discover the file wouldn’t open. It’s every graduate student’s worst nightmare. For help, Hinnebusch turned to the IT Services TECHB@R. The TECHB@R, located on the first floor of the Regenstein Library, offers convenient walk-up support for Information Technology issues.
As a partner in the NIH-funded Functions and Development of the Mirror Neuron System project, researchers at the University of Chicago’s Infant Learning and Development Lab must collaborate closely with colleagues in research labs at other participating institutions such as the University of Maryland, College Park, the University of Parma, Italy, and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) located outside Washington, DC.
Bernard Wasserstein, the Ulrich and Harriet Meyer Professor of Modern European Jewish History, travels the world for his scholarship and teaching, often working in overseas universities or archives. However, when he logs into the eduroam wireless network, he’s right at home. Eduroam is a free and secure global access service for the research and education community. When users log-in to the eduroam wireless network, their computers behave just as if they were signed in on the University of Chicago’s campus.
The Smart Museum’s Go Figure exhibition illustrates pivotal moments in figurative art of the last sixty years by featuring the work of artists who, though varied in approach to media and subject, are bound by a sustained engagement with the human figure. Traditionally, the Smart Museum has strived to incorporate the art-making process into exhibitions as a way of providing context. For instance, the museum might include studies or sketches alongside completed works.