Volume 1, Issue 8, August 19, 2014
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Todd Presner, Dave Shepard and Yoh Kawano Publish 'HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanites.'

Todd Presner, Dave Shepard and Yoh Kawano recently published the book, HyperCities: Thick Mapping in the Digital Humanities with Harvard University Press.

Presner, Chair of UCLA’s Digital Humanities Program and Professor of Germanic Languages and Comparative Literature, is the founder and director of HyperCities. Kawano, Campus GIS Coordinator for IDRE, and Shepard, Lead Academic Developer at the CDH, have also played key roles in developing and expanding the unique digital platform.

In this interview, the three authors explain the history of the online project, discuss the book's details, and share what’s next for HyperCities. Read the full story here.

News & Publications

MMWCON - Registration Open!

The second annual Mobility and Modern Web Conference, presented by UCLA's OIT, in association with higher ed and corporate partners, will take place September 17-19, 2014. Registration is now open!

IDRE's Visualization and Modeling Expert Lisa Snyder Awarded Two NEH ODH Grants

Lisa Snyder, IDRE's Visualization and Modeling Expert, has been awarded two National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Digital Humanities grants for the VSim Project Repository and Archive and Advanced Challenges in Theory and Practice in 3D Modeling of Cultural Heritage Sites. Congratulations Lisa!

Code for the Mission

OIP and OIT announce the First Annual UCLA "Code for the Mission" App Competition. The goal of the competition is to encourage the UCLA community (faculty, staff and students) to create mobile apps that further UCLA's mission of Research, Education and Service. Team registrations due by June 27, 2014. Final entries are due August, 31 2014.

Job Opening at CDH - Instructional Technology Coordinator

The Center for Digital Humanities is seeking someone to fill the position of Instructional Technology Coordinator. Learn more about the position.


UCLA Software Central - Discounted Software

Software Central manages UCLA-wide agreements for discounts on the software products and services commonly used in support of teaching and research. The first place to check for your software needs.



HPC and Statistical Computing Class Materials

Did you miss one of our workshops in high performance computing or statistical computing? Check out the lecture slides to get the information you missed:

Intro to Parallel Computing and OpenMP
Introduction to MPI
Running Parallel Jobs Efficiently

IDRE-related Lectures, Seminars & Colloquia

Training: Machine Learning

Science Visualization Class

This two-day in-person training will cover all aspects of visualizing data from a broad variety of domains. To register please go to the XSEDE online calendar and select UCLA as your physical site for registration. August 25-26, 2014 from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. 

IDRE-related Workshops & Events

IDRE Walk-in Statistical Consulting

Walk-in statistical consulting is offered Monday through Thursday from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the DCP/Stat Lab, 4919 Math Sciences. Email consulting is also available.

GIS Trainings and Workshops

IDRE's GIS team offers hands-on training and workshops on a variety of geo-spatial topics. Currently these workshops are offered on a per request basis. Find out what topics are offered, and request a workshop tailored to your needs.

Grant & Funding Opportunities

Open Funding Opportunities
Google Doc highlighting open grant and funding opportunities applicable to the IDRE community.
Archived Funding Opportunities
Google Doc of archived grant and funding opportunities applicable to the IDRE community.
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