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LEED® in Practice: Structural Materials and Design for LEED

Find out how structural engineers are integral to the LEED and sustainable design process. Learn how structure is instrumental in many strategies that achieve LEED points; including site solutions, water use, energy use, and indoor air quality. Explore the Integrated Design Process and how to effectively participate, how structural decisions can affect energy use, explore adaptability and durability in design, and how to assess the “greenness” of structural materials.

The Records of the 99 Percent: American Newspaper Scrapbooks

Men and women 150 years ago grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks – the ancestors of Google and blogging. From Abraham Lincoln to Susan B. Anthony, African American janitors to farmwomen, abolitionists to Confederates, people cut out and pasted down their reading. Dr. Garvey’s talk opens a new window into the feelings and thoughts of ordinary and extraordinary North Americans. Like us, nineteenth-century readers spoke back to the media, and treasured what mattered to them. In her groundbreaking book, Garvey reveals a previously unexplored layer of American popular culture, where the proliferating cheap press touched the lives of activists and mourning parents, and all who yearned for a place in history. Scrapbook makers documented their feelings about momentous public events such as living through the Civil War, mediated through the newspapers. African Americans and women’s rights activists collected, concentrated, and critiqued accounts from a press that they did not control to create “unwritten histories” in books they wrote with scissors. Whether scrapbook makers pasted their clippings into blank books, sermon collections, or the pre-gummed scrapbook that Mark Twain invented, they claimed ownership of their reading. They created their own democratic archives.Garvey’s recent book argues that people have long had a strong personal relationship to media. Like newspaper editors who enthusiastically “scissorized” and reprinted attractive items from other newspapers, scrapbook makers passed their readig along to family and community. This book explains how their scrapbooks underlie our present-day ways of thinking about information and news, and what we do with it.
Talk topics include:
· Writing with Scissors: The American Scrapbook in the Nineteenth Century
· African American Newspaper Clipping Scrapbooks: Alternative Histories
· Too Much to Read: Scrapbooks and How People Managed Information before the Internet
· Mark Twain’s Self-Pasting Scrap-Book, the Authorship of Blank Books, and Intellectual Property
· Civil War Scrapbooks North and South: Newspaper and Nation
· Newspaper Readers Breaking Rules: Scrapbook Making Women
· Strategic Scrapbooks: Activist Women’s Clipping and Self-Creation
· The Pedagogy of the Periodical, the Primer, and the Scrapbook
· Cross-Dressed Civil War Poetry, Gender, and the Hunger for Authentic Testimony
The Records of the 99 Percent: American Newspaper Scrapbooks
· Scrapbook Makers as History Keepers: Betrayed by Archives
· Newspapers into Databases: Abolitionist Innovations

Conversations on Sustainability Education at UBC

Learn from the experiences of a successful sustainability educator, troubleshoot your personal challenges, and brainstorm new ways to integrate sustainability into your curriculum.

TLEF Poster Display

Name: TLEF Poster Display Date & Time: October 29 – November 2, 2012 All Day Location: 2nd Floor Atrium, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre Description: The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund provides a unique opportunity for UBC-V faculty and students to create and lead projects that will enrich and improve the student learning experience at […]

TLEF Showcase

TLEF project managers will discuss their projects and the resulting impacts on the student learning experience at UBC. The event launches the week-long TLEF poster display.

User-Experience Design for Mobile Learning

This practical workshop shows you how mobile technology can augment formal learning and provide context-specific support in both online and in-class environments. In this course, Paul Hibbitts, a collaborative user-centered designer and UX analyst, guides you through the fundamentals of performance support aspects of mobile learning, including the potential role it plays in formal learning, and how UX viewpoints and techniques can significantly enhance the learner experience. Demonstrating a mobile course companion he created using WordPress, Paul shows you how this approach was received and iteratively improved. Aimed at administrators, facilitators and workplace trainers, this interactive session also gives you the opportunity to contribute your own experiences with mobile learning and ask questions about where to go from here as you develop your own mobile learning initiatives in your workplace.

Seven Vignettes of Learning and Teaching Excellence

Come and explore seven examples of learning and teaching in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems. The Learning Centre places an emphasis on communication and internet skills to teach LFS students how to make their learnings practical and have greater impact in the community and beyond.

Food for Thought: An Introduction to Food History

Many of the foods we eat have taken a long and complex journey across time and geography to reach our tables. Explore the origin of a wide variety of old world and new world foods and their significance in history. This course includes tastings as well as lectures and discussion.

Gospel Mosaics: Jesus in the Canonical and Non-Canonical Gospels

Name: Gospel Mosaics: Jesus in the Canonical and Non-Canonical Gospels Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012 Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm Location: Irving K Barber Learning Centre Description: Examine the many different pictures of Jesus that emerge from a range of ancient gospels. The morning focuses on the depictions of Jesus in the canonical New Testament Gospels, while the afternoon is devoted […]