Humanities and Social Sciences Events


Monday, November 11, 2019

A great Russian film not to be missed! 

This film is presented as one of five Russian films to be shown as part of an open, informal, voluntary film course hosted by English PhD student Caroline Speller. The screening will be followed by discussion. Participate as much or as little as you like!

Attendance vouchers provided.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Good to Use: Doing Anthropology at Google

HSS 225

Anthropology in Action Speaker Series

While trying to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful, Google grounds itself with 10 basic truths - the first of which is focus on the user. Once you decode it, this is a call for anthropologist job candidates. Dr. Elizabeth Baylor will discuss user experience (UX) as a form of anthropological inquiry through the lens of her own career path and recent projects for Google Health and the internationally-focused, Next Billion User (NBU) group. Join for a guided discussion of the UX process, an insider look at Google's UX roles and work culture, and some concrete tips for applying to Google yourself.

Elizabeth Baylor, Senior UX Researcher at Google

Charles Cashdollar, Department of History, will give a presentation on Women’s Voting Rights and will discuss the legacy of Jane Leonard and her role at IUP.

This workshop helps students build the kinds of careful reading skills that are needed to proofread their papers, including reading slowly, using A Writer’s Reference, and following rules of thumb.