POSIT presents: Contemporary Bibliography on March 27

Organizers of POSIT, a digital collection of architectural content compiled by students at the School of Architecture, are hosting an opening reception for its new series, entitled Contemporary Bibliography, on Tuesday, March 27 at 5:15 p.m. in the King + King Architecture Library.

Addressing the importance of having a variety of perspectives and inputs through previous works of practitioners, historians, and theorists, Contemporary Bibliography is a curated collection of influential resources that faculty have deemed important. Title pages of these books and magazine articles will be displayed in a bookcase outside of the King + King Architecture Library for the next several weeks.

During the reception, faculty members will comment on their reasons for suggesting certain titles. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Barbara Opar at baopar@syr.edu or at 315.443.3518.

 

 

Spring Qualtrics workshops announced

Syracuse University Libraries’ Research Data Services will offer a series of workshops on using the Qualtrics online survey software during the spring 2018 semester. Taught by research data services librarian Paul Bern, these workshops will be delivered via the web using Adobe Connect. You do not need to have Adobe Connect installed on your computer.  You may attend any or all workshops. The workshops are free and all participants must register.

All sessions will be held via Adobe Connect from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Click on the title below to register for each class.

  • Introduction to Qualtrics – March 27, 2018 – Explores the basics of Qualtrics survey design, highlighting some of the more common tasks and options. Learn how to document and back up a survey.
  • Basic Question Design – March 29, 2018- Examines the different types of questions available in Qualtrics. Learn how and why to change the default values, labels, and variable names, as well as how to do some basic question validation.
  • Intermediate Question Design – April 3, 2018 – Learn how to use skip and display logic to direct what respondents see, as well as randomizing questions and possible responses.
  • Advanced Question Design – April 5, 2018 – Learn to use “carry forward” to display selected responses in follow-up questions, use “piping” to display data in questions and response text, and creating data calculated from two or more questions.
  • Survey Flow – April 10, 2018 – Explore the many uses of Survey Flow – randomizing respondents, creating embedded data, customizing the end of your survey, and more.

For more information, or if you need an accommodation, such as closed captioning, in order to fully participate in any of these workshops, please contact datasvcs@syr.edu as soon as possible.

Book talk and signing with Carl Schramm, University Professor and author of “Burn the Business Plan” on April 4

The Syracuse University Libraries, the Blackstone LaunchPad, and the School of Information Studies are hosting an author’s talk and book signing with Carl Schramm, author of Burn the Business Plan, University Professor at Syracuse University, and former president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The event will be Wednesday, April 4, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library. A networking reception follows at 4 p.m. in the Blackstone LaunchPad. The event is open to the community.

Published in early 2018 by Simon & Schuster, Schramm’s book turns conventional wisdom on its head. He dispels the “myth of the software kid genius,” noting that the average entrepreneur is 39 years old and has worked in corporate America for at least a decade. He discusses the perils of creating a business plan for an entrepreneurial venture, noting that Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Google launched without one. Based on stories of successful entrepreneurs in a variety of fields, he suggests that knowledge, passion, determination, and a willingness to experiment and innovate are vastly more important than financial skill. Along the way, he also offers great practical tips, such as how to “Build Your Company as Your Life.”

The book has received positive acclaim, and was named to Inc. Magazine’s “Need to Read” list for 2018.  It received five-star reviews on Amazon, and praise from Publishers Weekly, Google Books, and Goodreads, as well as from many successful founders and entrepreneurs.

“New businesses are about great ideas, not great plans. Schramm tells it as it really happens,” says Mitch Lowe, co-founder of Netflix and CEO of MoviePass.

“While encouraging aspirants toward launch, the book is mercifully free of Silicon Valley fairy tales,” writes Leigh Buchanan, editor-at-large of Inc. Magazine. “Schramm is interested in real people starting real companies. Readers will find most of his cases gratifyingly unfamiliar and generally relatable. Burn is a solid roundup of the current best thinking on startups, guiding new entrepreneurs in both introspection and execution.”

Once dubbed the “evangelist of entrepreneurship” by The Economist, Schramm was appointed Syracuse University Professor at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) in 2012 after serving for nearly a decade as president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the world’s premier organization dedicated to encouraging entrepreneurship and understanding the role innovation and new firm formation play in economic growth. A $2 billion endowment, Kauffman is the world’s largest philanthropy dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship.

At Syracuse, Schramm has taught courses in entrepreneurship and innovation, and the decline and future of U.S. cities. His research work focuses on entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth. He has advised major corporations as well as city, state, and national governments around the world on accelerating innovation, expanding entrepreneurial activity and achieving economic growth.

One of the co-founders of Global Entrepreneurship Week, now observed in 170 countries, he is recognized internationally as a leading authority on innovation, entrepreneurship, and economic growth. His academic career began at Johns Hopkins, where he founded the nation’s first research center on healthcare finance. He has founded or co-founded five companies, including HCIA and Greenspring Advisors, a merchant bank. Schramm also has served in major corporate roles including EVP of Fortis (now Assurant) and CEO of Fortis Healthcare. He has advised major corporations including Ford, Johnson & Johnson, and Apple. He chaired the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee during the Bush Administration and was a member of President Obama’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

He has authored, coauthored, or edited several books including Better Capitalism; Good Capitalism/Bad Capitalism; Inside Real Innovation; The Entrepreneurial Imperative, and Controlling Healthcare Costs.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) will be available. If you need an accommodation in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Linda Dickerson Hartsock at launchpad@syr.edu.

Graduate Research Roundtable #2: Data Tools & Publishing Support

Join ASEE & SU Libraries for the second event in the Research Roundtable series on Thursday, March 22 from 6 -7:30 p.m. at the Inn Complete. SU librarians will discuss tools to help collect and process research data, along with tips for selecting appropriate journals to publish in. Geared towards graduate students who are in the middle to end of their programs.

Food & one free drink ticket provided! Registration is limited to 30 participants, register today: http://bit.ly/2FDQUma

Graduate Research Roundtable #3: Career Resources & Funding Opportunities

Join ECS-GSO, SU Libraries, and Graduate Career Services for the third and final event in the Research Roundtable series on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 6–7:30 p.m. in 331 Link Hall.

SU librarians and associate director of Graduate Student Services, Dan Olson-Bang, will discuss a variety of career resources, including industry and company profiles, funding tools, and more to help you launch your career. Free food and one free drink ticket provided!

Registration is limited to 30 participants, register today: http://bit.ly/2tMPuV7