Tues. 10/20 - How to Win a Research Prize and Thurs. 10/22 - Transcribathon: Work with letters of historical figures
At Lehigh, students are surrounded by internationally recognized faculty and an abundance of resources, with a nearly unlimited capacity to pursue scholarly inquiry, whether in the sciences, humanities, social sciences, or engineering. Your time here is a chance to establish yourself as a leader in your area of study or profession. What do you want to accomplish? How can you stand out among your peers? Meet and interact with students who have successfully engaged in undergraduate research. Lehigh students/researchers will discuss their experience in going beyond course requirements to engage in undergraduate research projects. Students will be strongly encouraged to ask questions and discuss research opportunities and ideas with the panelists. This panel will be co-moderated by Education Librarian Jasmine Woodson and Professor Richard Weisman. Light refreshments will be available.
Like history? Get up close and personal with letters written by famous historical figures like Ralph Waldo Emerson, Walt Whitman, Alexander Hamilton, John Quincy Adams, and more. As part of this first year student 5x10 session, you will work in groups to transcribe letters from the Library’s Special Collections. Your transcription will ultimately be added to Lehigh’s digital archive, I Remain (digital.lib.lehigh.edu/remain/). At the end of the event, we’ll discuss the differences between a digital copy and the real thing. With so much material available online, do libraries still need to keep their printed books and manuscripts?
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