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Extended Reality (XR) Series (3/4): VSim

Published: December 15, 2020
1896 worlds fair in VSim reconstruction

Written by Megan Reusche In part three of four in the XR series, we take a more in-depth look into VR through VSim, a VR software developed by Dr. Lisa Snyder, the Acting Director of the Research Technology Group (RTG) and manager of GIS, Visualization and Modeling at UCLA. VSim is a software that allows…

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Extended Reality (XR) Series (1/4): Interview with Maja Manojlovic

Published: October 31, 2019

Written by Megan Reusche This blog series is titled “Extended Reality (XR) Series” because “XR” is a term that encompasses the immersive technologies of Virtual Reality (VR)/Augmented Reality (AR)/Mixed Reality (MR) and allows for a flexible designation of a variety of combinations between virtual and real environments, as well as human-machine interactions. The articles will highlight…

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How to make your next academic presentation a tech success

Published: February 5, 2019

Written by Megan Reusche You’ve completed your study, you’ve written your research paper and now it’s time to present your work to your fellow colleagues and classmates. Whether you’re looking to present your research paper during class or at a conference, here are a few tips that you can use to design an interactive and…

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Faculty voice: Historical Linguistics course redesign

Published: January 22, 2019
phylogenetic tree

(Image from Chang, Will & Cathcart, Chundra & Hall, David & Garrett, Andrew. “Ancestry-constrained phylogenetic analysis supports the Indo-European steppe hypothesis: Supplementary materials.” Language, vol. 91 no. 1, 2015. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/lan.2015.0007) When I first taught my introductory course on historical linguistics in 2016, my student feedback suggested that I could make some improvements to…

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Writing Informative and User-Friendly Content For Your Web Audience

Published: October 17, 2018
closeup photo of man's arm typing on a laptop

Written by Megan Reusche Knowing how to write for the web is a very important skill to have in today’s tech-based society. By understanding your target audience, formatting the article for readability and creating informative headlines, you can create a very user-friendly article for your readers. The higher the readability of your website, the higher…

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Digital Humanities Infrastructure Symposium 2017

Published: March 28, 2017
photo of DHIS 2017 keynote from audience

This February, UCLA hosted yet another successful Digital Humanities Infrastructure Symposium (DHIS) at the UCLA Library. Thank you to everyone who presented and attended in person and remotely, and to our generous sponsors, the UCLA Center for Digital Humanities (HumTech), the UCLA Library,  the Loyola Marymount University Library, and MR2 Solutions, who made this possible….

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HumTech at the center of promising campus collaboration

Published: December 19, 2016
photo of three native americans viewing a shared ipad

When arriving to UCLA in 2008, I was surprised to see just how decentralized the campus was in approaching the technological needs of the students, faculty, and staff, and the larger need for us to work across disciplinary fields. Designations of north vs. south campus, colleges vs. schools, centers vs. departments may make sense in…

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Machine learning, stories and the Internet

Published: December 19, 2016
Portion of a network diagram related to this research

Recently published work in the Journal of Medical Internet Research is the product of several years of collaboration between Professor Vwani Roychowdhury’s group in UCLA’s Department of Electrical Engineering, Professor Roshan Bastani’s group in the UCLA School of Public Health – Health Policy & Management, and myself, funded by a grant from the National Institutes…

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