Upcoming Events

Sep 24

Funding Your Research

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

This workshop will provide an overview of the funding agencies likely to fund Appalachian State University as well as opportunity databases and other resources available through the university. Register and learn more!
Research & Scholarship, Office of Research: Grants Resources and Services, Workshops
Sep 24

Faculty Transfer Mentor Training

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
413 Linn Cove, Plemmons Student Union

 During the training, participants will learn about the characteristics and needs of transfer students, the transfer student population at Appalachian, and what you can do to support transfer students and to be a successful transfer mentor. This workshop will be offered during two separate times to accommodate your busy schedules.  Register and learn more!
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Sep 27

Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm
208 Leon Levine Hall

In 'Algorithms of Oppression,' Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book!
Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community, Workshops
Sep 30

Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

In 'Algorithms of Oppression,' Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book!
Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community, Workshops
Oct 2

SPIN Database Training

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 12:45pm
218 Anne Belk Hall, CAE Classroom 222

This hands-on workshop will provide in-depth training in the Sponsored Projects Information Network (SPIN) database to assist faculty in the search for their own grant funding. Register and learn more!
Research & Scholarship, Office of Research: Grants Resources and Services, Workshops
Oct 4

Algorithms of Oppression: Book Group

Friday, October 4, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
201B Table Rock Room, PSU

In 'Algorithms of Oppression,' Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem; Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search engines, leads to a biased set of search algorithms that privilege whiteness and discriminate against people of color, specifically women of color. Join us to discuss ideas in the book!
Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community, Workshops
Oct 7

Campus Talk: Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
201AB Blue Ridge Ballroom, PSU

Dr. Noble is the author of a best-selling book on racist and sexist algorithmic bias in commercial search engines, entitled, Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. Dr. Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities.
Special Events, Inclusive Excellence, Inclusive Excellence: Campus Community
Oct 8

In Pursuit of Justice Documentary

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
IG Greer Auditorium

Campus screening of In Pursuit of Justice Documentary 
Special Events
Oct 9

Faculty Transfer Mentor Training

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
413 Linn Cove, Plemmons Student Union

During the training, participants will learn about the characteristics and needs of transfer students, the transfer student population at Appalachian, and what you can do to support transfer students and to be a successful transfer mentor.  Register and learn more!
Teaching, Learning, & Student Success, Workshops
Oct 16

In Pursuit of Justice Documentary

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
IG Greer Auditorium

Campus screening of In Pursuit of Justice Documentary 
Special Events