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This is the tale of how Special Collections worked with one particular class, History 373. Ellen Pearson, was the first digital humanities course at UNCA.
The class was small, with three teams of students, each working with a collection or collections.
Their assignment was to conduct research using primary materials from Special Collections as well as other primary and secondary materials, then write and create digital humanities projects rather than traditional papers.
We planned one class session for the student teams to select the collections they would be using for their projects, and we selected a “speed dating” process to introduce them to the collections.
The workshops kicked off with energetic remarks by Dr. "It's about supplying the energy the world needs and at the same time doing a much better job of dealing with climate and other environmental impacts," Orr said.
In essence, that's the purpose of our all-of-the-above energy strategy.
The obvious advantages of speed dating in Real Life are that it provides a way to meet a lot of people in a short amount of time, eliminates pressure to ask for phone numbers, and doesn't allow much time for things to turn awkward.
“So in honor of Valentine’s Day, we decided to try something new.
The rules may vary by event, but the general idea is that men and women sign up for the event, held in a bar or a club, the men move down the line of women (or from table and table), and you have a limited amount of time (say 1, 3, or 5 minutes) to figure out if the person is worth getting to know better before time runs out and it's time to switch.
Participants don't personally exchange or solicit any contact information; you turn a list of names/id numbers into the organizer, and if there's a mutual attraction, they'll connect you.
It all came together on Monday afternoon in the senior center downstairs meeting room, with beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and a series of tables dressed up with maroon tablecloths and Valentine motif centerpieces.
As a few last-minute additions joined the group, Burke explained the ground rules (including no political conversation! Conversations varied from serious to hilarious, with participants asking each other about likes, dislikes, history, education, work — anything except politics — as their pencils scratched out scores on the rating sheets.