USGS: Public and media invited to attend a live, virtual lecture on how to access over 100,000 geologic maps covering the U.S.

USGS: Public and media invited to attend a live, virtual lecture on how to access over 100,000 geologic maps covering the U.S.. “David Soller, a USGS geologist, will talk about the National Geologic Map Database. Geologic maps help identify potential earthquake hazards, inform environmental studies, and guide energy and mineral research.” It doesn’t look like registration is required. However, when I followed the URL to where the lecture would be, I got a security warning because the certificates are mismatched. As far as I can tell it’s just a misconfiguration.

Vanderbilt University: Attend ‘Scientist-Artists: Embracing Duality’ virtual event on July 27

Vanderbilt University: Attend ‘Scientist-Artists: Embracing Duality’ virtual event on July 27. “Now more than ever, people are recognizing and exploring how art and science interact and influence each other, within research fields and scientist-artists themselves. Join Kendra Oliver, assistant professor of pharmacology and director and founder of ArtLab, for our next Lab-to-Table Conversation, in which we will explore how a group of self-identified scientist-artists are embracing this particular duality.”

Library of Congress: The 2022 National Book Festival Lineup Reveal!

Library of Congress: The 2022 National Book Festival Lineup Reveal . “The one-day, all-day festival — Saturday, Sept. 3, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. — will feature more than 120 authors, poets and writers under the theme of ‘Books Bring Us Together.’… Can’t make it? No problem. Events on several of the stages will be livestreamed. Videos of all presentations will be made available on demand shortly after the festival.” I

Smithsonian: SSEC Convenes Experts, Researchers and Educators Around the World for the Smithsonian K–12 Science Education Action Planning Institute

Smithsonian: SSEC Convenes Experts, Researchers and Educators Around the World for the Smithsonian K–12 Science Education Action Planning Institute. “The Smithsonian Science Education Center will host its third annual K–12 Science Education Action Planning Institute to bring together educators around the world to explore how innovation, inclusion and sustainability are shaping STEM education in 2022 and beyond. This year’s free virtual institute will be held July 25–27 and brings together subject-matter experts, formal and non-formal educators, school administrators and educational researchers to explore timely issues within K–12 STEM education.”

Broadway World: Museum Of Jewish Heritage & The Braid Announce Fundraiser for Ukraine, Featuring 10 Works By Ukrainian Playwrights

Broadway World: Museum Of Jewish Heritage & The Braid Announce Fundraiser for Ukraine, Featuring 10 Works By Ukrainian Playwrights. “On Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 7:30 PM ET, the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust and The Braid will present ‘I Want to Go Home: Stories from Writers in a Country at War,’ a performance spotlighting ten new works by Ukrainian playwrights. Proceeds from the event will benefit HIAS’s Ukraine crisis response efforts.”

UNESCO: UNESCO fights harmful content with a community-led initiative

UNESCO: UNESCO fights harmful content with a community-led initiative. “On 28-29 June, UNESCO in collaboration with the Center for Digital Society (CfDS) held a public conference and a roundtable discussion (closed session) in Jakarta on ‘Addressing Gaps in Regulating Harmful Content Online’. These were organized within the framework of the UNESCO project Social Media 4 Peace, in an attempt to respond to the rising hate speech and disinformation globally that have contributed to divisions in society and real-world violence.”

Smithsonian: Smithsonian Will Convene Thousands of Educators From Across the Nation This Summer To Discuss the Importance of Teaching Inclusive, Holistic and Well-Rounded Content

Smithsonian: Smithsonian Will Convene Thousands of Educators From Across the Nation This Summer To Discuss the Importance of Teaching Inclusive, Holistic and Well-Rounded Content. “Educators across the country are facing unforeseen challenges and rising levels of uncertainty in the classroom. As part of its 175-year commitment to education, the Smithsonian will host a free two-day National Education Summit to celebrate teachers and share instructional strategies and resources to ensure that every leaner has the opportunity to thrive.” The summit will have both in-person and virtual components. Registration is required.

Why Web Archiving?: A Conversation with Web Archivists and Researchers (Library of Congress)

Library of Congress: Why Web Archiving?: A Conversation with Web Archivists and Researchers. “On May 23, the Library of Congress hosted ‘#WhyWebArchiving: Preserving Internet Content for Research Use,’ a virtual event that brought together Library subject experts actively involved in building web archives with researchers that have utilized the Library’s web archives in their work…. A video recording of the panel is now available online, and you can also read about some of the highlights here.”

University of Texas at San Antonio: UTSA’s virtual conference will share best practices and current trends in STEM librarianship

University of Texas at San Antonio: UTSA’s virtual conference will share best practices and current trends in STEM librarianship. “This summer, UTSA Libraries will host the annual STEM Librarians South Conference from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on July 28 and from noon to 5 p.m. on July 29. The conference will feature a series of online presentations and will bring together information professionals and academics from across the United States to discuss current research, ideas, insights and best practices that advance STEM research and education.” Registration is required but the conference is free to attend.

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Add mapping skills to your journalist toolkit with new online course from the Knight Center

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Add mapping skills to your journalist toolkit with new online course from the Knight Center. “Maps are a powerful visual tool for journalists to analyze geographical data, identify patterns, and make sense of an overwhelming amount of data. We’ll explore their practical application in our new course, ‘Hands-on Mapping for Journalists: How to use geographical data to improve your stories’ which runs for four weeks from July 7 to Aug. 11, 2022.” This is not a free MOOC; it’s a smaller, more advanced course that costs $95.

Learn how to capture the world in 3D: Sign up for this free online course on photogrammetry for journalists (Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas)

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Learn how to capture the world in 3D: Sign up for this free online course on photogrammetry for journalists. “Photogrammetry allows journalists to tell stories about the world around them by creating three-dimensional replicas from photographs. Learn more about the photogrammetric process and how it can be used for journalism in a new free online course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.”

Free online course on mental health and journalism: Learn how to take care of yourself and responsibly report on mental health issues (Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas)

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Free online course on mental health and journalism: Learn how to take care of yourself and responsibly report on mental health issues. “In a recent survey of nearly 1,000 Canadian media workers, 69% reported having anxiety and 46% reported suffering from depression. Fifty-three percent have sought out health professionals to deal with work-related stress and mental well-being. In response to this pervasive issue in our global journalism community, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, the Carter Center and The Self-Investigation are offering the free online course, ‘Mental health and journalism: How journalists can responsibly report on it and take care of themselves.’”

Digital Storytelling for the Next Generation of Latinx Journalists: Apply now for free online course offered by Knight Center and Microsoft (Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas)

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas: Digital Storytelling for the Next Generation of Latinx Journalists: Apply now for free online course offered by Knight Center and Microsoft. “To improve representation of Latinx storytellers in the media industries, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and Microsoft are teaming up to offer a free online course for Latinx college and university students in the United States. ‘Digital Storytelling for the Next Generation of Latinx Journalists’ runs for four weeks from June 20 to July 17, 2022.”

UCLA: New coast-to-coast series brings trailblazing Jewish musicians to audiences everywhere

UCLA: New coast-to-coast series brings trailblazing Jewish musicians to audiences everywhere. “Secret Chord Concerts is a free on-demand video series featuring 15-25 minute performances from celebrated Jewish musicians representing a broad range of styles, heritages, and histories and recorded live in front of intimate audiences in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. Season 1 episodes will air the first Wednesday of every month from June until October.”