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UNI to host digital media speaker

February 17, 2014
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Jim O'Loughlin, associate professor, languages and literatures, 319-273-2002, jim.oloughlin@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa will host speaker Cheryl Ball at 7 p.m., Monday, March 3, in the Commons Ballroom on the UNI campus. The lecture is part of The Digital Turn: The 2013-14 Meryl Norton Hearst Lecture Series.

Ball's presentation, "Boutique Data in Writing Studies" will consider who gets to decide what counts as evidence, as valid research methods and as recognized forms of knowledge-making. All of these issues are raised when using tools such as metadata to build a "boutique" data repository for writing studies.

Ball studies rhetorical activities and genres in digital media and publishing contexts and is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, in Oslo, Norway. Beginning in July 2014, she will be associate professor of digital publishing studies at West Virginia University. She is also editor of the online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal "Kairos: Rhetoric, Technology and Pedagogy."

The event is sponsored by the UNI Department of Languages and Literatures, Rod Library and the Hearst Lecture Series. For more information, contact Jim O'Loughlin, associate professor of languages and literatures, at 319-273-2002 or jim.oloughlin@uni.edu