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Scientia Institute
is proud to announce the winner of our

2015 Small Conference Grant Initiative

Modeling and Mapping Historic Sites and Events

Conference Date: April 8-9, 2016

Mapping and modeling allows the world to gain spatial, temporal, kinetic and aesthetic knowledge of places as they once existed and see how they have changed since their origin. This gathering will encourage collaboration among faculty, students, scholars and technology innovators to explore and experience a variety of geo-mapping projects.

Co-creators of this conference are:
Farès el-Dahdah, Professor of the Humanities
Jeff Fleisher, Associate Professor of Anthropology
John Hopkins, Assistant Professor of Art History and Classical Studies
Alida Metcalf, Harris Masterson Jr., Professor of History
Linda Neagley, Associate Professor of Art History
Jan Odegard, Exec. Director Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
Albert Pope, Gus Sessions Wortham Professor of Architecture
Lisa Spiro, Exec. Director Digital Scholarship Services
Generously Supported by the De ange Conference Endowment


Power of Ideas Centennial Podcasts

LISTEN to a sampler of the 5-minute talks on these podcasts:
WATCH videos of all the talks here

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Anthony Brandt
Associate Professor of Composition and Theory
Shepherd School of Music
“Why Minds Need Art”

Mahmoud Amin El-Gamal
Professor of Economics and Statistics
Social Capital and Finance”

Elizabeth Long
Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology 
“Local:Global = David:Goliath”

John B. Boles
William P. Hobby Professor of History
Editor, Journal of Southern History
“Getting to Know President Lovett”

Rebecca Richards-Kortum
Stanley C. Moore Professor and Chair, Department of Bioengineering
“Learning to Swim”

Thomas Killian
Professor and Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy
“The Pursuit for Total Control”

Paula A. Sanders
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; Professor of History
“Thinking with History”

Elaine Howard Ecklund
Associate Professor of Sociology and Director, Religion & Public Life Program

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Mark Embree
Professor of Computational and Applied Mathematics and Director, Rice Center for Engineering Leadership
Numerate Citizenship”
K. Jane Grande-Allen
Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering
James Pomerantz 
Professor, Department of Psychology
“Mind, Brain & Reality”
Marcia G. Brennan
Associate Professor, Religious Studies and Art History
“The Love of Wisdom and the Wisdom of Love”

Yousif Shamoo
Professor, Biochemistry and Cell Biology
“Saying Goodbye to Rube Goldberg”

Matthias Henze
Watt J. & Lilly G. Jackson Professor in Biblical Studies
“Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Unfinished Ethics”

Janet Braam
Chair and Professor, Biochemistry & Cell Biology
“Life is Incredible”

Lora Wildenthal
Associate Professor and Chair, History Department

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