Faculty Scholarship

Conard, 97, Dies; Iowa Botanist
Obituary for Henry S. Conard.
Books by Henry S. Conard
A bibliography with books by Henry Conard, based on books held in the Grinnell College Archives as of 1980.
A New Story : Unifying Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland U.K.'s Competing Narratives
By integrating the emotional realities of the separate narratives into one that celebrates its diversity yet promotes trust and bridges between the now separate communities, can Derry not only to successfully “rewrite” its past, but redirect its economic and social future?
Walker, Henry M., 1947- (author)
ACM Works of Dr. Henry M. Walker
This image is a screen capture (taken February 4, 2015) of a web page listing several ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) copyrighted publications of Dr. Henry M. Walker, Grinnell College. Associated metadata includes the text of all pertinent links presented in Dr. Walker's page.
Walker, Waldo S. (author)
Information Concerning Grinnell College's Buildings And Facilities Including Facts Related To Its History
A timeline of facts related to Grinnell College history, including enrollment, tuition, and building information.
Walker, Waldo S. (author)
Physical Education Complex
History of the Physical Education Complex building.
Weinman, J. J. (author)
Computer Science Mentored Advanced Project
Materials to support the teaching and completion of a Mentored Advanced Project in Computer Science
Weinman, J. J. (author)
Data Repository for Reproducible Research
To promote reproducibility, since 2009 all my empirical research has been cached in a data repository that captures all source code and data dependencies automatically or semi-automatically. Our principle goals are to modularize, document, and preserve all aspects of experimental data. So that others may benefit from or adapt my methods, I provide a bit of motivation and explanation here, along with the full description of the parameters and guidelines of the data repository (provided to my research students) and source code for the utilities.
Weinman, J. J. (author); Learned-Miller, Erik; Hanson, Allen
A Discriminative Semi-Markov Model for Robust Scene Text Recognition
We present a semi-Markov model for recognizing scene text that integrates character and word segmentation with recognition. Using wavelet features, it requires only approximate location of the text baseline and font size; no binarization or prior word segmentation is necessary. Our system is aided by a lexicon, yet it also allows non-lexicon words. To facilitate inference with a large lexicon, we use an approximate Viterbi beam search. Our system performs robustly on low-resolution images of signs containing text in fonts atypical of documents.
Whittaker, John C. (John Charles), 1953-
Lith Bibliography
This is a computerization of bibliographic file cards I started keeping around 1980 for my own research, incorporating most of the references from my two books, Flintknapping: Making and Understanding Stone Tools, and American Flintknappers: Stone Age Art in the Age of Computers, plus many more. It is large but far from comprehensive, as publications with relevance to stone tool studies are literally innumerable. No mortal human could possibly read them all or would want to. Many entries are annotated, mostly notes to remember what was important in my research at the time and what I thought of an article. Comments [in brackets] thus reflect my interests and biases at some point in the last 30+ years, and I have occasionally added comments for students and others who might use this bibliography. The more recent notes tend to be longer as my memory gets shorter. Although irregular, the annotations and titles make it possible to search somewhat by key words and authors. Many of the unannotated newsletter articles are cited in my books. Articles primarily about atlatls or bows are in my Atlatl Bibliography and mostly not duplicated here. As they relate to my research projects, a few non-lithic miscellaneous experimental archaeology articles are included, some on looting, faking, archaeological politics and the antiquities market, and some archaeology related fiction.
Wiltshire, Karrie (author); Müller, Mark, 1958- (illustrator); Andelson, Jonathan Gary, 1949- (contributor); Mottl, Larissa (contributor); Van Wyk, Laureen (contributor); Müller, Mark, 1958- (illustrator); Andelson, Jonathan Gary, 1949- (contributor); Mottl, Larissa (contributor); Van Wyk, Laureen (contributor); Müller, Mark, 1958- (illustrator); Andelson, Jonathan Gary, 1949- (contributor); Mottl, Larissa (contributor); Van Wyk, Laureen (contributor); Müller, Mark, 1958- (illustrator); Andelson, Jonathan Gary, 1949- (contributor); Mottl, Larissa (contributor); Van Wyk, Laureen (contributor)
Guide to prairie sites near Grinnell, Iowa
The Center for Prairie Studies at Grinnell College has prepared this brochure to help those wishing to visit prairie sites near Grinnell. The prairie blooms from May to October. Different species flower at different times, so repeat visits during a growing season will be rewarded with an ever-changing palette of colors. No two prairies will have the same mix of species.
Yoose, Becky Jo (author)
The Linked Open Data Landscape in Libraries and Beyond
For many in the library field, Linked Open Data (LOD) is both a common and an enigmatic phrase. Linked Data has been the topic of many articles, books, conference presentations, and workshops in recent years. The topic, however, is one that many are still working to understand. This article is a brief primer and survey of the current LOD landscape for those who are either new to LOD or wish to reacquaint themselves with LOD. The article will start with a basic introduction to LOD, including some of the standards and formats involved. The second half will describe some of the major LOD projects and efforts in various fields, including libraries, archives, and museums, and provide links to selected resources for those who want to learn more.
Professor Conard in Amsterdam
Two newspaper articles about Henry S. Conard's visit to Amsterdam, one from July 9th, 1935 and one from September 3rd, 1935. On this visit, he presented his paper on the sociology of American plant life to the Sixth International Botanical Congress.
Photograph of Henry S. Conard
A photograph of Henry S. Conard from 1968.
Lussier, Danielle N.
The Mosque as a ‘School of Democracy’: Civic Skill Opportunity and Houses of Worship in Indonesia
This paper examines the potential role of houses of worship as institutions where individuals can acquire civic skills that can be deployed for political participation in the world’s largest Muslim-majority democracy: Indonesia. Drawing on participant observation of almost 300 worship and non-worship gatherings in seven Muslim, Protestant, and Catholic religious communities in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, as well as interviews with members of these communities, this paper investigates two key questions: 1) what opportunities exist for members of Indonesian worship communities to develop and practice the civic skills that are believed to facilitate political participation? and 2) does civic skill opportunity vary across religious denominations? The study introduces an original Civic Skill Opportunity scale, which, when tested, shows that mosques are less likely to develop the civic skills among their worshippers than are churches. These denominational differences can be explained by a house of worship’s embeddedness in a confessional hierarchy, style of worship, and the relative size of the religious denomination. This study’s findings could have important implications regarding how we think about religion in Southeast Asia, especially Islam, as an impediment or incubator of democracy.


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