Faculty Scholarship

Publications, working papers, performance programs, and other materials that document that scholarly and creative accomplishments of Grinnell College faculty and staff.

Rod, Catherine; Jones, Christopher; Lenertz, Diane
Special Collections and Archives exhibit brochure.

Rod, Catherine; Vanney, Kathryn.; Glass, Rachel; Tetenbaum, Josh; Grinnell College Libraries. Special Collections
The catalog for an exhibition of the same name.

Rodrigues, Elizabeth.; Knight, R. Cecilia (Rita Cecilia); Ciota, Rebecca.
Working with faculty and staff to create digital projects requires a complex group of skills and activities. Potential collaborators often jump to the end vision without fully grasping the need for proper description & metadata. Using Google Forms & Sheets is perceived as neutral and less frightening than working in a repository platform or using other proprietary productivity software.

Rommereim, John C.; Newton, Timothy.
Program for faculty recital on September 16, 2006.

Savarese, Ralph James
This essay addresses people's emotional reactions to the word on the page using examples from the author's son's writings. His son is autistic and unable to speak.

Scheve, Edward Bejamin, 1865-1924
A manuscript score of Edward Scheve's

Schneider, Mark B.
The mathematical parallels between electrostatics and laminar fluid flow are exploited to develop a set of exercises that allow introductory physics students to discover Gauss’s Law. The primary fluid experiment involves investigating the continuity equation in two dimensions by examining the flow between two closely spaced plates. Extrapolation of the resulting two-dimensional velocity field to three dimensions reveals a radial dependence to the velocity field that is analogous to Coulomb’s Law. This analogy allows the student to predict an electric version of the continuity equation that is Gauss’s Law.

Stuhr, Rebecca; DeWild, Kris
Program for concert held in Faulconer Gallery on August 29th, 2010

Obituary for Henry S. Conard.

A bibliography with books by Henry Conard, based on books held in the Grinnell College Archives as of 1980.

Vanacek, Anya; Caulkins, Douglas
Can Derry not only to successfully “rewrite” its past, but redirect its economic and social future?

Walker, Henry M., 1947-
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.
A timeline of facts related to Grinnell College history, including enrollment, tuition, and building information.

Walker, Waldo S.
History of the Physical Education Complex building.

Weinman, J. J.
Materials to support the teaching and completion of a Mentored Advanced Project in Computer Science

Weinman, J. J.
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.; Learned-Miller, Erik; Hanson, Allen
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-
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; Müller, Mark, 1958-; Andelson, Jonathan Gary, 1949-; Mottl, Larissa; Van Wyk, Laureen; Müller, Mark, 1958-; Andelson, Jonathan Gary, 1949-; Mottl, Larissa; Van Wyk, Laureen
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
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.