March 2015 archive

My Gravatar

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For those of you who do not recognize it, my gravatar is a snippet of a cartoon drawn by Mr. Ralph Steadman. If you do not know of Ralph Steadman, then shame on you. Ralph Steadman is a British cartoonist born in 1936. He is renowned for his very unique style of illustration. Steadman is …

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Initial Thoughts on Digital Scholarship


I am a proud member of the University of Mary Washington’s Digital Scholars Institute, and as such I think I have some credibility with regard to defining digital scholarship.  I have to admit, I don’t find the concept of digital scholarship to be as complex as some might.  After fifteen years of developing digital tools …

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The Role of Jmol/JSmol in Teaching about Proteins


I teach a course devoted to one type of biomolecule: Proteins. The course is The Biology and Biochemistry of Proteins, Biol 443.  Biol 443 is a digital-rich course designed to use the wealth of information available on-line to study the structure, function and evolution of proteins. The digital visualization of models of protein structure has been …

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Fifteen Years of Building On-line Laboratory Manuals


If this is a blog post, then it’s my very first blog post. I am not a blogger. E-book builder is probably the best way to describe me and my digital work. I build on-line books / manuals / tools my students use in the undergraduate courses I teach. Builder of on-line books? Yes, builder, …

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