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New Technology in SOAN Department


Two recent upgrades have enhanced the technological capacities within the Sociology/Anthropology Department. These upgrades will benefit learning inside and outside of the classroom and connect to ongoing faculty and student research projects.

The departmental seminar room (SH 347) is home to a new flat-screen TV that was purchased using departmental funds, including gifts by alumni. The TV will allow for enhanced viewing of videos and make it much easier for students and faculty to make digital presentations and use digital media in seminar classes. Groups like the anthropology club will also be able to use the TV for video screenings. Students have already noticed that this TV is a vast improvement from the old TV that sat atop a cart in the corner of the room.

The department also received a computer, donated by William and Susan Jeanes. This gift was designed to aid student work and research in the department. This computer provides a significant upgrade over the computer that currently resides in the departmental commons area. The gift will also allow us to have a computer permanently connected to the new TV for ease of use.

Both the TV and computer will be put to good use and are very much appreciated. Anybody interested in watching the NatGeo special on the new TV?