WIT Projects - 2001
Archbishop William King
The catalog of the library of Archbishop William King. Research by Robert Matteson; published in collaboration with Gayle Barton; web site by Gianna Marzilli.
The BIMO program is an academic area that lies between Biochemistry and Molecular biology. This program does not have a physical home so we created the BIMO website to act as the community space and information center for students and faculty who are involved or interested in the program.
Bio 132 Website
Human and Social Biology is a biology class that deals with current issues in science that students in the class along with students at large find interesting. The site targets two audiences as it is smoothly integrated with Blackboard for the class while still maintaining its ability to function as a general information site.
Our task was to create an attractive and compact way to present all of the photos, video footage, and data brought back from this year's Solar Eclipse expedition to Zambia. We were also charged with updating the web page for the eclipse working group of the International Astronomical Union, lead by Prof. Pasachoff.
German Department Website
In our attempt to make these websites more aesthetically and thematically pleasing, we developed a art-related theme for the German Department website. Just like a fairytale, the site will engage students and facilitate their interest in the German Program in Williams.
Housing Office Website
The Housing Office is a major destination for students and incoming faculty, but its web presence was lacking. Tom McEvoy wanted a website that would match the office's scope and service-minded orientation, and make it easier to find housing-related information. We improved and expanded the site, and attempted to focus more on residential life, an important component of the Williams program.
Continuing work on previous Mellon project.
We edited 20+ hours of raw Mardi Gras footage into a four-segment documentary video that takes the viewer through a weekend at Mardi Gras, including fabulous costumes, great music, and revelry. The documentary begins with Saturday and Sunday parades, and continues through Monday and into Fat Tuesday. The video will be used in Deb Brothers' course, Theatre 205: The Culture of Carnival.
Mathematics & Statistics Website
The Math Department website targets a wide range of audience, including current and prospective students, alumni, and faculty from both Williams and outside. This posed a special challenge in creating a site that was simply designed, accessible, visually appealing and informational.
A video digitization and editing project using iMovie and Final Cut Pro on footage of the 2000 excavation of the Motul de San Jose, Guatemala, by Professor Antonia Foias.
PoliSci 211 Course Website
We designed a course website with clear, simple navigation, in order to provide students easy access to course materials and both print and online research resources.
Political Science Department Website
A redesign of the Political Science Department website to make it more attractive, informative, and interactive.
We designed a web page that provides tutorials on the general concepts of building web pages and organizing academic content into a web-friendly format for Elliot Friedman's Health Psychology class as well as an archive of past web pages done for the class.
Creation of an online version of the Quantitative Skills Diagnostic Test on Blackboard. This online resource will enable the once cumbersome and time-consuming task of administering and evaluating the QSDT far simpler.
Russian Department Website
In our attempt to make these websites more aesthetically and thematically pleasing, we developed a fairy tale theme for the Russian Department website. Just like a fairytale, the site will engage students and facilitate their interest in the Russian Program in Williams.
An interactive, multimedia physics tutorial for an interdisciplinary class exploring the intersection between physics and religion. Together with our faculty sponsor, our team created content for a series of modular lessons, piecing together images, sound, text and computer programming into a course-specific CD-ROM.
The creation of a website on Shakespeare, designed to create the bridge from words on a page to real performances in our imaginations. Our goal was to make Shakespeare's works come alive, using a feast of various clips visualizing Shakespearean performances, graphics with filmstrips containing clips from different key moments in performance, rollover quotes on the main page, and more.
Video Examples and CTAH Documentary
These exercises were designed to teach students in English 204 about the process of video editing, and allow Professor Rosenheim to go beyond simply describing how challenging the editing process is. By doing the exercises the students will actually experience for themselves what it is like to edit a movie, using real source material from Boys, Blonde Venus, and Frankenstein. Additionally, we completed a documentary of Sherron Knopp and the Shakespeare Clip Archive for the CTAH website.
Williams Blackboard Add-ons
A new signup sheet application, accessible through blackboard, allows users to create and use signup sheets. Manage office hours, lab sections - anything where a physical signup sheet might be used, and make it accessible over the web, with email reminders, and a clear line-by-line display. Using a new Course Facebook browse the names and pictures of your students or classmates. Additionally, Instructional Technology has started up a pilot program for web application development using ColdFusion, and some behind-the-scenes work has been done to help blackboard talk to the registrar's database, so course enrollments and other information stay current.