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EDUCAUSE Now - #23 - 1) Humanities and Supercomputing 2) The Future of Higher Education

This month we talk about the a new tool for humanities researchers: supercomputing! We also discuss the future of higher education with three university leaders. EDUCAUSE Now is a monthly podcast, focusing on the intelligent use of information technology in higher education. Join hosts Gerry Bayne and Colleen Luckett for this informative podcast.  

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This episode of EDUCAUSE Now features:

Humanities Research and High Performance Computing? Who Knew?
(1:07–9:40)
High Performance Computing (HPC) has had a dramatic impact on scientific research. Is there a similar potential for the humanities? To help answer that question, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Department of Energy (DOE) created the first Humanities High Performance Computing competition. The goal was to identify humanities projects that were computationally intensive and had the potential to make new research breakthroughs by using the HPC resources provided by the DOE. We spoke with Brett Bobley,  Chief Information Officer for the National Endowment for the Humanities about this endeavor.

University Leaders on the Future of Higher Education
(9:41-16:55)
EDUCAUSE just released a white paper on the future of higher education. EDUCAUSE Now sat down with three university leaders to discuss some topics related to the future of higher ed. We spoke with:

  • Joel Smith, Vice Provost & CIO at Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tracy Futhey, Vice President & CIO at Duke University
  • Rick Luce, Vice Provost & Director of University Libraries at Emory University

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