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SOC490: Introduction to Social Data Analytics

Contributed by: Jun Xu
Published: Thursday, 15 August 2019 10:00 AM
SOC490: Introduction to Social Data Analytics
Instructor: Dr. Jun Xu
Time: 11:00-11:50 AM on Thursday

The Sociology Department at Ball State is offering a one-credit hour course on Social Data Analytics. This course aims to introduce students to modern data analytics applied in the social world, such as data mining, data visualization, web scraping, and basic (descriptive) analysis of sample and big data. Throughout this course, students will get exposed to a variety of tools that can be useful in academia and job market, such as R and Stata. The contents of this course are made accessible to students at all levels across all disciplines. For questions, please contact Dr. Jun Xu (
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2019 United Way Day of Action

Contributed by: Krista Flynn
Published: Friday, 09 August 2019 10:00 AM

United Way Day of Action Opportunities

The entire Ball State community is encouraged to participate in the United Way of Delaware County’s “Day of Action” on Friday, September 6th. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni can select from one-hour, two-hour, and half-day service projects to help make a difference in our community.

Be sure to contact your supervisor in writing (email is okay) to request permission to participate. All Ball State participants who register in advance will receive a special “BSU Shirt 2019” t-shirt to be worn on the 6th. Then grab a friend or colleague, register for a project and time, and join us! All registrations are due by Thursday, August 29th.

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Versatile Graduate Class

Contributed by: Kelly Favory
Published: Friday, 02 August 2019 1:30 PM
Callout to graduate students to consider taking POLS 651 at the Ball State Fishers Center for Academic and Economic Innovation
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