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Hoesley and Seltzer Program Applications Due April 7

**Deadline extended to April 7!**

We are currently accepting applications for two undergraduate programs for the 2017-2018 academic year:  the Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows and the Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards.

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The Hoesley Program is open to current sophomores and juniors who are interested in broadening their digital literacy and technology skills and fostering career connections at Penn and beyond. This year, we are accepting a cohort of around 5-10 students. Read more about our Hoesley students in related blog posts and apply online.

The Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards provide five to six students with up to $1,000 each to purchase equipment (hardware or software) to support a new media project for one year. The equipment then gets returned to our equipment lending program for general use. Students in any year of study can apply, and special consideration is given to those in the Huntsman Program. Read more about the Seltzer Program in related blog posts and apply online.

Applications are due by Friday, March 31, so please consider applying and spread the word!

Hoesley and Seltzer Programs – Apply Now!

We are currently accepting applications for two undergraduate programs for the 2016-2017 academic year:  the Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows and the Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards.

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The Hoesley Program is open to current sophomores and juniors who are interested in broadening their digital literacy and technology skills and fostering career connections at Penn and beyond. We generally accept a cohort of 15 students. Read more about our Hoesley students in related blog posts and apply online.

The Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards provide five to six students with up to $1,000 each to purchase equipment (hardware or software) to support a new media project for one year. The equipment then gets returned to our equipment lending program for general use. Students in any year of study can apply, and special consideration is given to those in the Huntsman Program. Read more about the Seltzer Program in related blog posts and apply online.

Applications are due by Friday, April 1, so please spread the word!

 

Leah Davidson, 2014 Seltzer winner, photographs her travels to India and Peru

This is an interview with Leah Davidson, a rising junior at Wharton, who was awarded one of our Seltzer Digital Media Awards in 2014 in order to pursue research in Peru and India:

“Leah Davidson W’16 … explore[d] social entrepreneurship in Peru and India under the guidance of Ian MacMillan, the Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Director of the Sol N. Snider Entrepreneurial Research Center. In Huancayo, Peru, she collaborate[d] with Blue Sparrow, a non-governmental organization that provides low-interest loans and free consulting services to entrepreneurs. In Chennai, Bangalore, and Delhi, she explore[d] various models of making finance accessible to rural populations. She … use[d] a digital SLR camera to document the similarities and differences between the small business landscapes in these two countries.”

Here is her account of her experience in her own words and photographs:

Leah on an adventure in India with her new camera.
Leah on an adventure in India with her new camera.
(PennWIC) Jaime Marie Estrada: What inspired you to apply for the Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards?

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March 4 – Spring 2015 Majors Dinner

SAS PFP 2014 DinnerWe welcome undergraduate students to join our March 4 Majors Dinner (register now!) here at the Weigle Information Commons. The Commons thrives on student voices. We learn from your experiences, your ideas and your comments. So please share!

We’ll be talking about the Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows Program (open to current sophomores and juniors) and the Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards (open to current first-years, sophomores and juniors). We’ll also discuss our Ready, Set, Succeed series and our Senior Research Spotlight and highlight ways to share your voice through Spring 2015 activities at the two Commons.

Way to go Jean Lee!

Jean Lee C’09 is in the news this week. Her new film project The Tortoise and its Tail has been selected as the Indiewire Project of the Day. It’s in the running for Project of the Week via Indiegogo and you can vote (email confirmation needed) until May 23.

Jean has been chosen as one of the Penn Alumni You Should Know About and her film selected by the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women, so lots of love heading her way recently! She has taken on a complex, controversial topic. As she describes it: “A short film about Daniel, a recovering sex offender, who breaks parole on Halloween to go on an adventure with his estranged daughter.”

Jean received won one of our Seltzer awards back in 2008 – the first year we made awards. I remember clearly when I first met Jean.

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WIC Majors Dinner: Wednesday, February 19

Join us for our SAS Major Dinner tomorrow, February 19, 6:30 pm in the WIC Seminar Room. RSVP now!

Come join staff and students for an informal dinner and discussion of the  academic support and technology resources available at the Weigle Information Commons. We will discuss the Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards and the Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellows Program. Bring your questions!

Seltzer Awards 2013 attract DP attention

We congratulate the six students who won 2013 Seltzer Family Digital Media Awards! Read more in Joy Zhang’s recent DP article and our official press release.

Thanks to the generosity of Jeff Seltzer W’78 and his wife Annie, the Penn Libraries is proud to offer these digital media project awards. Each award provides up to $1,000 for the purchase of equipment (both hardware and software) and supplies to support a new media project for up to one year. The winners are:

  • Ola Aboukhsaiwan HISB (C’15 W’15)
  • Tan Chan C’15
  • Yessenia Gutierrez C’14
  • Theodora Pajaczkowska C’15
  • Andrew Weis HISB (C’15 W’15)
  • Marlie Winslow C’15

The students joined the Hoesley Digital Literacy Fellowship Program participants in a meet-and-greet in May. We look forward to assisting with projects in the upcoming academic year.