Centers & Research Groups

Paul M. Bielecki
Associate Director of the Plangere Culture Lab
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306 Murray Hall
College Avenue Campus

The Plangere Writing Center and Culture Lab were established through an endowment by the late Jules L. Plangere, and the support of the Plangere Foundation. At the Plangere Writing Center, undergraduate students strengthen reading, thinking, and writing skills with help from trained tutors in weekly tutoring sessions and a walk-in tutoring program.  Rather than offering proofreading or editing services, tutors help students to recognize and address patterns of error in their papers and to learn how to revise their papers through conversations about reading strategies, brainstorming, paper organization and how to respond to instructor feedback.

The mission of the Plangere Culture Lab is to provide technical and pedagogical support for English department students, staff and faculty who are interested in pursuing coursework and research projects that are anchored in the interdisciplinary work of the digital humanities. The PCL seeks to foster a genuinely collaborative environment that utilizes computational or digital technologies in a truly cross disciplinary manner, concentrating in areas such as publishing, teaching, or conducting research that can be undertaken by members of the English department community or groups that are affiliated with the English department.

The Plangere Digital Spaces are two annex rooms on the third floor of Murray Hall that are designated for English Department (or groups that are connected to the English Department) use.  Both spaces can connect to a supported wireless network, and for classes that book either 302 or 305.  There are 20 dedicated MacBook Pro laptops that are available for student use while in those rooms. REQUEST ROOM RESERVATION