Do the 'Monster Mashup' at CSSSI on Halloween

Dr. Frankenstein mashed up body parts. Modern researchers mash up data.

Cover of the seventh Cologne edition of the “Malleus Maleficarum,” 1520, The University of Sydney, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

On Halloween (Thursday, Oct. 31) the Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI) will present “Monster Mashup: Night of the Living Data” at 11:30 a.m., in the CSSSI StatLab Classroom.

During the hour-long workshop, presenters will show participants where to dig for the best data. Presentations will include:

  • Comparing demographic and natural habitat variables to sasquatch sightings, with Stacey Maples, geographic information systems specialist
  • Refining witch trial information, with Michelle Hudson, data librarian
  • Collecting your own hauntings data, with Kristin Bogdan, data librarian
  • Correlating UFO sightings with power outages, with Kayleigh Bohemier, science research support librarian

The organizers predict: It will be a graveyard smash.

(And, yes, there will be candy.)

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