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Instructional seminar free and open to the public: Google comes to WestConn

DANBURY, Conn. — The Communication and Media Arts Department at Western Connecticut State University will host a seminar on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, to teach anyone how to work in Google programs to gather and analyze data. The seminar is free and open to the public. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  in Room 202 of the Student Center on the university’s Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. Participants may attend all four hours or come and go as they please.

From 9 to 10 a.m., learn about Google News Lab, Advanced Search, Image Search, Scholar, Alerts, Public Data Explorer and Trends. From 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. and again from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., YouTube for Content Creators will be featured. From 11:30 to 12:30 p.m., explore Google Maps, 360 Photos and Time Travel.

The seminar will be free and open to the public. Bring a phone or laptop and lunch. Before the seminar, go to to download files. To reserve a seat, go to

“Everyone should go to this seminar — it will help anyone who wants to improve their data literacy skills,” said Dr. JC Barone, WCSU associate professor of Communication and Media Arts. “Anyone who gathers information or analyzes data should attend.”

For more information, call the Office of University Relations at (203) 837-8486.

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