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Published: June 30, 2011

Text analytic software training offered

A workshop designed to help faculty learn how to use the DiscoverText text analytic software will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 18 in 206 Baldy Hall, North Campus.

The training, presented by the Buffalo Center for Social Research, is free and open to all UB faculty and staff. UB has a universitywide enterprise site license for the use of this software.

The instructor will be Stuart W. Shulman, founder and CEO of Texifter LLC and an assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Shulman is founding director of the Qualitative Data Analysis Program at the University of Pittsburgh and at UMass, as well as associate director of the National Center for Digital Government.

The presentation will demonstrate how text mining and analytic tools can be used to focus attention on difficult to code concepts and themes, which in many cases constitute the most interesting terrain for investigation. Participants will learn how to import, sort, distribute and analyze electronic content from emails, document repositories and social media.

Those wishing to attend should register with Denise Panza at 829-5866 or

More information on the software is available on the Texifter website.

OT&D offers career, personal development classes

Organizational Training and Development is offering a variety of career and personal development classes this summer.

Classes being offered during July and August are designed to help for UB faculty and staff improve their communication skills, increase their productivity, build relationships and influence others, and improve supervisory and management skills.

A full list of courses, dates and times, and registration information is available on the Human Resources website.