SIS Professor Dania Bilal has been awarded a Google Faculty Research Award for her proposal, “Child-friendly SERPs: Towards better understanding of Google search results readability by Children." Bilal will be studying how middle school children read and evaluate the reading levels of search results pages (SERPs) retrieved by Google to modify the Reading Level metric Google employs for assigning reading levels to search results.
Chancellor’s Professor and BOV Professor Carol Tenopir will step down from her CCI research administrative role and return to the SIS faculty on July 1, 2014 (see full story at http://www.cci.utk.edu/tenopir-steps-returns-faculty).
The 2014 School of Information Sciences Hooding Ceremony took place Friday May 9 in the University Center Ballroom. Director and Professor Ed Cortez led the faculty and students as they celebrated the recognition of their hard work. Seventy-two students graduated from the program and twenty-six participated in the ceremony.
A crowd of around 150 friends and family were in attendance to witness the ceremony. Cindy Hicks, harpist for the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra provided the music and processional.
Solving complex scientific problems often requires teams of researchers from different disciplines or even different institutions. And increasingly, information professionals are a part of those teams.
Four faculty members from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's, College of Communication and Information have received a $438,991 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to spend two years educating six master’s students in the area of scientific data curation, with a special emphasis on organizational communication skills that support team science.