The School of Information Sciences is proud to present Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths speaking on “Leadership in Context: Economics, Education and Ethics” on Wednesday, October 13, from 4:30-5:30 pm, in the Communications Building, Scripps Convergence Lab, Room 402. A reception will be held beforehand from 4:00 – 4:30 pm.
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SIS is proud to welcome Dr. Bruce Wilson as an ORNL/UT Joint Adjunct Professor. Wilson is the Group Leader for the Environmental Data Science and Systems Group, the Manager for the ORNL Distributed Active Archive Center for Biogeochemical Dynamics (ORNL DAAC). His general research interests are in scientific informatics, particularly enabling data-intensive science in ecology and climate science through advancing data storage, curation, distribution, analysis, and visualization technologies and practices.
SIS faculty continue to conduct cutting-edge research, as evidenced by the intellectual contributions of the faculty to the disciplinary literature as well as the level of external funding being achieved. Currently SIS has active projects that are receiving more than $6.7 million in external funding. Funding agencies include the National Science Foundation, the Institute for Museum and Library Services, and the U.S. Geological Survey. Partners include a wide range of academic institutions (i.e. University of New Mexico and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, etc.), government institutions (i.e. Oak Ridge National Lab), and private industry (i.e. Elsevier, International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical publishers).
The School of Information Science’s 2010 Hooding and Awards Ceremony on May 12 was a happy occasion for graduates and their families and was punctuated by a lovely string quartet, a webcast watched from Iraq, a surprise faculty award, and reception in the new Scripps Convergence Lab overlooking UT’s Neyland Stadium.
Its name is big but its mission and potential impact on rural Appalachian communities is even bigger. The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences Information Technology Rural Librarian Master's Scholarship Program has awarded 16 full scholarships to students working in the Southern and Central Appalachia’s rural libraries [broadly defined] to study at a distance in its master’s degree program, thanks to a generous grant of $567,660 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The School of Information Sciences invites you to hear Dr. Ann Prentice speak on “The Public Library in the Twenty First Century” on Wednesday, April 7, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, in the Communications Building, Scripps Convergence Lab, Room 402. A reception will be held beforehand from 11:30 – 12:00.
The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective, August 1, 2010.
The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences (SIS) invites you to hear Janet Swan Hill speak on the necessary practice of making LIS research intriguing and rewarding on October 21, from 12:00 – 1:00, in the Haslam Bldg., Room 202.
Peter Ingwersen, an internationally-known scholar in the areas of interactive information retrieval, will present the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences’ Samuel Lazerow Memorial Lecture on October 14. The lecture will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 pm in the Haslam Bldg., Room 202.
The School of Information Sciences invites you to hear Dr. Donald O. Case speak on the history of information behavior research on September 2, from 12:00 – 1:00, in the Haslam Bldg., Room 202.