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SIS Named to iSchool International Organization




University of Tennessee News Release May 22, 2013

UT School Named to International Organization

KNOXVILLE— The University of Tennessee, Knoxville's, School of Information Sciences (SIS) has been a named as a member of the iSchools organization, an international group of colleges and universities dedicated to advancing the understanding of the relationships between information, people and technology.


2013 Hooding Ceremony

2013 SIS Graduates

The 2013 SIS Hooding Ceremony was held May 10, 2013 at the University Center Ballroom on the UT campus.  Twenty-six SIS students attended the hooding ceremony to receive their Masters of Information Science.  A total of 62 students graduated with many of them as distance education students who were unable to travel to Knoxville for the event.  Fortunately, the event was videotaped and a link will be posted here as soon as the it is available for viewing. 

SIS Awarded New IMLS Cybersecurity Grant

CybersecurityThe Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a nearly $50,000 collaborative planning grant to The University of Tennessee (UT) to develop collaborative partners for planning curriculum and research opportunities that will provide students with knowledge and hands-on experiences to protect our nation’s science information resources and to confront today’s ever-changing cybersecurity challenges.

A Ray of Hope

The Rays, First four scholarship winners, Drs. Cortez and Wirth

On Apr. 23, 2013, the School of Information Sciences honored Rich and Jane Ray for their gift of $104,000 in scholarship funding. This is the largest single gift to date for the School.  The gift established the Jane Moulton Ray Endowed Scholarship for Information Science beginning with the 2013 fall semester.

SIS Awarded IMLS Grant for LAMBDA

Dr. Ed CortezKNOXVILLE – Library Anchor Models for Bridging Diversity Achievements (LAMBDA) brings together the University of Tennessee’s School of Information Sciences and the Center for Literacy, Education & Employment with the San Diego County Libraries and other public libraries in California and Tennessee to provide education, training, workshops, and support materials to support library staff members who serve LGBTQ homeless youth.

CCI Creates Endowed Professorship; Carol Tenopir First Recipient

Dr. Carol TenopirCarol Tenopir, a Chancellor's Professor in the School of Information Sciences, is the first recipient of a new endowed professorship in the College of Communication and Information (CCI). 

The CCI Board of Visitors Professorship was made possible by generous gifts from donors, including current and former members of the college's Board of Visitors.

SIS Professor Assists The World Bank ICT Solutions Team

The World Bank ICT Solutions Conference

Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis was recognized in the fall of 2012 by UT as a QUEST Scholar of the Week for his research focusing on the socioeconomic implications of IT for disadvantaged communities, small businesses, microfinance and electronic governance.  His research has been published in IEEE Technology & Society and by the United Nations co-organized sixth International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance.