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  • SIS & CICS Postdoc Assistant Hannah Gunderman Awarded American Geographical Society Library Research Fellowship

    Geography and information sciences will collide during the upcoming fellowship grant that Hannah Gunderman, a postdoctoral research associate with SIS and the Center for Information and Communication Studies (CICS) and an SIS masters student, will soon attend. She pitched a project that blends both of her passions – geography and information sciences – to the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and was recently awarded a grant for a two-week research trip to the library.

  • LaVerne Gray: New SIS Lecturer, Lifetime Pursuer of Knowledge

    LaVerne GrayStrong African-American women have been present for almost all of the pivotal moments in LaVerne Gray’s career–both professionally and academically.

    These were the women she wrote about in her doctoral classes at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and for her dissertation, “In a Collective Voice:  Uncovering the Black Feminist Information Community of Activist Mothers in Chicago Public Housing, 1955-1970.” But apart from the historical figures who inspired her research, Gray can also point to specific women who were integral in getting her to push past her own limits, and expand her knowledge and education.

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