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iSchool well represented at ASIS&T 2019

iSchool faculty and students will participate in the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, which will be held October 19-23 in Melbourne, Australia. The theme of this year’s conference is “Information…Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime, Anyway.” The meeting, now in its 82nd year, is the premier international conference dedicated to the study of information, people, and technology in contemporary society. Associate Professor and MS/IM Program Director Catherine Blake serves as co-chair for this year’s conference. Associate Professor and BS/IS Program Director Emily Knox and Affiliate Professor Clara Chu are members of the ASIS&T Board of Directors, contributing to governance activities.

Diesner receives funding for crisis informatics research

Associate Professor and PhD Program Director Jana Diesner has received a $200,000 grant from the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI) for her project, "Reliable Extraction of Emergency Response Networks from Text Data and Bench-marking with National Emergency Response Guidelines." CIRI is a Center of Excellence of the Department of Homeland Security that aims to enhance the resiliency of the nation's critical infrastructures.

Jana Diesner

Buchanan to lecture on libraries in Norway

Rebekah Buchanan, associate professor of English education at Western Illinois University, will visit the iSchool on October 14 to give a lecture addressing libraries in Norway, particularly libraries in prisons and school as well as public libraries. The talk, which is cohosted by the iSchool, Mortenson Center, and Progressive Librarians Guild, is part of the Info City Lecture series.

Rebekah Buchanan

The 2018 Storytelling Festival is hosted by The Center for Children's Books.

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