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MBDH Raises Awareness of HPC Opportunities for Persons With Disabilities

The possibilities of high-performance computing are boundless. Every day new and exciting innovations and discoveries are announced that have utilized the power of cyberinfrastructure, and such advancements that benefit all of society should also include all of society in their process. That's why the Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub (MBDH) has been working to amplify and demystify resources available to communities of persons with disabilities.

Gulley joins recruitment and admissions team

Adrienne Gulley joined the iSchool in June as assistant director of recruitment and admissions. In this position, she will support recruitment for all degree programs in the School, with an emphasis on the undergraduate program.

Adrienne Gulley

Get to know Divya Tantri, technical product manager

Divya Tantri (MSIM '22) serves as a technical product manager for Microsoft. She credits the iSchool for helping her develop a strong foundation in the key areas required for effective product management.

Divya Tantri

iSchool to present research at the Digital Humanities 2023 conference

iSchool faculty, staff, and students will present their research and contribute in a number of other ways at DH2023, the annual conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), on July 10-14 in Graz, Austria. The digital humanities (DH) conference is the largest event of the international DH community and unites scholars from across the globe. The theme of this year's conference is "Collaboration as Opportunity."

Johnson elected president of IAP

Office Support Specialist Dimitria Johnson has been elected president of Illinois Administrative Professionals (IAP, formerly known as The Secretariat), an organization for University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign employees in certain Civil Service classifications. She began her one-year term on July 1.

Dimitria Johnson

iSchool celebrates 130th anniversary in Chicago

The iSchool hosted a 130th anniversary celebration on June 25 at the American Writers Museum in Chicago. The event, which was held in conjunction with the American Library Association Annual Conference, included a keynote address and presentations, along with time for guests to mingle and explore the museum.

interior of the American Writers Museum

Blake named associate dean for academic affairs

Professor Catherine Blake has been named associate dean for academic affairs. In this new role, she provides leadership and oversight for academic programs, including program development, curriculum coordination, and continuous improvement of educational experiences.

Catherine Blake

2022 ISAA award recipients announced

The iSchool Alumni Association (ISAA) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Alumni Awards: Emily Knox (Distinguished Alumna Award), Pia Hunter (Leadership Award), and Ruth Shasteen (Distinguished Service Award).