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Lehman joins advising team

Lauryn Lehman joined the iSchool as academic advisor and coordinator of undergraduate programs on January 9. In this position, she will provide academic advising and support to students in the BS in information sciences (BSIS) and BSIS + Data Science (BSIS+DS) programs.

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Axelson receives grant from the Caxton Club

Jill Misawa Axelson, a student in the MSLIS online (Leep) program, has been awarded a grant from the Caxton Club, a not-for-profit organization devoted to the study and promotion of the book arts. The grant will support her project, "Bookmaking as bibliographic study: an inquiry into the first printing of the Hawaiian Alphabet," which was a part of her final assignment from Associate Professor Bonnie Mak's History of the Book (IS 583) course she took last fall.

Jill Axelson

Practicum Spotlight: Brunswick Corporation

Sahit Potnuru discusses his practicum experience at Brunswick Corporation. He earned his MSIM in December 2022 and accepted a job with American Express.

Sahit Potnuru

iSchool team aims to build confidence in computer-generated research results

With their nearly completed "Whole Tale" project, Bertram Ludäscher, professor and director of the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS), and his team have created methods and tools for scientists to link executable computer code, data, and other information to online scholarly publications, which helps ensure reproducibility and paves the way for new discoveries.

Bertram Ludäscher

iSchool researchers present work at Playful by Design Conference

iSchool researchers presented their work in game studies and design at the Playful by Design Conference, which was held on January 10 in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. The conference included presentations on topics such as the gaming industry in Portugal and the U.S., games for learning, serious games, and emerging technologies.

Judith Pintar

Kittl joins advising team

Kiona Kittl joined the iSchool as academic advisor and coordinator of undergraduate programs on December 19. In this position, she will provide academic advising and support to students in the BS in information sciences (BSIS) and BSIS + Data Science (BSIS+DS) programs.

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Illinois, other universities awarded $20 million grant to establish national institute that creates AI technologies to help children with speech, language disorders

The University of Illinois is part of a nine-university consortium led by the University of Buffalo that has been awarded a $20 million grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish a national institute that develops artificial intelligence systems that identify and assist young children with speech and/or language processing challenges.

Intinarelli joins advising team

Kristina Intinarelli joined the iSchool as academic advisor and coordinator of graduate affairs on December 19. In this position, she will provide academic advising and support to students in the MS in library and information science program as well as develop and facilitate programs, workshops, orientations, and other resources for graduate students.

Kristina Intinarelli

Wink pursues career in librarianship through dual degree in history, LIS

Isaac Wink worked at an immigration legal clinic following his undergraduate studies in history and public policy at the University of Chicago. Through his work with individuals applying for asylum in the United States, he discovered he enjoyed using his research skills to help people. Because of this, librarianship felt like a suitable career path.

Isaac Wink

New project to model how breast cancer survivors manage their health

Assistant Professor Jessie Chin and her team have received a $30,000 Arnold O. Beckman Research Award from the U of I Campus Research Board for their project, "Augmenting Health Self-Regulation across the Cancer Survivorship Continuum by Digital Phenotyping." The researchers will develop a model of how breast cancer survivors manage their health by passively tracking survivors' interactions with their personal digital devices to identify when assistance is needed. 

Jessie Chin