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January 31, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

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Associate Professor Bharat Mehra gave a talk entitled “Critical theory in application: A reflective community action researcher in the American Academy” as part of a panel entitled “Power, privilege, and positionality: Applying a critical lens to LIS education” during the Annual Conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education in Philadelphia, PA, January 21-24, 2014. As the outgoing Chair of the Gender Issues SIG he also convened a panel entitled “Educational entrepreneurship in LIS to further a discussion of gender-based issues” and presented a talk entitled “LIS entrepreneur leadership to make the Academy inclusive towards people of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities.” Mehra served as a judge of the Jean Tague Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Poster Competition during the conference. He is the Coordinating Co-Chair of the Conference Planning Committee for the ALISE 2015 Annual Conference and Centennial Celebrations entitled “Mirrors & windows: Reflections of social justice & re-imagining LIS education.” 

Assistant Professor Devendra Potnis has been awarded full membership in the International Federation for Information Processing Working Group on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries (IFIP WG 9.4). There are nine criteria for full membership of IFIP WG 9.4 which is an international group of researchers and practitioners working in the ICT for Development area. IFIP represents IT societies from 56 countries/regions, and links more than 3,500 scientists from academic and industry. For more information visit:   

Assistant Professor Carolyn Hank and her co-author, David Tkach of Dawson College (Montreal) had their paper, “Before blogs, there were zines: Berman, Danky, and the political case for zine collecting in North American academic libraries,” accepted for publication in the next issue of Serials Review (vol. 40, iss. 1).

Doctoral student Rebecca Davis presented a poster and a paper at the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) Annual Conference held this month in Philadelphia, PA.  Her Works in Progress session poster was entitled, “Educating college freshmen from underrepresented groups in the STEM fields: A curriculum of library skills courses to teach during a summer program.” .  The paper she presented was entitled “Women in STEM and human information behavior: Implications for LIS educators” as part of the Gender Issues SIG panel.




Feb. 10 – 14

Faculty Appreciation Week

Feb. 21

CCI Experience Diversity Banquet, Bearden Banquet Hall, 7 pm

Feb. 26

CCI Research Symposium

Mar. 7

CCI Board of Visitors Meeting, Scripps Lab, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mar. 12

Margie Morrison Legacy Fund Potluck, 12 – 1

Mar. 17-21

Spring Break

Mar. 31-Apr. 3

UT Social Media Week

Apr. 14

CCI/ AdvPR/JEM Honors Convocation, Scripps Lab, 3 pm

Apr. 18

Spring Recess

Apr. 25

CCI Faculty/Staff Meeting, 9-11 am, Patrick Auditorium

Apr. 25

Last Day of Classes

Apr. 28

Study Day

Apr. 28

CS Student Awards Ceremony, 4:30 pm

Apr. 29 – May 6

Final Exams

May 7

CCI Commencement Ceremony, Thompson Boling Arena, 4:30 pm

May 8

UT Graduate Hooding Ceremony, Thompson Boling Arena, 4:30 pm

May 9

SIS Hooding Ceremony, 10 am


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