Information Sciences Former Director Ed Cortez Dies at Sixty-six
Ed Cortez, professor emeritus and former director of the School of Information Sciences in the College of Communication and Information, died on Saturday October 6, 2018 at his home in Tucson, Arizona (see his obituary below).
“Ed was a champion of the information sciences profession and dedicated to supporting the next generation of leaders,” said Mike Wirth, dean of the College of Communication and Information. “He played an important role in leading the School of Information Sciences and in guiding its integration into the college. He will be greatly missed!”
Edwin Michael Cortez Obituary
(1951 – 2018)
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UT Grad Student Helps Community While Working on PBS’s Black in Appalachia
Juniper Starr, a master’s student in information sciences, is helping to preserve the history of African-Americans in Appalachia.
Her work will be part of the East Tennessee PBS digital series Black in Appalachia. The project’s goal is to highlight the history of African-Americans in the development of the mountain South and its culture by collecting materials and narratives, engaging with the public and holding exhibitions.
After researching her own family history, Starr realized how much information is lost because people often don’t believe their stories are worth telling. So when the opportunity arose to work on this project, she … Read more “UT Grad Student Helps Community While Working on PBS’s Black in Appalachia”
Kelly is New Director of School of Information Sciences
Diane Kelly, an internationally known information sciences scholar, is the new director of the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences (SIS). She begins on August 8.
Kelly comes from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a professor in the School of Information and Library Science. Her research and teaching interests focus on interactive information search and retrieval, information search behavior, and research methods.
“Diane Kelly, one of the world’s leading experts with respect to user evaluation of information retrieval systems, is an outstanding scholar/teacher, and we are excited to have her join us as … Read more “Kelly is New Director of School of Information Sciences”
Allard Recipient of National 2013 LJ Teaching Award
Associate Professor and Associate Director Suzie Allard (SIS) has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Library Journal Teaching Award (see press release below and the Library Journal’s feature story on Allard).
“The LJ Teaching Award is presented annually by Library Journal and ProQuest and is one of the most prestigious national awards in the field of library and information sciences,” said Dean Mike Wirth. “This is a wonderful honor!”
Library Journal Names Dr. Suzie Allard as Recipient of the 2013 LJ Teaching Award
ProQuest sponsored award recognizes University of Tennessee Educator
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