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Apr. 24, 2014

The American Library Association hosted a spring retreat for the Spectrum Doctoral Fellows on April 5-7 at the iHotel and Conference Center on the Illinois campus. Assistant Professor Nicole Cooke co-planned the event, which was sponsored by the American Library Association’s Office for Diversity, made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The Spectrum Doctoral Fellowship Program seeks to reinforce and expand efforts to recruit racially and ethnically diverse individuals to the LIS professorate. 

“I was a 2008 Spectrum Doctoral Fellow...

Apr. 18, 2014

locke_picture.jpgThis fall GSLIS master’s student Brandon Locke will take on the role of digital social science and humanities specialist at Michigan State University (MSU). In this new position, he will coordinate MSU’s new Lab for the Education and Advancement in Digital Research (LEADR). Located within the university’s Department...

Apr. 9, 2014

Wickes&Surbeck-sized.jpgProgrammers from around the world will flock to Montreal on April 9-17 for PyCon 2014, the world’s largest gathering for users of the...

Apr. 4, 2014

surbeck_elizabeth_reduced.jpgWith a background in the humanities, master's student Elizabeth Surbeck was anxious about using technology and studying information science when she arrived at GSLIS. Now she's about to complete her degree with a specialization in socio-technical data analytics, co-leads the...

Apr. 2, 2014

moore_jerrod_vertical2_croppedandreducedJerrod Moore is passionate about connecting information and people. He is applying his corporate experience, which includes work as a strategic resource intern at State Farm, and his coursework in community informatics toward his goals...

Apr. 2, 2014

The University of Illinois is celebrating International Week from March 31-April 6 to raise awareness about the breadth of international education, activities, and resources at Illinois. At GSLIS, we are proud of our international connections and our diverse student body, faculty, research fellows, and scholars-in-residence. We have developed an especially strong academic relationship with scholars and students from China, which is reflected in the activities and goals of the GSLIS Chinese Student Group....

Mar. 31, 2014

phelps_kirstin-portrait-sized.jpgLooking for new ways to engage in intellectual exploration and create practical applications that solve socio-technical issues, Kirstin Phelps found that GSLIS could provide both the challenges and support she was...

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