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Jan. 5, 2015

In the ongoing challenge to develop new technological innovations, great minds don’t think alike. It was the diverse intellectual backgrounds and strengths of each teammate that allowed a group of four Illinois graduate students to tackle a design challenge that required a multidisciplinary approach.

GSLIS master’s student Chris Nixon called on his friends Berenice Vargas, a fellow GSLIS master’s student, Kinyetta Nance, a doctoral student at GSLIS, and Helen Zhou, a master’s student studying industrial design, to create a submission for the student design challenge of the 9th...

Dec. 18, 2014

GSLIS doctoral candidate Melissa Villa-Nicholas has been awarded The Barbara and Donald Smalley Graduate Research Fellowship for the 2015 academic year given by the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, where she is pursuing a graduate minor in queer studies. This $12,000 fellowship supports graduate students working on their dissertation and is awarded to a graduate minor in gender and women's studies for a dissertation proposal that promises to make an important and original contribution to the field.

Towards a Critical Latina Science and Technology Studies:...

Nov. 20, 2014

After completing bachelor's and master's degrees in China, Jinlong Guo came to the United States to earn his doctoral degree at GSLIS. Despite his knowledge and expertise in the field, he continues to  be impressed by the interdisciplinarity and potential of research in LIS.

Why did you decide to pursue an LIS doctoral degree?
My path to the LIS doctoral degree seems very straightforward. I earned my bachelor’s degree in information management and information systems and my master’s degree in library and information science. Through these two degree programs...

Oct. 23, 2014

At the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), scientists study major global issues from climate change to solar activity to air quality. The data collected at NCAR is shared with other researchers in the United States and internationally, contributing to solutions to world-wide environmental challenges.

A thousand miles away, students at the University of Illinois have access to one of the few programs that prepares professionals to manage the growing amounts of data collected by research centers like NCAR. GSLIS is among a handful of schools to offer a specialization in...

Oct. 17, 2014

GSLIS doctoral students Emily Lawrence and K.R. Roberto and master's student Kellee Warren will present separate talks at the Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium at the University of Toronto on October 18, 2014. The colloquium aims to view the information field through the critical lens of gender and sexuality, considering the challenges and advantages of that interaction.

Lawrence will co-present, along with Richard Fry of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, “Pornography, Bomb...

Oct. 9, 2014

DSC_0073.jpgBefore beginning his studies at GSLIS, Jarrett Dapier already had several years of experience working at the Evanston Public Library (EPL), where he developed and implemented creative programs to engage teens in reading and self-expression. Last summer, while in his role at EPL, he worked with the...

Sep. 28, 2014

HeidiUphoff.jpgAs a GSLIS master’s student, Heidi Uphoff appreciated the opportunity to complete her degree while working in Chicago. Now she is earning her Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) in Digital Libraries while working at the Los...

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