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Syracuse faculty and students will make significant scholarly contributions at 2008 iConference

From gaming and ethics to medical informatics and security, faculty and students from the School of Information Studies will be sharing their expertise on a wide range of subjects at the 2008 iConference at the University of California—Los Angeles Feb. 27 through March 1. School of Information Studies Dean and Trustee Professor Elizabeth D. Liddy will deliver the opening keynote address on Thursday, Feb. 28.

 

Of the 30 posters by Ph.D. students selected to be presented, 10 are from the iSchool at Syracuse. Four other Ph.D. students from Syracuse will help lead workshops, and 11 faculty members from the iSchool are presenting in nine break-out sessions throughout the conference.

 

The 2008 iConference is sponsored by Microsoft and organized by the iCaucus, a group of information schools from the United States and Canada dedicated to exploring the relationship of information, technology, and people, and to advancing the understanding of the role of information in human endeavors. For a complete program listing, visit http://www.ischools.org/oc/conference08/ic08_program_schedule.html

 

About the iConference

The first annual iConference, “Bridging Disciplines to Confront Grand Challenges,” was held in 2005 at the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University. Approximately 250 participants from 18 information schools sought to define what constitutes an information school, how the study of information is a unique field, and what the grand challenges for field are.

 

About the iSchool at Syracuse 

The School of Information Studies at SU is ranked No. 1 in the nation for information systems, second in digital libraries, fourth in school media, and third overall in library and information science schools, according to U.S. News & World Report. It is a nationally ranked center for innovative programs in information policy, information behavior, information management, information systems, information technology, and information services. The school offers an undergraduate degree, certificates of advanced studies, three professional master’s degree programs, and a Ph.D. The School of Information Studies was established in 1896 as the School of Library Science and is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). For more information, visit the school’s web site at http://ischool.syr.edu.

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