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CANCELLED: The Helen Benning Regnier iSchool Graduate Seminar: Democracy Through Data

March 28, 2020, 8 a.m. - March 28, 2020, 8 p.m.

Location: Joseph I. Lubin House, 11 E 61st St, New York, NY 10065

Important Event Cancellation Notice

In compliance with University travel restrictions, as well as recommendations to conduct virtually, cancel, or postpone any planned event where attendance will exceed 50 individuals, we are officially cancelling the Helen Benning Regnier iSchool Graduate Seminar: Democracy Through Data, originally planned for March 28, 2020 in New York City. 

Please see specific details below for contingencies depending on your program/progress toward degree completion:

  1. If you are a student planning to graduate in May 2020, we know who you are, and our goal is to ensure your academic path is as unaffected by this situation as possible. You will receive specific communications from us shortly regarding the graduation requirement. You will still be able to graduate in May 2020 as planned. We will also be refunding your seminar fee. 
  2. If you are a student planning to graduate in Summer 2020, in time for the degree award date of August 28, 2020, please let seminar coordinator, Rebecca (rshaffer@syr.edu) know so she can work with you to coordinate new plans for you to complete the graduation requirement. Your seminar fee will be applied to your new plan.
  3. If you are not planning to graduate in Spring 2020 or Summer 2020, we will be reaching out to you to switch your registration (and fee paid) to the seminar that best fits your schedule/needs. The dates for the next 5 seminars are defined below: 
    1. Summer 2020: June 20, 2020, located at Syracuse Life Sciences Complex, Syracuse University Campus
    2. Fall 2020: September 25, 2021, located at Syracuse Life Sciences Complex, Syracuse University Campus
    3. Spring 2021: TBD date, topic, and location
    4. Summer 2021: TBD topic, date likely to be June 19 , 2021 located at Syracuse Life Sciences Complex, Syracuse University Campus
    5. Fall 2021: TBD topic, date likely to be September 25, 2021, located at Syracuse Life Sciences Complex, Syracuse University Campus
  4. If you have made any expenditures towards travel or lodging in NYC for this event, and need any official proof of this cancellation as you request refunds, we can provide a letter to you regarding the official cancellation on request.  Please send your request to Rebecca Shaffer Mannion rshaffer@syr.edu.  

We apologize for any inconvenience regarding this cancellation, but we feel it is even more important to reduce the risk to you during this particular time.

Note regarding all other course requirements

With regard to all other course requirements, iSchool Grad Students, online and on campus, are reminded to carefully adhere to virtual course participation, assignments, deadlines and other virtual activities during this period.  Your professor will inform you as to any changes to expect regarding these course events and schedules.  Online students should see their classes proceeding normally regarding online course attendance and other requirements.  For all students, we remind you that if you are ill, your professor will provide specific accommodations, but we ask you to inform them as early as possible if you feel that you cannot meet stated course participation/activity/assignment deadlines.

We are committed to ensuring that you can achieve your learning goals.  The iSchool is a resilient and vibrant community, and we thank you for helping us to adapt to this global situation.

Event Details

Data exploration skills are relevant to any modern organization’s growth and transformation. Data can help identify the needs, experiences, and user populations within a community, and inform the development of services, resources, tools, algorithms, and events. As the communities they serve generate more and more data, the ability to find, evaluate and act on the data available is increasingly vital. How are today’s information professionals leveraging data to connect communities and build bridges between users and information? What data are scarce, and how should we collect and use data to support citizens?

Contact Rebecca Shaffer Mannion (rshaffer@syr.edu) for details & to register.

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