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IM Student Brings Data Science to City Hall

In 2011, former three-term mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, launched a $20+M initiative through Bloomberg Philanthropies whose goal was to give cities the financial capability to spark, attract, and cultivate innovation. Syracuse, NY became one of those cities in the fall of 2014. The awarding of this Bloomberg Grant to Syracuse entailed the use… Read the full article…


From Goldman to Uber – An Alumni Journey

In the past few years, the term “disruptive technology” has become something used to signify a change in how things have been done. It symbolizes a new state of mind, a vision of millennials forging into the future, into uncharted territories, while exploring outside of the confines of past practices and into an area of… Read the full article…


IST 195 Provides a Technology Base for iSchool Students

Thinking about the iSchool, one of the first things that comes to mind is the course IST 195 – (Introduction to Information Technologies). First year students in the iSchool’s Information Management & Technology undergraduate program have weekly small group advising sessions with faculty and peer advisors and large groups sessions with staff, but they get another opportunity… Read the full article…


Alum’s New Venture Like an Etsy for Food

Last fall, our annual MLB Challenge (read about it here if you couldn’t participate!) turned the iSchool into much more than the four walls we’re all used to ­–  for the night, it became a think tank, a competitive arena, a 24-hr collaborative space, and most importantly, a canvas for untapped creativity. On top of… Read the full article…


Alumni Interview: Julia Allis G’12

Several weeks ago, I took a walk across campus to SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) to visit an iSchool alumna – Julia Allis, who graduated with her MS in Information Management in 2012. Julia came to the iSchool after earning her Bachelors in English from Penn State, and during her time here, she also… Read the full article…