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High-Speed Internet Access in Syracuse: Dr. Garcia-Murillo’s Public Service Commission Testimony

(Editor’s Note: School of Information Studies Professor Martha Garcia-Murillo, an expert in global telecommunications access policy and regulations, provided testimony to the New York State Public Service Commission’s hearing in Syracuse last week regarding the region’s access to high-quality, high-speed Internet access. Dr. Garcia-Murillo specializes in regulation of information and communication related industries. A capsule look… Read the full article…


DoodleBook: A New Tool for Digital Learning

  Over the past year, Dr. Jun Wang, research assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University; his research partner, Felice Frankel, a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); a team of students from across Syracuse University; and me, serving as a project research assistant, worked to create a new… Read the full article…



Is Time Running Out for School Libraries?

Year after year the NYCSLIST listserv (dedicated to Librarians and Library staff  in NYC schools) has been flooded with tales of librarians being excessed. There are stories of positions being closed due to budget constraints, of librarians retiring only to have their spots filled with teaching assistants whose only task is to check books in and out,… Read the full article…


What I Did This Summer (And How To Join Me Next Year)

Summertime is always the big time for extra plans. Over the summer some iSchool students completed satisfying internships, some students went on a library tour of the Great Libraries of Florence…and I went to conferences. I won’t lie–I was envious of those who went to Florence, but my work schedule wouldn’t permit this. I spent… Read the full article…


She’s the First: Professor Maryam Mirzakhani Awarded Mathematics’ Fields Medal

Something really cool happened in the world of mathematics this summer: Stanford University professor Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician with a long resume in mathematical competitions and high-level geometry, was awarded the Fields Medal on August 13, 2014. The award is also known as International Medal for Outstanding Discoveries in Mathematics, and it carries a… Read the full article…


Support the ProLiteracy Hackathon: Sept. 13, 14

This article was originally posted on the Hack Upstate Blog. In just under two weeks, Hack Upstate invites you to join Central New York’s best developers and designers as they come together to fight global adult illiteracy. Recognizing the civic-minded spirit and potential for innovation among CNY’s technology community, Syracuse-based non-profit ProLiteracy claims host to… Read the full article…