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Inclusive System Design with Prof. Murali Venkatesh

Editor’s note: Professor Murali Venkatesh brought his expertise to introduce inclusive system design to the Syracuse University iSchool in an October webinar. Read Prof. Venkatesh’s answers below to learn more about this topic. What do all professionals need to know about inclusive system design? I’d recommend that IT professionals, especially those just entering the profession, reflect on the ideals… Read the full article…



What Social Media Can Tell Us about Democratic Candidates

Analyzing the social media streams of the presidential candidates tell us a lot about their savviness for running a contemporary campaign. It also tells us the likelihood of their continuing the long road to the nomination. The recently launched Illuminating 2016 project, which involves faculty and students of the School of Information Studies (iSchool), collects and… Read the full article…



Social Media’s Role in Tonight’s GOP Debate – and Politics

(Editor’s Note: This post was written by Dr. Jennifer-Stromer-Galley, an associate professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Jenny has been studying “social media” since before it was called social media. She is an expert on human interaction through digital media, and has written extensively about political institutions’ uses of the Internet for… Read the full article…



A Brief Introduction to The Research Life

Editors’s Note:  The following is a post from Professor Steve Sawyer, the Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Programs here at the iSchool.  This post is the first in a series focused on research.   One distinguishing character of great universities like Syracuse is the attention paid to research.  Since most of us last thought… Read the full article…