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7 Questions with an LIS Professor: Rachel Ivy Clarke

A warm Orange welcome to Rachel Ivy Clarke! She is the new Library and Information Science (LIS) professor at SU’s iSchool and former cataloging librarian at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). In her exchanges with students at FIDM, Professor Clarke discovered that creative people have a different way of researching information that they… Read the full article…

Hacking, Defending, and a Gala: 3 Days at NECCDC 2016

After months of practice in preparation for the big competition, the Syracuse University National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Team, as a subset of the Information Security Club, was finally ready for the Northeast CCDC (NECCDC). Consisting of students from the School of Information Studies and the School of Engineering & Computer Science, the team members… Read the full article…

Hack Upstate v3.0 – Less Than Two Weeks Away

We’re less than two weeks away from Hack Upstate Spring v3.0 – April 5th & 6th! The third installment of the semiannual 24-hour hackathon will take place at Syracuse’s Technology Garden. The event is FREE; you can sign up here. Hack Upstate is an opportunity for talented developers, engineers, designers, innovators and problems solvers from… Read the full article…

Video Update, Week 10: Professor Scott Nicholson at MIT

In this week’s update, Professor Scott Nicholson is in Singapore where he is experiencing the food, culture and of course, board games! After eating some famous Chili Crab, he visits the MIT Gambit Lab to meet some of the participants there and learn about their projects. He also takes us to the Singapore Flyer, a Ferris wheel even larger than the London Eye, so we can see the views of the entire city. Nicholson continues his travels in Asia and visits Kuala Lumpur to give a talk, and then is back in Singapore to speak at a conference.

Building Relationships on Social Media: The Generation Gap

According to Facebook, the user age breakdown of users is heavily skewed to a younger demographic. Not surprisingly, the bulk of Facebook users are younger than 34. When I speak with college freshman, they have a difficult time recalling life before Facebook. Facebook is an integral part of their social lives; it is how they connect with their friends, how they share personal information, even how they get news about the world. It is all they have known. Those of us falling in an older age bracket have witnessed this shift. We see the before as well as the after. I have been thinking about changing the designations we use to order years. What we now call 2011 AD will become 7 AF; year seven after Facebook.

SU Alum Builds Twitter Community for National Geographic Photos

When I think of National Geographic, I think of a magazine that took up a couple shelves worth of space at my elementary school library and was only ever looked by a group a boys looking (and giggling) at the frequently featured photos of naked indigenous people. In my life, National Geographic stopped playing any kind of contributing role when I graduated from elementary school and stopped having “free time” in the library. Recently though, I’ve found NatGeo has played an increasingly more relevant and interesting role in my day-to-day life. More specifically, the @NatGeoPhotos twitter account has not only garnered my interest but continues to captivate it.