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Liddy Announces Retirement, Plans to Conclude Tenure as iSchool Dean

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Joshua Aviv, founder and CEO of SparkCharge, a portable, fast charging unit for electric vehicles, will compete in two rounds of live pitching at 43North, a Buffalo-based startup competition.

The honor recognizes an individual's sustained contribution to the OCIS community through significant leadership roles as well as scholarly impact and influence in the OCIS community.

The exhibit is curated by Pan Am 103 Archivist Vanessa St.Oegger-Menn G’14, a graduate of the Library and Information Science program at the iSchool.

Assistant Professor Daniel Acuna has been awarded a grant of $149,310 to develop tools and systems to be used by integrity investigators.

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Let’s Talk About the Gorilla Channel for One More Day

New York Times | by Vivian Wang

"This is a bit more harmless, but it’s part of a larger challenge. It does raise questions for how we try to empower the public to better sort out what’s true from fiction," Professor Jennifer Stromer-Galley said of the gorilla channel meme.

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Four Perspectives on Bitcoinmania

American Banker | by Penny Crosman

“New York State financial regulators and the IRS say bitcoin is a digital commodity, so it’s a crypto commodity,” said Lee W. McKnight, associate professor in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. “It’s a store of value and a hedge in uncertain times. Look at the current political and climate and who’s president. There’s a lot of uncertainty and market hedging.”

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Mark Zuckerberg Built Facebook Into a Behemoth Whose Power he Underestimates

Los Angeles Times | by David Pierson

"[Facebook is] so good at being a business, but really bad at recognizing its role in society,” said Jennifer Stromer-Galley, an information studies professor at Syracuse University. “It is conceivable the company is so big and complex, there are dimensions and aspects of Facebook no one is paying attention to.”

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The Far Right is Struggling to Sustain Interest in its Social Media Platforms

Business Insider | by Maxwell Tani

Jeff Hemsley, a professor at Syracuse who's a coauthor of the book "Going Viral," said many social media followers were casual users and didn't want to bother moving to a new platform to follow just one or two people, adding that "network effects" boosted the popularity of platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube.

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