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The iSchool conferred a total of 742 individual degrees and certificates of advanced study to students across all of its curriculums in two convocation ceremonies on Saturday, May 12.
The one-day event, planned for Wednesday, June 6, will bring together municipal government officials from across Upstate New York to showcase innovative uses of data and technology.
5 students from the iSchool were selected as Remembrance Scholars for 2018–2019. The scholarships were founded as a tribute to 35 SU students killed in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 in 1988.
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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.View Article
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.”View Article
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.”View Article
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.View Article
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