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Don't Forget – Distinguished Alumni Event Scheduled for April 1, 2011

The iSchool is hosting the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Event on Friday, April 1, at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association. The School is honoring the efforts of two amazing alumni: the Distinguished Alumni Award will be presented to M. J. Tooey (MLS '82) and the Professional Achievement Award will be offered to Michael S. Williams (BSIS '83). Click here for more information about the event and the contributions of these alumni.

iSchool Faculty and students participate in iConference 2011

Many of the faculty and students here at Pitt's iSchool presented at the 2011 iConference, which was held in February in Seattle. The iConference is an annual gathering of teaching faculty, researchers and professionals from universities and corporations which focus on the interaction between people, information, and technology. In this, the sixth annual conference, presentations and workshops showcased the diversity in research interests and approaches at the various iSchools, demonstrating how the field creates leadership and impact on a global scale. More details about the participation by Pitt's iSchool faculty and students can be found here.

Mark Your Calendar for the Sara Fine Institute Lecture

Thursday, April 21, 2011
3 p.m.
University Club, University of Pittsburgh, 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA

Each year, the iSchool brings in a distinguished researcher to present a lecture as part of the Sara Fine Institute. The Institute is dedicated to examining the ways technology impacts interpersonal communications and relationships with family, friends, professional colleagues, governing bodies, health care providers, and educational institutions. On April 21, Michael Christie, Professor of Education at Charles Darwin University in Australia will explore "Teaching from Country: Stories and Place in a Postcolonial Australian Aboriginal Pedagogy." You can learn more at this web page.

Proposed State Funding Cuts Will Impact Pitt

Recently, the University learned of proposed budget cuts which will have a significant impact on Pitt's ability to meet its educational and research goals. Nationally, higher education has faced deleterious funding situations: now, the iSchool wants its alumni to understand the effect of budget cuts on the University, the School and our community. On this web site, you can discover the many accomplishments of the University as well as its efforts to maximize resources. As alumni of the iSchool and the University, you might be interested to know how you can weigh in on the proposed budget cuts, whether or not you call Pennsylvania home.

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