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iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) to begin June 5, 2011

The iSchool at Pitt is pleased to announce that the inaugural iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) will take place from June 6-30, 2011 here at the University of Pittsburgh. The i3 project is designed to encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented groups to consider graduate study – and perhaps, joining the professoriate -- in the Information Sciences disciplines. In 2009 and 2010, the School of Information Sciences at Pitt partnered with iSchools at Drexel and the Pennsylvania State University to design and develop the i3 project. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has graciously supported these efforts through two significant grants, totaling $700,000 over a four-year period. The iSchools will host additional i3 Scholar cohorts in 2012 and 2013. Read more here.

iSchool Recognized Graduates on May 1st

On May 1, 2011, our faculty, staff, students and families gathered to recognize those students who had successfully earned a degree at the iSchool during the period June 2010-April 2011. The iSchool Recognition Ceremony featured a keynote address by Kenneth J. Spangler (BSIS '88), Senior Vice President, Information Technology & CIO for FedEx Ground and an address by Ronald L. Larsen, Dean and Professor, of the iSchool. Learn more.

Associate Dean Martin Weiss to present keynote at RadComms 2011

Martin Weiss, Associate Dean and Associate Professor at the iSchool, will present the keynote address at the RadComms 2011 Conference. The Conference, the fifth annual event examining spectrum management, will take place May 26-27 in Sydney, Australia. Read more.

Alumni Reception at the ALA Annual Conference

If you are attending the ALA Annual Conference and Exhibit in New Orleans, be sure to drop by the Alumni Reception (ALISE Cooperative Reunion) on Sunday, June 26 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The reunion will be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in the Grand Ballroom.

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