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Bernadette Callery Archives Lecture Series: Inaugural Lecture July 17

The inaugural lecture in the Bernadette Callery Archives Lecture Series will be held Thursday, July 17 at 3:45 pm at the Frick Fine Arts Building; the lecture is free and open to the public. The lecture series honors the memory of Dr. Bernadette Callery who was a member of the iSchool faculty and who taught in the Archives specialization in the Library and Information Science program. Before her death, Dr. Callery thoughtfully established this lecture, which was funded through a generous bequest.  Kirk Savage, Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh, will present, “Follow the Bodies, Follow the Names: One Art Historian’s Search Through the Archival Remains of the Civil War Dead.”
More information about the Lecture.

University of Pittsburgh Designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research by NSA and DHS

The National Security Administration (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated the University of Pittsburgh as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense Research (CAE-R) for academic years 2014-2021.  This designation reflects Pitt’s ability to meet the increasing demands of the program criteria and contributes to the protection of the National Information Infrastructure.  Read more.

The iSchool Remembers Professor Emerita Margaret Mary “Maggie” Kimmel

The University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences (iSchool) regrets to announce the passing of renowned storyteller, Professor Emerita Margaret Mary “Maggie” Kimmel, who passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Kimmel was a born storyteller and a relentless advocate for children’s librarianship. She earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Library Science degrees at Dominican University and received her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Library and Information Science in 1980.  Read more about Dr. Kimmel.

iSchool Celebrates Fourth Year of iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3)

On June 1, the iSchool welcomed the 2014 iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) scholars to campus.  This marks the fourth year that a new cohort of scholars will be introduced to the information sciences through the year-long program.  Read more about i3.

Alumni Award Nomination Deadline is June 30

The iSchool is seeking nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award, Professional Achievement Award, and Young Alumni Award.  Learn more and submit nominations here.

Save-the-Date: Alumni Awards 2014

Each year, the iSchool recognizes the achievements of outstanding alumni at the Alumni Awards Ceremony.  The event will take place on Friday, October 24 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm in the Information Sciences Building. More details will follow, but updates will be posted on our events page.

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