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iSchool Faculty and Alumnus Receive NSF Award to Develop Curriculum for Security Assured Health Informatics

The iSchool congratulates iSchool faculty Drs. James Joshi, Konstantinos Pelechrinis, Balaji Palanisamy, Prashant Krishnamurthy, David Tipper, and Michael Spring along with School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) faculty members iSchool alumnus Dr. Bambang Parmanto (PhD’92; MSIS’96) and Dr. Leming Zhou on receiving an award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The $897,055 award is for “A Curriculum for Security Assured Health Informatics,” a proposed joint curriculum of the iSchool and SHRS. Dr. Rasu Shrestha from UPMC will serve as industry consultant on the project. Read more.

2014 Sara Fine Institute Lecture to Welcome Lucy Suchman

Join the iSchool as we host the 2014 Sara Fine Institute Lecture on November 6, 2014 at 3:00 pm at the University Club.  Lucy Suchman, Professor of Anthropology of Science and Technology in the Department of Sociology at Lancaster University and Co-Director of Lancaster’s Center for Science Studies, will present “Sensing War at the Interface.”  Learn more about the Lecture.

Join the iSchool at the 2014 Alumni Awards Ceremony, October 24

Each year, the iSchool recognizes the achievements of outstanding alumni. On Friday, October 24, we'll be honoring Debra D. King (MSIS ‘85), Douglas C. Sicker, PhD (MST ‘92, PhD ‘01), and Yang Xu, PhD (PhD '07) at the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will take in the iSchool Student Collaboration Center on the third floor of the Information Sciences Building (135 N. Bellefield Avenue) from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  Learn more about the recipients and view event details here.

University of Pittsburgh Homecoming 2014

The Pitt Alumni Association invites you to this year’s homecoming festivities! Events are scheduled for the week of October 20th, culminating with the homecoming football game against Georgia Tech on October 25th and the traditional halftime crowning of the homecoming king and queen.  More information.

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