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iFest 2015: More than 450 Participate in Six Major Events

Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, and participants for making iFest 2015 such a success! During the six-day festival, Pitt’s School of Information Sciences hosted more than 450 participants at six major events, which included the Mobile Apps for Healthy Lives Challenge, Digital Poster Competition, Information Executive Roundtable, Career & Internship Expo, TEC 2015, and Professional Development Day.

iFest’s single largest event, the Career & Internship Expo, provided 180 iSchool students with exclusive access to meet and network with 12 of the region’s top employers.

Read about iFest 2015 and visit our Facebook page to see pictures from the events.

iSchool PhD Student and Faculty Earn Honorable Mention at HICSS Conference

Claudia Lopez (PhD student), Yu-Ru Lin, and Rosta Farzan (Assistant Professors), authors of “What Makes Hyper-Local Online Discussion Forums Sustainable?,” were honored for their study into sustainability of online communities through the aspects of viability and performance with an honorable mention in the Electronic Government Track at the 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

iSchool Makes List of Top Seven Universities Recommended by ObserveIT for IT Security

ObserveIT, a pioneer in user activity monitoring, listed the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences, as one of seven recommended schools for IT security studies. Read more.

Pitt’s Online Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Ranked #8 by TheBestSchools.org

TheBestSchools.org recently named its 20 Best Online Master of Library and Information Science Degree Programs, ranking  Pitt’s iSchool program at #8. All schools on the list are ALA-accredited. Learn more.

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