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iSchool Celebrates Graduates at Spring 2015 Recognition Ceremony

On April 26, the iSchool hosted its 2015 Recognition Ceremony and celebrated 322 recent graduates. Dean Ronald L. Larsen led the day’s events, alongside Department Chairs Bob Perkoski, Peter Brusilovsky, David Tipper, and Sheila Corrall at the University of Pittsburgh’s Alumni Hall. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Alfred L. Moy√© (A&S ’68), Chair of the School of Information Sciences Board of Visitors. Read more.

iSchool PhD Student Invited to Give Keynote Address at ARA 2015 Conference in Dublin

James King, a Library and Information Sciences PhD student at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Information Sciences, has been invited to give the keynote address at the UK & Ireland Archives & Records Association Annual Conference (ARA 2015) in Dublin this summer. Learn more.

Pitt National Networking Day, June 4

Pitt National Networking Day gatherings will take place across the country on Thursday, June 4, 2015, with over 40 alumni clubs participating! Whether you have been a long-time resident or a recent arrival in your region, you will have the opportunity to establish new professional and social Pitt connections, and strengthen the national Pitt alumni network! All events are free to attend, and family, friends, and colleagues are welcome to participate. Learn more.

2015 Bernadette Callery Archives Lecture Series, May 29

Join the iSchool as we host the 2015 Bernadette Callery Archives Lecture Series on May 29, 2015 at 10:30 am in the IS Building, Third Floor (135 N. Bellefield Avenue). Richard J. Cox, professor, and Amelia Acker, assistant professor, will lead, “Charting the Future of Archives and Archival Work: A Panel Discussion.” Panelists include Anne Van Camp, Director of the Smithsonian Institution Archives; Dr. Robert Riter, assistant professor, University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies; and Deidre Scaggs, associate dean, Special Collections Research Center and Director of the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, University of Kentucky. Learn more.

Call for Nominations: Alumni Awards

The iSchool is seeking nominations for the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award, Professional Achievement Award, and Young Alumni Award. These awards recognize iSchool alumni for their contributions to the University of Pittsburgh, the School, the associated professions, and society. Award recipients will be recognized at the 2015 Alumni Awards Ceremony on October 9. Learn more or submit a nomination.

Young Alumni Profile: Olivia Green (BSIS ’13)

The iSchool is pleased to report on alumna Olivia Green (BSIS ’13). Olivia is a programmer analyst for PPG Industries in their Architectural Coatings Department on the Digital Marketing Team. Read more.

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