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Steven Choi (PhD ’76), Mayor of Irvine, California Visits the iSchool

Steven Choi (PhD ’76), an iSchool alumnus and the Mayor of Irvine, Calif., recently visited the iSchool while he was in Pittsburgh participating in the Mayors' Institute on City Design (MICD). Learn more about Mayor Choi and his visit to campus

iSchool Hosts the 2015 Bernadette Callery Archives Lecture Series

On May 29, the iSchool hosted more than 55 attendees at the 2015 Bernadette Callery Archives Lecture Series. Richard J. Cox, professor, and Amelia Acker, assistant professor, led “Charting the Future of Archives and Archival Work: A Panel Discussion.” Panelists included 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. Read more.

iSchool Inclusion Institute Recipient of 2015 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award

The iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) at the School of Information Sciences is the recipient of the 2015 Chancellor’s Affirmative Action Award. i3 prepares undergraduate students from underrepresented populations for graduation studies in the information sciences. Learn more.

iSchool Professor, Richard Cox, Featured in University Times

iSchool alumnus and professor, Richard Cox, has donated to the University for 27 consecutive years. He was recently featured in the University Times as part of the “Why They Give” series. Read more about Richard and why he gives.

Alumni Reception at SAA Annual Meeting, August 21

Join us for a dessert reception at the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Meeting at the Renaissance Cleveland on Friday, August 21, 2015. The event will take place from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Humphrey Room. RSVP to mbc20@pitt.edu.

Young Alumni Profile: Martijn de Jongh (PhD ’14)

The iSchool is pleased to report on alumnus Martijn de Jongh (PhD ’14). Martijn is a data scientist at Facebook working with mobile apps and internet.org, a Facebook-led effort to connect the world to the Internet. Read more about Martijn.

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