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The battle between privacy and security is back in the headlines with a new case involving Apple and the FBI. The FBI wants Apple to crack the password on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernadino shooting suspects. Apple is refusing, citing the importance of civil liberties and the need for personal data protection. This particular case is not the first of its kind, but casts attention to ongoing tension between Washington and companies like Apple. Most people want security, and we might... Read more

Post date: Fri, 02/26/2016 - 15:43

In recognition of his work, the Arizona Library Association recently honored University of Arizona School of Information alumni, Scott Bruner, with its Librarian of the Year Leadership Award. Factors considered for the award include promoting libraries, service, legislative activity, mentoring, staff development and special projects. For more about Scott and this prestigous award, please continue reading at the link below. 

Congratulations, Scott!

Post date: Thu, 02/18/2016 - 15:05

Join us for the School of Information’s Work-in-Progress Speaker Series! Note the special day and time.

“Provenance in Databases and Workflows: An Overview” with Bertram Ludäscher, iSchool, University of Illinois

Wednesday, March 2nd, 11:30am – 12:30pm
School of Information, Harvill 401

Abstract:

In computer science, data provenance describes the lineage and processing history of data as it is transformed... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 12:10

Join us for the School of Information’s Work-in-Progress Speaker Series! 

“Does Intellectual Property Make Us Smarter?” with Kay Mathiesen, School of Information, University of Arizona

Friday, February 19th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
School of Information, Harvill 401

Abstract:

Intellectual property laws in the United States are founded on Article... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/17/2016 - 11:55

The board of directors of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters is pleased to announce the University of Utah’s Randy Silverman as the recipient of the 2016 Gardner Prize. The Gardner Prize is awarded every spring to recognize the outstanding academic contributions of an individual within the state of Utah and is made possible by the generous support of the Gardner Family. This honor will be awarded at the Annual Conference of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, being... Read more

Post date: Thu, 02/11/2016 - 08:36

From the College of Social and Behaviorial Science website here

The 21st century has seen a massive increase in the amount of data created and collected by individuals and organizations, giving rise to a host of concerns related to information... Read more

Post date: Mon, 02/08/2016 - 08:38

It is a pleasure to announce that Knowledge River is now accepting applications for the 15th Cohort. Based at the University of Arizona’s School of Information (SI), Knowledge River is concerned with the information interests and needs of Latinos and Native Americans. Our program offers students the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts degree in Information Resources and Library Science that fosters an understanding of archives, museums and library information issues from the... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/03/2016 - 08:50

Daily life is connected life, its rhythms driven by pings and responses. Our perpetual connectedness gives us endless opportunities to be part of the give-and-take of networking. Some worry that this new environment makes us isolated and lonely. But, the evidence shows that the large, loosely knit social circles of networked individuals expand opportunities for learning, problem solving, decision making, and personal interaction. The new social operating system of "networked individualism"... Read more

Post date: Wed, 02/03/2016 - 08:33

Presented by Erin Leahey, Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona 

Friday, February 12th, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
School of Information, Harvill 401

In this talk, Professor Leahey will discuss the research she is conducting on interdisciplinarity.

Bio: Erin Leahey is Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona.  Her main research interests are scientific practice, scientific careers, and innovation... Read more

Post date: Tue, 02/02/2016 - 08:22

Join the School of Information and College of Humanities Africana Studies program for this exciting presentation by Nicole Cooke, Assistant Professor with the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign!

During the late 1960s and early 1970s the University of Illinois took many, and often controversial, risks in an effort to diversify the ranks of their student body, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. One such... Read more

Post date: Mon, 01/25/2016 - 11:23

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