Events 2007

a celebration, a showcase, and an opportunity
November 7, 8, 9, 2007


Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The Mother Goose Poetry Slam                 Slide Show
What happens when you mix Mother Goose with performance poetry?  You get slammed!  i-fest and the IS Library staff were pleased to present this crowd favorite, which attracted students and kids from the region. 

Thursday, November 8, 2007

The 2007 Sara Fine Institute Lecture       Slide Show
The Sara Fine Institute welcomes Dr. Christopher Dede of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education as he discusses "21st Century Skills, Education, and Economic Development for Global, Knowledge-based Workplaces."
Location: Assembly Room, William Pitt Union
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Gaming Tournament                                   Slide Show
Sponsored by Pittsburgh CyberConXion
Each year, more than 60 people gather to test their wits and gaming skills on the latest like Halo, Madden, Guitar Hero, and Dance, Dance Revolution.  Pizza, fun and a chance to play the newest Xbox, Playstation, and PC Games – bigger, badder and better!
Location: SIS Building, 4th floor
Time: 9:00 pm

Friday, November 9 , 2007

Poster Competition                                    Slide Show
Experience the work of our students. Completed work as well as speculative and late-breaking results in all research areas — Information Science, Library & Information Science, and Telecommunications — will be exhibited. Judges from the SIS faculty will determine which posters win.  The 1st Place winner takes home an iPod Touch! Come & show your pride in our students! Registration closed.
Location: SIS building, room 522
Time: 12:30 pm

The Fantastic, Amazing, Great Race          Slide Show
Based on the challenges and thrills on America’s most-watched reality tv show, SIS has created "The Fantastic Amazing Great Race." Your team, comprised of two intrepid explorers, will take off from the IS Building and head off to adventures throughout the City of Pittsburgh.  You won’t know in advance where you’re going – you’ll have to win each leg of the race to get the clue to the next location. You’ll have technology as your secret weapon! The winning team will receive Nintendo Wiis - one for each!
Location:  SIS Building
Time: 12:30 pm

Book Introduction and Signing                    Slide Show
In honor of Anthony Debons’ illustrious career, leading scholars in the field of Information Science have contributed to a FestSchrift.  This publication will be introduced and Dr. Debons will attend.  Please join SIS faculty, students and staff as they recognize the many important contributions that Dr. Debons has made to our field.
Location: Fifth Floor, IS Building, room 522
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm