December 2011

December 2, 2011 at 1:00 pm in 403 IS (lunch provided)

The Importance of Visual Thinking  
Description: This session is offered by Samvith Srinivas, an alumn of our doctoral program in Information Science who now works at Maya Design, and Greg Gibilisco, a Senior Visual Designer at Maya Design. The topic is visual thinking as exemplified through sketching. Sketching is fundamental to the cognitive process of design. It is a powerful tool to advance thinking and collaboration. Yet, it is a skill that is not encouraged outside of the visual arts. Join Samvith and Greg as they share some insight into how they leverage visual thinking to design powerful, yet intuitive products, services and experiences.         

December 9, 2011, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm in 501 IS

Faculty/Doctoral Student Friday
Description: This is an opportunity for faculty and doctoral students to talk informally about research ideas, teaching issues, conferences, future plans, etc. while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres, sodas, and adult beverages. Thanks to the generous support of the iSchool Doctoral Guild, we will continue to host this event once a month on an ongoing basis.

December 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm in University Club Ballroom B

iSchool Graduate Recognition Ceremony
Description: This event is for students graduating from the School’s programs in December of 2011 and is designed to acknowledge and celebrate their educational achievements.
Please RSVP here by Friday, December 2.  

December 19, 2011 at noon in 501 IS

Pot-Luck Luncheon/Faculty, Staff and PhD students
Description:The purpose of this lunch is to recognize Staff for years of service, to say farewells, and to celebrate the Holidays.