January 2012

January 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm in Rooms 501 & 522 IS Building

Game Night
Don’t miss out on all the fun!  Come between 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm to play Wii and Xbox 360 Kinect games (Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, Yoostar, and more) as well as board games (Jenga, Monopoly, Poker, Rummikub, Set, and more). Refreshments will be provided!

January 13, 2012 at 3:30 pm in Room 501 IS Building

Doctoral Student Research Presentations
iSchool Doctoral Students are engaging in exciting research projects ranging from exploratory search to adaptive sensor data management to security issues in cloud computing. This is your chance to learn more about the research interests of iSchool PhDs, who are the future leaders of our discipline and profession. This session will feature the work of a few doctoral students, who would welcome your feedback on both their work and their presentation!

January 20, 2012 at 1:00 pm in Room 403 IS Building

Talking intelligently about – social media
Rosta Farzan, a postdoctoral researcher in the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon, will facilitate a discussion on social media.  This discussion will cover social media concepts (such as Web 2.0), technologies and how they are expressed in social media services, and examples of the impacts that social media has had on society.

January 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm in Room 522 IS Building

Talking intelligently about – qualitative methodology
Leanne Bowler, an iSchool assistant professor, will discuss the fundamentals of qualitative methodology: some of the main philosophies/streams of thought, the benefits of qualitative approaches as compared to quantitative methods, and how these approaches are relevant to an iSchool.

January 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm in Room 501 IS Building

Faculty/Doctoral Student Friday
Join in this opportunity for all faculty and all doctoral students to talk informally about research ideas, teaching issues, conferences, future plans, etc. while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Thanks to the generous support of the iSchool Doctoral Guild, we will continue to host this event monthly.  The timing of this particular event is approximate, as it will immediately follow the IS PhD student prelims.