February 2013

February 7th  – Experienced faculty perspectives on career preparation for doctoral students, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., 403 IS Building  (doctoral students only)
Martin Weiss, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Telecommunications and Networking, Marek Druzdzel, Associate Professor of Information Science and Technology, and Daqing He, Associate Professor of Library and Information Science will share their perspectives on career issues current doctoral students should be thinking about: whether or not to do a post doc, how to make the most out of an academic conference, preparing for the academic job search, and more.

February 15th – Speaking Intelligently about Neural Networks: Machine Learning Through Analogy, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., 403 IS (everyone)
Paul Munro, Associate Professor of Information Science and Technology, will introduce participants to neural networks and their use in attempts to develop artificial intelligence. Lunch will be provided.

February 22nd – International Student Focus Group – 1 p.m. 2:00 p.m., 403 IS (all international students)
The iSchool is interested in your experience as an international student. The mission of this focus group is to address any concerns you may have and identify ways the iSchool can better serve the international student population. Join us for an informative chat and refreshments.  

February 22nd – Faculty/Doctoral/Masters Student Friday – 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., 501 IS (doctoral and masters students)
Description: This is an opportunity for all faculty, staff, doctoral, and masters students to talk about ideas, get to know each other, etc. while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Thanks to the generous support of the iSchool Doctoral Guild and SISGO for making this event possible.  

February 28th – How the Outside the Classroom Curriculum can help undergraduate IS students enhance their resume– 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.,  405 IS Building (undergraduates)
Wes Lipschultz, Manager of Student Services, will review how specific goal areas within the OCC map to specific competencies in the School of Information Sciences. Wes will also provide examples of events within the School that can be used in this way for OCC credit and how this participation can be used to enhance a resume.  Breakfast will be provided.