June 2013

Thursday, June 13, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
Guidelines for Creating a Professional Conference Poster
3rd Floor IS Building (all graduate students)
Current graduate students Wei Jeng and Michele Leininger will introduce participants to essential design elements to consider when making a poster for a professional conference.  Regardless of your area of study/expertise, this session addresses commonalities to consider in order to make sure your poster is attractive, professional, and engages passers-by.

Monday, June 17, 2013@ 1:00 pm
Summer Hiking Tour of Frick Park (everyone)
Start your week with some enjoyable exercise: come with us on this three mile vigorous walk that will highlight some of the most interesting and beautiful portions of a 400+ acre park nestled in the middle of the city (http://www.pittsburghparks.org/userdocs/frickmap.pdf).  We will meet at 2:00 p.m. at the Blue Slide Playground entrance (take the 61C or D, get off at the corner of Murray and Forward, walk to Beechwood and Nicholson). We will walk the Riverview Trail, the Riverview Extension, the Falls Ravine Trail, and the Tranquil Trail to exit at the Gatehouse at Reynolds Street.  From this exit, you can walk to Penn Avenue and take the 71C back to campus. Along your walk to the bus stop consider taking a detour to the Frick Museum and Frick Car Museum, both of which are free.      

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 12:30 pm
Tour of Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden (everyone)
Join the iSchool Commonwealth Scholars for a tour of the Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden (http://biblicalgardenpittsburgh.org).  The garden is the largest of its kind in North America and includes a waterfall, a desert, a stream, and a representation of the River Jordan.  The tour also includes a viewing of the sanctuary.  To sign up for the tour and obtain details, please contact Lauren Neal at laurenneal012@gmail.com.

Friday, June 28, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
Faculty/Graduate Student Friday
IS Patio (grad students, faculty, and staff)
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. The iSchool student organizations will attend, seeking your input on your graduate study experiences to share with new students arriving this fall. Your academic, professional, and social wisdom and experiences are all welcome.