7, 8, 9, will mark the annual “i-fest” celebrations
here at the School of Information Sciences. Each
day, the School will host a series of events that highlight
the contributions of faculty and students to the discipline. There’s
also a number of events that just fun! Mark your
calendars for i-fest 2007 – be a part of it!
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
The Mother Goose Poetry Slam
What happens when you mix Mother Goose with performance
poetry? You get slammed! i-fest and the IS
Library staff are pleased to present this crowd favorite.
Location: SIS Building, 5th floor
Time: 9:30 am
Thursday, November 8, 2007
The 2007 Sara Fine Institute Lecture
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: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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
Location: SIS Building, 4th floor
Time: 9:00 pm
Friday, November 9 , 2007
Show off your research! Completed work as well
as speculative and late-breaking results in all research
areas — Information Science, Library & Information
Science, and Telecommunications — are welcome.
You create the poster and SIS prints it! Judges
from the SIS faculty will determine which posters win. The
1st Place winner takes home an iPod Touch!
The Fantastic, Amazing, Great Race
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. The winning team will receive Nintendo
Wiis - one for each!
Location: SIS Building
Time: 12:30 pm
Book Introduction and Signing
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
Time: 3:00 pm