i-fest 2007


i-fest'07November 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

Gaming Tournament
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 Games!
Location: SIS Building, 4th floor
Time: 9:00 pm

Friday, November 9 , 2007i-fest'07
Poster Competition
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