iSchool celebrates opening of Student Collaboration Center
On March 19th, Dean Larsen welcomed students, faculty and staff to the new iSchool Student Collaboration Center, located on the third floor of the Information Sciences Building. The space, designed based on input from iSchool students, will provide students with appropriate spaces for studying in groups or alone, working on team projects, and collaborating with research or classroom colleagues across the world. The design addresses faculty and students’ increasing calls for collaborative study and research space. The redesigned Collaboration Space on the third floor will incorporate a number of enclosed meeting spaces with conferencing and collaboration technology. It will also feature refreshment facilities, comfortable seating, spaces for small-group teaching and seminars, and places where students can practice conference or classroom presentations.
The iSchool Student Collaboration Space was made possible through the support of the Dean’s Funds, annual alumni support, the Office of the Provost, Facilities Management, Center for Instructional Development and Distance Education, and Computing Services & Systems Development at the University of Pittsburgh.