The College of Communication and Information will receive $2.73 million over the next five years as part of a $15 million accomplishment-based renewal of the National Science Foundation’s DataONE project.
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Four faculty members from UT’s College of Communication and Information have received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to spend two years educating master’s students in the area of scientific data curation, with a special emphasis on organizational communication skills that support team science.
With more scholarly journals being distributed electronically rather than in print form, Elsevier—a publishing company—has contracted with three UT College of Communication and Information faculty members to determine how journal articles are used after they are initially downloaded.
Suzie Allard, associate professor and associate director of UT’s School of Information Sciences has received a national teaching award. Allard was given the 2013 LJ Teaching Award from Library Journal, one of the nation’s top library and information science trade publications.
Got six minutes and forty seconds? That’s all you need to learn about some of the intriguing research happening at UT. Faculty and staff are invited to Mic/Nite on Thursday, October 10, to hear eleven of their peers talk about their work, which ranges from urban forestry to ancient Roman forts. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Relix Variety Theatre with a social hour, including a cash bar and free pizza.
Constitution Day is tomorrow, September 17, and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will celebrate with a Constitution signing event and a panel discussion on the Fourth Amendment and the issues of privacy, security, and transparency. Free and open to the public, the panel discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at Baker Center.
UT’s Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy celebrates its tenth anniversary this year with an exhibit and several high-profile speakers and events this fall. Former Senator Richard Lugar of Indiana will deliver the Ashe Lecture on August 27, and journalist and author Tom Brokaw will give the Baker Distinguished Lecture on November 13.
Honors and awards for the university’s faculty and graduate students.
The Center for Information and Communication Studies has received funding for projects to support rural librarians and increase the number of Hispanic library science faculty members. The grants were announced by the Institute of Museum and Library Services as two of the thirty-two Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grants totaling $10.3 million.
SciData is a new master’s initiative in the School of Information Sciences that focuses on science data management. Scientific data is growing in scale and complexity across all scientific disciplines, which is leading to an increased need for professionals who specialize in scientific data curation research and education. The need for professionals specifically trained in the management and curation of scientific data is growing.