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Cultural Competence in Computing (3C) Fellowship program.

The cohort-based program is for faculty, staff, graduate students, and others in the computing field who want to engage in professional development on the topics of DEI and how systemic racism and bias impact students and faculty alike. Singh has been accepted into the program’s third cohort.

“The program is two years long, and the commitment is to produce a deliverable, which is … Read more “Professor Vandana Singh Selected for Prestigious 3C Fellowship Program”

LEADING Fellowship Program through Drexel University’s Metadata Research Center. Justin Blair and Kay P Maye were among the 26 fellows to complete a data science project under the mentorship of information science centers across the United States. Maye (’21) is currently the scholarly engagement librarian for social sciences and data at Tulane University, and Blair (’21) continues to focus on publication of his research. We caught up with both to discuss their time in the program and its impacts on their future careers in the field of information … Read more “SIS Alums Justin Blair and Kay P Maye Complete LEADING Fellows Program for Data Science”

Scott Sikes’ work, both research and professional, is observing and analyzing what people can do when they work together to make their communities and the world a better place. His dissertation, In Our Very Blood: The Use of Social media in the 2018 West Virginia Teachers Strike, follows that same thread. It was awarded the 2022 College of Communication and Information Outstanding Dissertation Award.

“My dissertation was ostensibly about the labor movement, the use of information, and an event of collective action around a labor strike. It’s about the larger questions of how we live … Read more “PhD Alum Scott Sikes’ Earns 2022 CCI Outstanding Dissertation Award”