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School hosting several research events

The School of Information has scheduled a full slate of public research events for the fall 2016 semester. 

At the iSchool’s research events, experts come together to discuss a wide range of subjects, such as:

  • Critical trends that are driving changes in user-experience design and group problem solving
  • How to redesign library spaces for the Information Age
  • How to use data to identify the most influential social media users
  • Social media practices by members of Congress
  • Hotspot lending programs that promote Internet access for library patrons

A regular research colloquium, the Schneider Honorary Colloquia Series, is held during the academic year on every Tuesday except the first of each month. A variety of special-event research talks also occur as faculty host visiting researchers from around the world.

“Research thrives and develops based on discussion and exchange of ideas,” said Matt Lease, an associate professor who is organizing several of the events. “The iSchool’s colloquium series attracts exciting speakers to present their latest research findings with iSchool students and faculty in order to stimulate new ideas and foster new collaborations to advance both our own knowledge and progress in the field at large.”

The iSchool’s research events are open to students, faculty and the public. To receive email notices about upcoming events, please subscribe to the colloquia announcement list or follow the iSchool on Facebook and Twitter.

A schedule of research events is also available at https://www.ischool.utexas.edu/research/upcoming_events.