SILS News

February 24, 2015
The 10th annual OCLC/Frederick G. Kilgour Lecture will feature Andrew T. Fiore, Growth and Internet.org Research Manager at Facebook, exploring how traditional and new approaches to data science can be combined to help better understand the motivations behind human behavior. The lecture,...
February 23, 2015
Jaycie Vos (MSLS ’13) attended the Oral History Association Annual Meeting in Madison, Wis., in October 2014. She presented a paper, titled “Oral Histories on Display: Curating a Physical and Digital Exhibit for the SOHP's 40th Anniversary.” She also chaired a roundtable...
February 23, 2015
Two $1,000 merit-based scholarships for newly admitted undergraduates in the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Bachelor's in Information Science (BSIS) degree program have been awarded to Ellanor Jordan and Lincoln Sward for the spring 2015 semester. The scholarships are...
February 20, 2015
Neil Bost Glenn, 83, of Vero Beach, Fla., passed away on February 14, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Born on September 8, 1931, in Burlington, N.C., Glenn was the son of Ross William Glenn and Alice Hawn Glenn. He earned his B.S.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in...
February 10, 2015
UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Emily Hurst (MSLS ’08) has been hired as the new Head of the Research and Education Department at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University. Hurst began this position in January and looks...
February 6, 2015
Knowledge from the project will help improve search systems (such as Google or Bing) across different domains and develop tools that will enable other researchers to test their own solutions. Dr. Jaime Arguello, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of...
February 3, 2015
Dr. Zeynep Tufekci, assistant professor at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gave a TED Talk, “How the Internet has made social change easy to organize, hard to win,” which is now available online at http://www....