news@sils January 2016, Volume II

January 2016, Volume 2


Ben Shneiderman to deliver Kilgour Lecture on strategies to produce high-impact research
Shneiderman will share insights from his latest book, The New ABCs of Research: Achieving Breakthrough Collaborations, on February 22 at Wilson Library. Click to read more.

SILS to host first ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval
CHIIR 2016, a forum for the dissemination and discussion of research on the user-centered aspects of information interaction and information retrieval, will be held March 13-17 in Chapel Hill. Click to read more.

SILS to host second annual Project Fair
The fair is designed to showcase the work of our master’s and undergraduate students. This is a great chance to show off what you’ve done, receive recognition, and be inspired by others! Register by April 8. Click to read more.

CurateGear 2016 slides and photos online
CurateGear 2016, a day-long event focusing on digital curation tools and methods, was held in Chapel Hill on January 14. Slides from the presentations are now linked from the program at and photos are available on the SILS Flickr site.

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Editor's Note

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