Professor Kathryn Greene delivered Psychiatry Grand Rounds at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City on October 15, 2010. The presentation was titled "Facilitating Assessment of Disclosure Decisions: Implications for Treatment and Social Support."
Professor James E. Katz participated in the October 19-21 meeting of the European Research Council’s Advanced Grant Panel. The panel, composed of leading social scientists, evaluates proposals from established scientists and scholars who will be funded to pursue basic research with scientific merit as the sole criterion of a world-wide competition.
Professor Katz was invited as a distinguished speaker for a university-wide endowed lecture at the E. James Holland Symposium, Angelo State University, San Angelo, Texas, on October 26, 2010.
On October 19, Professor Regina Marchi gave a lecture for the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers Newark Campus as part of an ongoing series called The Rutgers Dialogue on Global Issues. She discussed political, economic and social aspects of global cultural flows, using examples from her book, Day of the Dead in the USA: the Migration and Transformation of a Cultural Phenomenon. Dr. Marchi also spoke about research from her book at Princeton University (October 15), Middlesex County College (October 22), Rutgers New Brunswick Campus (October 25) and Bates College (October 29 and 30).
Professor Aram Sinnreich guest lectured in classes at NYU Steinhardt and Columbia Law School. He was also a featured presenter at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project.
Professor Nicholas Belkin was the co-author with SC&I Ph.D. alumna Xiaojun Yuan of the following paper: Xiaojun Yuan & Nicholas J. Belkin (2010), titled: “Evaluating an Integrated System Supporting Multiple Information-seeking Strategies”, in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61 (10): 1987-2010.
Professors Jacek Gwizdka, Nicholas Belkin, Ph.D. candidate Chang Liu, and recent Ph.D. graduate Jingjing Liu, published a paper: Liu, J., Gwizdka, J., Liu, C., Belkin, N. (2010), titled: “Predicting Task Difficulty for Different Task Types” in: Proceedings of the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T 2010). Pittsburgh, PA. October 22-27, 2010. (acceptance rate 29.7%) http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~jacekg/pubs/txt/2010_ASIST_liuj-gwizdkaj-etall_PredictTaskDiff.pdf
Professors Jacek Gwizdka, Nicholas Belkin, with Ph.D. candidate Chang Liu, recent Ph.D. graduate Jingjing Liu and doctoral student Tao Xu (from SUNY Albany), published a paper: Liu, C., Gwizdka, J., Liu, J., , Xu, T., Belkin, NJ. (2010), titled: “Analysis and Evaluation of Query Reformulations in Different Task Types” in: Proceedings of the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T 2010). Pittsburgh, PA. October 22-27, 2010. (acceptance rate 29.7%) http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~jacekg/pubs/txt/2010_ASIST_liuc-gwizdkaj-etall_QueryReform.pdf
Professors Jacek Gwizdka, Nicholas Belkin, Ph.D. candidates Michael Cole, Chang Liu, PostDoc Ralf Bierig, recent Ph.D. graduate Jingjing Liu, and Dr. Xiangmin Zhang published a paper: Cole, MJ., Zhang, Z, Liu, J., Liu, C., Belkin, NJ., Bierig, R., Gwizdka, J. (2010), titled: “Are Self-assessments Reliable Indicators of Topic Knowledge?” in: Proceedings of the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T 2010). Pittsburgh, PA. October 22-27, 2010. (acceptance rate 29.7%) http://comminfo.rutgers.edu/~jacekg/pubs/txt/2010_ASIST_selfAssessmentTopicKnowledge_MCole_etal.pdf
Professor Paul Kantor is one of the editors of the new Recommender Systems Handbook (2010), eds. Ricci, F.; Rokach, L.; Shapira, B.; Kantor, P.B. Published by Springer Verlag, October 2010. http://www.springer.com/computer/ai/book/978-0-387-85819-7. 1st Edition, 2011, XXIX, 842 p. 20 illus., hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-85819-7.
Professor Ya-Ling Lu published a paper: “Everyday Hassles and Related Information Behaviour among Youth: A case study in Taiwan” in: Proceedings of the 2010 Information Seeking in Context Conference, (pp. 249 - 260). The paper was also presented at the 2010 Information Seeking in Context Conference which was held at the University of Murcia, Spain, on October 1, 2010.
Professor Lu had a poster presentation, “Information and Everyday Hassles: From teens’ eyes,” in Library Research Seminar-V at the University of Maryland, College Park, on October 8, 2010.
Professor Claire McInerney published two book reviews in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, November, 2010. The review analyzed Managing Knowledge Networks by J. David Johnson (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and Mastering Organizational Knowledge Flow: How to Make Knowledge Sharing Work by Frank Leistner (Wiley, 2010). The reviews can be found at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.21402/pdf
Professor Chirag Shah published "Awareness in Collaborative Information Seeking", Shah, C, and Marchionini, G. (2010) in the Journal of American Association of Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 61 (10), 1970-1986.
Professor Jana Varlejs spoke about the history of the collaboration between the Masters in Library and Information Science program and the Rutgers Libraries Internship/Residency program at the Regional Residency Group Meeting on October 21, hosted by the Rutgers Libraries. Caroline Caviness, MLIS 2010 and the last Intern/Resident, and current MLIS student Gideon Thompson also participated. Ms. Caviness now works at ARTstor, the digital image library.
Ph.D. candidate Jeanette de Richemond, MLIS, AHIP, presented a concept paper titled “Enough Information” at the SIG USE workshop held at the annual meeting of The American Society of Information Science and Technology, October 2010.
Ph.D. candidate Richard Lee presented a paper at the 2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference in South Minneapolis on October 1. Mr. Lee’s paper, “Protest Music as Alternative Media During the Vietnam War Era,” was presented as part of a Persuasion and Public Attitudes during Wartime panel.
Mr. Lee also took part in a panel discussion on rhetoric at the New York State Communication Association’s 68th Annual Conference on October 23 at Honor’s Haven Resort and Spa, Ellenville, N.Y. Mr. Lee was one of the speakers at the Communication Matters – “For” and “In” the Moment panel. The panelists explored rhetoric as an inventional art through the professional field lenses of journalism/public information, corporate life/IT and government administration.
Ph.D. candidate Dara Persis Murray presented “Girls’ Agency, New Media, and Cultural Ideologies of Girls’ Health and Body Image” at Reimagining Girlhood: Communities, Identities, Self-Portrayals, a conference held at SUNY Cortland from October 22-24.
Ph.D. candidate Dana Neacsu presented a paper at the Mid-Atlantic Popular/ American Culture Association, Alexandria, Virginia on October 29, 2010: “Of Flamers, and Lurkers and Trolls. Reflections on Online Audiences and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as the Primary Text”.
Ph.D. students Marian Stewart Titus and Hyunsook Youn presented a joint paper entitled “Mobile Phones in U.S. Science Museums: A Report of an Online Survey” at the New York State Communication Association annual conference in Ellenville, New York on October 23, 2010. The two students were also awarded the top graduate student paper in the Ph.D. category, and presented with two framed award certificates.
The following papers were presented by Ph.D. students at the annual conference of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), held in Pittsburgh, PA, on October 22-27, 2010:
Professor Aram Sinnreich was interviewed about his new book, Mashed Up, on “To The Best of Our Knowledge,” a syndicated program from Wisconsin Public Radio.
Professor Carol Gordon delivered a workshop, "Reading in the Digital Age," as part of a series of training sessions for Phase 2 of the Delaware Summer Reading Plus study.
Professor James E. Katz organized and participated in a campus-wide panel entitled, "Social Media and Government Policy Making: Has the Great Promise Been Realized?" This event was part of Rutgers University's 2010-2011 Global Initiatives Program, “Ecologies in the Balance? The Way Forward.” New Brunswick, Rutgers University, October 14, 2010.
Professor Susan Keith presented a paper titled, "The Convergence Quadrant Model: Distilling Theory of Platform Shift from a Decade (or More) of Convergence Models" at the Convergence and Society: Science, Health & New Dimensions of Communication conference held on October 10-12 at the University of South Carolina.
Professor Nicholas Belkin presented the keynote address entitled, “Challenges for Information Retrieval Research in the 21st Century” at the XI ENANCIB (11th Annual Meeting of Brazilian Graduate Programs in Information Science) held in Rio de Janiero on October 25-28, 2010.
Professor Carol Gordon presented "A Study of a Web-Based Summer Reading Program and Reading Engagement" at the Library Research Seminar V, University of Maryland, on October 7, 2010.
Professor Gordon was a featured speaker at the School Library Journal Leadership Summit in Chicago, IL on October 22nd when she made a presentation, "Bringing Readers and Collections Together: The Future of Reading."
Professor Claire McInerney gave a presentation as part of a panel (with Professor Kai Larsen, University of Colorado and Professor Mia Lustria, Florida State University) at the International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) held in Pittsburgh, PA on October 23, 2010. Professor McInerney's talk was titled, "Taking Action Through Learning and KM in Diabetes Management, TALK DM."
Professor Rebecca Reynolds presented a talk as part of a panel session with media literacy expert Dr. Renee Hobbs at the News Literacy and Digital Citizenship Initiative 2010 Conference in Chicago, IL, entitled, “Globaloria-West Virginia: Empowering Students and Educators with the New Media Literacies Necessary to Participate and Lead in a Global, New Media World.” The event was sponsored by Loyola University’s Center for Digital Ethics and the McCormick Foundation on October 21.
The annual conference of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), held in Pittsburgh, PA, on October 22-27, 2010, included the following contributions by faculty members:
Professor Jacek Gwizdka presented a paper entitled, “Predicting Task Difficulty for Different Task Types”.
Professor Rebecca Reynolds presented a research poster entitled, “Changes in Middle School Students’ Six Contemporary Learning Abilities (6-CLAs) through Project-Based Design of Web-Games and Social Media Use”.