Ph.D. student Dara Persis Murray presented a paper entitled: “Taking on the Wedding Industrial Complex: a Feminist Analysis of the Contemporary Western Ideology of Female Bridal Beauty” at the 18th Annual Women & Society Conference, held at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY, on October 23, 2009.
Ph.D. student Jeanette de Richemond presented a poster entitled: “What is Enough Information to Make a Medical Decision” at the Tri-Chapter (Middle Atlantic, New York, Pennsylvania) Regional Conference of the Medical Library Association held in Atlantic City, NJ in October.
Ph.D. student Alena Vasilyeva presented a paper entitled: “Shaping Mediation Talk: The Interrelation of Activity and Identity” at the 1st Autumn Conference of Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction Section of ECREA, held in Tampere, Finland, on October 21-23, 2009.
Professor Galina Bolden taught a workshop, "Tips for International Teaching Assistants" for the Teaching Assistant Project of the Graduate School-New Brunswick on October 21, 2009.
Professor James E. Katz participated in a faculty panel on Intergenerational Communication Issues, Rutgers University Libraries’ Diversity Education Initiative, New Brunswick, NJ, on October 20, 2009. Professor Katz moderated a panel in the Rutgers University Global Initiatives program entitled: “Public information or mass panic? The thin line in communicating about health and ecological crises”, on October 16, 2009. Professor Katz was interviewed by The New York Times and The Economist concerning his research.
Professor Lilia Pavlovsky participated in a faculty panel on Intergenerational Communication Issues. Her talk was titled: Native or Immigrant? Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age.
Professor Marie Radford gave a plenary presentation: “Challenges, Realities & Possibilities for Excellence in Adult Services” at the New Jersey Library Association’s Adult Services Forum at the Monmouth County Library System Headquarters in Manalapan, NJ, on October 28, 2009. Professor Radford also moderated two panels at this year’s LACUNY Institute: “Library Leadership: The Next Generation” at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City, on October 23, 2009.
Professor Lilia Pavlovsky presented a paper at the 2009 Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning titled: “Groupwork? Are you kidding me? The analysis of collaboration in an online learning environment”.
Professor Michael Lesk and Aleksandra Sarcevic, a recent SC&I Ph.D. graduate, have been awarded an NSF research grant entitled: "HCC-Small: Collaborative Research: Assessing Technology Requirements for Preventing Teamwork Errors in Safety-Critical Settings." The award (totaling $497,000, of which Rutgers' part is $348,000) will support research in error identification and information use in trauma resuscitation. Professor Lesk and Dr. Sarcevic will collaborate with Dr. Meredith Tinti of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ and Dr. Randall Burd of Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC. The researchers will be recording and analyzing what happens during real trauma care and in training simulations. The goal is to find improvements in either technology or emergency room procedures support that will make trauma care more efficient and more accurate.
Professor Marya Doerfel presented “Using Network Analysis to Understand Interorganizational Relationships” at the University at Buffalo as part of their Distinguished Alumni Series.
Professor James E. Katz gave an invited talk entitled: “Mobile phones as a format for artistic expression: Folk creativity, industrial design and aesthetic impulses” at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center of Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, on October 19, 2009.
Professor David Greenberg was featured in a History Channel documentary entitled: The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After, which aired October 25, 2009. He also appeared on the NPR show To the Point, with Warren Olney, KCRW, Los Angeles, on October 16, 2009 and on the Pacifica show Insighters, KPFK Radio, Los Angeles, on October 15, 2009.
Professors Nicholas Belkin and Jacek Gwizdka, PostDoc Ralf Bierig, with Ph.D. students Michael Cole, Chang Liu and Jingjing Liu participated in the 3rd Annual Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR '09) in Washington, D.C. http://cuaslis.org/hcir2009/. Jingjing Liu and Michael Cole presented a paper co-authored by the group entitled: "Usefulness as the Criterion for Evaluation of Interactive Information Retrieval". Professor Gwizdka also presented a poster "Cognitive Load and Web Search Tasks".
Professor Carol Gordon moderated a panel, “Teaching in the 21st Century” at the School Library Summit, "Librarians as leaders of 21st Century Learning" in Washington, D.C. Professor Gordon also presented "What Does it Mean to be Literate in the 21st Century" at the Massachusetts Association of School Librarians in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
Professor Waller Hastings was a respondent to a conference, "Recreating Oz," at Kansas State University, on October 3, 2009.