Faculty and Student Area Updates

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Faculty Activities and Accomplishments
Department of Communication

Professor Galina Bolden published an article with Jeffrey Robinson, titled: “Preference Organization of Sequence-initiating Actions: The Case of Explicit Account Solicitations” in Discourse Studies, vol. 12, issue 4, pages 501-533.

Professor Vikki Katz with Professors Matthew Matsaganis (SUNY-Albany) and Sandra Ball Rokeach (University of Southern California) published a co-authored book, titled: Understanding Ethnic Media: Producers, Consumers and Societies with Sage Publications.  The book combines original research with a comprehensive review and analysis of how media produced by ethnic communities, and for ethnic communities, affects identity and perceived lines of division between “us” and “others.”  The volume also considers how the production and consumption of ethnic media affects the character of the larger media and societal landscapes.

Professors Craig Scott and Laurie Lewis published a book chapter with Scott D’Urso of Marquette University, titled: “Getting on the “E” List: Email List Use in a Community of Service Provider Organizations for People Experiencing Homelessness” in L. Shedletsky & J. E. Aitken (Eds.), Cases on Online Discussion and Interaction: Experiences and Outcomes (pp. 334-350), Hershey, PA: IGI-Global.

Department of Journalism and Media Studies

Professor David Greenberg published “Creating Their Own Reality: The Bush Administration and Expertise in a Polarized Age,” in The Presidency of George W. Bush: A First Historical Assessment, Julian Zelizer, ed., Princeton University Press, 2010.

Professor Greenberg published a review of Woodrow Wilson, by John Milton Cooper, in The Book: An Online Review at The New Republic, Summer, 2010.

Professor Aram Sinnreich published a new book, titled: Mashed Up: Music, Technology & the Rise of Configurable Culture with UMass Press. Here's the link: http://bit.ly/mashed-up

Department of Library and Information Science

Professor Nicholas Belkin was the co-author, with SC&I Ph.D. alumna Yuelin Li of the following paper: “An Exploration of the Relationships between Work Task and Interactive Information Search Behavior” in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 61 (9): 1771–1789.

Professor Marija Dalbello was appointed to Chair the SHARP DeLong Prize in Book History 2010 award.

Professor Jacek Gwizdka published a paper: “Using Stroop Task to Assess Cognitive Load” in W-P Brinkman & M. Neerincx (Eds.) Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE 2010), (pp. 219-222), Delft: Mediamatica.  The paper was also presented at the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics.

Professors Jacek Gwizdka, Nicholas Belkin, Ph.D. candidates Michael Cole, Chang Liu, Jingjing Liu, PostDoc Ralf Bierig and Dr. Xiangmin Zhang published a paper: “Linking Search Tasks with Low-level Eye Movement Patterns” in W-P Brinkman & M. Neerincx (Eds.) Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics (ECCE 2010), (pp. 109-116), Delft: Mediamatica.  The paper was also presented at the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics.

 

Professor Jacek Gwizdka, Ph.D. candidates Chang Liu and Jingjing Liu published a paper: “Helping Identify when Users Find Useful Documents: Examination of Query Reformulation Interval” in: Proceedings of the 3rd Information Interaction in Context Symposium (IIiX 2010). (pp. 215 - 224), New York, ACM Press. DOI:10.1145/1840784.1840816.

Professor Chirag Shah published: "Supporting Research Data Collection from YouTube with TubeKit", Shah, C. (2010) in the Journal of Information Technology & Politics (JITP), 7(2-3), 226-240. Available at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all?content=10.1080/19331681003748875

Professor Shah published a book chapter titled: "Designs for Systems to Support Collaborative Information Behavior", Shah, C. (2010) in Foster, Jonathan (Ed.) Collaborative Information Behavior. IGI Golbal, Hershey, PA.

Student Activities and Accomplishments
Department of Library and Information Science

Ph.D. candidates Michael J. Cole and Chang Liu were both accepted participants in the Doctoral Consortium of the Third Information Interaction in Context Symposium (IIiX 2010) held in New Brunswick, NJ on August 18, 2010.

Ph.D. candidates Chang Liu and Jingjing Liu were co-authors, with Professor Jacek Gwizdka, of the following paper: “Helping Identify When Users Find Useful Documents: Examination of Query Reformulation Intervals” in: Proceedings of the Information Interaction in Context Symposium 2010 (IIiX 2010) (pp. 215-224), New York: ACM.

Ph.D. candidate Jingjing Liu was the co-author, with Xiao Hu of the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign of the following paper: “Evaluation of Music Information Retrieval: Towards a User-centered Approach” in: Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Human-Computer Interaction and Information Retrieval (HCIR 2010) (pp. 111-114). Retrieved from http://www.hcir2010.org/

Ph.D. candidates Jingjing Liu, Chang Liu and Michael Cole, MLIS alumnus Jun Zhang, and Post-Doctoral Associate Ralf Bierig were co-authors of the following paper and poster: “Identifying Queries in the Wild, Wild Web” in: Proceedings of the Information Interaction in Context Symposium 2010 (IIiX 2010) (pp. 317-322), New York: ACM.  For this publication/presentation, they received the meeting’s Best Poster Award.

Ph.D. candidate Chang Liu was co-author, with Peng Qu and Maosheng Lai, both of Peking University, of the following paper/poster: “The Effect of Task Type and Topic Familiarity on Information Search Behaviors” in: Proceedings of the Information Interaction in Context Symposium 2010 (IIiX 2010) (pp. 371-376), New York: ACM.

Public/Community Service; Outreach Efforts
Department of Communication

Professor Galina Bolden taught the workshop titled: "Public Speaking and the TA" at the new TA orientation for the Teaching Assistant Project of the Graduate School-New Brunswick on August 26, 2010.

Department of Journalism and Media Studies

Professor David Greenberg filed a declaration of support in a petition by Public Citizen, the American Historical Association and other parties in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to release the transcript of President Nixon’s grand jury testimony of June 23 and June 24, 1975 in the Watergate trial.

Conferences, Seminars, Other Events
Department of Journalism and Media Studies

The annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Convention held in Denver, Colorado on August 4-7, 2010, included the following contributions by faculty members:

Professor Susan Keith was a panelist on a panel titled: "Does Journalism and Mass Communication Research Matter?" sponsored by Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. Professor Keith also received a third-place award in the Law and Policy Division's Best Ideas in the Teaching of Communication Law and Policy competition and was re-elected to the executive board of AEJMC's Newspaper Division, as teaching co-chair.

Professor Regina Marchi presented a research paper titled: “Teen Attitudes towards Journalism and the News Media: a Study of Inner City Youth.”  She was also presented with the 2010 James W. Carey Award for Media Research.

Professor John Pavlik served as Resolutions Chair of the Professional Freedom and Responsibility elected Standing Committee of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Convention.

Department of Library and Information Science

Professor Nicholas Belkin was the Conference Chair for the Third Information Interaction in Context Symposium (IIiX 2010), held in New Brunswick, NJ on August 18-22, 2010.  Professor Belkin was also a member of the “con” team in the debate at IIiX 2010 on the proposition: “Simulating Users is the Way Forward in Evaluation of Interactive Information Retrieval.”

Professor Marija Dalbello presented a paper entitled “Liminal People, Liminal Places, and the Borderlands: The Work and Times of the Habsburg Gypsy Lore Society,” at the SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) annual meeting in Helsinki, Finland on August 17-21, 2010.

Professor Carol Gordon presented: "The Theory of Expected Information: Applications for the Study of the Information Behavior of Youth" sponsored by the Committee on Research and Statistics of the American Library Association.

Professor Jacek Gwizdka participated in the workshop "Eye-Tracking=Reading the Mind" at the 28th European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics held in Delft, the Netherlands, where he presented a paper co-authored with Ph.D. candidate Michael Cole titled: “Eye Movement Patterns and Interaction for High Level Information Seeking.”

Professor Paul Kantor presented a seminar on "Automatic Assessment of Document Quality" at the Johns Hopkins University Center of Excellence for Human Language Technologies on August 5, 2010.  The research, joint with Dr. Paul Raff, is sponsored by the US Government.

Professor Marie L. Radford was Co-Chair of the Conference Program for the Reference Renaissance 2010: Current & Future Trends conference in Denver, CO on August 8-10, 2010.  While there Professor Radford gave a plenary talk: “The Future of Reference”, and also presented a paper: “Chattin’ ‘bout My Generation: Virtual Reference Use from Millennials to Boomers”, co-authored with Lynn Silipigni Connaway. 

Professor Radford presented an invited Webinar: Pushing the Boundaries: Excellence in Reference Services, to the American Association of Law Librarians on August 3, 2010.