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CIRSS Seminar Series

The CIRSS Seminar Series will meet on most Friday afternoons when classes are in session. Meetings will be held from 4:00 - 5:00 in 126 LISB unless announced otherwise. The aim of the CIRSS Seminar Series is to provide a relaxed, no-prep venue for sharing our current research by presenting reruns of our recent conference presentations. All CIRSS faculty and student affiliates are welcome to present, and session attendance is open to the entire campus community. Announcements and meeting reminders for the CIRSS Seminar Series will be distributed widely via the regular iSchool email lists for faculty, students, and staff. If you have any questions regarding the CIRSS Seminar Series, or, if you would like volunteer to lead a future session, please contact Janet Eke at 217-333-4701 or

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Archived Seminars

Can Natural Language Processing Help in Fostering Responsible Research Practices?
Friday, November 11, 2016  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Halil Kilicoglu, NLM/NIH staff scientist
Billions of dollars are spent on biomedical research in U.S. every year. While this has led to significant advances in medicine and healthcare, research rigor and integrity issues continue to plague b...

Shopping for Sources: An Exploration of Grocery Shoppers’ Information Sources
Friday, November 4, 2016  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Melissa Ocepek, iSchool Postdoctoral Research Associate
This talk will explore the information sources of grocery shoppers through two empirical studies using qualitative methods. The field of everyday information behavior addresses how individuals interac...

[Note day: Thurs Sept 22nd]  Software Carpentry: Lessons Learned
Thursday, September 22, 2016  4:00pm - 5:00pm
Session leaders: Greg Wilson, co-founder of Software Carpentry
Since its start in 1998, Software Carpentry has evolved from a week-long training course at the US national laboratories into a worldwide volunteer effort to improve researchers' computing skills....

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