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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

Upcoming Seminars

Identifying supportive contexts for mindset interventions: A two-model machine learning approach
Friday, October 25, 2019  4:00pm - 5:00pm
Session leaders: Nigel Bosch, iSchool Assistant Professor
Growth mindset interventions (which foster students’ beliefs that their abilities can grow through effort) are more effective in some contexts than others; however, relatively few variables have...

CIRSS Seminar with Jessie Chin, iSchool Assistant Professor
Friday, November 1, 2019  4:15pm - 5:15pm
Session leaders: Details coming shortly.
Details coming shortly....

CIRSS Seminar with Halil Kilicoglu, iSchool Associate Professor
Friday, November 8, 2019  4:15pm - 5:15pm
Session leaders: Details coming soon.
Details coming soon....

Archived Seminars

The Valley Between Us: Narrative manipulation and information bias in the racial segregation of Milwaukee
Friday, October 11, 2019  4:00pm - 5:00pm
Session leaders: Judith Pintar, iSchool Teaching Associate Professor
This presentation looks at the role of data collection in the historical shaping of racialized housing choices and real estate practices in the 20th century. Looking at the case of Milwaukee, Wisconsi...

4 Short ASIS&T Paper Previews on Citation Analysis and Data Quality
Friday, October 4, 2019  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Doctoral students Yi-Yun (Jessica) Cheng, Tzu-Kun (Esther) Hsiao, Jenna Kim and Janina Sarol
4 short papers from the upcoming 2019 ASIS&T conference:1) Presented by Tzu-Kun (Esther) Hsiao: Title: Knowl...

Extracted Features: Opening Access to HathiTrust and Beyond
Friday, September 27, 2019  4:00pm - 5:00pm
Session leaders: J. Stephen Downie, iSchool Professor
The HathiTrust Digital Library (HTDL) contains nearly 17 million volumes (approximately 6 billion pages). Unfortunately, around 11 million HTDL volumes are under copyright restrictions and cannot be s...

All CIRSS Seminars