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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

** PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE: 1pm-2pm **   Non-unitary syntheses of taxonomic and phylogenetic knowledge
Friday, February 17, 2017  1pm - 2pm
Session leaders: Nico Franz, Associate Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University
Our research addresses technical and also social aspects of structuring biodiversity data - ranging from museum specimens to phylogenetic trees - under persistent change and conflict among systematic ...

Science and Technology Policy in the Obama White House:  The Role of Policy Entrepreneurs
Friday, February 10, 2017  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Tom Kalil, former Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
President Obama made science, technology and innovation top priorities of his Administration.  The White House launched initiatives in areas such as data science, open data, expanding access to s...

A framework for the curation of digital collections from scientifically significant sites
Friday, February 3, 2017  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Andrea Thomer, iSchool at Illinois PhD candidate
Scientifically significant sites such as national parks and other protected lands have unique and complex digital curation needs, driven by the unique natural phenomena at these sites as well as the c...

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