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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

CIRSS Seminar with Melissa Cragin
Friday, November 30, 2018  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Details coming soon.

CIRSS Seminar with iSchool Professor Mike Twidale
Friday, December 7, 2018  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Details coming soon

Wednesday: CIRSS Seminar with Karen Wickett and Andrea Thomer
Wednesday, December 12, 2018  12pm - 1pm
Session leaders: Details coming soon.  Please note special day and time.

Archived Seminars

Explosions: Destroying What is Because It’s Simply Too Much
Friday, November 9, 2018  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Nicolas LaLone, iSchool Postdoctoral Research Associate
We live like Robinson Crusoe in Michel Tournier’s satire Friday, the Other Island. After being washed ashore on an empty island, Robinson Crusoe rebuilt the socio-technical system he belonged to...

The Basic Representation Model for Digital Preservation and Information Organization
Friday, November 2, 2018  4pm - 5pm
Session leaders: Karen Wickett, iSchool Assistant Professor
Information models to handle preservation and information organization have been challenging to apply to digital objects. The Basic Representation Model is designed to be a general framework to accoun...

Wednesday: Listening to whispers: digging for gravitational wave signals
Wednesday, October 24, 2018  Noon - 1pm
Session leaders: Bernard Schutz, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Cardiff University
LIGO and its European partner Virgo have made scientific history by detecting gravitational waves, first from a succession of mergers of black holes, and last year from a spectacular merger of two neu...

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