Events 2006

a celebration, a showcase, and an opportunity
November 8, 9, 10, 2006

Sponsored in part by Alcoa North America


Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Poster Competition      Slide Show
Students from SIS will highlight their research with posters on leading edge work in Information Science, Library and Information Science, and Telecommunications.  Prizes awarded to best posters!
Location: Assembly Room, William Pitt Union
Time: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

IS Showcase      Slide Show
Technology/Research Demonstrations
Discover the world of possibilities in the Information Sciences.  Interactive displays, technology demonstrations, and more!
Location: Assembly Room, William Pitt Union
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

IS fair      Slide Show
You can win prizes!  Come and learn more about the degree programs in Information Sciences.  Sign up to win drawings for prizes such as USB Flashdrives, PSPs, and Ipod Nanos.
Location:  Litchfield Towers Lobby
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday, November 9, 2006

Keynote Speaker and Luncheon            Slide Show
Featuring Raul Valdes-Perez, Chief Executive Officer, Vivísimo
Location:  Ballroom William Pitt Union
Time: 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

SIS Internship Event                              Slide Show
Location: SIS Building, 5th floor
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Steps to Success
This is your chance to meet and learn from IT professionals.  Discuss job opportunities and industry forecasts with CIOs from Pittsburgh top companies.  Graduate and undergraduate students in Information Sciences, Computer Science, Telecommunications, Engineering, Mathematics, and more should take advantage of this amazing networking opportunity!  SIS Alumni will also offer a resume review session.   Presented in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Institutional Advancement.  Advance registration is required for this free event. Dinner will be provided.  The reservation form will be available shortly.
Location:  Ballroom, William Pitt Union
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Gaming Tournament
Sponsored by Pittsburgh CyberConXion
Taking technology to the edge -- show off your gaming skills! More details to come!
Location: SIS Building, 4th floor, 135 North Bellefield Ave
Time: 9:30 pm

Friday, November 10 , 2006

The Fantastic, Amazing, Great Race                              Slide Show
Sponsored by FedEx Ground               
FedEx Ground
Based on the challenges and thrills on America’s most-watched reality tv show, SIS has created “The Fantastic Amazing Great Race.”  Your team, comprised of two intrepid explorers, will take off from the IS Building and head off to adventures throughout the City of Pittsburgh.  You won’t know in advance where you’re going – you’ll have to win each leg of the race to get the clue to the next location.  You’ll have technology as your secret weapon! The winning team will receive Xbox 360 Premiums - one for each!   The registration form will be available shortly!
Location:  SIS Building, 135 North Bellefield Avenue, Oakland
Time:  10:00 am

Colloquia        Slide Show     
Sponsored by The Elsevier Foundation
Privacy: An Intercultural Perspective
Lecturer:  Rafael Capurro, Professor of Information Management and Information Ethics
Stuttgard Media University, Germany
Location:  Assembly Room, William Pitt Union
Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 noon

The Mother Goose Poetry Slam           Slide show
Simply put, slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. Established in the mid-80s as a means to heighten public interest in poetry readings, slam has evolved into an international art form emphasizing audience involvement and poetic excellence! Given that the theme of the slam is Mother Goose, this promises to be a wild afternoon of performance poetry!  Prizes for the most creative!
Location:  Assembly Room, William Pitt Union
Time:  1:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Tele Alien Day
Location: SIS, Tele Labs
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

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