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COI News Notes
A recent state report recognizes UNT
for offering the most affordable public research
university education in Texas. According to the
report, UNT's resident cost of attendance is
lower than cost to attend the state's two public
research universities and six other emerging
UNT's incoming freshman class for fall
2011 not only increased in size by more than
300 students, but also represents one of the
most academically talented and degree-focused
freshman classes. Many freshmen came from
the top tier of their classes, earned higher SAT
test scores than past classes, and are already
demonstrating a strong commitment to earn their
degrees within four years by taking more credit
COLLEGE OF INFORMATION
The IISPhD colloquium series has been
renamed the COI Colloquium Series. See more
information at http://infosciencephd.unt.
edu/colloquia-and-lectures. At the colloquium
in September, Dr. Vish Prasad, UNT Vice-
President for Research, presented a discussion
about the research plans of UNT and COI. The
you tube presentation is available at http://www.
The speaker for the October COI
Colloquium Series was Dr. Michael Nelson, an
associate professor of computer science at Old
Dominion University. Prior to joining ODU, he
worked at NASA Langley Research Center from
1991-2002. He also
spent the 2000-2001
academic year as a post-
doctoral at the School of
Library & Information
9 Science, University
of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. He is a
co-editor of the OAI-
ORE specifications and
is a 2007 recipient of
the National Science
Michael Nelson Foundation CAREER
award. Dr. Nelson has
developed many digital libraries, including the
NASA Technical Report Server. His research
interest includes repository-object interaction
and alternative approaches to digital preservation.
The title of his presentation was "Time Travel for
The COI Research Fridays brown bag
sessions, are held on the first and third Fridays of
each month in the LT Agora. The meetings are
to promote better understanding of COI research
activities of faculty, students, and staff and to offer
opportunities for sharing ideas and potentially
developing new collaborations.
Of special interest to current and prospective
ITT PhD students: at the end of spring 2011, a
completely new doctoral program website was
released, located at http://infosciencephd.edu/
Six doctoral students were awarded vouchers
valued at $599 to attend the No Magic World
Conference, in Dallas, September 25-28. No
Magic is a leading global provider of integrated
modeling, simulation, and analysis services and
solutions, based in Allen, TX. The students
attending were Jacob Dankasa, Xuequn (Della)
Pan, Hong Xu, Donnie Hooks, Rita Nix, Kathy
Masten (all LIS doctoral students), and Pamela
Scott-Bracey (LT doctoral student).
UNT and TxCDK,
in conjunction with
the National Cancer
Association, hosted the
Health IT Summit held on
May 24, 2011 with some 50
top hospital administrators and faculty members
in attendance. Kenneth Buetow, PhD associate,
director, Bioinformatics and Information
Technology, National Institute of Health,
National Cancer Institute, gave the keynote
COI is already preparing for the
iconference, the eighth annual gathering of
scholars, researchers, and professionals who
share an interest in the critical information
issues of contemporary society, to be held at the
Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth
in 2013. The conference will include peer-
reviewed papers, posters, alternative events, and
workshops, all intended to push the boundaries
of information studies, explore core concepts
and ideas, and create new technological and
conceptual configurations. The four-day event
for the current academic year will take place in
Toronto, Canada, February 7-10, 2012. The
conference theme is: Culture * Design * Society.
COI Associate Professor William Moen,
associate dean for research and director of the
Texas Center of Digital Knowledge, is serving on
the Program Committee.
Dr. James R. Miller
Dr. James R.
Miller, long time
associated with the
UNT College of
he first served
as professor and
Associate Dean of
beginning in 1977,
and later Dean,
December 5, 2011.
He mentored many
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James R. Mier
James R. Miller
doctoral students and participated in numerous
doctoral dissertation reviews. After retirement, he
served briefly during 1996 as Acting Dean of the
School of Library & Information Sciences.
Dr. Miller's signature achievements included
writing the proposal and gaining legislative
approval of funding for establishment of the
Texas Academy of Math and Science (TAMS ),
a $1.1 million Federal Teacher Corps Grant, the
NTSU Quality Assurance Program for Teachers,
The Denton ISD Grand-parents program, and
UNT's highly successful Emeritus College.
Dr. Miller received the B.S. degree in social
studies from Purdue University, the M.A. in
history from Bowling Green State University,
and the PhD in social studies/education/political
science from Kent State University. He served
in the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater during
World War II.
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