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COI Research Fridays are held on
the first and third Friday of each month.
The brown bag lunch series is designed
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. At the first Research Friday,
June Abbas (LIS Ph.D. '07), associate
professor at the University of Oklahoma, gave
the presentation, followed by a discussion
about research proposal development and
submission at UNT on February 17, at
which a number of faculty who have recently
submitted proposals participating. The
April 20 session featured Dr. Paula Laeger,
UNT Office of Educational Innovation, who
introduced and lead a discussion on badges,
the new digital credentials.
Dr. Herman Totten
returns to his position as Dean of the College
of Information on June 1, 2012 after serving
14 months as Vice President of University
and Community Affairs. In President Lane
Rawlins announcement of the change, he
stated that "Dr. Totten and his team have
successfully established the President's
Council on Community Engagement, which
is well on its way to building the framework
for moving UNT from outreach to authentic
engagement and is using five workgroups-
economic development, engagement advisory,
project-based learning, technology, and town-
and-gown-to achieve its goals":' He further
stated that "Herman's vice presidential
appointment was created to be full-time for
one year. Now that he has established a base
of success, he has resumed his responsibilities
of Dean of the College of Information
while continuing to oversee the university
and community affairs area":' Dr. Linda
Schamber served as COI acting dean during
Dr. Totten's absence.
When Dr. Herman Totten returned
from participating in the Guam cohort
institute this spring, his Community and
University Affairs staff gave him a surprise
05.21.2012 The Third Annual Symposium on
" p en Open Access was held May 21, 2012
access at the UNT Gateway Center (http://
keynote speaker was Dr. Myron Gutmann,
head of the National Science Foundation (NSF) directorate for
Social, Behavioral and Economic Science. Other speakers included:
Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths, Provost of Bryan University and chair of
the National Science Board Committee on Strategy and Budget
Task Force on Data Policy; Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, Vice President
of Research at the University of Oklahoma and co-founder of the
NSF Science and Technology Center for Analysis and Prediction of
Storms; Dr. Robert Hanisch, Director of the International Virtual
Astronomy Observatory; Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for
Research Data Management and Hodson Director of the Digital
Research and Curation Center at the Sheridan Libraries of Johns
Hopkins University; Brian E. C. Schottlaender, University Librarian
at University of California, San Diego; Allen Renear, Professor at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign GSLIS; Michael
Hulsey, Immunocytometry Systems Group of Becton Dickinson
Biosciences, the largest vendor of cytometry equipment in the world.
Two COI Ph.D. Events
COI cosponsored with the NT-ASIST chapter two events in
February and March to assist all COI doctoral students in the design,
presentation, and production of high-quality posters for conferences.
Academic Poster Design 101, a workshop covering idea conception,
design, software selection, poster logistics, printing, funding, and poster
presentation, was followed by COI Doctoral Poster Competition where
students put what was learned in the workshop to work by presenting
research posters in a low-pressure environment with a cash award for
A workshop titled "Plagiarism
101: What It Is and How to
Avoid It" and presented by Jill
Kleister, Graduate Reader, was
held at Discovery Park on April
Eva Poole, longtime director
of the Denton (TX) Public
Library System and a member
of the LIS Advisory Board, has
accepted a position as Chief of
Staff for the Washington D.C.
Public Library. The Denton
Record Chronicle paid quite a
tribute to her in a front page lead
story on May 15.
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