Lorraine Summers, iSchool alumna, passes away

iSchool alumna Lorraine Summers died at age 70 on November 14th, 2017. Summers passed away while in Tallahassee, FL. Summers grew up in Keystone Heights, Florida. She got her Bachelor’s in history and library science, as well as a Master’s in library science from Florida State University. Summers also served on the FSU CCI Leadership[…] »

Meet Wendi Cannon, FSU alumna and College of Medicine Director of IT

  The Basics Name:  Wendi Cannon (Sharpe) Degree: Bachelor’s in Information Studies Graduation Year: 2000 Hometown: Jupiter, FL Current City: Tallahassee, FL Job: FSU College of Medicine Director of Information Technology   Meet Wendi Who do you admire and why? Melinda Gates because she’s just cool. Former IT professional, mom, wife, philanthropist. What Jeopardy category could you clear,[…] »

Elizabeth Mann, Professor Emerita at FSU, passes away

Dr. Elizabeth B. Mann, Professor Emerita at Florida State University, died at age 93 on October 12th. She passed away while in Gainesville, Florida. Dr. Mann moved from Yale, OK to Tampa, FL when she was 3 years old. She obtained her A.B. from Florida State College for Women (FSCW), a BSLS from Carnegie Institute[…] »

FSU students mentor the next generation of STEM Leaders

At the end of October, five Florida State University College of Communication & Information students traveled to Orlando to work with 400 middle and high school students at the Technology Student Association (TSA) Leadership Conference.  The goal of TSA is to prepare its members for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy,[…] »

FSU Professor wins Distinguished Paper Award at AMIA

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) recently held its largest Annual Symposium yet in Washington, D.C.  The event supports research and practice in informatics and offers attendees a personal and professional educational experience. Assistant Professor in the School of Information at Florida State University Zhe He presented a paper and a poster at the widely attended event. His paper “Comparing[…] »

Farewell to a Friend: Ahmad Qureshi

Information Technology undergrad student Ahmad Qureshi, passed away, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at UF Shands Hospital, Gainesville, Florida. Ahmad Qureshi was an exceptional young man!  Ahmad was a humble, soft-spoken, delightful, gentle and caring, outstandingly intelligent, handsome young man with an immensely strong and soft heart, and so many other hidden qualities. Ahmad Qureshi, 20[…] »

FSU professors featured in JASIST for impactful research

The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) is celebrating its 80th anniversary by looking at its journal’s highest impact articles throughout the decades. JASIST, widely considered to be one of the field’s two top journals, features two Florida State University professors on its list: E.A. Chatman and Gary Burnett. Dr. Burnett’s research focuses on the intersection[…] »