ALISE Awards Students, Alumni, and Faculty

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The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) recently announced the winners of their annual awards. Students, alumni, and faculty of FSU College of Communication and Information are on the list, and will be recognized at ALISE’s virtual conference in October. ALISE Best Conference Paper Award Librarians as Natural Disaster Stress Response Facilitators: Building …

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Assistant Professor Receives McKnight Junior Faculty Development Fellowship

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School of Information Assistant Professor Yolanda Rankin, Ph.D., was awarded a McKnight Junior Faculty Development Fellowship for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. The award is given by the Florida Education Fund (FEF) that has awarded over 230 Junior Faculty Fellowships to historically underrepresented minorities and women since its founding in 1984. In an effort …

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Marcia Mardis Recognized by Provost

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Recently, iSchool professor Dr. Marcia A. Mardis, was recognized by Provost Sally McRorie for receiving a Fulbright Core Award from the Council of International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). FSU makes it a priority to reward faculty who receive the highest levels of recognition in academia. Following Top American Research Universities (TARU), a system set up …

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Digitization Specialist Part of NSF Study on Bat Species Linked to COVID-19

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Deborah Paul, FSU College of Communication and Information digitization specialist, is on a team of researchers who received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to compile data on bat species linked to the COVID-19 crisis. “Via this grant, it’s exciting to be able to contribute to the information SARS-CoV-2 virus researchers need about …

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Dr. Ho Publishes an Exploration into the Polarization of Political Opinion

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Dr. Shuyuan Ho recently published an article in Springer Professional titled “‘On the left side, there’s nothing right. On the right side, there’s nothing left:’ Polarization of Political Opinion by News Media.” The paper was later presented at Conference in Boras, Sweden. The paper explores a computational approach to understanding the polarization of public opinion …

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iSchool Professor and Doc Student Published in Prestigious Biomedical Journal

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Neelufar Payrovnaziri, a PhD candidate in the School of Information, and Dr. Zhe He recently published their first paper in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA). The two worked together to explore the adoption of electronic health records in their paper titled, “Explainable Artificial Intelligence Models Using Real-World Electronic Health Records Data: …

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