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  • CIS 720 Seminar- A Talk on Knowledge Graph for Resource Discovery and Navigation: Case of an Interdisciplinary PhD Program

    You are kindly invited to join the CIS 720 seminar on Monday, April 15th at 4:30 PM (Hamilton Library 3F) where Stanislava Gardasevic (Stasha) will present her research proposal in progress. This research addresses the problem of facilitating the discovery of relevant resources that are considered as necessary for the success of a Ph.D. student- e.g. finding an appropriate supervisor, thesis committee members, collaborators; but also information on relevant courses, projects, conferences, labs, etc. This information is intended to support the decision making processes in choosing the most appropriate among given resources, but also improve the circulation of tacit knowledge …more

  • Crystal Boyce
    CIS 720 Seminar – A Talk on Critical Race Theory and Quantitative Analysis in Education Research: A Data Science Centric Investigation of the Perpetuation of whiteness

    Please join us Monday April 8, 4:30-5:30 in Hamilton Library 3F, for a talk by CIS PhD student Crystal Boyce on Critical Race Theory and Quantitative Analysis in Education Research: A Data Science Centric Investigation of the Perpetuation of whiteness (purposefully lowercase).   In this seminar session, which is in partial fulfillment of the data science exam area, Crystal Boyce will describe her research on the development of frameworks for quantitative analyses based on critical race theory (CRT) in the field of education. Gloria Ladson-Billings and William Tate introduced CRT to education in 1995 and many authors have made it foundational …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar – How do you fund your PhD?

    Please join us on Monday April 1, 4:30-5:30 in Hamilton Library 3F, for a talk by CIS PhD students Jennifer Beamer, Stasha Gardasevic and Kelsea Hosoda.    In this seminar, the panelists will share their experiences in identifying, applying, and obtaining scholarships, grants, fellowships, TA/GAships, jobs, and conference funding. Each of the different funding sources will be contextualized from the perspective of PhD students. We will share the pros and cons of each of the funding types, provide anecdotes on funding for international students, and even address how the funding relates to taxes and student loans. We will conclude with a …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar-Simplified Strategies for First Time Flippers

    Please join us Monday March 11, 4:30-5:30 in Hamilton 3F, for a talk by CIS PhD students Pam Estell and Alicia Takaoka!   Simplified Strategies for First Time Flippers   Are you planning on going into academia but worried because you have minimal teaching experience?  Pam and Alicia will teach you some active learning teaching strategies using a flipped classroom approach.  This will be an active day requiring participation from both the in person and online folks to teach applicable strategies to use in any classroom.  Prior to the session, please skim the articles, and take this short survey:   …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar-“Developing a dissertation proposal” panel discussion

    “Developing a dissertation proposal” panel discussion   Terence, Stacia, and Yinan will lead a discussion on the ins and outs of completing a successful dissertation proposal on Monday, March 4 at 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Hamilton Library 3F.  If you’ve already passed your proposal, please come anyway and share your experiences! Afterwards, join us for a First Monday social at Ba-Le.    The panel will cover topics such as: •The process: when to do what, how your publishable paper fits in, adviser & committee selection, what to do if you’re stuck •Nuts & bolts: what actually goes into a proposal • …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar-A Forgotten Island Paradise of Japanese Books: Early Japanese American’s Reading in Prewar Honolulu

    Dear all! Please join us Monday Feb 25, 4:30-5:30 in Hamilton 3F, for a talk by LIS Associate Professor and Associate Chair Noriko Asato.  All are welcome to attend.   A Forgotten Island Paradise of Japanese Books: Early Japanese American’s Reading in Prewar Honolulu Hawaiʻi in 1940 was home of one of the largest Japanese ethnic communities outside of Japan. Japanese Americans made up 37 percent of the Territory’s population, with 157,905 Issei (first generation/ Japanese immigrants) and Nisei (second generation Japanese Americans). This Japanese American community created and consumed a vibrant print culture in both English and Japanese, and …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- A talk on how to get approval for research projects from the Human Studies Program at UH

    Please join us Monday Feb 11, 4:30-5:30 in Hamilton Library 3F, for a panel discussion by CIS PhD students Joanne Loos, Kelly Holden and Julie Motooka.  Panelists will share their experiences on getting approval for their research projects from the Human Studies Program at UH.   IRB Experiences Panel Joanne Loos: I am interested in researching information technology and health communication. My most recent work focuses on the influence of wearable health monitors on patients and physicians in a Filipino community. I teach two courses for the School of Communications (Introduction to Communication and IT and Health Communication). I also …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Talk by Maggie Pulver on Developing a Public Engagement Action Plan

    CIS PhD student Maggie Pulver will give a presentation on the topic of  Developing a Public Engagement Action Plan for the ‘Ohana Communications Committee from 4:30 to 5:30 on Monday  Feb 4, in Hamilton Library 3F.  Please join in us ! Developing a Public Engagement Action Plan for the ‘Ohana Communications Committee In 2013, the Kanaloa 2026 Working Group was formed to create a plan to support the transition from a time of action and reaction towards a path of long-term planning and coordination.  The goals that fall within the scope of this community assessment study include Pilina ‘Āina and ‘Ike …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Talk by Stacy Naipo on Archival Use Normalization for the K-12 student: Native Hawaiian Students as Community

     CIS PhD student Stacy Naipo will give a presentation on the topic of Archival Use Normalization for the K-12 student: Native Hawaiian Students as Community  from 4:30 to 5:30 on Monday January 28, in Hamilton Library 3F.  Please join in us ! Authors whose research is on archives and education, have focused primarily on post-secondary educational institutions. The archivist as educator, while not a new concept, is rarely explored via an independent, K-12 school archival lens. This author would argue that it is never too soon to be exposed to an archive, especially when your K-12 institution has its own archive, …more

  • CIS Welcomes Dr. Trisha Lin as Our Seminar Speaker

    We are very pleased to have Trisha Lin as our seminar speaker. Please join us on Jan 17 (Thu) at 4:30 pm. It is sure to be a thought provoking and interesting talk! Topic: Smartphone communication in Asia: Antecedents of mobile dependency and impacts on young adults Abstract: Dr. Trisha Lin will share four survey studies to show her trajectory to develop the line of research on smartphone communication and dependency in Asia. Her first study in Singapore starts from comparing differences of young adults’ smartphone and nonsmartphone use in relation to mobile dependency symptoms. Next, she looked into the relationships …more

  • Crystal Boyce
    CIS 720 Seminar- Talk by Crystal Boyce on Measuring Perceptual (In) Congruence between Information Service Providers and Users

    CIS student Crystal Boyce had given a presentation on the topic of Measuring Perceptual (In) Congruence between Information Service Providers and Users on our seminar recently.    Abstract: This presentation reflects on a case study investigation to define and measure a possible gap in expectations and perceptions of service quality at a joint IT-reference desk in a small university library. The gap in expectations and perceptions was also compared between library service providers and library users, to determine if there were significant differences. The focus will be on situating the investigation within the scholarly conversation about academic libraries, reflecting on …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- Talk by Pamela Estell on Employee voice, Engagement, and ICTs

    CIS student Pamela Estell had given a presentation on the topic of Employee voice, Engagement, and ICTs  at our seminar recently.   Abstraction: Effective organizational communication allowing a two-way flow of communication between subordinates and upper management has been shown to foster greater levels of engagement and productivity. This is often referred to as providing opportunities for direct employee “voice.” Understanding the influence and impact of ICTs on employee voice and engagement are critical for the success of modern organizations. ICTs have enhanced the reach, speed, and interaction among employees, and between employees and management. Having observed the success of social …more

  • Dr. Tonia Sutherland
    CIS 720 Seminar- Dr. Tonia Sutherland on “Digital Remains”

    Dr. Tonia Sutherland had given a presentation on the topic of Digital Remains at our seminar recently.     Topic: Digital Remains: Reflections On Race and the Digital Afterlife Abstract: American culture is steeped in the social imaginary of Black death. After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, photographic records of the dead on television and on the Internet proliferated. Depictions of bloated dead bodies floating in the overflowing waters of Lake Pontchartrain and the streets of the Lower 9th Ward could be found everywhere. Adding to the visual horror and spectacle, these lifeless bodies were predominantly, and overwhelmingly, Black people’s …more

  • Philipp Jordan
    CIS 720 Seminar- Talk by Philipp Jordan on Science Fiction, Human-computer Interaction and Computer Science

    Ph.D. candidate Philipp Jordan had given a presentation on the topic of A Meta-Study and Content Analysis of Science-Fiction in Computer Science Research  at our seminar recently.   This presentation concisely outlines ongoing dissertation research located in the intersection of science fiction, human-computer interaction and computer science. Through an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from fields such as human-computer interaction, film theory and studies of science and technology, qualitative and quantitative content analysis techniques are used to contextually analyze expressions of science fiction in peer-reviewed computer science research repositories, for instance the ACM or IEEE Xplore Digital Libraries. The presentation concisely summarizes and …more

  • Dr. Brian Butler
    CIS Welcomes Dr. Brian Butler as Our Seminar Speaker

    We are very pleased to have Dr. Brian Butler as our seminar speaker. Please join us on Sept 24 (Mon) at 4:30 pm. It is sure to be a thought provoking and interesting talk! We will have very light pupus in the LIS cafe after Brian’s talk so you can get to know him a bit and schedule a time to talk further with him if you would like.  He is at Shidler until Oct 6th and has an office in C401B. Topic: “Wherever you go, there you are”: Taking the concept of “local” seriously in Library, Information and Computing …more

  • Welcoming New CIS PhD Students

    We are happy to announce that CIS program is having five new Ph.D. students this Fall.  Please join us in welcoming them on Thursday, Aug 16th.    The orientation for the students will be in the Hamilton Library 3F from 1:30 – 2:30.   All fellow CIS Ph.D. students are invited to join us at 2:30 for a chance to meet the new students and let them quiz you about the program on a student-to-student basis.     Also, CIS Faculty is invited to join us at 3:30 to say hello, introduce or reintroduce yourselves to students (and each other).    This …more

  • Philipp Jordan Awarded with Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

    Philipp Jordan, CIS Ph.D. candidate has been awarded a 2018 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship by Beta Phi Mu, the International Library and Information Studies Honor Society.   No more than six recipients are selected for this prestigious award each year. The fellowships ($3,000 each) are awarded to promising doctoral students who are working on their dissertations in the library and information science, information studies, informatics, or a related field. Philipp’s dissertation is titled: “A Meta-Study and Content Analysis of Science Fiction in Computer Science Research”, and his work was previously featured in MIT Technology Review. Please see the link for the official announcement. Congratulations …more

  • CIS 720 Seminar- talk by Nalani Balutski on Indigenous Research Methodologies

    Please join us this Monday at 4:30 in HL 3F for the 3rd in a series of presentations on Indigenous Research Methodologies. The presentation will be by Nalani Balutski, who a Research Assessment Specialist at the School of Hawaiian Knowledge, UHM, and co-author of the article, “Kanaka ‘Ōiwi Methodologies”. More about our speaker is available on the following link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hshk/the-school/people/brandi-jean-balutski/ Many thanks to Keiki Meyers who has organized these presentations this spring!

  • Kelsea Hosoda’s article on Native Hawaiian Methodology

        CIS Ph.D. candidate Kelsea Hosoda writes about Native Hawaiian culture and it’s place in the scientific discourse in Hawaii Bussiness Magazine.     Papaku Makawalu is a methodology for teaching and understanding Hawaiian culture, including Hawaiian knowledge and values, and Kelsea shows examples of possible usage of this approach in different disciplines.    Read this inspiring article at the following link: https://www.hawaiibusiness.com/native-hawaiian-culture-is-science/2/   

  • Philipp Jordan’s research featured in MIT Technology Review

    The research by CIS Ph.D. candidate Philipp Jordan gets featured in MIT Technology Review article, the section dedicated to Emerging Technology from the arXiv.   The research by Jordan and his colleagues shows the way researchers involved in human-computer interaction use science fiction in their work.  For more information, please read the full article: https://arxiv.org/abs/1803.08395