Thursday, February 26, 2009

Published article focuses on professor's paper

The latest issue of Graduate Connections, a University of Nebraska publication, contains an article entitled “Advice for Completing a Thesis or Dissertation.”

The piece centers on a paper Kenneth Oldfield, emeritus professor of public administration, published earlier in College Student Journal.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Professor to give presentations in Michigan

Dr. Keith Miller, professor of Computer Science at UIS, is giving three invited talks at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan on Tuesday, February 17.

One talk is to the computer science faculty on the assessing students' progress in computer ethics. A second talk is to a student group on the ethical analysis of case studies.

The third and final talk is open to the public, and entitled "Kiss, kiss, kill, kill: the ethics of robots, sex and war."

For more information, go to the Grand Valley State University's events page here.

Provost receives Chamber of Commerce award

Dr. Harry Berman, provost of UIS, received the President’s Award at the 140th Annual Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Gala & Banquet on January 23.

This award, one of three prestigious awards announced at the banquet, goes to the individual or organization who demonstrates outstanding commitment and dedication to the Chamber.

During 2008, Berman served as chairman of the Continuum of Learning Steering Committee. He led hundreds of community members through the process of launching and establishing the initiative. The Continuum of Learning is an initiative by The Chamber, United Way of Central Illinois and the Sangamon County Community Foundation to ensure everyone is Sangamon County is Ready to Learn, Ready to Work and Ready to Succeed.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Professor delivers finance seminar in Mexico

Dr. Nancy Scannell, associate professor in the College of Business and Management at UIS, was invited to deliver a finance seminar in January 2009 to students at the Tecnológico de Monterrey Chihuahua campus in Mexico in collaboration with a designated co-professor as part of the campus' initiative to internationalize its curriculum.

While in Chihuahua, Nancy also met with students at nearby University Autonomy de Chihuahua to share information about UIS and to discuss the financing university studies in the U.S. Nancy´s presentation was organized by Mtra. Silvia Muñiz Baeza, head of the Office of Scholarships & Programs abroad for the Secretary of Education of Culture of Chihuahua Government. Nancy wishes to thank Rick Lane, director of the Office of International Student Services at UIS and Lori Giordano, UIS Admissions, for facilitating the international student recruitment endeavor.