Deanís Lecture Series Features Dean & Professor at Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign




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John Unsworth, dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is the guest speaker in the next installment of the Deanís Lecture Series, sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technologyís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences.

Unsworth will present Cyberinfrastructure for the Humanities and Social Sciences at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 12, in the Golisano College auditorium on the RIT campus. The free, public event will be followed by a reception.

Prior to his appointment as dean in 2003, Unsworth served as the first director of the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities and was a faculty member in the English Department at the University of Virginia. Unsworth has been widely published on the topic of electronic scholarship.

NOTE: RITís B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, the largest comprehensive computing college in the nation, was created in 2001 with a $14 million gift from B. Thomas Golisano, founder and chairman of Paychex Inc.

The Golisano College offers a Ph.D. program in computing and information sciences. At the graduate level, programs are offered in computer science, information technology, software development and management, computer security and information assurance, and learning and knowledge management systems as well as undergraduate degree programs in computer science, information technology, applied network and system administration, software engineering, new media and medical informatics.