Faculty Spotlight – January 2022

Dr. Hengyi Fu was named a finalist for the iConference’s Lee Dirks Award for Best Full Research Paper. Her paper, entitled “Facial Recognition Interaction in a University Setting: Impression, Reaction, and Decision-Making,” was selected as a top five finalist. The winner of the award will be announced during the annual conference, which will be held from February 20 – March 4. More information about Dr. Fu’s paper, as well as the other finalists’ work can be found here. We wish Dr. Fu the best of luck!

Dr. Miriam Sweeney was recently announced to be the keynote speaker at this year’s Illinois Information Literacy Summit. The theme for the conference this year is “Expanding the Conversation: Digital, Media, and Civic Literacies In and Out of the Library,” which directly ties in to Dr. Sweeney’s research in critical digital media and information studies. The conference will be held virtually on Friday, April 29, 2022. Congratulations, Dr. Sweeney!