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Once in a lifetime there is an innovator who changes everything.  In the information sciences, that man is Dr. Eugene Garfield.  Dr. Garfield, founder & chairman emeritus of the Institute for Scientific Information (now Thomson Scientific), had a vision in 1950 that shaped the future of information science and created the foundation that shapes how people get their information today.   Dr. Garfield’s imagination, expertise and passion forged a path that created the information world we now live in.


The University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences invites you to join a conversation with this amazing man.

The conversation with luminary Dr. Eugene Garfield will be hosted by  Dr. Dania Bilal.  This event,  “Reminiscences, Reflections, and Flotsam, ”  takes place on Wednesday, March 23, from 12:15 to 1 pm, in the Communications Building, Scripps Convergence Lab, Room 402.     A reception will precede the event at 11:30 AM- 12:15 PM.

This talk is free and open to the public. SIS will host a reception with delicious hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and desserts from TIME. This lecture will be webcast and the address will be available the Monday before the event. 


What: Reminiscences, Reflections, and Flotsam: an informal conversation with Dr. Eugene Garfield
When: Wednesday,  March 23, 2011 from 12:15 PM-1PM; Reception from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
Where: Scripps Convergence Lab, Room 402, UTK Communications Building

Who:  SIS, CCI and UT community members are invited to attend


Brief Bio of Dr. Garfield:
Dr. Eugene Garfield is founder & chairman emeritus of the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI(R)) - now Thomson Scientific; former president of the ASIST. Dr. Garfield's career in scientific communication and information science began in 1951 and he continues to be active at age 85 in scientific communication and information science. He is frequent writer and speaker and award recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including  1984 Derek J. de Solla Price Memorial Medal; 1997 Honorary Degree from Far Eastern University, Vladivostok, Russia; 1997 Honorary Membership in the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia; 2005 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow; 2007 American Philosophical Society Member. In 1986, he founded The Scientist, a bi-weekly newspaper for research professionals. It reports on news and developments relevant to the professional and practical interests of scientists, providing a unique forum for the discussion of issues important both to the research community and society.


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Suzie Allard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Assistant Director

University of Tennessee

College of Communication & Information

School of Information Sciences

453 Communication Building

Knoxville,  TN  37996-0341

phone: 865.974.1369

fax: 865.974.4967

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