CCI Faculty and Students Recognized at Drexel Authors Event May 4, 2016 Five faculty members and students from the College of Computing & Informatics were honored at the fourth annual Celebrating Drexel Authors event on Apr. 27 at the A. J. Drexel Picture Gallery on Drexel’s University City Campus. Presented by the Office of the Provost and Drexel Libraries, the event serves to honor the University’s faculty, professional staff and students who wrote or edited publications that were issued in 2015. This year, the Celebrating Drexel Authors event honored 76 published authors and editors overall. The following CCI faculty members and students were honored: Assistant Professors Andrea Forte, PhD, and Kristene Unsworth, PhD Urban Informatics: Collaboration at the Nexus of Policy, Technology and Design, People and Data Information shapes urban spaces in ways that most people rarely stop to consider. From data-driven planning to grassroots activism to influencing the routes we walk, bike and drive, new information technologies are helping city dwellers to leverage information in new ways. These technologies shape the uses and character of urban spaces. Information technologies and tools such as social media and GIS tracking applications are being used by individuals as they go about their daily lives, not as alternatives to social interaction, but as opportunities to participate in the shared experience of urban life. Library and information science graduate student April James, PhD Madison Hatta's Book of Unreasonable Rhymes Madison Hatta, sonneteer, delights in writing and reciting original, whimsical sonnets about madness, time, career, family dysfunction and the importance of drinking tea. Adjunct faculty member Ellyssa Kroski Cosplay in Libraries: How to Embrace Costume Play in Your Library Cosplay, comics, anime and geek culture have exploded into the mainstream over recent years and have resulted in a thriving community of costume enthusiasts and pop culture fans. Libraries on the leading edge are already embracing this new worldwide sensation by integrating cosplay into their programming and events. Learn all about the world of cosplay and how you can host cosplay events, workshops, makerspaces, clubs and more in your library. Library Technology Essentials The Library Technology Essentials series helps librarians utilize today’s hottest new technologies as well as ready themselves for tomorrow’s. The series features titles that cover the A-Z of how to leverage the latest and most cutting-edge technologies and trends to deliver new library services. Library and information science graduate student Jenny Adams Perinovic Magic Dark and Bright is a young adult publication featuring a young girl Amelia Dupree and her quest to help a ghost find peace. But in her efforts she unleashes an unspeakable evil that threatens everything she loves. Read more about this year’s honorees on Drexel NOW.