Honorary Doctorate for Ben Shneiderman from
University of Castilla-LaMancha

Ben Shneiderman received an honorary doctorate from the University of Castilla-LaMancha (UCLM, an hour train ride south of Madrid) on February 9, 2010. The UCLM announcement included this statement: 

We will honor Ben Shneiderman for his contributions to Human-Computer Interaction and for hisefforts to promote use of technology for betterment of society. He joins an esteemed list of previous recipients including writer Umberto Eco, Oxford chemist Richard Wayne, film producer Pedro Almodovar, and sociologist Manuel Castells (see full list at http://www.uclm.es/honoris/

We hope this recognition will help raise awareness of Human-Computer Interaction research acrossSpain and beyond. We also hope this will bring closer relationships between the UCLM research groups:

CHICO : http://chico.inf-cr.uclm.es/cms/
LOuiSE : http://www.i3a.uclm.es/consulta/memoria.php?lang=EAram_0Jram_1b

with the UM Human-Computer Interaction Lab : http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil

Ben Shneiderman�s speech is here and the The UCLM report on the event with photos is at: http://www.uclm.es/gabinete/ver_noticias.asp?id_noticia=6955  

(Google�s translation) http://translate.google.com/translate?js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=1&eotf=1&u=http://www.uclm.es/gabinete/ver_noticias.asp%3Fid_noticia%3D6955&sl=es&tl=en

Ceremony translated to enlgish: here

Further information abot the Honorary Degree and history here

Links to newspaper stories (6), internet reports (30+), and photos are at: http://chico.inf-cr.uclm.es/mortega/wiki/index.php/DHC

The web page (only in Spanish) for the Honorary Doctorate at the UCLM is: http://www.uclm.es/actividades/evento.aspx?id_evento=2636

There is another page for the speech of Jenny Preece at: http://www.uclm.es/actividades/evento.aspx?id_evento=2637

The event appears at the AIPO (the Spanish CHI Association) webpage at: http://www.aipo.es/items.php?id=328

It appears also at the ADIE webpage (The Spanish e-Learning Association) at: http://www.adie.es/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=18  




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