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Informatics: A Human-Centered Approach to Data, Information, and Technology
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Become an iSchooler

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Diversity & Inclusion

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Jobs at the iSchool

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Protect Texas Together


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Texas iSchool Remains in Top Tier of U.S. News Grad School Rankings

The Texas iSchool retained its spot at No. 5 for the second time in a row. The iSchool has remained in the top 10 in the U.S. News rankings for over two decades, steadily rising through this elite upper tier.

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Bridging the Past and the Future

Virginia Massey Bowden and Charles Lee Bowden share a deep passion for empowering others to expand their knowledge and strengthen their minds. Helping others achieve these goals became their life’s work. But they were inspired to do even more. They established the Virginia & Charles Bowden Endowed Professorship in Librarianship in 2020 through a securities gift to the School of Information (iSchool) at The University of Texas at Austin.

Recent Research

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Soo Young Rieh to Launch Institute on Artificial Intelligence for Library and Information Profession

Professor Soo Young Rieh is partnering with collaborators from two other universities to launch the IDEA Institute on Artificial intelligence (AI), a two-year project funded by a $208,142 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The institute aims to help library and information professionals to lead in planning, deploying, and implementing artificial intelligence in library settings. A diverse cohort of twenty fellows will be recruited nationwide to attend the Institute, where they will develop conceptual and practical AI knowledge and skills in a collaborative learning environment.

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Amelia Acker Awarded Grant to Research Data Afterlives

Dr. Amelia Acker was awarded a collaborative grant of $461,085 from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for her research project, "Collaborative Research Data Afterlives: The long-term impact of NSF Data Management Plans on data archiving and sharing for increased access." Acker will be investigating how the NSF's Data Management Plan requirement policy, domain specific management plans, and data archiving have evolved to confront the growth of digital data from scientific research.

Consumer Health Information Search Behavior

Yan Zhang & Jacek Gwizdka Research Consumer Health Information Search

Dr. Yan Zhang and Dr. Jacek Gwizdka won a $55,314 Google Faculty Award for their research project: Consumer Longitudinal Health Information Needs and Search Behavior. The researchers will study consumers’ health information needs and information search behavior as they unfold in natural settings over a three month period.