News Category: archives,-records,-&-knowledge-management

King Davis to Receive Benjamin Rush Award for Central State Hospital Archives Project

Feb. 28, 2019

Texas iSchool Colleague and Research Professor King Davis was recently selected for the Benjamin Rush Award from the American Psychiatric Association for, “The Central State Hospital Archives Project.” Known as the “Father” of American psychiatry, Rush is celebrated for his multiple contri

Texas iSchool to research White House social media archives

Jan. 4, 2017
The White House announced on Jan. 5 that Texas iSchool Assistant Professor Amelia Acker will conduct a pair of research and teaching projects using President Barack Obama’s complete social media archives.
 

Matthew De Waelsche was Recoginized at the Juneteenth Freedom Dinner

Sept. 4, 2015

 

Matthew De Waelsche, alumni of iSchool, archivist of the San Antonio Public Library's Texana/Genealogy Room, was recognized June 17 at the Juneteenth Freedom Dinner at St. Philip's College for his work with Texana's African-American funeral program collection. There are about 4,400 programs in the collection; 3,500 have been scanned and are available online through the University of North Texas online Portal to Texas History, with nearly 900 soon to be added through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Local Publication Features Rachel Nellis (MSIS '16)

July 6, 2015

Rachel Nellis, an iSchool Masters student, is participating in the 2015 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. this summer. Her internship experience was captured by her hometown publication, the Kane County Chronicle. 

The Batavian, a graduate student in archival studies at the University of Texas, is one of 19 members of the 2015 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship program, a 10-week study that provides a playground for Nellis’ photographic memory.

Makes sense. She certainly handles her share of images each day.

iSchool Students Complete Library of Congress “Horns on the Hill” Metadata Internship

April 8, 2015

Instead of soaking up the sun in a traditional Spring Break getaway setting, UT iSchool students Laura Fry and Megan Martinsen participated in the ‘Horns on the Hill program by completing internships at the Law Library of Congress.

iSchool conservators care for Bacone's Ataloa Lodge collections

Oct. 9, 2014

ISchool faculty Rebecca Elder and Karen Pavelka were invited to Bacone College in Muskogee, OK for a conservator's weekend to help care for neglected collections at Bacone's Ataloa Lodge museum. They worked along other invited collections care professionals and library staff, including the Senior VP for Advancement of the college, who showed up in a tee shirt and shorts, ready to help out wherever he was needed.

David Arctur Makes Major Gift to the iSchool

Feb. 28, 2014

David Arctur has worked as an electrical engineer, a software architect and an urban planner among other things. His career has taken him from Austin to Africa to Silicon Valley and back to Austin. His academic titles include research fellow in the Jackson School of Geosciences and the Cockrell School of Engineering and instructor at the iSchool.

He jokes that he should be retired by now.

iSchool Alum, Phil Metzger, Pays it Forward by Funding a Student Scholarship

Feb. 28, 2014

Just as the new school year began, the iSchool received a generous gift to directly support a student studying in the area of rare books and conservation. Dr. Metzger decided the best way to ensure the continuing scholarly focus in the area most meaningful to him was to designate his annual gift as a student scholarship in rare books and conservation.