News Category: awards-&-honors

Tara Iagulli wins NCDA Career Convergence Recognition Award

Jan. 13, 2016

 

Tara Iagulli wins the 'Career Convergence Recognition Award' for her article “What’s Love Got to Do with…Careers?”. The award will be presented at this year's NCDA Career Development Conference in Chicago, IL.

"The article showed original thinking and workable suggestions." - Melanie Reinersman, NCDA Website Editor

 

Doctoral candidate Sarah Buchanan won first place at the 2016 ALISE Conference

Jan. 13, 2016

 

iSchool doctoral candidate, Sarah Buchanan, won first place at the 2016 ALISE Conference in the Jean Tague-Sutcliffe Doctoral Student Research Poster Competition. This competition was established in 1997 in memory of Jean Tague-Sutcliffe, professor and former dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (now the Faculty of Information and Media Studies) at the University of Western Ontario, and is sponsored by ALISE.

Doc student has paper accepted at CHI Conference

Dec. 21, 2015

 

Jane Gruning, PhD student in the iSchool has her co-authored paper, "Things We Own Together: Sharing Possessions at Home,” accepted at the annual ACM SIG CHI conference, the most prestigious conference for research in human-computer interaction, with acceptance rates usually running around 25%.

Professor Patricia K. Galloway Received the 2015 Library Journal/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award

Nov. 20, 2015

Rarely can one find a professor with such a wide and profound knowledge of the fields and disciplines that relate to applying digital technology to development of cultural archives. Professor Patricia K. Galloway, of the iSchool at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, takes these achievements several levels higher with her record of original and broad scholarship; her many contributions to research and new knowledge in her practice and belief system of cultural archives and historiography; and the roster of current and former students she has led, instructed, and greatly inspired.

iSchool Faculty Jacek Gwizdka Honored by The Kosciuszko Foundation

Nov. 19, 2015

iSchool Faculty Jacek Gwizdka was honored by The Kosciuszko Foundation (a premier American organization promoting interactions between the US and Poland) as an Eminent Scientist of Polish Origin and Ancestry and recognized by them as Distinguished Fellow of their Collegium Eminent Scientists.

Professors receive funding to digitize historical records on asylum

Nov. 19, 2015

 

Three faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin's School of Information have received a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to develop and field test a digital infrastructure for preserving and managing the historical public records from the Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane in Petersburg, Virginia.

Matt Lease receives grant from QNRF to improve Arabic language search engine technology

Nov. 4, 2015

While search engines have become incredibly accurate for navigating through websites written in English, finding relevant webpages in other languages is often more difficult.

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.

Jennifer Richey MSIS. PHD Wins Award

Sept. 2, 2015

 

Jennifer Richey, a UT grad with 2 degrees from the iSchool has been named Outstanding Teacher for the College of Professional Education for 2015 at TWU. She was an IMLS Fellow while a PhD student in the Youth, Community, Libraries grant. One of the goals for the grant was to educate faculty to to education future school and youth librarians. Congratulations Jennifer and thanks again to all those who worked with her while she earned her degrees here.

Howison Wins NSF CAREER Award

July 29, 2015

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Assistant Professor James Howison can help sustain the software underlying scientific research. Howison earned the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award bringing $535,349 to the UT iSchool to support his project, “CAREER: Sustaining Scientific Infrastructure: Researching Transition from Grants to Peer Production.” The NSF award recognizes pre-tenured faculty who exemplify the role of teachers and scholars and integrate programs of research, education and curriculum development.