News Category: events-&-activities

Texas iSchool Welcomes New Student Cohort

Aug. 31, 2019

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information is welcoming a class of 74 new master’s students and two new doctoral students for the fall 2019 semester.

2019 Texas iSchool Graduates, Masters of Information Go Forth

May 30, 2019

On Saturday, May 25, The University of Texas at AustinSchool of Information graduate candidates and their guests filled the Grand Ballroom at the ATT Conference Center to celebrate a huge milestone. Anticipation filled the room as iSchool students eagerly waited for their names to be called signaling their turn to cross the commencement stage.

Nearly 130 New Students Join Texas iSchool

Aug. 28, 2017

The Texas iSchool is welcoming a class of 125 new master’s students and three new doctoral students in the Fall 2017 semester.

During an orientation session one week before the first day of class, the iSchool’s incoming interim dean, Professor Randolph Bias, encouraged new students to focus on acquiring the skills they need to get a job in two years, but to also focus on the theory that undergirds those skills “so that in 20 years you can get a job that doesn’t exist yet.”

Convocation 2016

May 23, 2016

School of Information Dean Andrew Dillon recognized nearly 100 graduates during the iSchool convocation on May 21.

Acting Librarian of Congress David Mao delivered the convocation address. Mao, who was appointed in October 2015, described his efforts to reorganize the Library of Congress by strengthening the institution’s management of information technology, among other major projects.

UT iSchool hosts ATX Women in Tech panel Feb. 27

Feb. 23, 2015

Five women, all University of Texas School of Information graduates, working in various information-related fields will discuss what technology skills have helped further their careers at the second annual ATX Women in Tech Panel Friday, February 27. The panel begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1.208 of UT School of Information, 1616 Guadalupe St., Austin. A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the iSchool's Tocker Foundation Student Lounge.

UT iSchool celebrates accomplishments of 110 graduates at convocation

Jan. 5, 2015

Although the main commencement ceremony at the University of Texas was canceled because of severe weather on May 23, the university’s School of Information continued with their convocation festivities and proudly celebrated approximately 110 graduates.

School of Information alumnus Robert A. Walton gave the convocation address, titled “Plain Talk” at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

UT iSchool Spring Open House Showcases Student Talent

Jan. 1, 2015

UT iSchool spring open house showcases student talent 

Graduate projects featured as part of the University of Texas School of Information’s spring open house May 8 ran the gamut of the more traditional public or school library setting to students not only testing but creating useful apps.

The open house offered the community a look at the cutting-edge work of graduate students, the ways they develop knowledge for the digital age, and how new information technologies impact the human endeavor.

Students Shine at Spring 2014 iSchool Open House

June 11, 2014

Teaching librarians to play psychologist. Mapping flood risk areas. Digitizing a goldmine of Texas music recordings.

These were just a few of the student projects featured at the iSchool's Open House on May 2.

She++ Advancing Women In Technology

April 1, 2014

Sometimes just hearing another woman's experience can plant the seed of possibility.

That's what Marcia McIntosh, a second-year student, found last year when she attended a screening and discussion of the documentary She++. The event, organized by the iSchool's AWIT (Advancing Women in Technology) committee, revealed some troubling statistics. In 2009, the film reports, women earned 52 percent of the math and science degree in the U.S. but only 18 percent of technology-related degrees.

UT-Austin iSchool Doctoral Program Applications and Open Houses

Oct. 21, 2013

 

 

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information invites applications to our doctoral program for Fall 2014. Funding is available in the form of fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships, which typically include a stipend, tuition reduction, and medical insurance with premium sharing.

The application deadline for all applicants is November 15, 2013. Application requirements include: