News Category: faculty-news

Tanya Clement Awarded A Second NEH Grant

Feb. 3, 2014

Even digitized, unprocessed sound collections, which hold important cultural artifacts such as poetry readings, story telling, speeches, oral histories, and other performances of the spoken word remain largely inaccessible.

Where in the World is Randolph Gaujot?

Dec. 10, 2013

Have you noticed that Dr. Bias has been gone since June 1? (If you have not noticed, please don't tell him.) Randolph has been off on a Faculty Research Assignment at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC). With his time there about up, we asked him to share with us how his experience has been.

Sam Burns: So, what have you been doing in Pensacola, mostly just fishing and sunbathing?

Randolph Bias: Yep, that's all.

Lease Garners Three Early Career Awards in One Year

Aug. 19, 2013

Assistant Professor Matt Lease has accomplished a rare feat for a young faculty member, securing three prestigious early career awards in one year from federal government agencies. "To receive one career award from a federal funding agency is recognition of early prominence and a strong predictor of future scholarly impact," said Dean Andrew Dillon. "To receive three, all in one year, is unprecedented in my experience.

Tanya Clement Wins Best Digital Humanities Visualization Award

Feb. 24, 2013

Assistant Professor Tanya Clement is a foremost scholar in the digital humanities field. Her work involves rethinking how institutions curate humanities data and how contexts resulting from changing resources and technologies influence humanists' scholarship.

SXSW Interactive Coming Up

Feb. 24, 2013

The egalitarian spirit of the South By Southwest conference encourages anyone to attend and participate. "Anyone" includes information professionals in libraries, archives, museums, and information technology - all view it as an opportunity to promote core community issues such as open access, copyright, design, and digital stewardship to a receptive tech community.

Professor Glynn Harmon (1933-2013)

Feb. 19, 2013

With great sadness we report the death of Dr. Glynn Harmon (1933-2013), long-serving professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, who died quietly at his home on Sunday, February 17, aged 79 years. Dr. Harmon held multiple degrees including a Bachelors of Arts, Political Science, and Masters of Arts, Public Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He also held Masters of Science and Ph.D., Information Science, both from Case Western Reserve University. Later, he earned a Masters of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University.

Dean Brooke Sheldon 1931-2013

Feb. 12, 2013

We are saddened to share the news that former iSchool Dean, Brooke E. Sheldon, died Monday, February 11th. Brooke served as dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science from 1991-1996. A specialist in leadership and management, Brooke was a strong advocate for public libraries and a more scholarly approach to professional education. Brooke led the school through a major restructuring of its doctoral program and successfully advanced the school's external research and gift funding.

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