News Category: student-news

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.

Students Develop Cutting- Edge Prototypes

Sept. 28, 2018

In the Texas iSchool’s Interaction Design class, students learn to “put it all together,” says Dr. Fleming Seay, a longtime adjunct faculty member and senior principal UX engineer at Dell. The project-based course in design thinking allows students to tackle a real-world problem of their choice by gathering and interpreting data, and transforming the implications of that data into a prototype design that is then tested and refined.

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.”

UX student Tim Salau to intern with Google

May 4, 2017

A Texas iSchool student is heading to Google world headquarters this summer.

Tim Salau was chosen for the User Experience Design Internship at Google’s offices in Mountain View, Calif., where he will conduct user-experience research with the company’s Google search team.

“I'm embarking on a childhood dream that I didn't expect to happen so soon,” said Tim, who is in his first year of the School of Information Master’s of Science in Information Science program.

Student's Capitol exhibit raises awareness for food insecurity

Feb. 1, 2017

A Texas iSchool student is raising awareness for hunger and food insecurity through an exhibit at the Texas State Capitol.

The exhibit, Client Voices from the Feeding Texas StoryBank, can be found in the capitol building’s Lower Rotunda on Feb. 8-10. It features 19 banners, stories and photography of Texas families who are clients of the nonprofit organization Feeding Texas.

School debuts Info Portal student blog

Sept. 15, 2016

Students at the School of Information have created a blog and discussion forum called Info Portal to share their thoughts and experiences on campus life, career advice and other topics.

iSchool Students Awarded ALA Spectrum Scholarships

July 8, 2015

Every year, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity awards 60 Spectrum Scholarships to graduate students excelling in the field of library and information studies. This year’s recipients include three students from the UT School of Information: Maria Barker, Alia Gant, and Maria Fernandez. 

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.

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.