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Dr. Xie boosting older adults' eHealth skills

May 8, 2017

Associate Professor Bo Xie is working on a project that will help older adults use the Internet to make informed choices about health and medicine.

Dr. Xie received a $426,127 grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging for the study, which is titled “Boosting Older Adults’ Cognition by Training Real-World eHealth Skills.”

“Older adults face a range of medical decisions,” Dr. Xie said. “The Internet has the potential to meet their needs for a diverse range of health information.”

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.

Dr. Roy awarded $488K to help veterans become librarians

May 4, 2017

Texas iSchool Professor Loriene Roy has received a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help U.S. veterans become librarians.

Volunteer for #DATARESCUEATX

May 2, 2017

#DataRescueATX at UT is an opportunity for programmers, scientists, archivists, activists, and volunteers of all kinds to identify, back-up, and help preserve publicly accessible federal data resources in the public interest, in the event, they are removed from public view and use.

Committee makes diversity recommendations for iSchool

April 26, 2017

The School of Information’s diversity and inclusion committee has issued its first report.

Drawing on conversations among students, faculty and staff, as well as a community-wide survey, the report makes eight recommendations for the iSchool. They include:

Dr. Bias receives lifetime achievement award

April 25, 2017

The world’s premier organization for user experience professionals is honoring School of Information Professor Randolph G. Bias with its lifetime achievement award.

A pioneer of the user experience field, Dr. Bias spent two decades in private industry before joining the School of Information in 2003.

iSchool student groups putting community first

April 5, 2017

Fifty children gathered around computers in an East Austin classroom last spring. They knew how to operate the machines, of course. The children could type, run software and explore the Internet. But now they were handed screwdrivers.

One by one, fifth-grade students at the University of Texas Elementary School took turns removing the tiny screws that held the computers together. When they popped off the protective case, the hard drive and other components were revealed.

Several kids giggled. “I can see inside!” one girl declared.

“What is it?” another asked.

Texas iSchool achieves international ranking

April 4, 2017

The Texas iSchool ranks in the top 10 among information schools worldwide, according to a new report.

On April 3, the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) announced The University of Texas at Austin School of Information is internationally positioned at No. 7 for schools of information science and library science.

School of Information creates makerspace

March 8, 2017

If students dream it, the School of Information will help them build it.

In Fall 2016, the iSchool debuted the Information Lifecycle Lab, a makerspace that gives students room to share ideas, tinker with hardware and create prototypes for new electronic devices. The lab offers a range of high-tech equipment from 3D printers to computer microprocessors.