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Randolph Bias and Sheng-Cheng Huang Receive John Wiley Best Paper Award at ASIS&T

Sept. 30, 2016

The world’s leading organization for information research, ASIS&T, has awarded the 2016 John Wiley & Sons Best JASIST Paper Award to iSchool professor Dr. Randolph Bias and his doctoral graduate, Dr. Sheng-Cheng "Hans" Huang, for their work on neuroimaging and information systems.  The honor will be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Meet the iSchool's student leaders

Sept. 27, 2016

Seven new directors have taken the reins of the iSchool’s official student council, the Student Association of the School of Information (SASI).

From social events to museum visits and information sessions, SASI’s mission is to promote a sense of community within the iSchool and foster professionalism and leadership within the student body. The group also serves as a link between students and the administration of the school and the university.

School hosting several research events

Sept. 20, 2016

The School of Information has scheduled a full slate of public research events for the fall 2016 semester. 

At the iSchool’s research events, experts come together to discuss a wide range of subjects, such as:

Longtime Professor Barbara Immroth retires

Sept. 20, 2016

Barbara Immroth, a professor renowned for her research of children’s libraries and literature, has retired. 

A faculty member of the School of Information since 1980, Immroth won numerous state and national awards for her service to the library field. She has also shaped the careers of librarians throughout Texas and the United States.

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.

School's career development director has resigned

Sept. 13, 2016

School of Information Dean Andrew Dillon has announced the resignation of Career Development Director Tara Iagulli.

Holding the position for six years, Iagulli transformed career services at the school, along with its reputation as an educator of future leaders, Dillon said.

UT iSchool dean stepping down in 2017

Aug. 30, 2016

Andrew Dillon has announced he will resign as dean of the School of Information in 2017 to return to the faculty. 

In an announcement to the UT Austin campus, Provost Maurie McInnis thanked Dillon for a decade and a half of service to the iSchool.

Two new faculty members join iSchool

Aug. 29, 2016

The School of Information has hired two new faculty members whose research is already shaping the interdisciplinary field of information studies.


Assistant Professor Amelia Acker researches the data that people create when they use mobile phones to send text messages, update their Facebook status, or leverage wireless networks in myriad other ways, such as automatically generating GPS coordinates.


Digital humanities research initiative in works

Aug. 25, 2016

A team of researchers from the School of Information, College of Liberal Arts and UT Libraries is planning a new digital humanities research initiative at UT Austin.

Led by iSchool Assistant Professor Tanya Clement, the DH@UT Pop-Up Institute will harness expertise and resources from across campus to build a digital humanities ecosystem for innovative research in the liberal arts.