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ISchool faculty member named journal editor

Aug. 24, 2016

School of Information Associate Professor Ciaran B. Trace has been named editor of the iSchool's quarterly publication, Information & Culture: A Journal of History

The journal examines the role of information from a historical perspective.

iSchool, English Department to offer dual master's degree

July 29, 2016

The School of Information has added its seventh dual master’s degree. The new program, a partnership with the Department of English, is geared toward students who wish to combine a research interest in English with the professional and intellectual opportunities available in the field of Information Studies.

“Developments in information science impact every area of human inquiry, and this new program offers students the opportunity to study and work at the cutting edge of digital humanities scholarship,” said Andrew Dillon, iSchool dean and professor.

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 Spring 2016 Open House

May 13, 2016

More than 60 iSchool students presented the results of their research projects on May 6 during the School of Information’s Spring 2016 Open House.

The event gave community members a chance to visit the iSchool and learn about work being done by students and faculty to curate and organize knowledge through advances in technology.

ATX Experts in Tech Panel

April 12, 2016

Five veterans of the Austin technology and information-related industries visited the School of Information on April 7 to offer advice to students aiming for careers in fields that range from user experience design to social media research and digital content management.

More than 40 students attended the ATX Experts in Tech Panel, which was sponsored by the iSchool student group Advocating for Women in Technology (AWIT) and the School of Information Career Development Office.

Coding Commons Collaborative

Feb. 19, 2016
Graduate students in the School of Information have created Coding Commons, an organization that provides a collaborative workspace for students of any discipline who are interested in learning more about programming and the inner workings of computers.  
 

Apple Privacy Debate

Feb. 18, 2016

In February, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company plans to fight a government order to unlock a cellphone of one of the shooters in the San Bernardino murders.  Both law enforcement and privacy advocates find many areas of agreement and disagreement in this conflict.

Turkish professor visits iSchool to study effects of cyberhate

Feb. 8, 2016

 

It can start out as a differing of opinions on a social media or a website blog post. Suddenly, it can escalate from name calling to a full attack on an individual’s race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or political affiliation.Unfortunately, hate speech has been around for centuries but with the advent of the Internet, it has evolved into a new electronic form - cyberhate.

Three iSchool professors win grant from Center for Identity to study patient portals

Feb. 8, 2016

Three University of Texas School of Information professors spent summer 2015 conducting research to more fully understand the role of human values in the use of patient portals and how this information can better help older adults and beyond.