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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.

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.