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Professor Patricia K. Galloway Received the 2015 Library Journal/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award

Nov. 20, 2015

Rarely can one find a professor with such a wide and profound knowledge of the fields and disciplines that relate to applying digital technology to development of cultural archives. Professor Patricia K. Galloway, of the iSchool at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, takes these achievements several levels higher with her record of original and broad scholarship; her many contributions to research and new knowledge in her practice and belief system of cultural archives and historiography; and the roster of current and former students she has led, instructed, and greatly inspired.

iSchool Faculty Jacek Gwizdka Honored by The Kosciuszko Foundation

Nov. 19, 2015

iSchool Faculty Jacek Gwizdka was honored by The Kosciuszko Foundation (a premier American organization promoting interactions between the US and Poland) as an Eminent Scientist of Polish Origin and Ancestry and recognized by them as Distinguished Fellow of their Collegium Eminent Scientists.

Professors receive funding to digitize historical records on asylum

Nov. 19, 2015

 

Three faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin's School of Information have received a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to develop and field test a digital infrastructure for preserving and managing the historical public records from the Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane in Petersburg, Virginia.

The Changing Working Environment for Professional and Technical Workers.

Nov. 19, 2015

 

Professor Diane Bailey has been invited to speak on a panel before representatives from 22 labor unions, members of the Department of Professional Employees AFL-CIO, in Washington, DC November 18th as part of a series titled, “The Changing Working Environment for Professional and Technical Workers.

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Matt Lease receives grant from QNRF to improve Arabic language search engine technology

Nov. 4, 2015

While search engines have become incredibly accurate for navigating through websites written in English, finding relevant webpages in other languages is often more difficult.

Doc Student George Royer Has a Game in Fantastic Arcade

Sept. 15, 2015

Psychic Cat, a game design of Doc Student George Royer, is featured in the Fantastic Arcade 2015. The game is about an intrepid feline traversing a blasted psychosphere in the wake of a failed Psychic Voyage.

 

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Matthew De Waelsche was Recoginized at the Juneteenth Freedom Dinner

Sept. 4, 2015

 

Matthew De Waelsche, alumni of iSchool, archivist of the San Antonio Public Library's Texana/Genealogy Room, was recognized June 17 at the Juneteenth Freedom Dinner at St. Philip's College for his work with Texana's African-American funeral program collection. There are about 4,400 programs in the collection; 3,500 have been scanned and are available online through the University of North Texas online Portal to Texas History, with nearly 900 soon to be added through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

How We've Adapted Our Reading Habits to Fit Our Screens

Sept. 2, 2015

Dean Andrew Dillon is featured in a Texas Standard interview on deep reading.

“Where once we were engaged with full multi-paged documents, we’re now increasingly occupied and spending time with short-form, few paragraph-long articles from which we flip from one to the other very, very quickly,” he says.

“All new technologies come with a certain element of doom-gloom and the end of civilization associated with it,” Dillon admits.

Jennifer Richey MSIS. PHD Wins Award

Sept. 2, 2015

 

Jennifer Richey, a UT grad with 2 degrees from the iSchool has been named Outstanding Teacher for the College of Professional Education for 2015 at TWU. She was an IMLS Fellow while a PhD student in the Youth, Community, Libraries grant. One of the goals for the grant was to educate faculty to to education future school and youth librarians. Congratulations Jennifer and thanks again to all those who worked with her while she earned her degrees here.

Tara Iagulli Published on National Career Development Association

Sept. 2, 2015

Tara Iagulli, Director of Career Development, published “What’s Love Got to Do with…Careers?” on NCDA (National Career Development Association).