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Howison Wins NSF CAREER Award

July 29, 2015

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Assistant Professor James Howison can help sustain the software underlying scientific research. Howison earned the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award bringing $535,349 to the UT iSchool to support his project, “CAREER: Sustaining Scientific Infrastructure: Researching Transition from Grants to Peer Production.” The NSF award recognizes pre-tenured faculty who exemplify the role of teachers and scholars and integrate programs of research, education and curriculum development.

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

July 13, 2015

The School of Information at the University of Texas, Austin and Dean Andrew Dillon are featured in a Fast Co.Design article on onscreen reading comprehension. 

 

 

iSchool Students Awarded ALA Spectrum Scholarships

July 8, 2015

Every year, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity awards 60 Spectrum Scholarships to graduate students excelling in the field of library and information studies. This year’s recipients include three students from the UT School of Information: Maria Barker, Alia Gant, and Maria Fernandez. 

Local Publication Features Rachel Nellis (MSIS '16)

July 6, 2015

Rachel Nellis, an iSchool Masters student, is participating in the 2015 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. this summer. Her internship experience was captured by her hometown publication, the Kane County Chronicle. 

The Batavian, a graduate student in archival studies at the University of Texas, is one of 19 members of the 2015 Frank and Peggy Steele Internship program, a 10-week study that provides a playground for Nellis’ photographic memory.

Makes sense. She certainly handles her share of images each day.

Lance Hayden Featured on U.S. News & World Report

July 1, 2015

Adjunct faculty member Lance Hayden was featured in an U.S. News & World Report article centered on millennials and cybersecurity. 

Despite being the first generation to have grown up using the Internet, studies indicate millennials can be surprisingly unaware of online security threats they face.

In fact, a 2013 survey by Marble Security, a mobile threat intelligence and defense company, found that 26.2 percent of young adults born in the U.S. between 1980 and 2000 have had an online account hacked, compared with a 21.4 percent national average. 

Salvage Workshop Prepares Volunteers to Help

June 29, 2015

The San Marcos Extension Education Club partnered with the University of Texas at Austin's School of Information to host a Salvage Workshop to train volunteers on how to clean damaged photos, books and documents.  Karen Pavelka, a lecturer, and a team from the School of Information presented the workshop on June 3rd at the Extension office in San Marcos.  Those participating included Extension Education Club members and other volunteers wanting to help with cleanup efforts now and in the future.  Participants learned how to handle items damaged by water and flooding.

Andrew Dillon Interviewed on China Radio International

April 24, 2015

Over the last 20 years, April 23rd has been known as World Book Day, a yearly event organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright.

 

There is one famous quotation from the well-known Russian writer Maxim Gorky that books are the stepping stones for humans. Today, however, these stepping stones are nowhere near appealing to everyone.

 

According to a Chinese think tank that focuses on the publishing industry, close to 40% of the people in the developed world hardly do any reading.

 

iSchool Students Complete Library of Congress “Horns on the Hill” Metadata Internship

April 8, 2015

Instead of soaking up the sun in a traditional Spring Break getaway setting, UT iSchool students Laura Fry and Megan Martinsen participated in the ‘Horns on the Hill program by completing internships at the Law Library of Congress.

UT iSchool, Iron Mountain kick off partnership with 'Roundup on Big Data Analytics' event Feb. 24

Feb. 23, 2015

The University of Texas School of Information and Iron Mountain Incorporated, a storage and information management company, have partnered together to advance the study and practice of information management and governance. To launch this initiative, the UT School of Information and Iron Mountain will co-host "A Two-Gun Texas Roundup on Big Data Analytics," on Feb. 24 at the AT&T Conference Center, located at 1900 University Ave., Austin, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.