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UT iSchool hosts ATX Women in Tech panel Feb. 27

Feb. 23, 2015

Five women, all University of Texas School of Information graduates, working in various information-related fields will discuss what technology skills have helped further their careers at the second annual ATX Women in Tech Panel Friday, February 27. The panel begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1.208 of UT School of Information, 1616 Guadalupe St., Austin. A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the iSchool's Tocker Foundation Student Lounge.

Hyun Joon Jung Receives 2015 Samsung Human-Tech Paper Award

Feb. 7, 2015

Hyun Joon Jung, a PhD candidate in the School of Information (iSchool) at the University of Texas at Austin, was awarded a distinguished Silver Prize in Computer Science at the 21st Annual International Samsung Human-Tech Paper Awards, held on February 11, 2015.

UT iSchool celebrates accomplishments of 110 graduates at convocation

Jan. 5, 2015

Although the main commencement ceremony at the University of Texas was canceled because of severe weather on May 23, the university’s School of Information continued with their convocation festivities and proudly celebrated approximately 110 graduates.

School of Information alumnus Robert A. Walton gave the convocation address, titled “Plain Talk” at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

UT iSchool Spring Open House Showcases Student Talent

Jan. 1, 2015

UT iSchool spring open house showcases student talent 

Graduate projects featured as part of the University of Texas School of Information’s spring open house May 8 ran the gamut of the more traditional public or school library setting to students not only testing but creating useful apps.

The open house offered the community a look at the cutting-edge work of graduate students, the ways they develop knowledge for the digital age, and how new information technologies impact the human endeavor.

UT iSchool partners with Center for Identity to offer first ever Option III program

Jan. 1, 2015

The University of Texas School of Information has joined forces with the Center for Identity as the school ventures into its first foray of offering executive and alternative education.

UT iSchool professor Matt Lease earns tenure

Jan. 1, 2015

A University of Texas School of Information faculty member, known for his innovative research and passion for teaching, reached a pinnacle point in his careers recently. Assistant Professor Matt Lease was awarded tenure this winter.

Lease has conducted research in the areas of information retrieval and crowdsourcing over the past five years. Information retrieval is the science of creating new search engine technologies such as Google while crowdsourcing helps engage people online to perform productive, human computation tasks. 

UT-Austin iSchool Doctoral Program Applications and Information Sessions

Oct. 22, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information invites applications to our doctoral program for Fall 2015. Funding is available in the form of fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships, which typically include a stipend, tuition reduction, and medical insurance with premium sharing.

The application deadline for all applicants is November 15, 2014. Application requirements include:

Research Assistant Position for ICT4D Research

Oct. 20, 2014

A graduate research assistant position in ICT4D research is available at The University of Texas at Austin School of Information for a new doctoral student entering the PhD program in Fall 2015. Interested applicants must apply to the doctoral program and be admitted through the school's normal selection process as explained online: PhD admissions. Please note the application deadline is November 15, 2014.

MSIS Student Alia Gant Awarded 2014-2016 ARL Diversity Scholar

Oct. 9, 2014

iSchool Masters student, Alia Gant, has been selected as one of 13 MLIS/MSIS Diversity Scholars for 2014-2016. The Diversity Scholars program is part of the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

iSchool conservators care for Bacone's Ataloa Lodge collections

Oct. 9, 2014

ISchool faculty Rebecca Elder and Karen Pavelka were invited to Bacone College in Muskogee, OK for a conservator's weekend to help care for neglected collections at Bacone's Ataloa Lodge museum. They worked along other invited collections care professionals and library staff, including the Senior VP for Advancement of the college, who showed up in a tee shirt and shorts, ready to help out wherever he was needed.