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Doc student has paper accepted at CHI Conference

Dec. 21, 2015

 

Jane Gruning, PhD student in the iSchool has her co-authored paper, "Things We Own Together: Sharing Possessions at Home,” accepted at the annual ACM SIG CHI conference, the most prestigious conference for research in human-computer interaction, with acceptance rates usually running around 25%.

Alumna Ashwini Kamath Featured on IBMDesign's Careers Page

Nov. 23, 2015

 

iSchool alumna Ashwini Kamath, Design Researcher and UX Designer at IBM Watson Group, is currently featured on IBMDesign's careers page.

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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.

Two Papers Accepted To CHIIR 2016

Nov. 20, 2015

The School of Information is proud to announce that two of Dr. Jacek Gwizdka's papers has been accepted for the CHIIR 2016 conference.

  • Perspectives paper on NeuroPhysiological Evidence for Studying Search by Javed Mostafa & Jacek Gwizdka.
  • Paper on the Use of Query Auto Completion by C.Smith H.Feild & Jacek Gwizdka

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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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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.

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.

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.