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Advocating For Women In Technology (AWIT) Awarded $1,000 Grant By NCWIT

Dec. 10, 2013

AUSTIN, TX - The School of Information student chapter of ASIS&T's subcommittee AWIT was awarded the NCWIT Student Seed Fund Grant for $1,0000. AWIT will use the grant to hold an iSchool Showcase mini-conference in spring of 2014.

A New Sustaining Gift to the iSchool

Dec. 10, 2013

hamerly gift

As an iSchool student, alumnus Don Hamerly completed the MLIS in 1998 and received his PhD 2009. Now an assistant professor and Director of the School Library Media Program at Dominican University in Chicago, Don has become a strong supporter of the iSchool since his graduation. His latest contribution to the School comes in the form of a sustaining gift, donated on a monthly basis, which he created in 2012 and continues to support.

Where in the World is Randolph Gaujot?

Dec. 10, 2013

Have you noticed that Dr. Bias has been gone since June 1? (If you have not noticed, please don't tell him.) Randolph has been off on a Faculty Research Assignment at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC). With his time there about up, we asked him to share with us how his experience has been.

Sam Burns: So, what have you been doing in Pensacola, mostly just fishing and sunbathing?

Randolph Bias: Yep, that's all.

UT-Austin iSchool Doctoral Program Applications and Open Houses

Oct. 21, 2013



The University of Texas at Austin School of Information invites applications to our doctoral program for Fall 2014. 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, 2013. Application requirements include:

Archives Week 2013

Oct. 9, 2013

UT's student chapter of the Society of American Archivists is excited to present our 14th annual Archives Week, a celebration of historical archives and their role in society. Archives Week is part of Archives Month, which has been recognized each October since its beginning in Michigan in 1969. This year's theme is "Technology in the Archives" and includes events that demonstrate how emerging technologies affect and are used in archives, as well as the current archival research being done at UT's School of Information.

iSchool Beta Phi Mu Chapter to Reactivate

Aug. 19, 2013

Beta Phi Mu

On February 16, 1974, about twenty members of Beta Phi Mu started Texas' first chapter, becoming charter members of the Beta Eta Chapter at The University of Texas at Austin. They pledged to recognize scholastic achievement and scholarly contributions to library and information science, to sponsor and support appropriate professional and scholarly projects, and to improve the quality of library and information science in the Southwest region of the United States.

Strong Showing of iSchool Leaders at The NCWIT Summit

Aug. 19, 2013

Held in late May in Tucson, Arizona, the National Center for Women & Information Technology Summit on Women and IT: Practices and Ideas to Revolutionize Computing brought together leaders, change agents, and stakeholders to focus on research-driven practices that strengthen the computing workforce and promote technology innovation by increasing the participation of girls and women.

Lease Garners Three Early Career Awards in One Year

Aug. 19, 2013

Assistant Professor Matt Lease has accomplished a rare feat for a young faculty member, securing three prestigious early career awards in one year from federal government agencies. "To receive one career award from a federal funding agency is recognition of early prominence and a strong predictor of future scholarly impact," said Dean Andrew Dillon. "To receive three, all in one year, is unprecedented in my experience.

New Alumni Gift Reaches Out to iSchool Students

Aug. 19, 2013

Recent iSchool graduate Jarred Wilson and his partner, Mark Steinwachs, made a designated gift to the iSchool, which will have immediate impact on many iSchool students. The funds will provide a professional photographer to produce headshots of any student who wishes to participate. These photographs will be suitable for many purposes, including professional portfolios, social media such as LinkedIn, career portraits, individual web sites, and personal uses such as graduation or sharing with family members.