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Dean Brooke Sheldon 1931-2013

Feb. 12, 2013

We are saddened to share the news that former iSchool Dean, Brooke E. Sheldon, died Monday, February 11th. Brooke served as dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science from 1991-1996. A specialist in leadership and management, Brooke was a strong advocate for public libraries and a more scholarly approach to professional education. Brooke led the school through a major restructuring of its doctoral program and successfully advanced the school's external research and gift funding.

iSchool Receives $1.2 Million Estate Gift to Expand Offerings

Jan. 2, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas - The School of Information (iSchool) at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $1.2 million gift from the estate of longtime librarian Mary Boyvey. The gift represents half of the estate of Boyvey, who passed away May 12 at the age of 91.

2014 Spring Convocation Wrap-up

The merriment began before the ceremony started as iSchool graduates assembled in the hallway outside the amphitheater at the AT&T Conference Center on May 17.

The order of the procession would be alphabetical, one of the organizers announced.

"We have to alphabetize ourselves?" a student responded with mock incredulity.

Amid peals of laughter and the strains of the bagpipe - a convocation tradition upheld for many years by piper Wade Harper - graduates made last minute adjustments to each other's stoles and tassels. It was time.