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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.

AERI 2013: iSchool Hosts Major National Archiving Conference

Aug. 19, 2013

In mid-June, the iSchool hosted AERI, a major national conference for doctoral students in archival studies and Ph.D.'s who are beginning professional careers in archiving. Drawing over one hundred archives doctoral candidates and archival educators, the Archival Education and Research Institute conference featured five days of presentations, workshops and field trips. While most student participants are from the U.S., others came from as far away as New Zealand, Canada, China, Korea, and Australia.

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.

UT's iSchool leads the way with first-of-its-kind HiPSTAS conference

July 11, 2013

Millions of gigabytes of sound are stored on servers across the Internet in the form of digital files containing music, spoken word, and video. This explosion of available digital sound recordings is a boon to cultural scholars, but searching through the files for discernible patterns is like looking for needles in a haystack.

From the Killing Fields to the White House: Bestselling Author, Ambassador and White House Official Addresses iSchool Convocation

June 29, 2013

The iSchool's 2013 Convocation, held on May 18 in the AT&T Conference Center Amphitheatre, honored our graduates from Spring 2013, August 2012 and December 2012. Guest speaker Ambassador Sichan Siv addressed the audience with the compelling tale of his incredible journey to success - and what most would term the quintessential American dream.

iSchool Hosts Major National Archiving Conference

June 17, 2013

The University of Texas at Austin's School of Information (iSchool) will be hosting a major national conference for doctoral students in archival studies and Ph.D.'s who are beginning professional careers in archiving.

The Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) conference is taking place in Austin from June 17-21 and will draw around 50 archives doctoral candidates and 45 archival educators for five days filled with presentations, workshops and field trips.