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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.

iSchool Hosts Entrepreneurial Open House

June 13, 2013


The School of Information hosted a spring open house to showcase our programs, labs, activities, and facilities to the community. With the help of Entrepreneur-in-Residence Gary Hoover, we welcomed over 200 visitors from Austin and beyond. Held at the iSchool on the first evening of April, the event offered educational and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and colleagues from Austin's technology community. The open house included tours of the school, the user experience and preservation labs, a reception, and meetings with some of the iSchool faculty and staff. 

Amazon's Online Workforce Not So Anonymous After All

May 20, 2013


Most people assume that's massive online workforce is anonymous, but a study by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other universities has uncovered a security vulnerability that makes it relatively easy to uncover many workers' personally identifying information.

International Bestselling Author and Former White House Official to Speak at School of Information Commencement

May 15, 2013

The School of Information (iSchool) is pleased to announce that international bestselling author and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Sichan Siv will deliver the school's May commencement address.

Born and raised in Cambodia, Siv's incredible journey to success - and what most would term the quintessential American dream - began in 1975 in Phnom Penh, where he was working for the U.S. relief agency CARE. Although the Viet Nam war had ended, the region was far from peaceful - in 1975 Pol Pot's deadly Khmer Rouge entered Cambodia and began a bloody siege.

School of Information Remains in Top Tier of U.S. News Grad School Rankings

April 25, 2013

U.S. News & World Report's "2014 Best Graduate Schools" has ranked The University of Texas at Austin's School of Information in the top five nationally among public colleges and schools of library and information science. This is the second time in a row that the school has been placed in the top five.

The school is ranked number six overall nationally, up from eighth when last ranked.

Tanya Clement Wins Best Digital Humanities Visualization Award

Feb. 24, 2013

Assistant Professor Tanya Clement is a foremost scholar in the digital humanities field. Her work involves rethinking how institutions curate humanities data and how contexts resulting from changing resources and technologies influence humanists' scholarship.

SXSW Interactive Coming Up

Feb. 24, 2013

The egalitarian spirit of the South By Southwest conference encourages anyone to attend and participate. "Anyone" includes information professionals in libraries, archives, museums, and information technology - all view it as an opportunity to promote core community issues such as open access, copyright, design, and digital stewardship to a receptive tech community.

Ciaran Trace and Luis Francisco-Revilla Introduce The Augmented Processing Table

Feb. 24, 2013

The Augmented Processing Table project (APT) is an ongoing collaborative project between iSchool faculty in the field of Human Computer Interaction (Dr. Luis Francisco-Revilla) and Archival Science (Ciaran B. Trace). APT investigates how interactive technologies can augment current archival work practices, and create new and improved ways to interact with archival materials online.

Professor Glynn Harmon (1933-2013)

Feb. 19, 2013

With great sadness we report the death of Dr. Glynn Harmon (1933-2013), long-serving professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, who died quietly at his home on Sunday, February 17, aged 79 years. Dr. Harmon held multiple degrees including a Bachelors of Arts, Political Science, and Masters of Arts, Public Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He also held Masters of Science and Ph.D., Information Science, both from Case Western Reserve University. Later, he earned a Masters of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University.