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Law Library Association Honors the Late Karl Gruben

July 17, 2017

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has awarded the late Karl T. Gruben with its highest honor.

Mr. Gruben, a School of Information alumnus, passed away in November 2016. This summer, he was one of four recipients of the 2017 Marian Gould Gallagher Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding, extended and sustained service to law librarianship, the association or for contributions to professional literature.

By winning the award, Mr. Gruben was automatically inducted into the AALL’s Hall of Fame.

Dr. Sholler appointed to Berkeley postdoc

July 17, 2017

Recent iSchool graduate Dr. Dan Sholler has been appointed to a postdoctoral fellowship with the rOpenSci project at the University of California, Berkeley.

An expert in qualitative research, Dr. Sholler studies digital infrastructure creation, growth and maintenance efforts. 

Dr. Gwizdka investigates eye-tracking for adaptive user interfaces

July 17, 2017

School of Information Assistant Professor Jacek Gwizdka, a co-director of the iSchool’s Information eXperience (IX) Lab, is a principal investigator on a new project called “Eye-Tracking for Adaptive User Interfaces.” The project is being funded by Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Students Place Second in UXPA Competition

June 22, 2017

The UT iSchool was well-represented at this year’s annual User Experience Professionals Association conference in Toronto. In addition to Dr. Randolph Bias receiving a lifetime achievement award, three iSchool students placed second in a student design competition. The UXPA 2017 Student Design Competition challenged the three students to create a smart assistant for online shopping.

iSchool graduates go forth

May 24, 2017

In his final convocation address as dean of the School of Information, Dr. Andrew P. Dillon urged the iSchool’s most recent graduates to seek greatness through daily choices and self-discipline, to speak truth to power, and to follow Ghandi’s advice to be the change they want to see in the world.

Alumna's new book provides 'message of inclusion'

May 22, 2017

Kelly Jensen is a blogger, editor and former teen librarian. A 2009 graduate of the School of Information, she is also the author of an acclaimed new book.

Here We Are: 44 Voices Write, Draw, and Speak About Feminism for the Real World pairs Kelly's background as an information professional with her commitment to helping teens understand what it means to be a feminist in the 21st century.

School awards student research at Open House

May 15, 2017

Four School of Information students received top awards for their projects and research findings during the iSchool's Spring 2017 Open House Showcase on May 5.

The Open House was an opportunity for approximately 80 iSchool students—including more than 50 graduating master's students—to showcase their work in interest areas ranging from archives and museums to global intelligence, health and information management.

Dr. Xie boosting older adults' eHealth skills

May 8, 2017

Associate Professor Bo Xie is working on a project that will help older adults use the Internet to make informed choices about health and medicine.

Dr. Xie received a $426,127 grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging for the study, which is titled “Boosting Older Adults’ Cognition by Training Real-World eHealth Skills.”

“Older adults face a range of medical decisions,” Dr. Xie said. “The Internet has the potential to meet their needs for a diverse range of health information.”

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