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October 2016 Newsletter

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Two new faculty members join iSchool

The School of Information has hired two new faculty members whose research is already shaping the interdisciplinary field of information studies. Assistant Professor Amelia Acker researches the data that people create when they leverage wireless networks. Assistant Professor Danna Gurari's interests span computer vision, crowdsourcing, applied machine learning and biomedical image analysis.

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Longtime Professor Barbara Immroth retires

Barbara Immroth, a professor renowned for her research of children’s libraries and literature, has retired. A faculty member of the School of Information since 1980, Immroth won numerous state and national awards for her service to the library field. She has also shaped the careers of librarians throughout Texas and the United States.

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Students debut Info Portal blog

Students at the School of Information have created a blog and discussion forum called Info Portal to share their thoughts and experiences on campus life, career advice and other topics. Found at infoportal.ischool.utexas.edu (http://infoportal.ischool.utexas.edu) , the blog offers students’ perspectives on subjects that range from summer internship suggestions to book reviews, personal essays and information research.

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iSchool hosting several research events

The School of Information has scheduled a full slate of public research events for the fall 2016 semester, where experts discuss topics such as user-experience design, group problem solving, and how to redesign library spaces for the Information Age.
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Career development director resigns

School of Information Dean Andrew Dillon has announced the resignation of Career Development Director Tara Iagulli. Holding the position for six years, Iagulli transformed career services at the school, along with its reputation as an educator of future leaders, Dillon said.
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