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iSchool Faculty & Alumna Join New National Research Center to Improve Outcomes for Disabled Students

Dec. 1, 2023

The School of Information is well-represented in a new national initiative to improve outcomes for millions of disabled students on U.S. campuses. The mission of the National Disability Center for Student Success at The University of Texas at Austin is to provide the first comprehensive and actionable research to support disabled student experiences and achievement after high school. Andrew Dillon, V.M.

iSchool Well-Represented at 2023 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, Andrew Dillon Receives Award of Merit

Nov. 15, 2023

Several faculty members and doctoral students represented The University of Texas at Austin School of Information at the 2023 Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting, which was held in London, UK from October 27-31. The theme of the conference was “Making a Difference: Translating Information Research into Practice, Policy, and Action.”

iSchool Celebrates 75 Years of Information Excellence

Oct. 20, 2023

Founded in 1948 as the Graduate School of Library Science, the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin hosted a 75th anniversary celebration where alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends were invited to reflect on the school’s rich tradition of leadership in the Information Age and explore the ways we’re pioneering new tools and technologies to harness the power of information and make the world a better and fairer place in the next 75 years (and beyond)!

Graduation 2023 – Going forth to change our world of information!

May 15, 2023

On Friday, May 5th, the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin celebrated the graduating Class of 2023. This year’s graduation was a particularly special occasion as the school celebrated its 75th anniversary as well as its first graduating students in the new undergraduate Informatics major. Excited graduates, their families, faculty, staff, and friends of the iSchool gathered at the Lyndon B. Johnson Auditorium for the event, which was also live streamed on the iSchool’s website for guests who were unable to attend or preferred to watch virtually.

2023 Capstone Award Winners

April 26, 2023

Congratulations to the 2023 Dean’s Choice Award and Diversity & Inclusion Award winners! Congratulations also to our first undergraduate capstone award winners!

The School of Information’s annual spring poster sessions showcase graduating student’s capstone projects and highlight the latest in digital libraries and archives, data analysis, information architecture and organization, user experience research and design, and much more!

View spring 2023 capstone projects. 

Ahmer Arif and Angela D. R. Smith Collaborate on $5M NSF Grant on Misinformation

Nov. 3, 2022

Co-Designing for Trust,” a multi-institutional team working in Texas and Washington state to design community-centered solutions to mitigate the impacts of misinformation, has advanced to Phase 2 of the National Science Foundation’s Convergence Accelerator program.

Texas iSchool to Train Future Faculty in Library, AI, and Data Driven Education and Research (LADDER)

Nov. 2, 2022

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin was awarded a $623,501 Laura Bush 21 Century Librarian Program grant (IMLS grant number RE-252381-OLS-22)  by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to educate and mentor the next generation of Library and Information Science faculty with expertise in artificial intelligence and data science. Led by Dr.

Patricia Galloway Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society for Ethnohistory

Oct. 12, 2022

Dr. Pat Galloway, Professor Emeritus of Archival Studies, was recognized with this year's Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Society for Ethnohistory Annual Meeting 2022 held in September. The iSchool hosted a local celebration, attended by iSchool alumni and colleagues, on October 10th as Dr. Galloway was unable to accept the award in person. Dean Eric T.