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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.

Graduation 2022 – Masters of Information, Go Forth!

June 14, 2022

On Saturday, May 21, the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin celebrated the graduating Class of 2022 with an in-person convocation for the first time in three years (the previous two spring graduation celebrations were held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic). Excited graduates, their families, faculty, staff, and friends of the iSchool gathered at the William C. Powers Jr.

2022 Open House Award Winners

May 11, 2022

Congratulations to the 2022 Dean’s Choice Award and Diversity & Inclusion Award winners!

The School of Information’s annual spring Open House virtual event showcases graduating student’s capstone projects and highlights the latest in digital libraries and archives, data analysis, information architecture and organization, user experience research and design, and much more!

View all spring 2022 capstone projects. 

iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3) Announces Move to the Texas iSchool

April 12, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3), previously hosted by the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information, will now be hosted by the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, i3 is a national undergraduate research and leadership development program that prepares students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences.

Texas iSchool Welcomes First Assistant Dean for DEI, Dr. Edgar Gómez-Cruz

Feb. 15, 2022

The School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to welcome Dr. Edgar Gómez-Cruz as the school’s first Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). In this role, Gómez-Cruz will lead the iSchool’s effort to establish a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Gómez-Cruz, who was appointed to the position last spring, joined us in January 2022.

iSchool Partners with the Institute of Certified Records Managers to Fast Track Graduates’ Certification

Dec. 1, 2021

The School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM) to accelerate our master’s program graduates in obtaining professional records and information management (RIM) certification.

Min Kyung Lee and Ken Fleischmann Collaborate on $3M NSF NRT Grant on Ethical AI

Nov. 16, 2021

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin faculty members Min Kyung Lee and Ken Fleischmann are collaborating with UT faculty at the School of Architecture, Cockrell School of Engineering, and Department of Computer Science on a $3M NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) grant.