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iSchool Professor Loriene Roy Appointed to the Provost’s Distinguished Service Academy

Feb. 11, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Loriene Roy, professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information (iSchool), who was selected for the Provost’s Distinguished Service Academy (DSA) inaugural cohort! 

Min Kyung Lee Wins Grant to Improve Fairness in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Feb. 5, 2020

From online information curation and resume screening to mortgage lending and police surveillance—artificial intelligence (AI) systems are increasingly being employed to make high-stakes decisions.The hope is that machine algorithms are more capable of producing objective results with unrivaled economic efficiency. But there is a growing concern that even algorithmic systems designed by seemingly conscientious developers might not be as devoid of human biases as expected.

UT Austin iSchool Alumna Appointed Director of Communications

Jan. 23, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information welcomes back one of its own graduates, Keisha Laneé Brown, as the school’s first Director of Communications. In this new role, Keisha will lead the implementation of the iSchool’s strategic marketing and communication efforts.

Texas iSchool Launches School Librarian Certificate Program

Oct. 8, 2019

In early October 2019, the University of Texas at Austin School of Information launched its new School Librarian Certificate Program. The certificate program will be coordinated by Dr. Barbara A. Jansen, an educator with over 35 years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher, K-12 school librarian, and university instructor.

School Librarian Certificate Program and Live Information Sessions

Oct. 7, 2019

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce its new School Librarian Certificate Program beginning Summer 2020. In today’s media ecology, children require knowledgeable school librarians to help them effectively identify, evaluate, and use information to become innovative creators of new knowledge. Today’s school librarians foster in children the ability to think critically and provide them with the skills they need to analyze, form, and communicate ideas in compelling ways.

Texas iSchool Welcomes Six New Post-Doctoral Research Fellows

Aug. 31, 2019

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information recently hired six new post-doctoral research fellows to join the Texas iSchool, including the first three scholars supported as part of the new Bullard Research Fellow program.

Texas iSchool Welcomes New Assistant Professor, Dr. Min Kyung Lee

Aug. 31, 2019

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information is pleased to announce that Dr. Min Kyung Lee of Carnegie Mellon University will be joining the Texas iSchool as an assistant professor starting in January 2020. 

Dr. Lee is currently a research scientist in Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon Universityin the Machine Learning Department and the Center for Machine Learning and Health.

Texas iSchool Welcomes New Student Cohort

Aug. 31, 2019

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information is welcoming a class of 74 new master’s students and two new doctoral students for the fall 2019 semester.

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