News Category: andrew-dillon

School's career development director has resigned

Sept. 13, 2016

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.

UT iSchool dean stepping down in 2017

Aug. 30, 2016

Andrew Dillon has announced he will resign as dean of the School of Information in 2017 to return to the faculty. 

In an announcement to the UT Austin campus, Provost Maurie McInnis thanked Dillon for a decade and a half of service to the iSchool.

Two new faculty members join iSchool

Aug. 29, 2016

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 use mobile phones to send text messages, update their Facebook status, or leverage wireless networks in myriad other ways, such as automatically generating GPS coordinates.

 

How We've Adapted Our Reading Habits to Fit Our Screens

Sept. 2, 2015

Dean Andrew Dillon is featured in a Texas Standard interview on deep reading.

“Where once we were engaged with full multi-paged documents, we’re now increasingly occupied and spending time with short-form, few paragraph-long articles from which we flip from one to the other very, very quickly,” he says.

“All new technologies come with a certain element of doom-gloom and the end of civilization associated with it,” Dillon admits.

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

July 13, 2015

The School of Information at the University of Texas, Austin and Dean Andrew Dillon are featured in a Fast Co.Design article on onscreen reading comprehension. 

 

 

Andrew Dillon Interviewed on China Radio International

April 24, 2015

Over the last 20 years, April 23rd has been known as World Book Day, a yearly event organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright.

 

There is one famous quotation from the well-known Russian writer Maxim Gorky that books are the stepping stones for humans. Today, however, these stepping stones are nowhere near appealing to everyone.

 

According to a Chinese think tank that focuses on the publishing industry, close to 40% of the people in the developed world hardly do any reading.

 

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