News Category: awards-&-honors

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.

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. 

Amelia Acker Researches COVID Data Infrastructures

April 21, 2021

In the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, thousands of open source COVID data projects were launched in an attempt to organize the chaos of information emerging about this new infectious disease. These COVID data infrastructure projects were crucial in enabling policy-makers and the public to understand the impact of the virus in communities around the world.

Texas iSchool Remains in Top Tier of U.S. News Grad School Rankings

March 30, 2021

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information ranked in the top five among colleges and schools of library and information studies in the latest U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools”.

The Texas iSchool retained its spot at No. 5 for the second time in a row. The iSchool has remained in the top 10 in the U.S. News rankings for over two decades, steadily rising through this elite upper tier.

iSchool Well-Represented at 2020 ASIS&T Annual Meeting

Oct. 21, 2020

Several faculty members, PhD students, and a postdoctoral researcher will be representing The University of Texas at Austin School of Information at the 2020 ASIS&T Annual Meeting, which is being held virtually this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, from October 22nd to November 1st. The theme of the conference is Information for a Sustainable World: Addressing Society’s Grand Challenges.

Soo Young Rieh to Launch Institute on Artificial Intelligence for Library and Information Professionals

Oct. 2, 2020

Professor Soo Young Rieh is partnering with collaborators from two other universities to launch the IDEA Institute on Artificial intelligence (AI), a two-year project funded by a $208,142 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The institute aims to help library and information professionals to lead in planning, deploying, and implementing artificial intelligence in library settings. A diverse cohort of twenty fellows will be recruited nationwide to attend the Institute, where they will develop conceptual and practical AI knowledge and skills in a collaborative learning environment.