News Category: diversity-and-inclusion

Art Exhibit Adds Representation and Visibility for Underrepresented Identities

June 30, 2019

Last weekend, an East Austin warehouse featured the “Fully Free: Identity Expression” Art Exhibit, an exhibit highlighting people’s experiences with identity expression.  

Spearheaded by Fully Free Art Collective, the exhibit brought visibility to an array of social identities, adding more diverse representation to the mainstream image of identity, and highlighting the many aspects of society that do not allow people of specific social identities to present as their full selves.

Professor Bo Xie Named Recipient of FIC Instructor Learning Community Grant

June 26, 2019

The month of May proved to be a celebratory month for The University of Texas School of Information Professor Bo Xie. In addition to receiving the 2019 AiTC Innovative Programs Building Partnerships Award, Dr.

Committee makes diversity recommendations for iSchool

April 26, 2017

The School of Information’s diversity and inclusion committee has issued its first report.

Drawing on conversations among students, faculty and staff, as well as a community-wide survey, the report makes eight recommendations for the iSchool. They include:

MSIS Student Alia Gant Awarded 2014-2016 ARL Diversity Scholar

Oct. 9, 2014

iSchool Masters student, Alia Gant, has been selected as one of 13 MLIS/MSIS Diversity Scholars for 2014-2016. The Diversity Scholars program is part of the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

Digital Archive Holds Untold History of African American Mental Health

Feb. 7, 2014

Resplendent in his trademark sport coat and bow tie, Louis Armstrong plays a trumpet for a large gathering of patients underneath a grove of trees outside of Central State Hospital, the world's first African American psychiatric hospital in Petersburg, Virginia. This is one of the many priceless images stored away in the hospital's filing cabinets that were on the brink of destruction. Due to changes in Virginia's records retention laws, any hospital document over 10 years old had to be destroyed-one hundred years of historic materials lost forever.

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