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Salvage Workshop Prepares Volunteers to Help

June 29, 2015

The San Marcos Extension Education Club partnered with the University of Texas at Austin's School of Information to host a Salvage Workshop to train volunteers on how to clean damaged photos, books and documents.  Karen Pavelka, a lecturer, and a team from the School of Information presented the workshop on June 3rd at the Extension office in San Marcos.  Those participating included Extension Education Club members and other volunteers wanting to help with cleanup efforts now and in the future.  Participants learned how to handle items damaged by water and flooding.

UT iSchool hosts ATX Women in Tech panel Feb. 27

Feb. 23, 2015

Five women, all University of Texas School of Information graduates, working in various information-related fields will discuss what technology skills have helped further their careers at the second annual ATX Women in Tech Panel Friday, February 27. The panel begins at 3:30 p.m. in Room 1.208 of UT School of Information, 1616 Guadalupe St., Austin. A reception will follow at 4:30 p.m. in the iSchool's Tocker Foundation Student Lounge.

UT iSchool celebrates accomplishments of 110 graduates at convocation

Jan. 5, 2015

Although the main commencement ceremony at the University of Texas was canceled because of severe weather on May 23, the university’s School of Information continued with their convocation festivities and proudly celebrated approximately 110 graduates.

School of Information alumnus Robert A. Walton gave the convocation address, titled “Plain Talk” at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center.

UT-Austin iSchool Doctoral Program Applications and Information Sessions

Oct. 22, 2014

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information invites applications to our doctoral program for Fall 2015. Funding is available in the form of fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships, which typically include a stipend, tuition reduction, and medical insurance with premium sharing.

The application deadline for all applicants is November 15, 2014. Application requirements include:

iSchool Careers: Speed Interviewing

April 1, 2014

When Stefanie Roberts froze up on the first question of the Speed Interviewing event in February, the irony wasn't lost on her.

The question? "What makes you an effective communicator, and what can you do to improve your communication?"

Roberts, who started at the iSchool in January, recovered, gave her answer and, more importantly, received constructive feedback. Then, feeling more poised, she moved on to another table where a different interviewer threw another question at her. Within an hour, she had fielded 12 questions from 12 different people.

She++ Advancing Women In Technology

April 1, 2014

Sometimes just hearing another woman's experience can plant the seed of possibility.

That's what Marcia McIntosh, a second-year student, found last year when she attended a screening and discussion of the documentary She++. The event, organized by the iSchool's AWIT (Advancing Women in Technology) committee, revealed some troubling statistics. In 2009, the film reports, women earned 52 percent of the math and science degree in the U.S. but only 18 percent of technology-related degrees.

Visiting professor discusses progression of online social networks

Feb. 7, 2014

In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, when most Americans were checking Twitter for updates on the manhunt, Boston College professor Jerry Kane was checking Twitter to analyze the network itself.

At a research colloquium hosted by the School of Information on Tuesday, Kane spoke about what social media technology has done to modern human relationships.

Archives Week 2013

Oct. 9, 2013

UT's student chapter of the Society of American Archivists is excited to present our 14th annual Archives Week, a celebration of historical archives and their role in society. Archives Week is part of Archives Month, which has been recognized each October since its beginning in Michigan in 1969. This year's theme is "Technology in the Archives" and includes events that demonstrate how emerging technologies affect and are used in archives, as well as the current archival research being done at UT's School of Information.

AERI 2013: iSchool Hosts Major National Archiving Conference

Aug. 19, 2013

In mid-June, the iSchool hosted AERI, a major national conference for doctoral students in archival studies and Ph.D.'s who are beginning professional careers in archiving. Drawing over one hundred archives doctoral candidates and archival educators, the Archival Education and Research Institute conference featured five days of presentations, workshops and field trips. While most student participants are from the U.S., others came from as far away as New Zealand, Canada, China, Korea, and Australia.

UT's iSchool leads the way with first-of-its-kind HiPSTAS conference

July 11, 2013

Millions of gigabytes of sound are stored on servers across the Internet in the form of digital files containing music, spoken word, and video. This explosion of available digital sound recordings is a boon to cultural scholars, but searching through the files for discernible patterns is like looking for needles in a haystack.

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