News Category: faculty-news

Texas iSchool Welcomes New Bill & Lewis Suit Professor of Information Technology

July 27, 2019

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce that Dr. Ying Ding will be joining the iSchool faculty this fall as the Bill & Lewis Suit Professor of Information Technology.

Currently a Professor of Informatics and Information Science at Indiana University in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Ding also serves as Director of Graduate Studies for the Data Science Program at IU.

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.

Texas iSchool Appoints New Director of Development and Alumni Relations

June 18, 2019

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to announce that Shannon Hickson will be joining the iSchool as Director of Development and Alumni Relations beginning July 8, 2019.

Hickson comes to us from the McCombs School of Business where for the past three years she has served as Director of Employer Relations & Recruitment Services for BBA Career Services. 

Dr. Soo Young Rieh Named New Associate Dean for Education

May 22, 2019

The UT iSchool is delighted to announce that Dr. Soo Young Rieh has accepted the position as full professor and Associate Dean for Education beginning August 1st, 2019. Dr. Rieh will succeed Philip Doty as the iSchool's new Associate Dean for Education. Dr. Rieh and a new Associate Dean for Research, also starting this fall, are both new senior administrative staff and faculty positions created by Dean Eric Meyer in the fall of 2018. "Dr.

Texas iSchool Welcomes its First Harrington Faculty Fellow

April 30, 2019

The University of Texas at AustinSchool of Information welcomes its first Harrington Faculty Fellow, Dr. Casey Pierce, who recently accepted an appointment as visiting faculty member at the Texas iSchool for one academic year.