News Category: faculty-news

Students Place Second in UXPA Competition

June 22, 2017

The UT iSchool was well-represented at this year’s annual User Experience Professionals Association conference in Toronto. In addition to Dr. Randolph Bias receiving a lifetime achievement award, three iSchool students placed second in a student design competition. The UXPA 2017 Student Design Competition challenged the three students to create a smart assistant for online shopping.

Dr. Xie boosting older adults' eHealth skills

May 8, 2017

Associate Professor Bo Xie is working on a project that will help older adults use the Internet to make informed choices about health and medicine.

Dr. Xie received a $426,127 grant from the NIH’s National Institute on Aging for the study, which is titled “Boosting Older Adults’ Cognition by Training Real-World eHealth Skills.”

“Older adults face a range of medical decisions,” Dr. Xie said. “The Internet has the potential to meet their needs for a diverse range of health information.”

Dr. Roy awarded $488K to help veterans become librarians

May 4, 2017

Texas iSchool Professor Loriene Roy has received a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to help U.S. veterans become librarians.

Dr. Bias receives lifetime achievement award

April 25, 2017

The world’s premier organization for user experience professionals is honoring School of Information Professor Randolph G. Bias with its lifetime achievement award.

A pioneer of the user experience field, Dr. Bias spent two decades in private industry before joining the School of Information in 2003.

Professor Lease wins HCOMP 2016 Best Paper Award

Nov. 30, 2016
A research article co-authored by School of Information Associate Professor Matthew Lease received the Best Paper Award from the 2016 Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) this November.
 

Texas iSchool awarded $635K grant to improve credit for research software

Nov. 10, 2016

School of Information Assistant Professor James Howison is collaborating on a new project that aims to transform the way we measure the scholarly impact of software.

Funded by a three-year, $635,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Dr. Howison is working with the open-source website Impactstory to create a database of software projects that are mentioned in research papers.

Advisory Council welcomes new chair, vice chair

Nov. 2, 2016

Dr. Dale Ricklefs has concluded her three-year term as chair of the School of Information Advisory Council. She is succeeded by Christian Schley, who served the past three years as vice chair. 

In addition, Advisory Council member Sue Trombley has been appointed vice chair.

Alumna rejoins school as career development director

Oct. 13, 2016

 

One of the School of Information’s own graduates has returned as the director of career development.

 

Beth Hallmark brings more than 20 years of experience as a hiring manager and communications leader to the iSchool. She joined the team in September from Austin-based Hanger Inc., where she was director of public relations and communications.

 

Longtime Professor Barbara Immroth retires

Sept. 20, 2016

Barbara Immroth, a professor renowned for her research of children’s libraries and literature, has retired. 

A faculty member of the School of Information since 1980, Immroth won numerous state and national awards for her service to the library field. She has also shaped the careers of librarians throughout Texas and the United States.