News Category: faculty-news

Professor Patricia K. Galloway Received the 2015 Library Journal/ALISE Excellence in Teaching Award

Nov. 20, 2015

Rarely can one find a professor with such a wide and profound knowledge of the fields and disciplines that relate to applying digital technology to development of cultural archives. Professor Patricia K. Galloway, of the iSchool at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin, takes these achievements several levels higher with her record of original and broad scholarship; her many contributions to research and new knowledge in her practice and belief system of cultural archives and historiography; and the roster of current and former students she has led, instructed, and greatly inspired.

iSchool Faculty Jacek Gwizdka Honored by The Kosciuszko Foundation

Nov. 19, 2015

iSchool Faculty Jacek Gwizdka was honored by The Kosciuszko Foundation (a premier American organization promoting interactions between the US and Poland) as an Eminent Scientist of Polish Origin and Ancestry and recognized by them as Distinguished Fellow of their Collegium Eminent Scientists.

Professors receive funding to digitize historical records on asylum

Nov. 19, 2015

 

Three faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin's School of Information have received a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to develop and field test a digital infrastructure for preserving and managing the historical public records from the Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane in Petersburg, Virginia.

The Changing Working Environment for Professional and Technical Workers.

Nov. 19, 2015

 

Professor Diane Bailey has been invited to speak on a panel before representatives from 22 labor unions, members of the Department of Professional Employees AFL-CIO, in Washington, DC November 18th as part of a series titled, “The Changing Working Environment for Professional and Technical Workers.

Read more about The Changing Working Environment for Professional and Technical Workers.

Matt Lease receives grant from QNRF to improve Arabic language search engine technology

Nov. 4, 2015

While search engines have become incredibly accurate for navigating through websites written in English, finding relevant webpages in other languages is often more difficult.

How We've Adapted Our Reading Habits to Fit Our Screens

Sept. 2, 2015

Dean Andrew Dillon is featured in a Texas Standard interview on deep reading.

“Where once we were engaged with full multi-paged documents, we’re now increasingly occupied and spending time with short-form, few paragraph-long articles from which we flip from one to the other very, very quickly,” he says.

“All new technologies come with a certain element of doom-gloom and the end of civilization associated with it,” Dillon admits.

Howison Wins NSF CAREER Award

July 29, 2015

Thanks to a grant from the National Science Foundation, Assistant Professor James Howison can help sustain the software underlying scientific research. Howison earned the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program award bringing $535,349 to the UT iSchool to support his project, “CAREER: Sustaining Scientific Infrastructure: Researching Transition from Grants to Peer Production.” The NSF award recognizes pre-tenured faculty who exemplify the role of teachers and scholars and integrate programs of research, education and curriculum development.

Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

July 13, 2015

The School of Information at the University of Texas, Austin and Dean Andrew Dillon are featured in a Fast Co.Design article on onscreen reading comprehension. 

 

 

Lance Hayden Featured on U.S. News & World Report

July 1, 2015

Adjunct faculty member Lance Hayden was featured in an U.S. News & World Report article centered on millennials and cybersecurity. 

Despite being the first generation to have grown up using the Internet, studies indicate millennials can be surprisingly unaware of online security threats they face.

In fact, a 2013 survey by Marble Security, a mobile threat intelligence and defense company, found that 26.2 percent of young adults born in the U.S. between 1980 and 2000 have had an online account hacked, compared with a 21.4 percent national average.