News Category: faculty-news

Where in the World is Randolph Gaujot?

Dec. 10, 2013

Have you noticed that Dr. Bias has been gone since June 1? (If you have not noticed, please don't tell him.) Randolph has been off on a Faculty Research Assignment at the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC). With his time there about up, we asked him to share with us how his experience has been.

Sam Burns: So, what have you been doing in Pensacola, mostly just fishing and sunbathing?

Randolph Bias: Yep, that's all.

Lease Garners Three Early Career Awards in One Year

Aug. 19, 2013

Assistant Professor Matt Lease has accomplished a rare feat for a young faculty member, securing three prestigious early career awards in one year from federal government agencies. "To receive one career award from a federal funding agency is recognition of early prominence and a strong predictor of future scholarly impact," said Dean Andrew Dillon. "To receive three, all in one year, is unprecedented in my experience.

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.

From the Killing Fields to the White House: Bestselling Author, Ambassador and White House Official Addresses iSchool Convocation

June 29, 2013

The iSchool's 2013 Convocation, held on May 18 in the AT&T Conference Center Amphitheatre, honored our graduates from Spring 2013, August 2012 and December 2012. Guest speaker Ambassador Sichan Siv addressed the audience with the compelling tale of his incredible journey to success - and what most would term the quintessential American dream.

Amazon's Online Workforce Not So Anonymous After All

May 20, 2013

 

Most people assume that Amazon.com's massive online workforce is anonymous, but a study by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and five other universities has uncovered a security vulnerability that makes it relatively easy to uncover many workers' personally identifying information.

Ciaran Trace and Luis Francisco-Revilla Introduce The Augmented Processing Table

Feb. 24, 2013

The Augmented Processing Table project (APT) is an ongoing collaborative project between iSchool faculty in the field of Human Computer Interaction (Dr. Luis Francisco-Revilla) and Archival Science (Ciaran B. Trace). APT investigates how interactive technologies can augment current archival work practices, and create new and improved ways to interact with archival materials online.

Tanya Clement Wins Best Digital Humanities Visualization Award

Feb. 24, 2013

Assistant Professor Tanya Clement is a foremost scholar in the digital humanities field. Her work involves rethinking how institutions curate humanities data and how contexts resulting from changing resources and technologies influence humanists' scholarship.

SXSW Interactive Coming Up

Feb. 24, 2013

The egalitarian spirit of the South By Southwest conference encourages anyone to attend and participate. "Anyone" includes information professionals in libraries, archives, museums, and information technology - all view it as an opportunity to promote core community issues such as open access, copyright, design, and digital stewardship to a receptive tech community.

Professor Glynn Harmon (1933-2013)

Feb. 19, 2013

With great sadness we report the death of Dr. Glynn Harmon (1933-2013), long-serving professor at The University of Texas at Austin School of Information, who died quietly at his home on Sunday, February 17, aged 79 years. Dr. Harmon held multiple degrees including a Bachelors of Arts, Political Science, and Masters of Arts, Public Administration from the University of California, Berkeley. He also held Masters of Science and Ph.D., Information Science, both from Case Western Reserve University. Later, he earned a Masters of Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University.

Dean Brooke Sheldon 1931-2013

Feb. 12, 2013

We are saddened to share the news that former iSchool Dean, Brooke E. Sheldon, died Monday, February 11th. Brooke served as dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science from 1991-1996. A specialist in leadership and management, Brooke was a strong advocate for public libraries and a more scholarly approach to professional education. Brooke led the school through a major restructuring of its doctoral program and successfully advanced the school's external research and gift funding.