News Category: research

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.

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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. 

UT iSchool, Iron Mountain kick off partnership with 'Roundup on Big Data Analytics' event Feb. 24

Feb. 23, 2015

The University of Texas School of Information and Iron Mountain Incorporated, a storage and information management company, have partnered together to advance the study and practice of information management and governance. To launch this initiative, the UT School of Information and Iron Mountain will co-host "A Two-Gun Texas Roundup on Big Data Analytics," on Feb. 24 at the AT&T Conference Center, located at 1900 University Ave., Austin, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hyun Joon Jung Receives 2015 Samsung Human-Tech Paper Award

Feb. 7, 2015

Hyun Joon Jung, a PhD candidate in the School of Information (iSchool) at the University of Texas at Austin, was awarded a distinguished Silver Prize in Computer Science at the 21st Annual International Samsung Human-Tech Paper Awards, held on February 11, 2015.

UT iSchool partners with Center for Identity to offer first ever Option III program

Jan. 1, 2015

The University of Texas School of Information has joined forces with the Center for Identity as the school ventures into its first foray of offering executive and alternative education.

Research Assistant Position for ICT4D Research

Oct. 20, 2014

A graduate research assistant position in ICT4D research is available at The University of Texas at Austin School of Information for a new doctoral student entering the PhD program in Fall 2015. Interested applicants must apply to the doctoral program and be admitted through the school's normal selection process as explained online: PhD admissions. Please note the application deadline is November 15, 2014.