News Category: support

Martha Pattillo Siv and Ambassador Sichan Siv Endowed Scholarship

Sept. 15, 2021

September 15th is a very special day for Ambassador Sichan Siv. In 1977, a friend introduced him to Martha Lee Pattillo, his future wife. “As soon as we met, she opened new horizons for me,” said Siv, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2001-2006. “She was everything to me and simply the best.”

Endowed Professorship in Librarianship at the iSchool established by Virginia & Charles Bowden

June 12, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information is pleased to announce the establishment of the Virginia & Charles Bowden Endowed Professorship in Librarianship, thanks to a generous $500,000 gift from iSchool alumna, Virginia Massey Bowden, and her husband, Charles L. Bowden. The Bowden’s endowment is the largest non-estate gift the School of Information has ever received.

Student Lounge Dedicated To Martha Pattillo Siv

Jan. 9, 2018

Former U.S. Ambassador Sichan Siv appeared at the Texas iSchool on Dec. 1 to mark the dedication of a newly updated student lounge named for his late wife, Martha Pattillo Siv.

Mrs. Siv, who passed away on Dec. 14, 2016, was an alumna, friend and Advisory Council member of the School of Information. Funded by a gift from Ambassador Siv, the Martha Lee Pattillo Siv Doctoral Student Lounge provides space for PhD students to study, read, and engage with their peers.

School renames conservation lab to honor donor

Oct. 29, 2016

The School of Information has received a $2.3 million gift from the estate of Judge William Wayne and Margaret Kilgarlin. The funds will support the iSchool’s areas of conservation and preservation and provide $1.38 million for student support.

iSchool Alum, Phil Metzger, Pays it Forward by Funding a Student Scholarship

Feb. 28, 2014

Just as the new school year began, the iSchool received a generous gift to directly support a student studying in the area of rare books and conservation. Dr. Metzger decided the best way to ensure the continuing scholarly focus in the area most meaningful to him was to designate his annual gift as a student scholarship in rare books and conservation.

Giving Profile - Jane Garner

Feb. 28, 2014

For Jane Garner, a crushing disappointment could not have come at a better time.

It was the summer of 1964, and the recent University of Texas graduate was in Washington training to become a Peace Corps librarian in Chile. At the end of the summer, Garner was told her perfectionist nature would 'cause too much trouble.' She was effectively kicked out of the Peace Corps.

David Arctur Makes Major Gift to the iSchool

Feb. 28, 2014

David Arctur has worked as an electrical engineer, a software architect and an urban planner among other things. His career has taken him from Austin to Africa to Silicon Valley and back to Austin. His academic titles include research fellow in the Jackson School of Geosciences and the Cockrell School of Engineering and instructor at the iSchool.

He jokes that he should be retired by now.

A New Sustaining Gift to the iSchool

Dec. 10, 2013

hamerly gift

As an iSchool student, alumnus Don Hamerly completed the MLIS in 1998 and received his PhD 2009. Now an assistant professor and Director of the School Library Media Program at Dominican University in Chicago, Don has become a strong supporter of the iSchool since his graduation. His latest contribution to the School comes in the form of a sustaining gift, donated on a monthly basis, which he created in 2012 and continues to support.