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Texas iSchool Welcomes its First Harrington Faculty Fellow

April 30, 2019

The University of Texas at AustinSchool of Information welcomes its first Harrington Faculty Fellow, Dr. Casey Pierce, who recently accepted an appointment as visiting faculty member at the Texas iSchool for one academic year.

Texas iSchool Assistant Professor Amelia Acker Receives Research Travel Award

April 29, 2019

In February, Assistant Professor Amelia Acker was awarded a research travel award as part of an initiative coordinated by the Software Preservation Network (SPN) to foster practice-based community around software preservation.

Dr. Francis Miksa (1938-2019)

April 2, 2019

We are very sad to announce the passing of Dr. Francis (Fran) Miksa Jr., aged 80, faculty emeritus and former acting dean, on Wednesday March 20, 2019 in McComb, MS.

Off the Beaten Path: Career Advice from a Prospect Research Consultant

March 31, 2019

If you’re about to graduate from the Texas School of Information, or are on the job market, then you’re probably thinking about the direction of your career path. Should you aim for a more traditional career that iSchool graduates tend to seek, or should you venture beyond the perimeters of the traditional career path? 

Microsoft Research Partners with UT Austin, Texas iSchool for Microsoft Ability Initiative

March 29, 2019

Despite significant developments in the world of automated image captioning, current image captioning approaches are not well-aligned with the needs of people with visual impairments. People who are blind or with low vision share a unique and real challenge –their visual impairment exposes them to a time-consuming, and sometimes, impossible task of learning what content is present in an image without visual assistance. As such, these communities often seek a visual assistant to describe photos they take themselves or find online. 

King Davis to Receive Benjamin Rush Award for Central State Hospital Archives Project

Feb. 28, 2019

Texas iSchool Colleague and Research Professor King Davis was recently selected for the Benjamin Rush Award from the American Psychiatric Association for, “The Central State Hospital Archives Project.” Known as the “Father” of American psychiatry, Rush is celebrated for his multiple contri

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