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2020 Dean’s Choice Award and Diversity & Inclusion Award Winners

May 7, 2020

Congratulations to the 2020 Dean’s Choice Award and Diversity & Inclusion Award winners!

iSchool Welcomes Dr. Elliott Hauser to the Faculty

May 7, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information is pleased to welcome Dr. Elliott Hauser, who will be joining us as an assistant professor in August 2020. He comes to the iSchool from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned his Ph.D. in Information Science.

In Memoriam: Dr. Julie Hallmark (1938 - 2020)

April 15, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share the news that Dr. Julie Hallmark, professor emerita, passed away on February 8, 2020.

Jacek Gwizdka Awarded Grant to Study Health Information Search Behavior and Cognitive Impairment

March 10, 2020

The School of Information’s Dr. Jacek Gwizdka was awarded a collaborative grant of $99,880 from the University of Texas at Austin Vice President for Research Associate Professor Experimental (APX) Initiative. APX is a design thinking and flash funding faculty retreat that brings together faculty mem

iSchool Welcomes Library and Archives Conservator Sarah Norris

March 3, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information is pleased to announce that Sarah Norris will join the iSchool this fall as an Assistant Professor of Practice in Library and Archives Conservation and Preservation. In addition to teaching courses, Norris will also manage the Kilgarlin Information Preservation Lab, and pursue service and outreach projects.

iSchool Professor Loriene Roy Appointed to the Provost’s Distinguished Service Academy

Feb. 11, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Loriene Roy, professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information (iSchool), who was selected for the Provost’s Distinguished Service Academy (DSA) inaugural cohort! 

Min Kyung Lee Wins Grant to Improve Fairness in Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Feb. 5, 2020

From online information curation and resume screening to mortgage lending and police surveillance—artificial intelligence (AI) systems are increasingly being employed to make high-stakes decisions. The hope is that machine algorithms are more capable of producing objective results with unrivaled economic efficiency. But there is a growing concern that even algorithmic systems designed by seemingly conscientious developers might not be as devoid of human biases as expected.

UT Austin iSchool Alumna Appointed Director of Communications

Jan. 23, 2020

The University of Texas at Austin School of Information welcomes back one of its own graduates, Keisha Laneé Brown, as the school’s first Director of Communications. In this new role, Brown will lead the implementation of the iSchool’s strategic marketing and communication efforts.

Texas iSchool Launches School Librarian Certificate Program

Oct. 8, 2019

In early October 2019, the University of Texas at Austin School of Information launched its new School Librarian Certificate Program. The certificate program will be coordinated by Dr. Barbara A. Jansen, an educator with over 35 years of experience as an elementary classroom teacher, K-12 school librarian, and university instructor.

School Librarian Certificate Program and Live Information Sessions

Oct. 7, 2019

The School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin is proud to announce its new School Librarian Certificate Program beginning Summer 2020. In today’s media ecology, children require knowledgeable school librarians to help them effectively identify, evaluate, and use information to become innovative creators of new knowledge.