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UT Austin’s Geosciences, Engineering, Education, Law, Business Schools in Top 15 in New US News Rankings

The University of Texas at Austin’s graduate schools in business, education, engineering, geosciences and law are all ranked among the Top 15 in the nation and the university’s accounting program is No. 1 in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015 edition of “Best Graduate Schools,” released this morning. In all, approximately 30…   » Continue Reading

National Science Foundation Awards $550,000 for Creation of State-of-the-Art Crowdsourcing Techniques

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a University of Texas at Austin School of Information faculty member $550,000 to explore ways to make crowdsourcing more viable and lower the risk for potential adopters.

School of Information Receives $1.2 Million Estate Gift to Expand Offerings

The School of Information (iSchool) at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $1.2 million gift from the estate of longtime librarian Mary Boyvey. The gift represents half of the estate of Boyvey, who passed away May 12 at the age of 91. The generous gift is the largest single donation in the school’s 65-year history.

iSchool Dean Will Lead National Organization for Information Science & Technology

iSchool Dean Will Lead National Organization for Information Science & Technology

Andrew Dillon, dean of the School of Information (iSchool) at The University of Texas at Austin, was inducted as president of the American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) during the organization’s annual meeting in Baltimore on Oct. 31.

School of Information Receives $1 Million to Increase Women’s Involvement in Information Technology

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a professor in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin a $1 million grant to ensure that women’s perspectives and skills are fully represented in the world of information technology, particularly in terms of innovation and development.

NEH Awards $235,000 to Improve Accessibility to Historical Audio Files

A professor in the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to develop the tools to sort and analyze recordings of poetry, speeches and folk tales in much the way that music files are already routinely analyzed.

School of Information Receives Grant to Study the Evolution of Information Work

The School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin received a $500,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to educate doctoral graduate students about the evolving occupations of information professionals. As future faculty and scholars, these students will advance the study of information work in the nation’s information schools.…   » Continue Reading

Historical Survey Wiki Offers Austinites a Chance to Identify and Catalog Historic Sites

EVENT: Public announcement and launch of Austin’s Historical Survey Wiki WHEN: Noon, Monday, June 4 WHERE: Austin City Hall Council Chambers, 301 W. Second St., 2nd floor BACKGROUND: The Austin Historical Survey Wiki will offer site visitors an overview of historic buildings, properties and landscapes that tell the history of Austin. The project is a…   » Continue Reading

Information School Experts to Discuss Importance of Product Design

Event: The Austin Forum on Science, Technology & Society will host “Product Design: The New Interplay of People, Objects and Information” presented by Andrew Dillon, Diane E. Bailey and Randolph Bias. All three are experts from The University of Texas at Austin School of Information. When: 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, April 3. This event is free and…   » Continue Reading

New Dual Master’s Degree in Information Studies and Latin American Studies Offered

The School of Information and the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies (LLILAS) at The University of Texas at Austin are offering a three-year dual degree program leading to a master of science in information studies and a master of arts in Latin American studies.