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The School of Information Awards Committee is proud to announce the Outstanding Graduate Student Awards in recognition of their excellence and inspiration to other students in our program. The recipients of these awards are Zuleima Cota, Enrique Noriega, Farig Sadeque, Gretchen Stahlman and Louis Migliazza. Congratulations! 

 

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Post date: Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:25

The iSchool is proud to announce Spring 2019 Faculty Awards to recognize a few of the many wonderful faculty members who have made an impact this year. Congratulations to all!

 

School of Information Excellence in Teaching Award: Dr. Diana Daly

Dr. Diana Daly was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award for her excellence... Read more

Post date: Mon, 05/06/2019 - 16:05

Director Catherine Brooks of the School of Information has announced the Director's list of outstanding undergraduate students for the 2018-2019 school year. Recipients of the award have excelled in their classes and have the top GPAs in their programs. Congratulations!

The recipients are:

Jovanni Baez, Information Science & eSociety

Haylie Baker, Information Science & eSociety

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Post date: Wed, 05/01/2019 - 15:45

Sarah Kortemeier, the library director at the UA Poetry Center, has been awarded the University of Wisconsin Press' 2019 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry.

The prize is part of the ... Read more

Post date: Wed, 04/10/2019 - 15:31

Catherine Brooks has been appointed Director after P. Bryan Heidorn takes on his new appointment as Director of Research Initiatives for the School. Brooks brings more than 20 years of faculty experience in higher education, 4 years of Associate Chair/Associate Director work combined on two different campuses, and 3 years as founding Director of the School's research Center for Digital Society and Data Studies. 

In his nine years as School Director, Heidorn forged a merger of two... Read more

Post date: Fri, 01/25/2019 - 08:55

Our very own, Betsy Williams, PhD, was quoted in the Pew Research Center publication this past December. A snipit of that quote was also used in the publication inc.com. See the full quote below.

Betsy Williams, a researcher at the Center for Digital Society and Data Studies at the University of Arizona, wrote, “AI’s benefits will be unequally distributed across society. Few will reap meaningful benefits. Large entities will use AI to deliver marginal improvements in... Read more

Post date: Wed, 01/09/2019 - 07:59

Brian Atkinson, Ph.D. - The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library recently announced the appointment of Dr. Atkinson to a newly minted role as Visiting Assistant Professor and Digital Scholarship Research Coordinator.  He will play a critical role in the development and delivery of digital scholarship programs and services to the university community.  Brian will work closely with scholarly communication, digital publishing, the liaison librarians, digital programs... Read more

Post date: Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:38

https://uacareers.com/postings/33230

The School of Information invites applications for a one-year contracted position for a Career Track (Non-Tenure Eligible) Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science. This position also serves as a coordinator for the Knowledge River Program. The position will begin August 2019. Knowledge River is the foremost graduate program for preparing librarians, archivists, and other... Read more

Post date: Tue, 11/13/2018 - 21:56

The School of Information is accepting applications for the PhD program, for the incoming fall 2019 cohort. We are seeking students with interests in machine learning, natural language processing, text retrieval, virtual/mixed reality, or game development/design.

Preferred incoming doctoral students for the fall 2019 cohort will bring strong computational skills. Having advanced object-oriented programming skills, experience with machine learning toolkits such as scikit-learn or Keras... Read more

Post date: Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:49

School of Information Professor, Jamie A. Lee, and  UA’s Department of English doctoral student,Elizabeth Bentley, have published their co-authored journal article "Performing the Archival Body: Inciting Queered Feminist (Dis)locational Rhetorics Through Place-Based Pedagogies” in Peitho: Journal of the Coalition of Feminist Scholars in the History of Rhetoric & Composition.

Abstract: This article brings the traditional archival paradigm and the pop-... Read more

Post date: Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:24

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