The University of North Texas College of Information has named Dr. Kinshuk as its new dean. Dr. Kinshuk is formerly the associate dean of the Faculty of Science of Technology at Athabasca University in Alberta, Canada. Dr. Kinshuk began his new position as Dean of the College of Information on August 15. Regents Professor of Decision Sciences Victor Prybutok has served as the college’s interim dean since February. For further details please go here: https://news.unt.edu/news-releases/new-dean-named-unts-college-information
In other news, UNT has created an endowed professorship fund called The Reinburg Professorship in Data Sciences. The fund is named after Jesse Reinburg who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in library science in 1941. She passed away in September 2015, leaving an estimated $1.2 million to create a data science professorship in the Department of Library & Information Sciences. More at https://news.unt.edu/news-releases/unt-college-information-receives-12-million-endowment-fund-new-data-science-professors.
“DENTON (UNT), Texas (USA) — The University of North Texas College of Information has been named to the iCaucus, the executive body of iSchools, a coalition of information schools and colleges at 65 universities in Canada, the U.S. and 20 other nations in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Herman L. Totten, dean of the College of Information, said the selection to the iCaucus is very prestigious for the college because caucus members represent the top Tier 1 universities. Other U.S. iCaucus members include Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Rutgers, Syracuse University, the University of California at Berkley, the University of Michigan and the University of Texas at Austin.
Membership in the iCaucus, Totten said, positions UNT’s College of Information in position to recruit the brightest and best students and faculty from around the world and participate in faculty exchange programs and host faculty from member iSchools who are on sabbaticals.”
Dr. Scott J. Warren, professor in The Department of Learning Technologies and Lead Theorist and Researcher on the team building LTCA (Learning and Teaching as communicative Actions) published a book chapter together with Doctoral student Jenny S. Wakefield in Dr. Kay Seo’s book Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom: Blogs, Wikis, Twitter, and More. Read more
The iSchool welcomes two new tenured faculty members for the Fall 2012 semester, Associate Professor Kenneth R. Fleischmann and Associate professor Bo Xie, both formerly from the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Read more
The 2012-2013 COI Colloquium Series begins this year with Dr. Frederick L. Oswald on Wednesday, September 19th. Read more