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Information Science scholars studying cultural record preservation at Minority-Serving Institutions

The UNT team’s grant proposal was one of only seven recently selected for funding by the NEH as part of its Research and Development Grant Program and its special initiative, American Tapestry: Weaving Together Past, Present, and Future. As a Hispanic- and Minority-Serving Institution, UNT plays a critical role in safeguarding culturally and historically significant documents related to minority groups in the U.S.

Awardees (pictured above)

Dr. Sharad Sharma's Pioneering Research in Data Science, VR, and Emergency Response

Dr. Sharad Sharma, a prominent Information Science Professor and Director of the Data Visualization and Extreme Reality Lab (DVXR) at UNT’s College of Information, is making groundbreaking strides in the fields of Data Science, Virtual Reality (VR), and Emergency Response. With expertise in multi-agent systems, data visualization, and human behavior modeling, Dr. Sharma's research is making a profound impact on the practical applications of advanced technologies.

Master’s Student Launches Cybersecurity Podcast

In today's digital landscape, cybersecurity has become a vital aspect of our lives. With the increasing demand for professionals in this field, it is crucial to stay well-informed about the industry and the skills required to succeed. That's where the Cyber Trooper podcast comes in. Hosted by Durga Srikari Maguluri, an experienced cybersecurity analyst and current information science student, this podcast aims to provide the latest and most accurate information about various functions within cybersecurity and the skills needed to enter the field.

Roosevelt Weeks awarded Librarian of the Year by the TLA

Department of Information Science Alumnus and Director of Libraries for Austin Public Libraries, Roosevelt Weeks, is awarded Librarian of the Year by the Texas Library Association at the Texas Library Association 2023 Annual Conference, held in Austin.

Roosevelt Weeks graduated from UNT’s Department of Information Science in 2014 with a Master of Science in Library Science. Since then, he has been providing leadership and service to the library community. Some of the highlights include service on the following boards and councils: