This week at the iSchool, Capstone edition

Students were ready for Capstone.

iSchoolers in the News Capstone projects were in the spotlight this week. Be sure to check out all the project promo videos on our playlists: MLIS, MSIM and Informatics. MLIS student Emily Thompson is among the winners of Opportunity Grants from the UW’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. She used her grant to attend a symposium in Los Angeles. Associate ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchool students have been working on ways to study representation in video game characters.

A quick roundup this week: iSchoolers in the News People assume video game characters aren’t very diverse, but there’s not much data to support that notion. As we wrote this week, MSIM students Samantha Coulter, Kameron So, Kate Sousa and Brian Waismeyer took on the issue with their Capstone project. Assistant Professor Jason Yip’s Science Everywhere project is featured on ... Read More »

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MLIS students are preserving part of the story of the 2014 Oso mudslide.

An abbreviated wrap-up this week, with lots of tweets from CHI. iSchoolers in the News For their Capstone project, MLIS students Katie Mayer, Marissa Gunning and Caitlyn Stephens are doing great work with the Darrington Historical Society. We wrote about how they’re preserving part of the story of the 2014 Oso mudslide. MLIS alumnus Dylan Flesch’s work at KEXP was ... Read More »

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Images from Ricardo Gomez's Fotohistorias project are on display at the Allen Library Research Commons.

iSchoolers in the News Informatics student Mayowa Aina is among the inaugural Husky 100, a list of students who are making the most of their UW experience. Professor Batya Friedman talked to Tech Target about the tenets of value-sensitive design. Alumnus John Cole has been named the Library of Congress historian, a new position at the venerable institution. Cole is ... Read More »

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Dubs, the UW mascot, made an appearance at iAffiliates Day.

iSchoolers in the News Informatics students Lit Phansiri, Cassandra Beaulaurier, Alexis Gregerson and Emmanuel Gambliel found themselves in the news unexpectedly after Mount Rainier’s camping reservation system melted down recently. For their Capstone project, the students are working on a replacement system to be launched in early 2017. We talked with them about their project. Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock wrote ... Read More »

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iSchool students visited Mexico's Chiapas state recently.

iSchoolers in the News Capstone is a true adventure for a group of students featured in this story on our website. Along with Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez, students Paloma St Louis, Yvette Iribe, Stephanie Torres and David Guerrero traveled recently to Mexico’s Chiapas state to help lay the groundwork for the indigenous population’s first library. Students Chelsea Cooper and Alma ... Read More »

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Tributes poured in for Beverly Cleary on her 100th birthday.

iSchoolers in the News 1939 alumna Beverly Cleary celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, and tributes poured in from all over. The New York Times ran a terrific story about her; the New Yorker ran a lovely column; Slate wrote about her lesser-known teen novels; the Everett Herald ran an editorial celebrating her; and an Associated Press profile ran in ... Read More »

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Beverly Cleary was featured in the Washington Post as she nears her 100th birthday.

iSchoolers in the News Beverly Cleary, the famed author and 1939 iSchool (then Library School) alumna, celebrates her 100th birthday on Tuesday, April 12. The Washington Post celebrated early with a nice feature on Cleary and how she spends her days now. Assistant Professor Emma Spiro and the iSchool DataLab teamed up with the UW HCDE department on research showing ... Read More »

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Professor Karen Fisher was interviewed recently on KING-TV.

iSchoolers in the News Professor Karen Fisher was interviewed by KING-TV about her work with Syrian refugee children. Fisher recently returned to Za’atari Refugee Camp to begin a pilot project to preserve the Syrians’ cultural memories. Assistant Professor Katie Davis is teaming up with a professor from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences on an outdoors app designed to ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool, spring break edition

Children work as part of Jason Yip's KidsTeam UW.

iSchoolers in the News Research by iSchool Ph.D. candidate Norah Abokhodair was featured in UW Today and cited on CNN. Abokhodair and colleagues found that most tweets after the Paris terror attacks defended Islam and Muslims. As anti-Muslim sentiments arose, most tweets condemned the negative hashtags. CNN reported a similar pattern in the wake of this week’s attacks in Brussels, Belgium. ... Read More »