This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News We were thrilled to have author and poet Margarita Engle at the UW for the iSchool’s annual Spencer Shaw Lecture. Engle is the author of “The Surrender Tree” and several other books that explore her Cuban-American heritage. The iSchool’s Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom were in the headlines once again with “Calling Bullshit.” They ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Jevin West was among the speakers at this year’s GeekWire Summit. West was part of a panel discussion on fake news. MSIM student Yu Peter Wang and Informatics student Ryan Keller earned $2,500 cybersecurity scholarships from U.S. Bank. The scholarships were presented at a ceremony Thursday in Seattle. Several Informatics students have been posting ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a few quick updates this week: iSchoolers in the News When the iSchool’s Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom started “Calling Bullshit,” they had no idea they were starting a movement. Their curriculum is now showing up at colleges and high schools across the country. Read about it in a new story on our site. Professor Michelle Martin ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News We welcomed almost 500 new iSchoolers this week! Here’s a short story from our website breaking down the numbers in each class. Associate Professor Andy Ko recently was awarded more than $1.7 million in National Science Foundation grants for a pair of research projects, one of them in partnership with George Mason University. The research will ... Read More »

iSchool summer updates, back-to-school edition

The start of the school year is upon us, so it’s time for the last of our summer updates. We’ll have weekly roundups throughout the school year. iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Hala Annabi won funding from the UW Population Health Initiative for her “PREP for IT” project, which aims to prepare young people with autism to succeed in ... Read More »

iSchool summer update: August edition

We’re back with another update from a very busy summer. Here are some of the iSchool goings-on from August: iSchoolers in the News Dean Harry Bruce steps down at the end of August after 12 years in the job. In a Q&A with UW News, he reflected on his term and on what’s ahead for the iSchool. We’re thrilled to ... Read More »

iSchool summer update: July edition

Summer is ordinarily pretty quiet on campus, but there’s a lot going on at the iSchool this year. Let’s get caught up. iSchoolers in the News With his new book, “Documents That Changed the Way We Live,” now on the shelves, Associate Professor Joe Janes wrote a piece for Publishers Weekly about the concept of documents and how that has ... Read More »

Summer updates from the iSchool: June edition

Our updates become a little more irregular during the summertime, but they’re still action-packed. Here’s the latest from a busy month at the iSchool: iSchoolers in the News We have a new dean-in-waiting! Anind Dey comes to us from Carnegie Mellon University, where he is a professor and director of CMU’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute. UW News did a write-up on ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Convocation

iSchoolers in the News We paid tribute to our beloved departing dean, Harry Bruce, with a celebration on Wednesday, June 7. Read our short story, check out our photo gallery from the event, and be sure to visit the guestbook on our tribute site. Associate Professor Joe Janes has a new book out, based on his popular podcast. “Documents that ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News We held our Capstone event on Wednesday, May 31, showcasing the work of more than 300 students. Read about the event and all the award-winners in our roundup. Associate Professor Joe Janes’ new book, “Documents That Changed the Way We Live,” is now available through your favorite bookseller. The book is based on Janes’s popular podcast. ... Read More »