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Professor Karen Fisher was interviewed recently on KING-TV.

This week at the iSchool

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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 get kids to explore nature. A $400,000 UW Innovation Award will help get the app off the ground over the next couple of years.

Davis was also quoted in The UW Daily’s story about gender equity at the iSchool.

Professor David Levy gave a talk, sponsored by the Whole U, on mindfulness and technology. Here’s a write-up in The Daily.

The University of Utah featured MLIS 2015 alumna Twanna Hodge. She’s now working as the Diversity Resident Librarian at Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library.

TASCHA announced a new project, Data for Democracy. Based in Myanmar, its goal is to build the data capabilities of the country’s emerging infrastructure.

Ph.D. candidate Norah Abokhodair’s work was featured in Futurity. Abokhodair and colleagues studied the social media reaction after the Paris terror attacks of November 2015 and found that Twitter users defended Muslims and Islam after an initial backlash against them.

And a New York Times story on how satellite imagery can be used to detect poverty includes a reference to Assistant Professor Joshua Blumenstock’s work with cellphone data.

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