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

This week at the iSchool

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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 newspapers and websites across the country. Oregon Public Broadcasting aired this documentary, which includes comments from iSchool Dean Harry Bruce and UW President Ana Mari Cauce. OPB has a fine collection of materials about Cleary, who is a native of the Portland area.

Saturday, April 16, is Nancy Pearl Day at Full Tilt Ice Cream in Seattle. Pearl will scoop “peanut butter book club” ice cream — made in her honor — at the White Center location at 2 p.m. Get the details here.

Videos from Professor Batya Friedman’s Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal project will go down as the first video files to be stored and retrieved from DNA. UW Today has the story about some pretty amazing scientific research.

Associate Professor Joe Janes’ “Documents That Changed the World” podcast got some attention from the UW Daily, which profiled Janes and talked to him about how he chooses his topics.

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