It’s our end-of-the-school-year edition. Happy summer, everyone!
iSchoolers in the News
More than 300 graduating students took part in the iSchool’s Convocation ceremony on Saturday, June 4. Keynote speaker Shaun Kane urged students to “do work that connects with something that’s personal to you, that empowers who you are.” Our Student Services department posted tons of great photos from the event on Facebook.
Philip Howard, a Communications professor and adjunct professor at the iSchool, wrote about the Internet of Things for Foreign Policy magazine. He argues that safeguards need to be put in place to prevent abuse as the world’s cities learn everything about you.
Tweets of the Week
— Emily (@YlimeReads) June 5, 2016
So happy to have my MLIS! https://t.co/ixby9cKCjo
— Cait Marie (@ms_swearwolf) June 5, 2016
Here they are, the class of 2016! We couldn't be prouder. pic.twitter.com/rzT0L1LVAs
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) June 4, 2016
Congrats to my student Paul Li, who successfully defended his dissertation "What makes a great software engineer"! pic.twitter.com/O1hRyWETXY
— Andy J. Ko (@andyjko) June 8, 2016
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) June 8, 2016
— Jacob O. Wobbrock (@wobbrockjo) June 7, 2016
Good read, tech for social good folks https://t.co/Pg74FV02Ci
— Cortney Leach (@cortneyleach) June 7, 2016
Elsewhere in Information News
- Carla Hayden’s nomination as the next Librarian of Congress sailed through the Senate Rules Committee. A vote in the full Senate could take place within the next couple months.
- The New York Times published a fun and enlightening data visualization that breaks down how people in various demographics voted in recent elections.