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Catching up with the iSchool, July edition

We’re checking in on iSchoolers periodically over the summer. Here are some recent updates:

iSchoolers in the News

With all the hype and hysteria around Pokémon Go, we did a Q&A with Assistant Professor Jin Ha Lee, who heads the iSchool’s GAMER group, and asked how to play safe and play to win.

We recently wrote about how the iSchool is partnering with the Na’ah Illahee Fund to help introduce Native girls to code. Assistant Professor Negin Dahya and others are hosting Native Girls Code participants from across the state for workshops.

Assistant Professor Jevin West’s work was written up in Nature and other news outlets. He and collaborator Molly King found that men tend to cite themselves in their research more often than women do.

One of our recent Capstone groups’ projects took an unusual approach – using film to tell the story of how entrepreneurship is changing in Seattle’s Central District. You can view the film series along with our story.

Another Capstone project got some attention from the Daily Herald of Everett, Washington. Students worked with the Darrington Historical Society to archive the town’s experience with the 2014 Oso mudslide.

Library Journal hailed the addition of Susan Hildreth to the iSchool faculty as a professor of practice, saying it “will strengthen the connection between theory and practice” in the profession.

Lorri Mon, who was the second Ph.D. student to graduate from the iSchool, recently took over as director of Florida State University’s School of Information.

MLIS law student Sarah Reis was this year’s winner of the Earl Borgeson Research Award in Law Librarianship. Her winning paper focuses on open access in legal academia.

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