iSchoolers in the News
Assistant Professor Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom are getting some attention for their proposed course, “Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data.” They’ve released a syllabus in the hope that they’ll be able to go forward with the class. Read this article from Boing Boing or check out the Calling Bullshit website.
Nancy Pearl, famed librarian and part-time lecturer at the iSchool gave NPR listeners a reading list for the new year. She listed six books she feels should be getting more attention.
Marcie Stone, a member of the MLIS Advisory Board and fervent supporter of the iSchool, shared her memories of Larry Brandt, an early visionary of what the internet would become.
Associate Professor Bill Howe launched a new project he’s directing, Urbanalytics, an effort to use data science responsibly to promote better urban living. Check out the project website.
Tweets of the Week
— Ashley Farley (@ashleydfarley) January 13, 2017
— Nancy Pearl (@Nancy_Pearl) January 13, 2017
Congrats to MLIS alumna Teresa Bateman. Her book "Job Wanted" has been nominated for the Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award. pic.twitter.com/qRPD0gG64h
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) January 13, 2017
— Alyson Ryan (@WMP_MBA) January 13, 2017