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Jevin West (right) and Carl Bergstrom hope to teach a course titled "Calling Bullshit." (Chronicle of Higher Education photo)

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News

Assistant Professor Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom continue to get a lot of attention for their proposed course with a provocative name, “Calling Bullshit.” KOMO News featured the class, as did the Chronicle of Higher Education. We also wrote about it here.

Associate Professor Bill Howe was involved in this week’s “Big Data and Human Services” workshop, hosted by the UW, the city of Seattle and MetroLab, a Washington, D.C.-based city-university collaboration. GeekWire has the story about the workshop, which featured UW President Ana Mari Cauce, former Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, among other dignitaries. Howe gave one of the welcome addresses during the two-day event.

Informatics student Domenica Mata, who is from Ecuador, is quoted in this Seattle Times story on foreign college students’ unease in the current political environment.

TASCHA researchers Chris Rothschild and Melody Clark recently returned from a visit to Kenya, where they gathered information about how to create an effective mobile literacy curriculum for that nation. Our write-up outlines some of their key takeaways from the trip.

TASCHA Director Chris Coward was a guest on Stephen Ladek’s “Terms of Reference” podcast at Aidpreneur.

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