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Martez Mott and Smart Touch were featured on the UW home page.

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News

The UW did an amazing feature on Ph.D. student Martez Mott and his work with Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock on “Smart Touch.” Be sure to check out the accompanying video with the story, which has been featured all week on the UW home page.

The iSchool DataLab teaches students how to find the truth in a mountain of big data. We talked to the faculty – including Jevin West, Nic Weber, Emma Spiro, Bill Howe and Jessica Hullman – for a feature on the iSchool website.

Mina Tari, a double-major in Informatics and Gender Studies, is among this year’s Husky 100. Tari plans to go on to pursue her Ph.D. at the UW.

Ph.D. student Norah Abokhodair was quoted in a Pew Research report and a New York Post story about it. Pew looked into what scholars think of the future of the internet and whether trolls will rule the day.

The UW Daily wrote about the recent graduate school rankings, including the iSchool’s No. 2 national ranking in library and information science. In other ranking news, the school landed at No. 6 in the world in information science and library science in the inaugural program rankings from the Center for World University Rankings.

Now that spring quarter has begun, Assistant Professor Jevin West and “Calling Bullshit” have continued to get a fresh round of media attention. The Everett Herald ran a piece about the class earlier this week, and KING-TV News visited class on Wednesday.

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We're the Communications folks at the University of Washington Information School. We keep an eye out for iSchoolers doing cool things, and then we share it here and on our social media accounts.

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