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This week at the iSchool
Jevin West speaks during the first "Calling Bullshit" lecture.

This week at the iSchool

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“Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data,” the new iSchool course that’s gotten a lot of attention, had its first lecture Wednesday in front of a standing-room-only crowd. The iSchool’s Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom started off with a litany of ways BS has infected the world. Columns Magazine did a nice story on the first class. You can also find stories on the iSchool site and at UW Today.

Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez and a contingent of students from the iSchool recently returned from a trip to Mexico’s Chiapas state to continue working with the Tseltal Maya people to establish their first library. As our story says, the trips have shown first-hand why every library has to fit the needs of its own community.

The “Pokemon GO” craze was more than a game. It was a bonding experience, according to research from Human Centered Design & Engineering and the iSchool. Jin Ha Lee and Jason Yip are co-authors on a paper that looked at how parents and children interacted around the game at its height last summer. UW Today has the story.

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