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John Palfrey visits the iSchool on May 11.

This week at the iSchool

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John Palfrey, a noted scholar, author and internet freedom advocate, will be our guest at this year’s Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture, May 11. We caught up with Palfrey for a quick Q&A on libraries.

Patricia Cutright, a 1983 graduate of what was then the library school, has been named the iSchool’s 2017 Distinguished Alumna. Cutright, who has earned numerous honors during the course of her career, is the dean of libraries at Central Washington University.

Mae Benne, a retired UW professor of librarianship, died recently at age 93. Benne, who taught at the UW library school from 1965 to 1988, remained close to the school over the years, contributing to a scholarship named in her honor. You can read about her and post your remembrances on our site.

UW Today featured one of Joe Janes’ “Documents That Changed the World” podcasts, on the role a delayed ticker tape played in the stock market panic of 1929.

Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute featured iSchool Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock, who’s a CMU alumnus. Wobbrock is a recipient of the SIGCHI Social Impact Award for his work focusing on Ability-Based Design.

iSchool Lecturer Annie Searle was quoted in a UW Daily story on the university’s new two-factor authentication system. She had a positive assessment of the system, called Duo Security.

Lots of kind words have been pouring in for our beloved departing dean, Harry Bruce. Be sure to visit our tribute site and leave your message in our guestbook.

Lecture 3 of “Calling Bullshit,” featuring iSchool Assistant Professor Jevin West, is now up on our YouTube channel (below). West and colleague Carl Bergstrom were featured on the Data Stories Podcast.

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