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This week at the iSchool
Ricardo Gomez and Michelle Martin

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News

Ricardo Gomez, an associate professor at the school, has published a new book on the Tseltal Maya people of Chiapas, Mexico. Gomez has taken several trips to Chiapas in the past few years as part of a community development project.

We’re welcoming six new faces to the faculty, and they bring a diverse range of expertise to the school. Miranda Belarde-Lewis, Alexis Hiniker and Anna Lauren Hoffmann accepted tenure-track positions as assistant professors, while Greg Hay, Laura Schildkraut and Richard Sturman are new lecturers.

Our 2017 Distinguished Alumna, Patricia Cutright has spent her career on the front lines as libraries transformed in the age of computers. We talked to Cutright, who is now dean of libraries at Central Washington University.

The UW Daily covered “Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data” and reports that it’s expanding to a 3-credit course this fall.

Ph.D. candidate Ivette Bayo Urban is featured in the latest issue of the UW’s Viewpoint magazine. She volunteers with Latina immigrants in south Seattle and developed a series of workshops to connect Latina women and their families with public libraries.

Beverly Cleary Professor Michelle Martin’s Camp Read-a-Rama aims to energize kids around reading. Learn about the program in this video:

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