The start of the school year is upon us, so it’s time for the last of our summer updates. We’ll have weekly roundups throughout the school year.
iSchoolers in the News
Associate Professor Hala Annabi won funding from the UW Population Health Initiative for her “PREP for IT” project, which aims to prepare young people with autism to succeed in the workplace.
The iSchool’s Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom took questions on “Calling Bullshit” in a live Q&A hosted by UW News. Check out the video on their Facebook page. The “Calling Bullshit” duo also were cited in the New Yorker for their take on a study that purports to show artificial intelligence can determine sexual orientation better than people can, which you can read here. And West wrote an op-ed entitled “How to fine-tune your BS meter” for the Seattle Times and took part in a panel discussion on fake news, hosted by the newspaper.
Assistant Professor Katie Davis talked to Inside Higher Ed to weigh in on a debate over whether there’s truly a technology gap between older and younger workers.
Informatics alumnus and iSchool Founding Board member Kabir Shahani has launched his latest startup. GeekWire wrote about his marketing data platform.
MLIS alumna Emily Cabaniss was the subject of a nice feature story in the Seattle Times. Cabaniss works as the Seattle Opera’s first librarian.
We welcomed all the new iSchoolers on Tuesday at the iSchool Welcome:
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) September 19, 2017
And we had our All iSchool Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Check out more photos from the event on our Facebook page.
— ALISS (@ALISS_UW) September 20, 2017
— UW Libraries (@uwlibraries) September 19, 2017
— L. Frances Domingo (@wandermiles) September 18, 2017
— sALA UW (@sALA_UW) September 18, 2017
— LiveWire (@STLiveWireEvent) September 14, 2017
— Helene Williams (@bibliorogue) September 13, 2017
— Nancy Pearl (@Nancy_Pearl) September 10, 2017
And thanks U.S. taxpayers! We'll do our best to invent the next billion dollar industry and/or increase productivity an order of magnitude. https://t.co/7xYpcZlCOv
— Andy J. Ko (@andyjko) September 8, 2017
Dr. Cole is also one of our proud distinguished alumni. 🙂 https://t.co/E9kifDSdSE
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) September 5, 2017
We're featuring student summer adventures over on our FB page, check it out! https://t.co/XjsEzkbqfX
— iStudent Services (@uwioss) September 4, 2017
Harry Bruce turned in the key to his office on Thursday, his last day as dean after 12 years on the job. Thanks for everything, Harry! pic.twitter.com/NF6v1POC1M
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) September 1, 2017