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iSchool summer updates, back-to-school edition
Students pose in the photo booth at the All iSchool Fair on Sept. 20.

iSchool summer updates, back-to-school edition

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 wrote about a pair of MSIM students’ internships. Ding Luo worked with two nonprofit health organizations, while Janani Kumar spent the summer working at Nike.

We welcomed all the new iSchoolers on Tuesday at the iSchool Welcome:

And we had our All iSchool Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Check out more photos from the event on our Facebook page.

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