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This week at the iSchool
Margarita Engle speaks during the Spencer Shaw Lecture on Oct. 19.

This week at the iSchool

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We were thrilled to have author and poet Margarita Engle at the UW for the iSchool’s annual Spencer Shaw Lecture. Engle is the author of “The Surrender Tree” and several other books that explore her Cuban-American heritage.

The iSchool’s Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom were in the headlines once again with “Calling Bullshit.” They welcomed two fact-checking experts from Snopes to their class on Monday, and their work was featured in Columbia Journalism Review.

Sue Morgan, our online learning technologies coordinator, is among those putting their talents on display at this year’s Ovations talent show. Morgan’s talent is photography, and her photos will be exhibited in Meany Hall. She’s among those profiled here.

TASCHA researchers Maria Garrido and Lucas Koepke had their work featured in Nature. Its report, “The shape of work to come,” referenced their work on advancing massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Tech entrepreneur and activist Leila Janah joined us for an iSchool Research Symposium. Janah, the founder of nonprofit Samasource, works to provide jobs in poverty-stricken countries.

And we were saddened by the sudden death of MSIM alumnus Del Hazeley on Monday. Since earning his degree in 2013, Hazeley had quickly risen to a director-level position with the UW Police Department.

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