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This week at the iSchool

Catching up on iSchool news from before and after the Thanksgiving holiday: iSchoolers in the News Rolf Hapel, the iSchool’s Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, recently presented at the annual OCLC conference about his experiences at Dokk1, an acclaimed library and cultural center in Aarhus, Denmark. The organization recently posted his talk to YouTube: Seattle’s PitchBook is among the companies that ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News For the annual print edition of iNews, we featured several students participating in iSchool research projects. Students working on such projects pick up valuable experience and keep the school’s research moving. The UW Daily also featured students participating in research, including Jion Yi, a senior Informatics major. “Reaching out to the faculty members is so intimidating, ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News We profiled Rivkah Sass, our 2018 iSchool Distinguished Alumna. Sass, who earned her Master of Librarianship in 1978, is the Sacramento library director and wins raves for her ability to evolve as her community’s needs change. iSchool Assistant Professor Miranda Belarde-Lewis curated an exhibit that recently began a year-long stay at the Museum of Glass in ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Our latest dean’s message from Anind Dey focuses on research and how it benefits students. It’ll be part of our fall newsletter that’s hitting mailboxes soon, but you can get a sneak peek here. Rolf Hapel, our Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, was among the “game-changing” speakers at last week’s OCLC conference in Chicago. Hapel discussed his ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News For Open Access Week, we wrote about the Open Data Literacy research project at the iSchool. Led by Professor Carole Palmer and Assistant Professor Nic Weber, the project is finding ways to make huge government datasets usable and accessible. Several iSchool students are quoted in this Seattle Times story on the UW’s recent Ideathon. Students asked ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Megan Finn has released her first book, “Documenting Aftermath: Information Infrastructures in the Wake of Disasters.” The book looks at how the information landscape has shaped people’s experiences with historical disasters. Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker was quoted on CNN.com, in a story about how voice-activated technology such as Amazon’s Alexa interacts with children. Her ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Cheryl Metoyer, an iSchool associate professor emerita, recently was given the American Indian Library Association’s Legacy Award at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. In giving her the award, the AILA noted Metoyer’s mentorship of the next generation of Native American librarians. Naomi Bishop, a 2010 alumna of the iSchool’s MLIS program, was also honored ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News A theory about scatterplot graphs from Assistant Professor Jevin West and colleague Carl Bergstrom, a biology professor and affiliate to the iSchool, was published in Nature and in Fast Company. West and Bergstrom’s idea is that tilting such graphs at a 45-degree angle could make it less likely that people would imply causation by looking at ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a quick update from the first week of classes: iSchoolers in the News iSchool Dean Anind Dey is one of two UW representatives on Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Innovation Advisory Council. The group, mostly composed of leaders from technology companies, aims to bring technology to bear to solve pressing issues, such as homelessness and traffic woes. Assistant Professor Jevin ... Read More »

iSchool update: back-to-school edition

As we get ready to welcome everyone back to school on Sept. 26, let’s catch up on what iSchoolers have been up to lately: iSchoolers in the News A Capstone project from last spring was featured on the UW home page the week of Sept. 16. A team of Informatics students – Tiffany Chen, Benjamin Leeds, Vincent van der Meulen ... Read More »