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This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News We held our Capstone event on Wednesday, May 31, showcasing the work of more than 300 students. Read about the event and all the award-winners in our roundup. Associate Professor Joe Janes’ new book, “Documents That Changed the Way We Live,” is now available through your favorite bookseller. The book is based on Janes’s popular podcast. ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Cynthia del Rosario, our diversity programs advisor, is a proud alumna of Seattle Central College. Learn more about Cynthia in this nice video feature from her alma mater: Ph.D. candidate Ivette Bayo Urban wrote a commentary on safe technology use for My Edmonds News. In it, she says we should prioritize people over technologies. The fifth ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Informatics major Sayna Parsi is among the leadership team of the Women in User Experience student group, which was profiled in The UW Daily. The group aims to open doors for women entering the UX field. Michelle Martin, our Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services, sent her students out into communities to promote diversity ... Read More »

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iSchoolers in the News John Palfrey, a noted scholar, author and internet freedom advocate, will be our guest at this year’s Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture, May 11. We caught up with Palfrey for a quick Q&A on libraries. Patricia Cutright, a 1983 graduate of what was then the library school, has been named the iSchool’s 2017 Distinguished Alumna. Cutright, who ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News iAffiliates Day, one of the major events on the iSchool calendar, was on Thursday, featuring talks from executives at some of the school’s partner organizations. The iSchool’s Jevin West, Maria Garrido, Susan Hildreth, MSIM student Daniel Kapellmann and other students were also part of the speaking lineup. Read about the event and check out photos on ... Read More »

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iSchoolers in the News Professor Wanda Pratt and her research team have been looking into ways technology can be used to improve communication between hospital patients and their doctors and help prevent medical errors. We talked to Pratt and Ph.D. students Jordan Eschler and Sonali Mishra about their roles in the Patients as Safeguards project. Recent research from HCDE and ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a few quick notes from the past week: iSchoolers in the News Our Research Fair last month showcased the breadth and impact of research at the iSchool. We talked to lots of faculty members and doctoral students for a new video about the event: Q-13 News stopped by the “Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data” course this ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Martez Mott

iSchoolers in the News The UW did an amazing feature on Ph.D. student Martez Mott and his work with Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock on “Smart Touch.” Be sure to check out the accompanying video with the story, which has been featured all week on the UW home page. The iSchool DataLab teaches students how to find the truth in a ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News “Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data,” the new iSchool course that’s gotten a lot of attention, had its first lecture Wednesday in front of a standing-room-only crowd. The iSchool’s Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom started off with a litany of ways BS has infected the world. Columns Magazine did a nice story ... Read More »