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iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom are getting some attention for their proposed course, “Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data.” They’ve released a syllabus in the hope that they’ll be able to go forward with the class. Read this article from Boing Boing or check out the Calling Bullshit website. Nancy ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Big news this week for one of our alumni. Jill Bourne (MLIS, ’97) is Library Journal’s 2017 Librarian of the Year. As director of California’s San Jose Public Library, Bourne overcame serious challenges with money and morale to put the system’s 23 branches on the right track. Lecturer Annie Searle, aka “The Risk Detective,” is featured ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool, year’s end edition

A few notes from the iSchool to end the year. iSchoolers in the News Informatics major Sang Ouk Kim’s creativity was rewarded when he won InfoSys’s “Join 2 Dots” social media contest. Kim won an iPhone 7 for his drawing connecting two dots in the shape of a light bulb. Assistant Professor Negin Dahya earned a $10,000 fellowship with the ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

A quiet week on campus, but we have a few notes and tweets to catch up on: iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Emma Spiro teamed up with Kate Starbird, an HCDE assistant professor and adjunct at the iSchool, on a piece for The Huffington Post about the spread of fake news. They explore various ways to identify and deal ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Students in Dave Stearns’ INFO 200 class showed off their final projects at an event at Mary Gates Hall recently. For their final projects, students work together in small teams to solve information problems. Many of the projects are concepts for websites or apps, while some are working prototypes of the students’ ideas. Lecturer Annie Searle ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool, snowy Friday edition

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iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock was the subject of a feature from the Huffington Post. Wobbrock talked about his experience developing the spin-out venture he co-founded, AnswerDash. MLIS student Sunny Kim won a $6,000 scholarship from the Washington Library Association. We talked to Sunny, who’s interested in serving teens in a public librarianship career. Flexibility is key ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News We wrote about four MSIM students who interned at interesting places over the summer. Srijan Bhushan got a chance to intern at Tesla Motors, Nelson Dsouza at Visa, Karthika Sundaresan at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Sam Pattnaik at IBM. All of them found that their classes had them ready to contribute right away. Several iSchoolers were featured speakers ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Informatics student Mayowa Aina (’17) talks about her experience as a UW student in this story featured on the university’s website. Aina, who has taken part in the Husky Marching Band and the Black Student Union, says she has benefited greatly from small scholarships. She also got a mention in UW President Ana Mari Cauce’s annual ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a quick roundup while we wait for the big storm to strike: iSchoolers in the News Clarita Lefthand-Begay joined the faculty this fall, and we profiled her in a new story on the website. She’s the first faculty hire under the iSchool’s Native North American Indigenous Knowledge initiative. Lefthand-Begay is one of five new faces on the faculty this ... Read More »

Catching up with the iSchool, July edition

We’re checking in on iSchoolers periodically over the summer. Here are some recent updates: iSchoolers in the News With all the hype and hysteria around Pokémon Go, we did a Q&A with Assistant Professor Jin Ha Lee, who heads the iSchool’s GAMER group, and asked how to play safe and play to win. We recently wrote about how the iSchool ... Read More »