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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

Snow day

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 »

iSchool summer update for June

Things slow down in the summertime, but there’s still plenty going on at the iSchool. Let’s get caught up on some recent happenings. iSchoolers in the News Susan Hildreth is joining the iSchool this fall as our first Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, focusing on the future of libraries. Hildreth recently became treasurer of the American Library Association and recently completed ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

It’s our end-of-the-school-year edition. Happy summer, everyone! iSchoolers in the News More than 300 graduating students took part in the iSchool’s Convocation ceremony on Saturday, June 4. Keynote speaker Shaun Kane urged students to “do work that connects with something that’s personal to you, that empowers who you are.” Our Student Services department posted tons of great photos from the ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

An abbreviated edition this week, as we reach the finish line on the 2015-16 school year. iSchoolers in the News MLIS students Melody Leung and Erika Miller were among the winners of the American Library Association’s Spectrum Scholarships, aimed to increase diversity in leadership positions within library science. MLIS students Marissa Gunning, Katie Mayer and Caitlyn Stephens worked to document ... Read More »