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An abbreviated wrap-up this week, with lots of tweets from CHI. iSchoolers in the News For their Capstone project, MLIS students Katie Mayer, Marissa Gunning and Caitlyn Stephens are doing great work with the Darrington Historical Society. We wrote about how they’re preserving part of the story of the 2014 Oso mudslide. MLIS alumnus Dylan Flesch’s work at KEXP was ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Informatics student Mayowa Aina is among the inaugural Husky 100, a list of students who are making the most of their UW experience. Professor Batya Friedman talked to Tech Target about the tenets of value-sensitive design. Alumnus John Cole has been named the Library of Congress historian, a new position at the venerable institution. Cole is ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Informatics students Lit Phansiri, Cassandra Beaulaurier, Alexis Gregerson and Emmanuel Gambliel found themselves in the news unexpectedly after Mount Rainier’s camping reservation system melted down recently. For their Capstone project, the students are working on a replacement system to be launched in early 2017. We talked with them about their project. Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock wrote ... Read More »

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iSchoolers in the News Capstone is a true adventure for a group of students featured in this story on our website. Along with Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez, students Paloma St Louis, Yvette Iribe, Stephanie Torres and David Guerrero traveled recently to Mexico’s Chiapas state to help lay the groundwork for the indigenous population’s first library. Students Chelsea Cooper and Alma ... Read More »

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iSchoolers in the News 1939 alumna Beverly Cleary celebrated her 100th birthday on Tuesday, and tributes poured in from all over. The New York Times ran a terrific story about her; the New Yorker ran a lovely column; Slate wrote about her lesser-known teen novels; the Everett Herald ran an editorial celebrating her; and an Associated Press profile ran in ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Professor Karen Fisher was interviewed by KING-TV about her work with Syrian refugee children. Fisher recently returned to Za’atari Refugee Camp to begin a pilot project to preserve the Syrians’ cultural memories. Assistant Professor Katie Davis is teaming up with a professor from the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences on an outdoors app designed to ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool, spring break edition

iSchoolers in the News Research by iSchool Ph.D. candidate Norah Abokhodair was featured in UW Today and cited on CNN. Abokhodair and colleagues found that most tweets after the Paris terror attacks defended Islam and Muslims. As anti-Muslim sentiments arose, most tweets condemned the negative hashtags. CNN reported a similar pattern in the wake of this week’s attacks in Brussels, Belgium. ... Read More »

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iSchoolers in the News Ph.D. student Martez Mott and Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock earned a Best Paper Award at CHI, the most prestigious conference in human-computer interaction. Mott, the lead author on the paper, will present it at the upcoming CHI conference. We talked to them about their work on “Smart Touch,” a system for improving how touchscreens work for ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Professor Karen Fisher returns to Jordan’s Za’atari Refugee Camp this month to work with Syrians displaced by their country’s civil war. Fisher will follow up on her work with youths in the camp creating “magic genius devices” to improve conditions there. Ph.D. student Meg Young and the Tech Policy Lab helped shape Seattle’s new open data ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Jevin West’s team took second place in Microsoft’s WSDM Cup competition, a challenge to build the best search function to assess the importance of scholarly articles. WSDM Cup attracted competitors from around the globe, with a team from Taiwan edging out West’s Eigenfactor team for top honors. iSchool alum Paige Andrew has earned the ... Read More »