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Catching up on some news and notes, including last week when we were out for Thanksgiving: iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Katie Davis is quoted in a Deseret News article, “Are screens the enemy? A battle over what’s best for teens.” Davis disagrees with assertions that smartphones are a possible cause of increased depression among teens.  “The problem, as ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

A few quick updates before the weekend: iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Anna Lauren Hoffmann appeared on KUOW radio to discuss Facebook’s unusual tactic to prevent revenge porn – by asking people to send in their own embarrassing images. Read about it here, or listen to the broadcast here. Ph.D. candidate Beth Patin wrote a piece for the George ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a few quick updates from a short holiday week: iSchoolers in the News The iSchool kicked off Diversity Month with a luncheon and discussions. Diversity-themed events continue throughout the month and the rest of the year. Associate Professor Bill Howe is part of a project that’s producing “fake” data that makes people’s privacy in order for researchers to study ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News iSchool alumna Cindy Altick Aden is now the Washington state librarian. We talked to Aden about why she loves the job, which keeps her moving as she visits libraries in all corners of the state. The story on Aden is part of our fall iNews newsletter, arriving soon in alumni mailboxes. You can get a sneak ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Jevin West was among the speakers at this year’s GeekWire Summit. West was part of a panel discussion on fake news. MSIM student Yu Peter Wang and Informatics student Ryan Keller earned $2,500 cybersecurity scholarships from U.S. Bank. The scholarships were presented at a ceremony Thursday in Seattle. Several Informatics students have been posting ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a few quick updates this week: iSchoolers in the News When the iSchool’s Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom started “Calling Bullshit,” they had no idea they were starting a movement. Their curriculum is now showing up at colleges and high schools across the country. Read about it in a new story on our site. Professor Michelle Martin ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News We welcomed almost 500 new iSchoolers this week! Here’s a short story from our website breaking down the numbers in each class. Associate Professor Andy Ko recently was awarded more than $1.7 million in National Science Foundation grants for a pair of research projects, one of them in partnership with George Mason University. The research will ... Read More »

iSchool summer updates, back-to-school edition

The start of the school year is upon us, so it’s time for the last of our summer updates. We’ll have weekly roundups throughout the school year. iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Hala Annabi won funding from the UW Population Health Initiative for her “PREP for IT” project, which aims to prepare young people with autism to succeed in ... Read More »

iSchool summer update: August edition

We’re back with another update from a very busy summer. Here are some of the iSchool goings-on from August: iSchoolers in the News Dean Harry Bruce steps down at the end of August after 12 years in the job. In a Q&A with UW News, he reflected on his term and on what’s ahead for the iSchool. We’re thrilled to ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Convocation

iSchoolers in the News We paid tribute to our beloved departing dean, Harry Bruce, with a celebration on Wednesday, June 7. Read our short story, check out our photo gallery from the event, and be sure to visit the guestbook on our tribute site. Associate Professor Joe Janes has a new book out, based on his popular podcast. “Documents that ... Read More »