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iSchool summer update: hazy August edition

Here’s hoping your summer has been both fun and productive. Some updates on what iSchoolers have been up to since our last update: iSchoolers in the News Recent Informatics alumni Cameron Doane, Wei-Jen Chiang and Ena Markovic are among the people fueling the success of Smartsheet, a Bellevue-based software company. Read about them in our feature about the fruitful partnership ... Read More »

iSchool summer update, July edition

Time for another periodic update on how iSchoolers are spending their summer: iSchoolers in the News Professor David Levy did a Q&A with German-language publication Zeit Online. For those who don’t speak the language, Google Translate does a pretty good job. The headline is roughly “For the first time, tech people admit: we have a real problem.” Assistant Professor Jevin ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News UW News profiled Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker’s research on how apps’ design affects kids’ interactions with devices and with their parents. Hiniker, who presented two papers at the recent CHI conference in Montreal, said design choices are key to whether apps enhance kids’ lives or disrupt them. “Kids are going to consume content,” she said. “If ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a quick roundup this week: iSchoolers in the News The iSchool had a strong presence at the UW’s Colloquium on Undergraduate Research April 23. Associate Professor Emerita Cheryl Metoyer was the keynote speaker and iSchool alumni Iisaaksiichaa Braine and Juan-Carlos Chavez were among the organizers of the event, which focused on bringing more American Indian and Alaska Native students ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Can an app connect kids with nature? Assistant Professor Katie Davis and Ph.D. student Saba Kawas are looking for volunteers to help them find out. The app they developed, NatureCollections, will undergo a test run later this spring. We announced our next Distinguished Practitioner in Residence this week. Rolf Hapel, an internationally renowned expert on libraries, ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Michelle Martin, the Beverly Cleary professor for children and youth services, and research assistant J. Elizabeth Mills wrote a special piece for attendees at the UW Alumni Association’s screening of “A Wrinkle in Time.” In it, they discuss what the book means to girls in the 21st century. Research from Associate Professor Hala Annabi got a ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Another week has flown by. Here are a couple notes and some top tweets from the week that was. iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Negin Dahya and Associate Professor Jin Ha Lee are leading an iSchool study of virtual reality in libraries, in a partnership with the Washington State Library and Oculus VR. We wrote about the project, which ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Another week has flown by. Here are a few quick updates. iSchoolers in the News More than 800 students attended this year’s iSchool Career Fair, one of the biggest events on our calendar. Read our write-up from the event or check out lots of photos on our Facebook page. Informatics program chair Andy Ko took questions all week in a ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

A pretty quiet week, so just one news item and then some of our favorite tweets from recent days: Application deadlines are approaching quickly for iSchool study abroad seminars in Tahiti, New Zealand, Myanmar, the Netherlands, India and South Korea. We wrote a short roundup about our study abroad opportunities. Tweets of the Week Informatics program chair @andyjko will do ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

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 »