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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 »

Spring break update

MLIS Program Chair Jin Ha Lee.

Updates from the past couple weeks: iSchoolers in the News The new U.S. News & World Report rankings came out, and our MLIS program has risen to No. 2 on the list of top library and information science programs. Meanwhile, the MLIS Law program kept its longtime hold on the top spot in its category. UW Today noted the news ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Jacob Wobbrock was named this year’s recipient of the SIGCHI Social Impact Award. The prestigious honor is awarded annually to an individual who promotes the application of human-computer interaction to meet social needs. Associate Professor Bill Howe is passionate about data science and about improving urban areas. We wrote about his new project, UrbAnalytics, ... 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

A quick update on some news and top tweets from folks in the iSchool community from the past week (and a little beyond for the shortened Thanksgiving week): iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Katie Davis and colleagues with the ConnectedLib project released a white paper on the best ways to promote connected learning in libraries. The paper discusses the ... Read More »