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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 »

This week at the iSchool

As you know, it’s been a long (and historic) week. Here’s a quick roundup of iSchool highlights: iSchoolers in the News We wrote about a pair of senior Informatics students who were ready to hit the ground running during their summer internships. Brittney Hoy worked at Disney and Alexander Bell-Towne at Weebly. Tweets of the Week So excited for @UW_iSchool ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a quick roundup of some tweets of the week: iSchool Dean Harry Bruce speaks at the fall PhD Welcome Lunch. #ischoolphds #uwischool https://t.co/0j5XwttL2R — iStudent Services (@uwioss) October 31, 2016 The TASCHA team is hitting the road and heading to Kenya this week with @EIFLnet @knlsmedia & @AfLIACon! Learn more: https://t.co/4Zn02QE1E9 — TASCHA (@taschagroup) November 1, 2016 @UW_iSchool is ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Andy Herman enrolled in the iSchool’s Master of Science in Information Management program after his interest in cybersecurity was piqued. We talked to him about the UW student group he’s leading and how it attracts students from all over campus. The fall edition of iNews is on its way to mailboxes soon, featuring the latest message ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a quick roundup from the week that was: iSchoolers in the News The iSchool will have a new home in a couple years, and we’ll finally have everyone under one roof. Here’s our story about the coming end of the “space odyssey.” After voters defeated a peace deal in Colombia, Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez wrote a piece for the ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool, back-to-school edition

Fall quarter has begun, and we’re back in the swing of things. Here are a few iSchool updates from the past week: iSchoolers in the News We featured a new addition to the faculty, Assistant Professor Nic Weber. Nic, who was previously a research associate at the iSchool, has a great deal of expertise in data curation. He will focus ... Read More »

Catching up with the iSchool

It’s been a busy summer, but it’s time to get back to work. Let’s get caught up on what iSchoolers have been up to: iSchoolers in the News We’ve featured several new members of the iSchool faculty on our website. Among them: Beverly Cleary Professor Michelle Martin, who’s spent much of her career crusading for diversity in children’s literature. Susan ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool, Capstone edition

iSchoolers in the News Capstone projects were in the spotlight this week. Be sure to check out all the project promo videos on our playlists: MLIS, MSIM and Informatics. MLIS student Emily Thompson is among the winners of Opportunity Grants from the UW’s Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. She used her grant to attend a symposium in Los Angeles. Associate ... Read More »