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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 »

This week at the iSchool

A quick roundup this week: iSchoolers in the News People assume video game characters aren’t very diverse, but there’s not much data to support that notion. As we wrote this week, MSIM students Samantha Coulter, Kameron So, Kate Sousa and Brian Waismeyer took on the issue with their Capstone project. Assistant Professor Jason Yip’s Science Everywhere project is featured on ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Beverly Cleary, the famed author and 1939 iSchool (then Library School) alumna, celebrates her 100th birthday on Tuesday, April 12. The Washington Post celebrated early with a nice feature on Cleary and how she spends her days now. Assistant Professor Emma Spiro and the iSchool DataLab teamed up with the UW HCDE department on research showing ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News This year’s iConference is just a week away, and several iSchoolers will be taking part. Among those presenting and serving on committees: Ph.D. students Veronica Guajardo, Stephen Keating, Shawn Walker, Jordan Eschler, Marc Schmalz and Jason Portenoy; Professor Karen Fisher; Assistant Professors Michelle Carter and Jevin West; Associate Professors Ricardo Gomez, Karine Nahon and Joseph Tennis; ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News A team of MSIM students took top honors at the Big Idea contest at Microsoft’s Imagine Cup. They won in the World Citizenship category for Carroots, an educational dashboard that allows the user to discover career opportunities. Associate Professor Adam Moore released a new book analyzing the moral and legal foundations of privacy, security and accessibility. ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool, Halloween edition

iSchoolers in the News iSchool associate professor and AnswerDash co-founder Jake Wobbrock talked to CMS Wire about the company’s name and why its original name – Qazzow – didn’t stick. We recently welcomed several new members to the iSchool’s advisory boards. Meet them here. In honor of Halloween, iSchool Dean Harry Bruce treated students to a reading of “The Raven”: ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the news It started as a 2015 Capstone project by MLIS students Danielle Rios, Dianne Bohach, Jennifer Lam and Bobi deMontigny. Now, “Race to the Moon” has earned a place as a permanent exhibit at the Digital Public Library of America. The students focused on the period from the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957 through the Apollo ... Read More »