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 »

A quick update this week: iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Hala Annabi talked to The Daily about her role in the Welcome Inclusion Initiative and plans to use the Special Olympics as a spotlight for inclusion in the Seattle community. “When we think about inclusion, it’s the idea that we are aware and accepting and welcoming of differences so ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Bill Howe was busy with the media this week. He appeared live on KING-TV to discuss this week’s testimony before Congress by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He also appeared in a separate KING-TV feature with Informatics students Zoshua Colah and Vansh Gambhir about how data ethics is built in to the curriculum at the ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Our iNews newsletter went out this week, which means we have a new dean’s message. Anind Dey talks about his first few months on the job and what he sees as priorities for the school. Assistant Professor Negin Dahya is among the recipients of this year’s American Educational Research Association awards. She and colleagues from Harvard ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Informatics student Nicole Kuhn is supporting her four children as she pursues her degree at the iSchool. An iSchool scholarship has been a big help to Kuhn, who will be the first in her family to earn an undergraduate degree. We profiled her in a story on our website. As our first professor of practice, Susan ... 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

iSchoolers in the News Dean Anind Dey appeared in a KING-TV segment on Net Neutrality. Dey and reporter Angela Russell discussed what Net Neutrality means and what’s at stake for everyone. We caught up with MSIM alumnus Akshay Bhagwatwar. Since earning his degree in 2010, he earned a Ph.D., joined the faculty at Northern Illinois University, and then came back ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker posted on BOLD about her research on parental controls on kids’ gadgets. She wanted to know what kinds of controls actually help families, so she surveyed them to find out. Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez is among the artists whose work is included in “Internalized Borders,” an exhibit at New York’s Shiva Gallery. ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Informatics student Morgan Mackaay wanted to inspire young girls to pursue careers in tech, so she’s doing something about it. She’s working with the Pacific Science Center on “Girls’ Night Out” events focusing on STEM fields. Read about Morgan here. Assistant Professor Jevin West made an appearance on KING-TV to discuss the indictment of 13 Russian ... Read More »