Catching up with the iSchool, back-to-school edition

Great to see everyone back on campus this week! Let’s get caught up on some of the major events of recent weeks: The iSchool is launching a new research center, the Center for an Informed Public, to study misinformation and ways to combat its spread. We talked to Director Jevin West and the rest of the center’s leadership team about ... Read More »

Latest news from the iSchool

It seems that everyone is busy this time of year, and we are no exception here. Take a breath and catch up on some recent news: iSchoolers in the News We’ve announced our 2019 iSchool Distinguished Alumnus! Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine, ’15, has put his MSIM degree to work as the UW’s tribal liaison and director of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House). UW ... Read More »

Catching up with the iSchool

We have some catching up to do. Here are some recent highlights from the UW Information School: iSchoolers in the News Malory Rose is a senior who helped lead the UW gymnastics team to an NCAA championship, but her true passion is Informatics. She talks about the program and her Capstone project in this story from GoHuskies magazine. Assistant Professor ... Read More »

Updates from the iSchool

We have some catching up to do. Here’s the latest news from a very busy bunch of iSchoolers: iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Joe Janes heard a lot about the future of libraries at the recent ALA Midwinter conference in Seattle. He wrote his thoughts on the topic in a column for Publishers Weekly. Informatics student Godgiven Reamico had ... Read More »

Catching up with the iSchool, snowstorm edition

We have a little catching up to do after this snowy week. Here’s what iSchoolers have been up to. iSchoolers in the News Several iSchool faculty, students and alumni were involved in the American Library Association Midwinter conference in Seattle. Among them: Dean Emeritus Harry Bruce led a panel discussion on leadership for the future of libraries. Among the panelists ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Lecturer Annie Searle commented on a ransomware attack in Sammamish for a KIRO-TV story. You can find her in the video accompanying the story on KIRO’s website. Professor Wanda Pratt talked to Popular Science about the benefits of having your health data at your fingertips, along with some possible downsides. Associate Professor Amy Ko testified before ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News The annual Winfo Hackathon attracted about 150 students despite a rare sunny weekend day. Students from across the UW campus spent their day coming up with apps and websites around the theme of “A World of Difference.” The iSchool will have a big presence at the upcoming American Library Association Midwinter conference. Several faculty, alumni and ... Read More »

Catching up with the iSchool, winter break edition

Winter break is the rearview mirror. Let’s catch up on some things you might have missed: iSchoolers in the News NatureCollections, the app that aims to connect kids with the outdoors, showed promise in early trials. We got an update on the project from iSchool Associate Professor Katie Davis and Ph.D. student Saba Kawas, among others involved in the project. ... Read More »

iSchool update: End-of-quarter edition

Things are quieting down a bit on campus, but it’s still busy at the iSchool. Here are some updates from the past couple weeks: iSchoolers in the News Senior Lecturers Michael Freeman and Joel Ross have teamed up on a new textbook, “Programming Skills for Data Science.” The book puts together concepts taught in the iSchool’s INFO 201 classes, including ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Catching up on iSchool news from before and after the Thanksgiving holiday: iSchoolers in the News Rolf Hapel, the iSchool’s Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, recently presented at the annual OCLC conference about his experiences at Dokk1, an acclaimed library and cultural center in Aarhus, Denmark. The organization recently posted his talk to YouTube: Seattle’s PitchBook is among the companies that ... Read More »