Catching up on some news and notes, including last week when we were out for Thanksgiving:
iSchoolers in the News
Assistant Professor Katie Davis is quoted in a Deseret News article, “Are screens the enemy? A battle over what’s best for teens.” Davis disagrees with assertions that smartphones are a possible cause of increased depression among teens. “The problem, as we have come to understand through our research, is there are few simple answers — and certainly no single answer that can be applied to explain the mental health and well-being of an entire generation,” Davis wrote.
Davis’s work was also cited in Salon, in an article titled “You should talk about politics this Thanksgiving.” The advice still holds for the upcoming holidays.
We also wrote about Davis’s research into whether an app can inspire children to appreciate time outdoors. Her team’s “NatureCollections” app will begin a field test in winter quarter.
Professor David Levy talked to The Daily for a feature on mindfulness in the classroom. A portion of what Levy had to say: “Ethics is a big part of educating the whole person. How do we respond to others, how do we learn to not simply think selfishly but about our concern for others, and that includes how we are in the classroom too.”
We profiled new iSchool Senior Lecturer Ott Toomet, a data scientist who’s taken a winding path to the iSchool, including studies in astrophysics and economics. Learn more about Ott.
Assistant Professor Jevin West was among the featured speakers at the recent TEDxSeattle event. West presented a talk based on his “Calling Bullshit” course. Read about it in The Daily.
Tweets of the Week
Always appreciate librarians' ideas and perspectives on how to advocate for Ss/patrons. Thank you @bibliorogue for the opportunity to speak w Erin Sterling @UW_iSchool #MLIS #huskygrad pic.twitter.com/JNBRATHiSU
— Ballard High Library ? (@BeaverReaders) November 28, 2017
— Helene Williams (@bibliorogue) November 30, 2017
Fake news! Call it out. If you haven’t checked out @callin_bull by @jevinwest from @UW_iSchool, you totally should! #TEDxSeattle17 #TedXSeattle #FakeNews https://t.co/yXMf0PiRPw pic.twitter.com/IMAKo2ejUv
— Melody Clark (@melrosesea) November 18, 2017
My advisor is finally famous. @UW_iSchool Prof @andyjko being interviewed on teaching #accessibility.
"[Students] are not just learning practical skills about accessibility; they're also learning #empathy, a fundamental concept not often taught…"https://t.co/4kQfufyf1Z pic.twitter.com/SOZxk3GftG
— Benji Xie (@BenjiXie) November 21, 2017
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) November 22, 2017
— Joe Janes (@joejanes) November 23, 2017
.@UW_iSchool PhD candidate Martez Mott is working to make touch screens accessible for people with motor impairments. Learn about his mission and make a gift to the HCI Research Fund: https://t.co/tXuneF94R1 #PhilanthropyFriday pic.twitter.com/BhsIlKRn2s
— U. of Washington (@UW) November 24, 2017
— UW Libs DataServices (@UWLibsData) November 27, 2017
@UW_iSchool students: Still looking for a Capstone project? Open Data Literacy is accepting team or individual applications to the following iCareer https://t.co/wSH95azXQy postings: id nos: 6714, 6716, 6783, 6815, 6829, 6913. #datascience #datacuration #opendata
— Open Data Literacy (@ODLiteracy) November 28, 2017
Applications are OPEN for a Winter 2018 TASCHA RAship at @UW_iSchool ! Help us create and maintain collaborative and adaptable curricula on a Github platform. More info + application >> https://t.co/uYNyYR8KjL
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) November 29, 2017
— U. of Washington (@UW) November 30, 2017
— Calling Bullshit (@callin_bull) November 30, 2017
— John McDonald (@JohnStonesthro) November 30, 2017
So excited to have @jevinwest as this month's #CMSeattle speaker. He's an asst prof at @UW_iSchool and co-developed a course on @callin_bull. Be sure to register Monday for the Dec. 15 talk. Seats are limited and are bound to go quickly. https://t.co/kfl4RUifx8 #CMcontext pic.twitter.com/CbUVh7HL4s
— CreativeMornings/SEA (@Seattle_CM) December 1, 2017