We took a little time off, but it’s time to jump back in with some updates on what iSchoolers have been up to lately:
iSchoolers in the News
We have a new dean! Anind Dey joined the iSchool on Jan. 2 after most recently serving as director and chair of Carnegie Mellon University’s Human Computer Interaction Institute. We have a new profile of Anind on our website.
Ph.D. student Luke Rodriguez was part of a research team that recently won an R&D 100 Award, known as the “Oscars of Invention.” Learn more on our website.
Research staff member Jennifer Phipps penned an op-ed for The Seattle Times about trying to get by as a single mother in pricey Seattle.
Ph.D. candidate Beth Patin is on her way to the faculty at Syracuse University this summer after completing her studies here. The Syracuse iSchool wrote a news item welcoming her.
Tweets of the Week(s)
I get to be Debbie Downer today and tear down this NYT article on toys that teach coding: https://t.co/r9xTSvFj0s
— Andy J. Ko (@andyjko) December 20, 2017
— Jason Yip (@jasoncyip) December 29, 2017
We’re honored to have given scholarships to PhD students at the @UW_iSchool who are working with correctional institutions. A very important role for #libraries! @snoislelibrary @secstatewa @EdmondsLibrary https://t.co/jFEDlvEYzd
— Edmonds Lib Friends (@EdmondsLibPals) January 3, 2018
— Tech Policy Lab (@TechPolicyLab) January 3, 2018
— Helene Williams (@bibliorogue) January 4, 2018
. @uwdub is a community where people from different departments and disciplines with diverse interests get to interact, collaborate, and EAT!
— Benji Xie (@BenjiXie) January 4, 2018
The Mary Gates Endowment for Students is currently accepting scholarship applications. Mary Gates scholarships provide $5,000 ($2,500 per quarter for two quarters) for students to pursue leadership or research activities. https://t.co/wEmtF8rqml
— iStudent Services (@uwioss) January 4, 2018
— UW eScience (@uwescience) January 5, 2018
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) January 5, 2018
You made it through the first week of Winter Quarter! Celebrate by making plans for the summer:… https://t.co/9tIyF4oIQg
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) January 5, 2018
National Science Foundation awards $1.2 million to four universities for responsible data science work targeting the early stages of the data life cycle https://t.co/qIRqzSTc7g
— Urbanalytics (@uwurbanalytics) January 5, 2018