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, will come from Denmark to join the iSchool this fall. The professor of practice position, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, brings professionals from the field to teach students and help shape curriculum.
Assistant Professor Jevin West went on KING-TV to discuss the blowup over Facebook’s handling of users’ data. “Tech leaders, it’s time for them to step up and take this privacy, and also the spread of disinformation and misinformation, seriously,” West said. West also talked to the Wall Street Journal on another topic, the spread of misinformation.
Tweets of the Week
— anind dey (@aninddey) March 19, 2018
— Helene Williams (@bibliorogue) March 19, 2018
Congrats to my Library Advocacy Lab colleague and library hero @hapelr – also congrats to iSchool, University of Washington – you guys are lucky to have Rolf: Rolf Hapel to bring international perspective to iSchool as professor of practice https://t.co/wS8eIbT83x pic.twitter.com/dpOVljpJwM
— Jan Holmquist (@janholmquist) March 21, 2018
We love getting to know about different research going on around all three UW campuses. This fall we heard from Ashley Arrington, a Law Librarianship Master's student at the @UW_iSchool. Read a little bit more from her on the blog! https://t.co/VHPCl9cQEB
— UW Research Commons (@uwrescommons) March 19, 2018
Aw… that robot needs a hug. Cool to see iSchool students involved in this project. https://t.co/GCRgwH5JlZ
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) March 21, 2018
— Anna Lauren Hoffmann (@annaeveryday) March 22, 2018
Organized by @uwdatascience and @uwescience
Women In Data Science 2018 Seattle
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— Nimisha S Sharma (@nimisharath) March 21, 2018
HCDE Prof. Julie Kientz has received a Google Faculty Research Award to study how technology can foster engagement between children with and without disabilities. Kientz will work with @UW_iSchool's Jason Yip & HCDE PhD student Kiley Sobel on this work. https://t.co/KGj9ed1pbo pic.twitter.com/JR9SRsnC3i
— UW HCDE (@hcdeUW) March 22, 2018
An important dissection of values in computing research and practice. What values do we need to resurrect from history? What values were never there, but need to be? My view is that collaboration is necessary but insufficient for culture change. https://t.co/Ln3dmbP61V
— Andy J. Ko (@andyjko) March 23, 2018