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Saba Kawas works with a student during a field test of the NatureCollections app.

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, 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.

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