iSchoolers in the News
Associate Professor Bill Howe was busy with the media this week. He appeared live on KING-TV to discuss this week’s testimony before Congress by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He also appeared in a separate KING-TV feature with Informatics students Zoshua Colah and Vansh Gambhir about how data ethics is built in to the curriculum at the iSchool and elsewhere, a change from the previous generation. Howe also talked to Turkish-based Anadolu Agency about the potential for government regulation of social media.
Assistant Professor Jessica Hullman landed a $523,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for her work to create more effective data visualizations. Hullman’s project factors people’s expectations into the visualizations to make them easier to understand.
Assistant Professor Katie Davis was quoted in Canada’s Chatelaine in an article on how much time teenage girls spend building their personal “brand” on social media.
Informatics student Aayush Saxena was named among this year’s Husky 100. The list recognizes undergraduate and graduate students at all of the UW campuses who are making the most of their time in school.
And our most famous alumna, author Beverly Cleary, turned 102 this week!
“Quite often somebody will say, 'What year do your books take place?' and the only answer I can give is, in childhood.”
Happy birthday to Beverly Cleary, who turns an amazing 102 today! pic.twitter.com/X22ZJ6lwNv
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) April 12, 2018
Tweets of the Week
— elmendez (@elmendez) April 10, 2018
She's got a book: https://t.co/0ATCMmz3F4
And a Best Paper at our beloved @sig_chi conference
— Stacy Branham 🍞🔨⏲️ (@Branhammertime) April 13, 2018
— Mx WE iResearch (@MxWEKing) April 7, 2018
Two weeks ago, TASCHA Director Chris Coward gave an invited talk at UNESCO/ITU Mobile Learning Week. Since we all couldn't join him in Paris, you can read a copy of his remarks on our website. https://t.co/YW1CQl4oEi
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) April 10, 2018
— Helene Williams (@bibliorogue) April 11, 2018
It's #NationalLibraryWeek. Libraries represent an aspirational notion of democracy – institutions that welcome anyone who wishes to become a more informed and independent citizen. Thank you librarians. You shaped my life. #WhatUnitesUs More thoughts here: https://t.co/GGBmqN9VSQ)
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) April 8, 2018