iSchoolers in the News
Capstone is coming Wednesday, May 30. Get all the event info and read up on some of the standout projects here. We’ll also be livestreaming the awards ceremony at that link.
We’ve posted several stories about top Capstone projects in recent days, among them:
- MLIS students Le Button and Aydin Kwan created a Queer Comics Database to make it easier to find LGBTQ comic books.
- MSIM students Timothy Pace, Dania Tanzil and Manas Thakre worked with T-Mobile to identify advertising traffic on the mobile network, the first step in thwarting malicious actors.
- Informatics students Adam Bourn, Monica Cao and John Harrison built a prototype of a tool that will work with KEXP’s content management system to allow DJs to explore the radio station’s vast music archive.
- Informatics students Jessica Basa, Tiffany Chen, J. Benjamin Leeds and Vincent van der Meulen teamed up to create a new communications tool for Airlift Northwest, potentially saving valuable time during rescue missions
MLIS student Dovi Mae Patino earned a scholarship from the Freedom to Read Foundation that will give her an expenses-paid trip to the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans next month.
The Technology & Social Change Group released a report about a gathering where a group of leading thinkers considered the role of public libraries as platforms civic engagement. The report points to a path forward that strengthens public libraries’ role in civic life.
Professor Michelle Martin will be honored with a mentoring award from the Children’s Literature Association. The award recognizes Martin’s work encouraging and nurturing scholars in the children’s literature field.
Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker put on a showcase of students’ work from her “Designing for Evil” class. The class, which teaches students how to improve on “evil” design techniques, got some attention from UW News and KNKX radio.
Associate Professor Hala Annabi is among the researchers involved in an effort to make workplaces more friendly to people with autism. She and others are working with Microsoft to improve how companies recruit and support people who are on the spectrum. The Seattle Times wrote a nice feature about the program.
Tweets of the Week
— Emily McReynolds (@EmilyNexus) May 23, 2018
My Project mentioned on UW's website:
MSIM team digs into T-Mobile's data to spot malicious traffic . https://t.co/R8OyWnrv74
— Manas Thakre (@manasthakre) May 23, 2018
Sometimes #technology can make us feel icky. But it doesn’t have to. @UW_iSchool’s Alexis Hiniker has a new course, #DesigningforEvil, where students redesign technologies for the greater good. Story and pictures by me. https://t.co/DYkoP1P8N1
— Sarah McQuate (@potassiumwhale) May 25, 2018
— Jeff Harrison (@jstandish) May 25, 2018
Thanks to these delightful people and everyone else who joined us at our 2018 Dean's Club Dinner last night! pic.twitter.com/qpZVw9GwpM
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) May 25, 2018
— ISACA UW (@ISACA_UW) May 22, 2018
The application deadline has been extended to May 31st for the study abroad program Grand Challenge Impact Lab. Apply today to study in #Bangalore! https://t.co/BArsTpZesN @UWJSIS @uwengineering @UW_AsianLL @UW_iSchool
— UW South Asia Center (@UWSouthAsia) May 21, 2018
For folks at #datajustice18, here’s a public piece I did on the idea of “data violence” – its builds on a lot of great work on representation and harm in data-intensive systems, much of which is cited here! https://t.co/TdSThSGZkT
— Anna Lauren Hoffmann (@annaeveryday) May 21, 2018
Dovi is incredible!! https://t.co/ndq5fKDfQV
— Sam Buechler (@BuechlerSam) May 25, 2018
The Queer Comics Database is live! https://t.co/ydpb3iePWJ Made for librarians, retailers, and readers, the database currently has 133 titles (and hundreds more on our to-do) browsable by genre, series type, tone, art style, type of representation, and more. pic.twitter.com/B2dB1hT25I
— Aydin Kwan (@heyakwan) May 25, 2018