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This week at the iSchool, year-end edition

This week at the iSchool, year-end edition

iSchoolers in the News

We celebrated the class of 2018 at Convocation on June 2. Here’s our roundup of all the awards, along with photos and video of the ceremony.

Professor David Levy talked to the Everett Herald about how people might like the #DeleteFacebook idea, but will struggle to actually see it through.

Rolf Hapel, our incoming Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, has a really interesting point of view on the role of libraries in civic life. Learn more about him in a Q&A with Library Journal.

The iSchool’s Jason Yip and Jin Ha Lee, in partnership with the Seattle Public Library, recently were awarded a $353,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to study participatory design in libraries. GeekWire wrote about the grant and the project’s intent to spread these methods beyond SPL.

Graduating Informatics students Ethan Anderson and Joycie Yu will serve as the iSchool’s gonfalonieres (banner carriers) at UW Commencement on June 9. The pair will lead their class into Husky Stadium.

Alexis Hiniker went on BYU radio to talk about her research on how apps are designed for kids. And one of her doctoral students, Kai Lukoff, was featured on KING-TV in a story about phone addiction.

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