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iSchool summer update, July edition
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iSchool summer update, July edition

Time for another periodic update on how iSchoolers are spending their summer:

iSchoolers in the News

Professor David Levy did a Q&A with German-language publication Zeit Online. For those who don’t speak the language, Google Translate does a pretty good job. The headline is roughly “For the first time, tech people admit: we have a real problem.”

Assistant Professor Jevin West appeared on a pair of local radio shows recently with colleague Carl Bergstrom, talking about their “Calling Bullshit” course. Read about each and find links to both here.

Work from Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker’s User Empowerment Lab was featured in the Wall Street Journal in a story about children picking up bad habits from using voice-activated devices.

Ph.D. student Abdullah Ali is part of a team featured on the Microsoft Research Blog. Ali and colleagues are exploring ways to make web search work better for people with dyslexia.

Rivkah Sass, ’78, was named this year’s iSchool Distinguished Alumna. Sass is a former Library Journal Librarian of the Year and is the director of the Sacramento Public Library System.

We held our annual alumni reception at ALA Annual in New Orleans. Check out our photo gallery on Facebook and you will probably see some familiar faces.

And we have a new video introducing the school. Check it out:

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