As we get ready to welcome everyone back to school on Sept. 26, let’s catch up on what iSchoolers have been up to lately:
iSchoolers in the News
A Capstone project from last spring was featured on the UW home page the week of Sept. 16. A team of Informatics students – Tiffany Chen, Benjamin Leeds, Vincent van der Meulen and Jessica Basa – worked with Airlift Northwest to develop a new communications tool that streamlines airlift operations.
iSchool Dean Anind Dey is joining forces with leaders of many of the Seattle area’s top tech companies on Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Innovation Advisory Council, the mayor’s office announced. Dey and Vikram Jandhyala, the UW’s vice president for innovation strategy, are the two UW representatives on the panel.
Assistant Professor Jevin West and colleague Carl Bergstrom are among the speakers lined up to take part in the UW Graduate School’s 2018-19 lecture series, called “Bunk.” The series will look at the history of misinformation and how we go about determining if our news sources are reliable. West was also featured in the Vancouver Star before speaking at Simon Fraser University.
Associate Professor Joe Janes will have a high profile at the UW New Student Convocation on Sunday, Sept. 23. He will carry the university mace and lead the academic procession.
Professor Wanda Pratt was one of several UW professors and alumnae who were included in a Seattle Times piece on the lingering gender imbalance in STEM fields.
The iSchool is looking for several new faculty members. Tell your friends!
And mark your calendar for Thursday, Oct. 25, when we welcome author Sharon Draper for the Spencer G. Shaw Lecture. Draper is the award-winning writer of “Out of My Mind,” “Stella by Starlight” and many other books and short stories.
https://t.co/Vh80yqiv54 Looking for an MLIS or Museology student to support our new project part time September-June!
— Negin (@MsNegin) September 5, 2018
“Every child needs a chance for mental exploration – for excursions in the world of fantasy. We call it stretching the mind” – Educator, librarian and storyteller Spencer G. Shaw. #ReadABookDay pic.twitter.com/sFhJ2k0Xum
— Washington State Archives (@WAStateArchives) September 6, 2018
One of the very few times that you SHOULD read the comments. https://t.co/KqzJGFlmRj
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) September 10, 2018
— anind dey (@aninddey) September 13, 2018
— Rolf Hapel (@Hapelr) September 18, 2018
— SCBWI WWA (@scbwiwwa) September 19, 2018
We're hiring a research assistant to help us with statistical analysis for the evaluation of a Namibian library system. Looking for a grad student with experience in R, data viz, & linear regressions. https://t.co/DWwjeVLqwH
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) September 19, 2018
We're proud to be a not-for-profit service of the @UW & @UWMedicine.
This spring, a talented group of @UW_iSchool students created a streamlined new mobile app that helps us save lives every day.
Read their story: https://t.co/KzTc12UGDh#EMS
— Airlift Northwest (@AirliftNW) September 20, 2018
— UW iSchool (@UW_iSchool) September 21, 2018
Three of our researchers will be there! We'll make sure they stick to their time limit. https://t.co/41ib1Kr7Bz
— TASCHA (@taschagroup) September 21, 2018