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iSchool update: back-to-school edition
Informatics students worked with Airlift Northwest last spring.

iSchool update: back-to-school edition

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.

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