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iSchool update: End-of-quarter edition
Michael Freeman (left) and Joel Ross published a new textbook.

iSchool update: End-of-quarter edition

Things are quieting down a bit on campus, but it’s still busy at the iSchool. Here are some updates from the past couple weeks:

iSchoolers in the News

Senior Lecturers Michael Freeman and Joel Ross have teamed up on a new textbook, “Programming Skills for Data Science.” The book puts together concepts taught in the iSchool’s INFO 201 classes, including how to work with datasets to build visualizations, web applications and reports.

Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker spoke with Q13 Fox News for a story about the effect of children’s screen time. Hiniker noted that there are opportunities for positive interactions when apps are designed well.

A paper by Professor Wanda Pratt and Predrag Klasnja, a Ph.D. alumnus, was recognized by the Journal of Biomedical Informatics as part of a retrospective issue.Editors said their paper was among those that “had a particularly important role in advancing the field of biomedical informatics.”

Associate Professor Bill Howe and colleague Julia Stoyanovich from New York University paired up ona blog post for New America. The two address the need for transparency in the use of algorithms in the public sector.

Lecturer Marilyn Ostergren was recognized in this piece from UW Facilities. Ostergren helped visualize data from the 2018 study of waste streams on campus.

MLIS student Riko Fluchel was featured on the LITA Blog. Fluchel, one of this year’s ALA Spectrum Scholarship recipients, is interested in how information architecture can help or hinder information literacy.

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