It seems that everyone is busy this time of year, and we are no exception here. Take a breath and catch up on some recent news:
iSchoolers in the News
We’ve announced our 2019 iSchool Distinguished Alumnus! Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine, ’15, has put his MSIM degree to work as the UW’s tribal liaison and director of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (Intellectual House).
UW News wrote about research from Assistant Professor Jason Yip and his team, which included Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker. They looked into what kinds of technology children find “creepy” and why. GeekWire covered the story, as did Futurity News.
We’ve started featuring some outstanding Capstone projects as we approach the big event on June 4. A team of MSIM students – Sahil Aggarwal, Allison Chapman, Nathan Cunningham and Shreya Sabharwal – are working with the Seattle Department of Transportation to turn a mountain of parking data into action. Read the story on our site.
Another MSIM Capstone team, composed of Elizabeth Crooks, Lovely-Frances Domingo, Yini Guan and Hemica Saxena, is working with a cybersecurity firm for its project, which focuses on protecting critical infrastructure. Read the story on our site.
Informatics student Malory Rose, featured in GoHuskies Magazine, was a standout for the UW gymnastics team. But she would much rather talk about her Capstone project, which focuses on making an online resource more helpful to health-care professionals.
We also caught up with one of last year’s Capstone teams. MLIS alumni Allison Bailund, Hallie Clawson and Staci Crouch aimed to bring some order to libraries’ comic-book cataloguing. A year later, they’re still making an impact.
Associate Professor Hala Annabi has created a guide for employers looking to be more inclusive of people with autism. The “Autism @ Work Playbook,” produced with Microsoft and other leading employers, offers strategies from companies that have instituted their own autism hiring programs. UW News has the story.
As she nears completion of her MLIS, online student Karen Sánchez says she feels “transformed from a paraprofessional to a librarian.” Read our feature story to learn about her.
Associate Professor Joe Janes is back with a new edition of his “Documents That Changed the World” podcast. This time, he takes on the origins of “Eurovision,” the song contest that is among the most-viewed events in the world.