Home » Author Archives: iSchool Communications

Author Archives: iSchool Communications

Catching up with the iSchool, winter break edition

Winter break is the rearview mirror. Let’s catch up on some things you might have missed: iSchoolers in the News NatureCollections, the app that aims to connect kids with the outdoors, showed promise in early trials. We got an update on the project from iSchool Associate Professor Katie Davis and Ph.D. student Saba Kawas, among others involved in the project. ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Catching up on iSchool news from before and after the Thanksgiving holiday: iSchoolers in the News Rolf Hapel, the iSchool’s Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, recently presented at the annual OCLC conference about his experiences at Dokk1, an acclaimed library and cultural center in Aarhus, Denmark. The organization recently posted his talk to YouTube: Seattle’s PitchBook is among the companies that ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News For the annual print edition of iNews, we featured several students participating in iSchool research projects. Students working on such projects pick up valuable experience and keep the school’s research moving. The UW Daily also featured students participating in research, including Jion Yi, a senior Informatics major. “Reaching out to the faculty members is so intimidating, ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News We profiled Rivkah Sass, our 2018 iSchool Distinguished Alumna. Sass, who earned her Master of Librarianship in 1978, is the Sacramento library director and wins raves for her ability to evolve as her community’s needs change. iSchool Assistant Professor Miranda Belarde-Lewis curated an exhibit that recently began a year-long stay at the Museum of Glass in ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Our latest dean’s message from Anind Dey focuses on research and how it benefits students. It’ll be part of our fall newsletter that’s hitting mailboxes soon, but you can get a sneak peek here. Rolf Hapel, our Distinguished Practitioner in Residence, was among the “game-changing” speakers at last week’s OCLC conference in Chicago. Hapel discussed his ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News For Open Access Week, we wrote about the Open Data Literacy research project at the iSchool. Led by Professor Carole Palmer and Assistant Professor Nic Weber, the project is finding ways to make huge government datasets usable and accessible. Several iSchool students are quoted in this Seattle Times story on the UW’s recent Ideathon. Students asked ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Assistant Professor Megan Finn has released her first book, “Documenting Aftermath: Information Infrastructures in the Wake of Disasters.” The book looks at how the information landscape has shaped people’s experiences with historical disasters. Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker was quoted on CNN.com, in a story about how voice-activated technology such as Amazon’s Alexa interacts with children. Her ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Cheryl Metoyer, an iSchool associate professor emerita, recently was given the American Indian Library Association’s Legacy Award at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color. In giving her the award, the AILA noted Metoyer’s mentorship of the next generation of Native American librarians. Naomi Bishop, a 2010 alumna of the iSchool’s MLIS program, was also honored ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News A theory about scatterplot graphs from Assistant Professor Jevin West and colleague Carl Bergstrom, a biology professor and affiliate to the iSchool, was published in Nature and in Fast Company. West and Bergstrom’s idea is that tilting such graphs at a 45-degree angle could make it less likely that people would imply causation by looking at ... Read More »