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Updates from the iSchool

We have some catching up to do. Here’s the latest news from a very busy bunch of iSchoolers: iSchoolers in the News Associate Professor Joe Janes heard a lot about the future of libraries at the recent ALA Midwinter conference in Seattle. He wrote his thoughts on the topic in a column for Publishers Weekly. Informatics student Godgiven Reamico had ... Read More »

Catching up with the iSchool, snowstorm edition

We have a little catching up to do after this snowy week. Here’s what iSchoolers have been up to. iSchoolers in the News Several iSchool faculty, students and alumni were involved in the American Library Association Midwinter conference in Seattle. Among them: Dean Emeritus Harry Bruce led a panel discussion on leadership for the future of libraries. Among the panelists ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News Lecturer Annie Searle commented on a ransomware attack in Sammamish for a KIRO-TV story. You can find her in the video accompanying the story on KIRO’s website. Professor Wanda Pratt talked to Popular Science about the benefits of having your health data at your fingertips, along with some possible downsides. Associate Professor Andy Ko testified before ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News The annual Winfo Hackathon attracted about 150 students despite a rare sunny weekend day. Students from across the UW campus spent their day coming up with apps and websites around the theme of “A World of Difference.” The iSchool will have a big presence at the upcoming American Library Association Midwinter conference. Several faculty, alumni and ... Read More »

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 »

iSchool summer update: hazy August edition

Here’s hoping your summer has been both fun and productive. Some updates on what iSchoolers have been up to since our last update: iSchoolers in the News Recent Informatics alumni Cameron Doane, Wei-Jen Chiang and Ena Markovic are among the people fueling the success of Smartsheet, a Bellevue-based software company. Read about them in our feature about the fruitful partnership ... Read More »

iSchool summer update, July edition

Time for another periodic update on how iSchoolers are spending their summer: iSchoolers in the News Professor David Levy did a Q&A with German-language publication Zeit Online. For those who don’t speak the language, Google Translate does a pretty good job. The headline is roughly “For the first time, tech people admit: we have a real problem.” Assistant Professor Jevin ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

iSchoolers in the News UW News profiled Assistant Professor Alexis Hiniker’s research on how apps’ design affects kids’ interactions with devices and with their parents. Hiniker, who presented two papers at the recent CHI conference in Montreal, said design choices are key to whether apps enhance kids’ lives or disrupt them. “Kids are going to consume content,” she said. “If ... Read More »

This week at the iSchool

Just a quick roundup this week: iSchoolers in the News The iSchool had a strong presence at the UW’s Colloquium on Undergraduate Research April 23. Associate Professor Emerita Cheryl Metoyer was the keynote speaker and iSchool alumni Iisaaksiichaa Braine and Juan-Carlos Chavez were among the organizers of the event, which focused on bringing more American Indian and Alaska Native students ... Read More »