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Johnpaul Jones selected to receive the prestigious National Humanities Medal

Monday, July 28, 2014

The iSchool congratulates Johnpaul Jones for winning the 2013 National Humanities Award. Jones is the lead architect for the University of Washington Intellectual House, which will open its doors in February of 2015. Jones worked with several iSchool students and faculty on the project and has been a guest lecturer for the school. Miranda Belarde-Lewis, PhD, (Tlingit, Zuni) worked with...
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iSchool graduates 311 students in 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

For the more than 300 graduates of the UW Information School, the ceremony on Sunday, June 15, was a time to celebrate with friends and family and receive well-earned recognition from faculty and staff. This year's distinguished alumnus speaker for the event is Kabir Shahani, Informatics alum and member of the iSchool Founding Board. With more than a decade of...
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Info alumna and UW team win Microsoft Research Design Expo

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Can a wristband prevent sexual assault? Courtney Dutton, Informatics '14, and fellow team members designed VIVE, a wearable sensor to help monitor alcohol levels. Here's the scenario. You’re at a club, dancing to a great DJ, and suddenly your wristband vibrates, signaling that one of your friends hasn’t responded to her wristband’s attempt to make sure she’s still conscious and...
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Are young people losing their creative edge?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Since the 1950s, social scientists have studied creativity using a standard called the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking . Using that measure, researchers have found creativity in decline among young people over the past two decades. Now, a recent study has refined the picture of adolescent creativity. A team of researchers, led by Katie Davis of the University of Washington...
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Documents that Changed the World: Rules of Association Football (Soccer), 1863

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

As the final four nations vie for the 2014 World Cup title in Brazil, Joe Janes of the University of Washington Information School looked into the game’s history and rules for his Documents that Changed the World podcast series, and found nothing simple about them — thanks in part to the English. Listen to the Rules of Association Football podcast...
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AJ Blechner wins 2014 Borgeson Award

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

MLIS Law student AJ Blechner’s paper, “Improving Usability of Legal Research Databases for Users with Print-Disabilities” received the 2104 Earl C. Borgeson Research in Law Librarianship Award . Blechner’s article will be published in the journal Legal Reference Services Quarterly. The honor carries a $1,000 prize. For her winning paper, Blechner put several Westlaw and Lexis platforms through a rigorous...
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At Sea in a Deluge of Data

Monday, July 7, 2014

This spring, more college students than ever received baccalaureate degrees, and their career prospects are brighter than they were for last year’s graduates. Employers responding to this year’s National Association of Colleges and Employers’ "Job Outlook 2014 Survey" aid they planned to increase entry-level hiring by almost 8 percent. But what they may not realize is that these seemingly techno-savvy...
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Mike Eisenberg gives closing remarks at 2014 iSchool Convocation

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Dean Emeritus Mike Eisenberg delivered these closing remarks at what will be his last convocation. Eisenberg retires in December after 15 years at the UW iSchool, a school he helped shape into one of the top information schools in the world. "Thank you, Dean Bruce. I greatly appreciate the honor of being asked to say a few remarks to close...
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Four MLIS students receive 2014-15 Spectrum Scholarships

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity announced the winners of the 2014-15 Spectrum Scholarships with five University of Washington Information School master of library and information science (MLIS) students among the 50 winners. The UW iSchool was among the top three MLIS programs receiving awards. Winners include: Karen Chen, first year residential student (ProQuest Scholar); Xochitl Rocha, first...
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Katie Davis presents at TEDSalon Berlin

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

‘Bits of Knowledge’ was the theme of the first official TED event in Germany, held at the AdmiralsPalast in Berlin on June 23, in collaboration with the TEDxBerlin team. iSchool Assistant Professor Katie Davis was one of 15 speakers and performers who explored the “nexus between technological innovation, science, politics and the economy" at TEDSalon Berlin . More than 1200...
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