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Tony Hey to present Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Tony Hey, vice president of Microsoft Research Connections, will be giving the 2014 Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture. His talk, ''Beyond Open Access to Open Data,' will cover recent progress made in open access and open data, and opportunities ahead. The late Jim Gray, legendary innovator in database processing and ACM Turing Award winner, envisioned a world where all research literature...
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CIAC ranks in the top ten for cybersecurity education

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A recent Ponemon study ranked the iSchool's Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity 10th out of 183 U.S. schools that offer cybersecurity education. The study evaluated and scored institutions achieving a high level of excellence and the characteristics that set them apart. They asked qualified individuals to identify and rate U.S. colleges and universities they believe are most committed to...
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iSchool spin-out AnswerDash in GeekWire

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The talent and tenacity of graduates and professors from the University of Washington was on full display Tuesday evening inside the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering. The Seattle Tech Meetup held its second annual special free event at the UW campus and featured five startup founders who have connections to the university in some shape or...
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Barbara Endicott-Popovsky to participate in National Security Forum

Monday, April 7, 2014

Research Associate Professor Barbara Endicott-Popovsky will participate in this year's National Security Forum (NSF) to be held May 6-8 at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. "It is a great honor to have been nominated by the Washington National Guard and accepted by the NSF to serve as the cybersecurity expert," said Endicott-Popovsky, who is the director of the center for...
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Cheryl Metoyer to present 10th Annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Friday, April 4, 2014

Cheryl A. Metoyer , associate professor and associate dean for research in the UW Information School, will deliver the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s 10th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thurs., April 24, at Alder Hall. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. in the Alder Hall Commons, followed by the lecture at 6 p.m...
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Monnee Tong, MLIS '12, recognized as ALA Emerging Leader

Friday, April 4, 2014

Monnee Tong, a librarian at the San Diego Public Library, was named an American Library Association 2014 Emerging Leader . Tong, who graduated from the iSchool MLIS program in 2012, says her goals as an Emerging Leader are to "be a more informed and articulate advocate for libraries and librarians, to learn more about being a leader, and to meet...
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Katie Davis: Science-themed music videos boost scientific literacy

Thursday, April 3, 2014

As the United States puts ever-greater emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to keep competitive in the global economy, schools are trying to figure out how to improve student learning in science. University of Washington researchers Katie Davis and Greg Crowther think music may be the answer for some kids. They studied the ability of music videos to...
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Katie Davis interviewed on KUOW

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Bill Radke interviewed Assistant Professor Katie Davis about her book "The App Generation" for KUOW, a public radio station supported by the University of Washington. Davis will speak at Town Hall Seattle on April 23 . Interview excerpt: I begin and end my days with technology. My iPhone alarm goes off, I check the news and email, I stream the...
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Documents that Changed the World: Mental disorder diagnostic manual, 1952

Monday, March 31, 2014

Three little words fittingly kick off the latest installment of Joe Janes’ Documents that Changed the World podcast series: “Are you crazy?” That’s because his topic is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , informally known as the DSM. Published in 1952 by the American Psychiatric Association, the manual sets classification and diagnosis standards used by clinicians, researchers,...
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Remembering Linda McPherson

Monday, March 24, 2014

UW Information School sends its condolences to the family and friends of Linda McPherson, who served for years as the Darrington Branch Librarian of the Sno-Isle Library system. She was among the eight people who died in the mudslide near Oso, WA on Saturday, March 22. Rescue efforts continue with a dozen people still missing. McPherson, who retired from the...
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