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Impact Stories

Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities Propel Doctoral Student Further Down the Path of Service

Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities Propel Doctoral Student Further Down the Path of Service

Taking the path of least resistance is simply not part of Beth Patin’s value system, or her family’s. When her grandfather faced death threats in his efforts to have her father become the first black child to attend a segregated Alabama public school, he persevered. And when Hurricane Katrina hit, flooding the New Orleans school where Beth had recently started...

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Informatics Grad and Husky Promise Student Aims to Deliver IT Resources to Underprivileged Communities

Informatics Grad and Husky Promise Student Aims to Deliver IT Resources to Underprivileged Communities

Bryan graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Informatics, with a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction. His ultimate career goal is to one day become the CIO of the United States. Of his lofty goal, Dean Harry Bruce, pictured here with Bryan and UW President Michael Young, says, “I believe he will.” Bryan was born and raised on...

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Alumni Support iSchool Through IRA

Alumni Support iSchool Through IRA

Mary (Class of ’65) and Frank (Class of ’66) Montgomery decided to support the Information School with a gift from their IRA to help more students experience the wonderful things they shared at the University of Washington. Today, MLIS students are benefiting from the Montgomerys’ gift, made in memory of Mary’s sister, Susan, a children’s librarian and later a law...

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Nancy Pearl Teams Up With Amazon To Offer Out-Of-Print Books With A Kick Back

Nancy Pearl Teams Up With Amazon To Offer Out-Of-Print Books With A Kick Back

When Nancy Pearl talks about her favorite reading, either to groups or on National Public Radio, she and her audience sometimes get frustrated because some of those books are out of print. Now, as the result of a deal with Amazon.com, at least 12 of Pearl’s favorite novels will soon be back in print as "Book Lust Rediscoveries." A portion...

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