Alumni

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

  • iSchool MLIS program rises to #2 in U.S. News & World Report Ranking
  • iSchool alumna Jill Bourne named Librarian of the Year
  • In new class, students get to start 'Calling Bullshit'
  • Scholarship helps Informatics student balance school and life
  • Emma Spiro in Huffington Post: 'Slowing the spread of viral misinformation'
  • Bill Howe aimes to make cities smarter using data science
  • UW highlights Ph.D. candidate's work on touchscreen accessibility
  • Jacob Wobbrock honored with SIGCHI Social Impact Award
  • iSchool alumna fighting fake news as school librarian
  • TASCHA takes mobile literacy effort to Kenya
  • Documents that Changed the World: The man who defined 'statistical significance'

Fall 2016 Newsletter

  • Distinguished Alumnus Shaun Kane's career took a surprising turn
  • iSchool to move to a single, central location in 2018
  • Susan Hildreth joins iSchool as professor of practice
  • Cleary Professor Michelle Martin a crusader for diversity in children's books
  • Bill Howe brings his data expertise to the iSchool
  • Supporting the iSchool is a great investment (iSchool campaign co-chair Bob Davis)
  • Clarita Lefthand-Begay focuses on indigenous knowledge
  • iSchool faculty, students help expose Native girls to tech
  • Data curation expert Nic Weber joins iSchool faculty
  • iSchool summer abroad: Denmark, Guam, South Korea
  • New $691,000 grant will support open data literacy
  • Talking to your smartphone is 3 times faster than typing
  • 'Supercharged Storytimes' book aims to encourage early literacy

Summer 2016 Newsletter

  • MLIS alumnus John Cole named Library of Congress Historian
  • Alumna Cindy Altick Aden appointed to lead state library
  • Ph.D. alumna Lorri Mon becomes director of Florida State iSchool
  • iSchool faculty, students help expose Native girls to tech
  • Jin Ha Lee on Pokémon Go: How to stay safe and play to win
  • Why every innovation can’t be the next iPhone, by Jake Wobbrock, Associate Professor
  • Outdoors app project earns UW Innovation Award
  • Informatics students up for the challenge of making new Rainier reservation system
  • MSIM students' quest: find a way to study video game characters
  • MLIS students help preserve history of Oso mudslide

Spring 2016 Newsletter

  • iSchool alumni help ExtraHop grow by leaps and bounds
  • MLIS alumnus's passion and advocacy make a difference in the classroom
  • Professor Karen Fisher returns to Za'atari Refugee Camp to help make some magic
  • 'Smart Touch' accessibility work earns Best Paper Award at CHI
  • At KidsTeam UW, youngsters have a hand in tech design
  • David Levy's new book helps the digitally distracted
  • iSchool research estimates poverty and wealth from cellphone metadata
  • Study: College graduates often challenged with life skills, motivation for ongoing learning
  • Recruiting brings Informatics alumnus back to campus
  • MLIS online student makes a world of connections through volunteering

Fall 2015 Newsletter

  • iSchool Distinguished Alumnus, Brian Bannon
  • MLIS Alumni play key roles at Library of Congress
  • Mobile-izing savings in Afghanistan
  • Bill Schrier, CIO for Seattle Police Department 
  • Research aims to better inform patients and doctors 
  • Brewing up apps
  • iSchool interns' ideas take off at Alaska Airlines

Summer 2015 Newsletter

  • UW Distinguished Librarian and alumnus a 'born cataloger'
  • 'IT' Identity: Technology can make you feel like a different person
  • New MSIM chair says his role is a 'dream come true'
  • New MLIS chair brings fun and games into the classroom
  • Katie Davis receives 2015 NSF CAREER Award
  • Informatics student "Izzy" Gambliel is on a roll
  • Bryan Gula: Startup CTO, 'Grease' Danny Zuko and Informatics student

Spring 2015 Newsletter

  • Ph.D. alumna Tammara Combs' marketing technology firm helps businesses grow
  • David Lowe, Info '04, creates best-selling app for teachers
  • Ph.D. alumna Parmit Chilana's dissertation leads to successful startup
  • New iSchool faculty Jessica Hullman and Jaime Snyder take a fresh look at data visualization
  • Jason Yip partners with kids to design learning technologies
  • Megan Finn researches disasters and information
  • Technology & Social Change group to work with Gates Foundation Global Libraries on legacy strategy

Fall 2014 Newsletter

  • Tech entrepreneur Kabir Shahani named 2014 Distinguished Alumnus
  • End of an era: iSchool founder Mike Eisenberg retires
  • Joe Janes in the race for president of ALA
  • Carole Palmer: Advancing discovery through data curation
  • Georgia Lomax, MLIS ’84, named executive director of the Pierce County Library System
  • Sparking conversations with the librarian stereotype
  • Northwest “Anarchist Utopia” explored in Trying Home

Summer 2014 Newsletter

  • Much misinformation tweeted after 2013 Boston Marathon bombing
  • The genesis of 'Jenn': Airline avatar's story begins at the iSchool
  • iSchool grad revives tradition of libraries in Cambodia
  • Can patients make a difference in reducing medical errors?
  • iSchool mourns passing of Professor Eliza T. Dresang
  • ​News and Notes

Spring 2014 Newsletter

  • iSchool entrepreneur Paula Land creates software to automate content analysis
  • Mike Showalter, MLib '92: Nontraditional librarian
  • First iSchool spinout garners $2.4 million in startup funding
  • DataLab: A hands-on hub of innovation and data science
  • New book 'Going Viral' explores nature, impact of Internet virality
  • Academic Standards Network: An iSchool success story

Fall 2013 Newsletter

  • Distinguished alumnus 2013 Mike Crandall
  • Celebrated storyteller Margaret Read MacDonald shines light on children’s librarians
  • Eyeing the future of libraries; Joe Janes talks about new book
  • Impact Study research group helps communities foster digital inclusion
  • PhD students help diversify the information field
  • Lifelong friendship inspires creation of Mae Benne scholarship in public librarianship

Summer 2013 Newsletter

  • iSchool grads strive for peak performance at REI
  • Glenda Pearson, MLib '74, puts the heart in librarianship
  • Eying the future of libraries
  • Capstone 2013: Innovation, creativity and community engagement
  • New faculty Emma Spiro and Jevin West

Spring 2013 Newsletter

  • US News ranks UW iSchool #3 in Graduate Library and Information Science
  • iSchool Student Investigates Digital Literacy Behind Bars
  • Alumni and Friends Reception at the Seattle Public Library for ALA Midwinter Conference
  • iAlumni in the Field
  • Dean's Message
  • News and Notes

Fall 2012 Newsletter

  • Barbara Bintliff selected 2012 Distinguished Alumna
  • Sonoma County Wine Librarian Jon Haupt serves a healthy pour of information
  • Chicago mayor taps iSchool alumnus Brian Bannon
  • New lab examines social media in action
  • Joshua Blumenstock mines big data in a world gone mobile
  • Katie Davis examines coming of age in the digital age

Summer 2012 Newsletter

  • Informatics Alumnus Brian Hsu Performs with International Jump Rope Team at London Olympic Games
  • Alumni Recognize Centennial Class at Convocation
  • Alumni Reception at ALA Conference in Anaheim Recognizes Centennial Finale
  • iSchool Celebrates iAffiliates Day and Centennial events at HuskyFest

Spring 2012 Newsletter

  • A Thinker and a Doer: iSchool Grad is Champion for Change
  • The User Comes First for Facebook Fellows
  • iSchool Celebrates iAffiliates Day and Centennial events at HuskyFest
  • For Better and for Worse: iSchool Graduate Couples Have Somebody to Lean On
  • iSchool Sponsors Pacific Rim Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition
  • Batya Friedman Wins SIGCHI Social Impact Award
  • Informatics Students Win Microsoft Hack-a-Thon

Fall 2011 Newsletter

  • iSchool Awarded $635,000 National Library Leadership Grant from IMLS
  • Behind the Buzz: iSchool Team Investigates Why Videos go Viral
  • iSchool Alumni Follow Unique Paths to Entrepreneurship
  • What's Six Feet Tall and Weighs 1,500 Pounds? A Minicomputer
  • Making Justice Known: Voices from the Rwanda Tribunal
  • 25th Annual Spencer Shaw Lecture Features Pam Munoz Ryan

Spring 2011 Newsletter

  • MLIS Student Takes the Jeopardy! Challenge
  • Young Alumni Dean's Club Member Profile: Kabir Shahani
  • iConference Recap: Seattle, UW Plays Host to Best of the iSchools
  • Undaunted Undergrads Tackle Major Global Health Challenge
  • iSchool Students Explore Information and Technology Around the Globe
  • Faculty news: Boiko Seeks to Unify Info Mgmt Field

Fall 2010 Newsletter

  • InfoCamp: an "unconference" for information professionals
  • Libraries use pioneering UW iSchool study to make case for funding
  • Student Profile: Shaun Kane (PhD)
  • 2010 Spencer G. Shaw Memorial Lecture with Jane Yolen
  • Books for Youth: an iSchool tradition

Summer 2010 Newsletter

  • Honoring Spencer G. Shaw (1916-2010)
  • Alum doing award-winning work at Brooklyn Public Library
  • Dean Bruce on keeping iSchool programs cutting edge
  • Three iSchool faculty win National Science Foundation CAREER Grants
  • "I'm an iSchooler and Office 15 was my idea"
  • Alumni Op-Ed: Green Information Management
  • Alumna is new Director of the University of Texas Law Library

Fall 2009 Newsletter

  • "i Do" - Couples who met and married at the iSchool
  • 2009 Dutch Designs Exploration Seminar
  • Professor David Levy's contemplative multitasking project
  • Profile: Assistant Professor Jin Ha Lee
  • Honeypots new tool in fight against cybercrime
  • iSchool supports technology classes in area high schools

Spring 2009 Newsletter

  • Distinguished Alumna Reflects on Career in Special Librarianship
  • Bringing Information to Bear on Problem of Genocide
  • Cybersecurity Contest Enters Second Year
  • UW iSchool Empowers Homeless Youth with Tech and Life Skills