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iSchool hiring eight new faculty

The UW Information School is strengthening its expertise in Human-Computer Interaction, Data Ethics and Native North American Indigenous Knowledge.

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Students create an underwater experience in virtual reality

Students do a deep dive in virtual reality

A little more than a year ago, Mano Barkovics didn’t know much about virtual reality. He thought it was interesting, sure, but didn’t believe in its ability to truly immerse a person in a virtual world. That all changed with a class at the University of Washington’s iSchool and a project to create a virtual reality underwater submersible. Barkovics, who...

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Kids explore eReaders in Kenya

TASCHA takes mobile literacy effort to Kenya

The Technology and Social Change Group’s Chris Rothschild and Melody Clark recently visited Kenya to work with national and international organizations to develop training for public librarians who are helping people navigate an abrupt onslaught of information via mobile devices, internet and applications. Rothschild and Clark, both researchers at TASCHA and UW alumni (2009 and 2010, respectively), spent a full...

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Cynthia Del Rosario

iSchool's Cynthia Del Rosario leads curriculum diversity effort

At the University of Washington, curriculum transformation is a process that asks faculty members to take a critical stance on power and difference in the classroom, interweave multiple perspectives, and integrate student voices and knowledge into the learning process. “The Diversity Blueprint and the Diversity Requirement set goals for change at the university level, but within each classroom, curriculum transformation...

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MSIM students on internships

Internships put MSIM students' training to work

Students in the Information School’s Master of Science in Information Management program put their skills to work over the summer during internships at major companies such as Tesla Motors, IBM, Visa and PricewaterhouseCoopers. What they found was that their classes in the MSIM program translated directly to the workplace. That was certainly the case for Srijan Bhushan, who worked at...

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Alexander Bell-Towne and Brittney Hoy

Informatics students make some magic during internships

The best thing about many Informatics internships is that companies just put you on a team and expect you to produce awesome products. You are expected to hit the ground running. That was the case for Brittney Hoy and Alexander Bell-Towne, second-year informatics majors, during their 12-week summer internships. Both students had more than one internship offer to choose from...

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Andy Herman

MSIM student's passion for cybersecurity fuels UW student group

Andy Herman's curiosity about cybersecurity led him to the iSchool's MSIM program and leadership of the UW student branch of ISACA.

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Clarita Lefthand-Begay

Clarita Lefthand-Begay joins faculty, focusing on indigenous knowledge

Clarita Lefthand-Begay is an environmental health scientist who cares deeply about upholding tribal sovereignty and self-determination. She has spent her career working on water-security issues facing tribes. Now, she’s bringing her talent as a researcher and expertise in indigenous knowledge systems to the iSchool as an assistant professor. Lefthand-Begay was hired as part of the school’s Native North American Indigenous...

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Schmitz Hall

iSchool to move to a single, central location in 2018

For two decades, the Information School has been on what Dean Harry Bruce calls a “space odyssey.” The end of that journey is finally in sight. The iSchool recently announced it will move to a single, prime location on the University of Washington campus: Schmitz Hall , located just across from Red Square and the Henry Art Gallery at the...

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When disaster strikes, MLIS student has resources ready

When disaster strikes, MLIS student has resources ready

Sarah Carnes just spent the summer at the National Library of Medicine creating a visual reference and research guide of public resources available for libraries doing disaster planning. She is a third-year Master of Library and Information Science online student living in Massachusetts.

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