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MSIM ’19 graduates Amir Ali, Tiffany Ku and Kevin McCraney seated on the steps of Suzzallo Library

MSIM program expands access

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The University of Washington Information School is increasing access to its world-class Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) degree. Beginning in 2021, the iSchool will offer fully online options for its three program tracks:...

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Action on diversity, equity, inclusion

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

The University of Washington Information School has several ongoing diversity initiatives and is home to many individuals who are passionate about the value of a diverse faculty, staff and student body. But it hasn’t had a structure in...

Jason Yip

Shedding light on 'invisible work'

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

As the world grows more complicated for teens and tweens, so do the chores they do with and for their families. Young people, especially those whose parents are immigrants or refugees, are increasingly tasked with finding crucial health...

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Tanu Mitra joins 'powerhouse'

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

When Tanu Mitra saw a faculty job posting at the University of Washington Information School late last year, the computer scientist said that she was instantly drawn to it.  “This is the powerhouse,” Mitra said of the iSchool,...

Mx WE King

Investigating inclusion

Friday, August 28, 2020

Online dating companies eHarmony and Christian Mingle — two of the most popular websites for Christian singles — initially refused to offer same-sex matchmaking, conceding only after settling separate lawsuits. Even then, the...

Cindy Aden at Washington State Library

Knowing what it takes

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

In her more than two decades away from academia, Washington State Librarian Cindy Aden has worked with libraries large and small, urban and rural, public and private — including gigs at Amazon and Corbis. Her varied roles have included...

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Ricardo Gomez inspires online teaching toolkit

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The University of Washington houses hundreds of world-class instructors and faculty members who have mastered the art of teaching face-to-face. Yet in March, when the UW was suddenly forced to shut down and switch to remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they unexpectedly found themselves pushed...

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IMLS awards $1.5 million to iSchool-led research projects

Friday, July 31, 2020

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a total of more than $1.5 million in funding for four projects led by the University of Washington Information School. The projects span several initiatives to benefit libraries and their users: making libraries more inclusive for...

Justin Wadland

Justin Wadland, '03, honored with UW Distinguished Librarian Award

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Justin Wadland, who earned his Master of Science in Library and Information Science in 2003 at the University of Washington Information School, was honored this past spring with the UW Distinguished Librarian Award for his work at the UW Tacoma Library, where he has worked extensively with digital...

J. Elizabeth Mills

Ph.D. candidate named Graduate School Presidential Dissertation fellow

Monday, July 20, 2020

J. Elizabeth Mills, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Washington Information School, has been selected for the 2020 Graduate School Presidential Dissertation Fellowship for her research, which explores the nature and role of reflection in public library storytime assessment. The Graduate School...

Lassana Magassa

Ph.D. graduate named Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation fellow

Friday, July 17, 2020

Lassana Magassa, a recent Ph.D. graduate of the University of Washington Information School, has been selected for the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for his dissertation, “‘I am Not Computer Savvy’: A look into the Everyday Digital Literacy Levels of Formerly Incarcerated People...

Chirag Shah

iSchool’s Chirag Shah authors 'A Hands-on Introduction to Data Science'

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Chirag Shah, an associate professor at the University of Washington Information School, has authored a new academic textbook, “A Hands-on Introduction to Data Science.” Shah sees data science as an interdisciplinary field where many solutions to problems extend beyond statistical and computational...

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