Tanu Mitra, in collaboration with PesaCheck, a fact-checking organization in East Africa, has been awarded a Fact-Checking Innovation Initiative grant by the Poynter Institute for Auditing Social Media for Misinformation. The total award amount is $99,707, of which $54,707 will come to the iSchool.
The Center for an Informed Public (CIP) received a $75K gift from Boeing Employees' Credit Union (BECU) and a $15K gift from AARP Washington.
The iSchool will be well-represented at the 2020 ASIS&T Virtual Annual Meeting:
- Workshop: Nic Weber, Katrina Fenlon, Peter Organisciak, Andrea K. Thomer, Amelia Acker, Ryan Shaw: Conceptual Models in Sociotechnical Systems
- Paper contributors:
- Joseph T. Tennis: Tec(h)tonic Race and Ethnicity: Conceptual Structuration of Census Data
- Lilium Rajan: What and Where is Ambiguity in Categorization?
- Ana Bennett and Andy Peterson: Community Values in the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative
- Paper contributors:
- Workshop: Amir Karami, Kevin Crowston, Kenneth R. Fleischmann, Javed Mostafa, Xia Lin, Chirag Shah, Jana Diesner, Mohammad Hossein Jarrahi, Catherine Dumas, Jennifer Stromer-Galley: Best Practices for Grant Proposal Development: NSF, NIH, IMLS, IARPA, Amazon, and Google, etc.
- Long paper: An Yan, Caihong Huang, Jian-Sin Lee, Carole Palmer: Cross-Disciplinary Data Practices in Earth System Science: Aligning Services with Reuse and Reproducibility Priorities
- Long paper: Chris Holstrom: The Effects of Suggested Tags and Autocomplete Features on Social Tagging Behaviors
- Long paper: Kung Jin Lee, W.E. King, Negin Dahya, Jin Ha Lee: Librarian Perspectives on the Role of Virtual Reality in Public Libraries
- Long paper: Nic Weber: Finite and Infinite Games: An Ethnography of Institutional Logics in Research Software Sustainability
- Short paper: Kaitlin Throgmorton, Bree Norlander, Carole Palmer: Open Data in Public Libraries: Gauging Activities and Supporting Ambitions
- Short paper: Hyerim Cho, Jenny S. Bossaller, Denice Adkins, Jin Ha Lee: Human Versus Machine: Analyzing Video Game User Reviews for Plot and Narrative
- Panel: Toni Samek, Loriene Roy, Michelle H. Martin, R. David Lankes: Racism Isn’t Just an American Problem: International EDI Issues in Information Science
- Panel: Chris A. Sula, Kalani Craig, Michelle Dalmau, Alex Humphreys, Eero Hyvönen, Humphrey Keah, Joseph Kiplang’at, Thea Lindquist, Nic Weber: Infrastructures of Digital Humanities
- Panel: Amelia Acker, Devan Ray Donaldson, Adam Kriesberg, Andrea K. Thomer, Nic Weber: Integrating Research and Teaching for Data Curation in iSchools
- Poster: Yvette Iribe Ramirez and Mina Tari: “I Find Myself Wondering Why I Wanted to Do This:” Identifying Barriers for Students of Color in the LIS Field
Anna Lauren Hoffmann:
- was a featured speaker at the 2020 Ethics of Big Data Symposium, hosted by Marquette University. This year's event was themed "Race, Representation, and Justice" and included a discussion between Anna, Ruha Benjamin (Princeton), and Alex Hanna (Google).
- along with Marika Cifor, will be taking part in The Refusal Conference, hosted by UC Berkeley's Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Working Group (AFOG). They will participate on a panel on the Feminist Data Manifest-No and feminist perspectives on refusal.
Annie Searle is one of several writers asked to look at the soul of democracy this month in The Connector magazine. She remembers the late Congressman John Lewis in “Fighting for the Soul of our Democracy,” and how he has been an inspiration for her own work, especially her public scholarship.