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Incoming Informatics class breaks records

Friday, July 31, 2015

The new cohort of Informatics students will find more colleagues for project collaboration and networking when classes begin this fall. At 210, it is one-third larger than the previous entering class and reflects a high demand for the major. As a STEM major, it is one of several at the University of Washington that have competitive admissions processes. Applications to...
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UW Distinguished Librarian and iSchool alumnus is a 'born cataloger'

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

As a kid, Steve Shadle ran his very own library. Collecting all of his Scholastic Book Club books together, Shadle gave each one a spine label, put cards in the back and checked them out to all of his friends. Differentiating each as ‘fiction’ and ‘nonfiction,’ he even placed an ‘8’ on poetry books—a Dewey Decimal prodigy, and now, this...
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iSchools organization names David Fenske executive director

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The iSchools organization has named David Fenske its new executive director. Fenske, who is dean emeritus of the College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University, will oversee administrative operations for the iSchools organization for the next two years. The position of executive director was created earlier this year, in accord with the organization’s recent incorporation as a 501c3 in...
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Four iSchool MLIS students receive 2015-16 Spectrum Scholarships

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity announced the winners of the 2015-16 Spectrum Scholarships with four University of Washington Information School master of library and information science (MLIS) students among the 60 winners. Winners include: Nicola Andrews, second year student; Erica Ervin, first year student; Sunny Kim, first year student; Sarah Reis, first year student and ProQuest Scholar...
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iSchool's Jake Wobbrock featured in New York Times

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Jake Wobbrock, an associate professor with the UW iSchool, talked to the New York Times about his role as founding CEO of AnswerDash, which provides automated customer service for websites.
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iSchool alum wins scholarship for copyright work at college library

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

University of Washington Information School alum Kathleen DeLaurenti has been awarded the 2015 Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship, the American Library Association announced. The scholarship, established by the Library Copyright Alliance , supports research and advanced study for librarians in their early- to mid-careers who are interested and active in public policy, copyright, licensing, open access and their impacts on...
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Grace Lee wins 2015 Borgeson Award

Friday, June 26, 2015

MLIS Law student Grace Lee’s paper, “Draw Me a Picture: Instructional Visual Displays in the Academic Law Library” received the 2015 Earl C. Borgeson Research in Law Librarianship Award . Lee’s paper will be published in the journal Legal Reference Services Quarterly. The honor carries a $1,000 prize. In her winning paper, Lee explores how law librarians can incorporate visual...
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Annie Searle in Risk Universe: Will we always have to talk about ethics?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

I’ve been looking at the banking and finance sector for a little over 16 years, and I have to say that I don’t think that policy, ethical frameworks, codes of conduct or even regulation has had much of an impact on how employees behave. To satisfy regulators, both before and as a result of Dodd-Frank, firms have created risk units...
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iSchool awards honor 6 outstanding graduates

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The 2015 iSchool awards honor the leadership, community-building and academic achievement of each graduating student. The awards were conferred at the iSchool Convocation on Sunday, June 14, 2015. Each program selects two graduating students to win this highest honor. One award is conferred by the graduating cohort and one from the faculty who teach in the program. Informatics Zach Balter...
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iSchool's use of SharePoint featured in IT Connect

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

The iSchool has a reputation at the University of Washington as a leader in technology innovation and deployment to support staff, faculty and students. The iSchool IT department is often asked to beta-test new software or serve on UW-wide committees to make decisions on technology acquisitions. IT Connect featured the iSchool's use of SharePoint in a May news article. From...
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