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iSchool welcomes new faculty cohort

Monday, July 8, 2024

Five faculty members will join or take on new roles in the University of Washington Information School at the start of the 2024-2025 academic year. These scholars will inform undergraduate and graduate education in...

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Students fight 'evil' with ethics

Monday, July 8, 2024

Picture a small park across the street from your home. Normally filled with the sounds of children laughing and playing, it’s now a dedicated zone for drones zipping through the air. One day, a malfunctioning drone spirals out of control...

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Always mindful

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Fresh off a prestigious job with a Silicon Valley think tank, David Levy came to the UW iSchool in 2000 with a radical idea: What would it mean to look at technology from a contemplative perspective?“I’ve spent more than 20 years...

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Students help Google battle bugs

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Google, like many other companies, utilizes manual and automated processes to investigate security vulnerabilities (otherwise known as bugs or threats) detected by users of its products and services. Given the influx of user- and...

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A day to celebrate

Saturday, June 8, 2024

The University of Washington Information School honored graduating students from its undergraduate and graduate programs at Convocation on June 1 at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. More than 500 students walked across the stage, while about...

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Capstone showcases students' impact

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

The North Ballroom at the University of Washington HUB was abuzz with excitement as students, project sponsors, faculty and staff, and guests celebrated the announcement of this year’s Capstone award recipients. The May 30 award ceremony...

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ASIS&T honors Chirag Shah with research award

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Information School Professor Chirag Shah is the recipient of this year’s ASIS&T Research in Information Science Award, which recognizes a scholar or team each year for their contributions to the field. ASIS&T — the Association for Information Science & Technology — is a community of...

Katherine Cross

Q&A: Why social media rarely leads to constructive political action

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

While social media platforms are rife with problems — from harassment to misinformation — many argue that the platforms also nurture political movements, such as the Arab Spring and #MeToo.But in her new book “Log Off: Why Posting and Politics (Almost) Never Mix,” Katherine Cross, a University of...

Huda Shaltry and Monnee Tong

Library Journal names 2 iSchool alumni 'Movers & Shakers'

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Library Journal selected two iSchool Master of Library and Information Science graduates as Movers and Shakers in its 22nd annual celebration of up-and-coming leaders in the library field. Huda Shaltry, ’18, and Monnee Tong, ’12, were among 50 people from around the world...

Anind K. Dey

International students are integral to the iSchool experience

Monday, June 10, 2024

I recently had the pleasure of traveling to China for the first time since before the pandemic. My trip centered around the annual iConference, a gathering of leaders from more than 120 iSchools around the world, but it also offered an opportunity to explore new places, catch up with old friends, and sample...

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MSIM students create dashboard to visualize health data

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

As the largest state in New England and the most sparsely populated state on the East Coast, Maine has a population that is unique, hardy, and accustomed to the long winters and so-called “Northern Attitude” for which the region is known. Mainers also face many of the same health issues as the rest of...

Media literacy coalition brings MisinfoDay to California

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Inspired by the annual MisinfoDay co-organized through a statewide partnership between the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public and Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, a local media literacy coalition in Monterey County, California adapted the...

Eun Kyoung Choe and Ashley Farley

iSchool awards honor 2 equity-minded alumni

Monday, May 13, 2024

This year’s Information School Alumni Impact Awards honor two graduates whose work pursues different forms of equity, one through her research and one by changing the ways research is disseminated.Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Eun Kyoung Choe, Ph.D. ’14, is an associate professor at the...

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