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4th Annual WINFO Hackathon doubles participation, adds new awards

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Designed to empower young women leaders in technical fields, the 12-hour Women in Informatics (WINFO) Hackathon provides a fun and interactive environment in which to explore computing with fellow students and create applications to solve information challenges. This year's event attracted 95 attendees from across the University of Washington along with 30 mentors who helped teams with their projects. Judges...
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iSchool Employer Connections Fair 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

More than 600 students came with their resumes and elevator pitches to meet with 40 organizations at the iSchool Annual Employer Connections Fair (ECF). The ECF took place on February 3 and welcomed employers interested in hiring for a wide range of information technology and information science jobs and internships. It was open to iSchool students, alumni and others across...
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MLIS student selected for Career Enhancement Program

Friday, January 29, 2016

Nicola Andrews, second-year online MLIS student, was selected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) for their 2016 Career Enhancement Program. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and ARL member libraries, the fellowship provides internship experiences in an ARL library to students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. The goal of the program is to...
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iSchool at HICSS

Friday, January 22, 2016

The iSchool faculty and students chaired program tracks, presented papers and facilitated workshops and symposia at the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS) held January 5 – 8, 2016. HICSS brings together researchers from over 40 countries (approximately 50% non-US) to exchange scientific ideas about a range of technology and information topics. Professor Hans Jochen Scholl co-chaired...
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New book by Adam Moore: Privacy, Security and Accountability

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Adam D. Moore, associate professor and Ph.D. program chair, has edited a new book analyzing the moral and legal foundations of privacy, security, and accountability, drawing on participants from a 2013 conference sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities. Privacy, Security and Accountability: Ethics, Law and Policy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) features multiple contributors from the conference, Information Ethics...
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iSchool MLIS student secures NEH and Mellon grant to digitize out-of-print books

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Brian Keith is co-PI (principal investigator) for a new $79,000 National Endowment for the Humanities and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to support the digitization of 30 out-of-print books on the history and culture of Florida and the Caribbean. Keith, who is the Associate Dean for the University of Florida Libraries and an online master of library and information science...
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New book by Annie Searle: Reflections on Risk III

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

iSchool lecturer Annie Searle's "Reflections on Risk III" is a new collection of 26 research notes from 16 contributors who wrote the notes while students in the UW Information School's Master of Science in Information Management program. The authors explore today's risk-related issues including the ethical dimensions of identity management, culture risk, privacy and security. This volume, the third in...
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MLIS alum's passion and advocacy make a difference in the classroom

Monday, December 28, 2015

For 15 years, Steve Coker, MLIS ’06, was an English, Social Studies, and (occasional) Spanish teacher. And then he discovered technology. His tinkering became a passion, and Coker took a leadership role in bringing instructional technology to his and his colleagues’ classrooms. “I became the default ‘tech guy,’” he jokes. He really had no intention of becoming a librarian until...
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Documents that Changed the World: The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, 1896

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A glance at his kitchen bookshelf gave University of Washington Information School associate professor Joe Janes the idea for the latest installment of his Documents that Changed the World podcast. What he spied was his grandmother’s 1915 second edition of “The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook,” more popularly known as the Fannie Farmer Cookbook. By far the most famous cookbook of its...
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Katie Davis recognized as 2015 Rising Star

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Association for Psychological Science (APS) named University of Washington Assistant Professor Katie Davis to their distinguished 'Rising Star' list of outstanding international psychological scientists. Davis, who works for the UW Information School, studies how the worlds of adolescents are being remade – in both promising and troubling ways – by digital media, and the conditions that catalyze positive outcomes...
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