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iSchool Husky 100 honorees

9 of the Husky 100

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The UW recognized nine students from the Information School for the 2019 Husky 100, a prestigious honor awarded to graduates and undergraduates making meaningful contributions at the University of Washington and...

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Best feet forward

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Better late than never, hundreds of students sought to make an impression on potential employers at the annual Information School Career Fair on Tuesday, April 9, in the HUB on the University of Washington campus. Originally scheduled...

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'Price of civilization'

Monday, April 8, 2019

You’ve heard the old joke, right?  Every time a proposed simplification of the tax code circulates, so does this:  Have you seen the new tax form?  Just 2 lines.  Line 1, how much money did you make?  Line 2,...

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Helping sort fact from fiction

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Is Instagram a reliable news source? How about Snapchat? And when you see a shocking headline, how can you verify that the story is factual? High school students took on questions like these at the Information School’s inaugural...

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Showcase for research

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Dozens of researchers from the Information School were on hand March 14 for the 2019 iSchool Research Fair in the HUB on the University of Washington campus. The annual showcase for iSchool research included poster displays of 65...

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Leading the way in HCI

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Three University of Washington professors, including two from the Information School, have been inducted into the CHI Academy – recognized as the highest honor in the field of human-computer interaction. iSchool faculty members Batya...

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Kaye Gapen, 1943-2019, became a leader in academic librarianship

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

D. Kaye Gapen, who earned her Master of Librarianship at the University of Washington in 1971 and went on to become a leading figure in the field of academic librarianship, passed away Feb. 14. Born in 1943, Gapen earned her BA in sociology at the UW in 1970 before earning her M.Lib. She began her...

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Dean's Message: We want to foster an engaged alumni community

Monday, February 25, 2019

In a little over a year as Dean of the iSchool, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting countless alumni and getting a real sense of the special community we have here. The iSchool is more than just the place where you spend a couple of years earning a degree. It’s where you form meaningful personal and...

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Numerous iSchool faculty, students, alumni to speak at ALA Midwinter

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The University of Washington Information School will have a strong presence at the upcoming American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Jan. 25-29 in Seattle. Former iSchool Dean Harry Bruce will moderate a discussion on “Leadership for the Future of Libraries” at 3 p.m. on Jan. 26. Panelists...

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6 iSchool instructors nominated for UW teaching awards

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Information School faculty members Bob Boiko, Mike Doane, Michael Freeman, Ricardo Gomez and Joel Ross, along with doctoral student Kung Jin Lee, are among the nominees for the University of Washington’s 2019 teaching awards. Each year, the university honors faculty members and teaching assistants for...

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iSchool's Freeman and Ross publish textbook for Informatics classes

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Michael Freeman and Joel Ross, both senior lecturers at the University of Washington Information School, have published a new textbook, “Programming Skills for Data Science.” The book originated from the lecturers’ experience teaching an Informatics course, INFO 201: Technical Foundations for...

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