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Scott Barker

Scott Barker's enduring legacy

Monday, September 13, 2021

“He was my best friend.” “He was super involved.” “We would just chat about anything.” Amazingly, when Scott Barker’s former students and TAs talk about the longtime IT director and teaching professor, they all seem...

Jin Ha Lee, photographed with BTS memorabilia and her dog.

Research puts music fans first

Monday, September 13, 2021

With more than 20 million albums sold, a string of No. 1 hits and a dedicated fanbase known as “ARMY,” BTS is a worldwide phenomenon. To Jin Ha Lee, it’s also an important area for research. Lee, an associate professor at the...

Aylin Caliskan

Disrupting bias in artificial intelligence

Friday, August 27, 2021

Can machines be sexist? Researcher Aylin Caliskan found out the answer when she entered “O bir profesör, O bir öğretmen” into Google Translate on her computer. “O” is a gender-neutral pronoun in Turkish; it can mean she, he or...

Tanu Mitra

Rising talent recognized

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Tanu Mitra recently notched a pair of awards for young researchers — one of them a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, and the other a career honor from a leading conference on social media research. Mitra, an assistant...

A child plays at a craft table during a 2019 Read-a-Rama camp in Seattle.

Read-a-Rama expands its reach

Friday, July 23, 2021

Read-a-Rama is going national this summer with a pair of online camps designed to engage children with books and spark a love of reading. Led by Michelle H. Martin, the Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services at the...

Maina Gachugu photographed outdoors

MLIS student devoted to community

Monday, May 3, 2021

For Maina Gachugu, his path to the iSchool was winding, but it began with his unshakable belief in the importance of an education. Inspired by his father’s devotion to learning, Gachugu always knew he would go to college, but figuring...

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Truc Ho and Kaitlin Srader

2 MLIS students awarded ALA Spectrum Scholarships

Friday, July 16, 2021

University of Washington Master of Library and Information Science students Truc Ho and Kaitlin Srader are among those awarded 2021-22 ALA Spectrum Scholarships, the American Library Association announced. Ho, a second-year residential student living in Seattle, focused on critical race theory, memory...

Kiran Pradhan and Akoly Vongdala

2 student leaders represent iSchool as gonfalonieres at UW Commencement

Monday, June 14, 2021

Graduating Informatics students Kiran Pradhan and Akoly Vongdala represented the Information School as gonfalonieres — banner carriers — at the University of Washington’s Commencement ceremony on June 12. Gonfalonieres are selected by their program advisors and exemplify undergraduate education at...

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