Fake news panel

'Think more, share less'

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Four words from Information School Assistant Professor Jevin West provided the key takeaway from a Seattle Times LiveWire event Sept. 13 at the UW: “Think more, share less.” Training people to question the source and veracity of...

Jevin West

'Calling BS' strikes a chord

Monday, April 24, 2017

In spring 2017, iSchool Assistant Professor Jevin West and Biology Professor Carl Bergstrom launched a new course at the University of Washington, "Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data." The topic struck a nerve. The "Calling...

Harry Bruce

Thanks, Harry!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Harry Bruce has been a professor with the University of Washington Information School since he was recruited in 1998 by former dean Mike Eisenberg. Bruce was named dean in 2005 and reappointed to the position in 2012. (You can read about...

Cover of the Voyager I 'Golden Record'

Ultimate message in a bottle

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Would you want to live forever?  Lots of stories warn against the perils of immortality from the Greek myth of Tithonus who was given eternal life but not eternal youth, to innumerable vampire stories and even Doctor Who, and yet the...

TASCHA DA2I report

Key role for libraries

Monday, July 17, 2017

Put the whole world online and freedom and equality are bound to rise, right? Not necessarily. While access to information is key, access alone isn’t enough to ensure progress around the world. People also need the social and economic...

Scott Barker and Andy Ko

Change at helm of Informatics

Thursday, July 27, 2017

When Scott Barker walks the UW campus, he’ll often hear students chatting, and it amazes him how often he hears one word in particular. That buzzword: Informatics. Barker, who has chaired the iSchool’s undergraduate program since...

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Hala Annabi

UW funds Hala Annabi's research to help young workers with autism

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A project led by iSchool Associate Professor Hala Annabi is among five winners of the University of Washington Population Health Initiative’s inaugural research grants. Annabi, along with Jill Locke of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Gary Stobbe of the Department of Neurology, was...

Ding Luo

Internships give MSIM student hands-on experience with health data

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The health-care industry is always adapting to new technology. Examples include a HealthMap team using Twitter data to track cholera after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and a University of Pennsylvania study finding a correlation between the risk of heart disease and the expression of negative emotions such...

Janani Kumar

Nike internship keeps MSIM student running all summer

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Janani Kumar was already a Nike fan before she applied for its summer internship program. That, along with her undergraduate degree in computer science and courses in her Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) program landed her the 10-week internship at Nike’s Beaverton headquarters. “I...

Emily Cabaniss

MLIS alumna tames Seattle Opera's archives as its first librarian

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Seattle Opera library was once a disorganized mess of artifacts from the institution’s five decades of productions. Emily Bolton Cabaniss, a 2014 graduate of the iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science program, is working to change that. As the opera’s first librarian, Cabaniss is...

Richard Sturman

Lecturer Richard Sturman gives his classes a real-world feeling

Monday, August 28, 2017

Richard Sturman didn’t expect to be teaching at a university. The Australia native excelled in the corporate IT world for more than 20 years, helping companies build IT strategies to increase productivity, take advantage of new technologies and better connect them with their customers. “That is quite...

Bill Howe

iSchool's Bill Howe urges responsible use of data in 'smart cities'

Friday, August 25, 2017

With technology making our cities “smarter,” how smart can we be about securing our data and making modernized cities inclusive? Information School Associate Professor Bill Howe joined U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene and other regional leaders from the public and private sectors for a roundtable discussion on...

The Golden Record is mounted on the Voyager I spacecraft.

Greetings from Earth: Podcast revisits Voyager’s ‘Golden Record,’ 1977

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Forty years ago this month, Planet Earth said hello to the cosmos with the launch of the two Voyager probes that used gravity to swing from world to world on a grand tour of the solar system. Each bore a two-sided, 12-inch, gold-plated copper “Golden Record” of sights and sounds from Earth and its people...

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