iSchool alumni with Smartsheet's Andy Lientz

iSchool alumni grow with Smartsheet

Friday, August 3, 2018

Graduation loomed and Cameron Doane needed a job. He was finishing up the Informatics program in 2017 at the University of Washington’s interdisciplinary Information School. Then he took a class on developing Android phone apps...

Susan Hildreth at Suzzallo Library

A lasting impression

Monday, July 30, 2018

Susan Hildreth has accomplished a lot in her career. In more than three decades as a librarian, she’s had stints as city librarian in San Francisco and Seattle, and state librarian in California. She managed a $250 million budget as...

iSchool faculty member Jevin West

iSchool to add multiple faculty members

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The iSchool is growing.  We are responding the increased demand for research on information problems and for highly qualified information professionals. The UW iSchool is hiring multiple positions at all ranks and across...

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Capstone team gives Airlift Northwest a boost

Monday, May 21, 2018

The list of Airlift Northwest missions is long: wilderness rescues, plane crashes, car accidents, strokes, heart attacks, neonatal emergencies. Since its founding in 1982, the nonprofit air ambulance service has transported more than...


Celebrating the class of 2018

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The UW Information School honored more than 480 graduating students from its undergraduate and graduate programs on Saturday, June 2, at its 2018 Convocation ceremony. Graduates include 213 earning their bachelor’s degree in...

NatureCollections field test

App catches investors' eyes

Thursday, June 14, 2018

NatureCollections, an app developed by researchers at the University of Washington Information School and School of Environment and Forest Sciences, has been a hit with parents and kids during trials. Now it’s taking a step toward...

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Renowned author Sharon Draper to deliver Shaw Lecture

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sharon M. Draper, a professional educator and award-winning writer, will be the Information School’s guest for the 2018 edition of the Spencer G. Shaw Lecture Series, taking place on Oct. 25 at the HUB on the University of Washington campus. Draper has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year...

Negin Dahya

IMLS funds research connecting incarcerated youth with VR, digital arts

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced funding to support a $178,577 research project led by the University of Washington Information School to engage incarcerated youth in the digital arts and help them use their creative talents in virtual reality. In partnership with the...

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iSchool to offer expanded MSIM degree options

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The University of Washington Information School is taking steps to better meet student demand for its Master’s in Information Management (MSIM) degree. Beginning with the incoming class of autumn 2019, the iSchool will offer an accelerated option to complete either the Full-Time or Mid-Career MSIM in one...

Hans Jochen Scholl

iSchool's Scholl named among most influential in digital government

Monday, August 20, 2018

The internet has made government more efficient and public records more accessible — but as digital technology evolves it could also bring challenges to long-held constitutional safeguards, says Hans Jochen Scholl, a professor in the University of Washington Information School. Scholl has been...

Alexis Hiniker

Alexa, be my friend: Children talk to technology, but how does it respond?

Thursday, August 16, 2018

You ask Alexa to play a song, Siri for the weather or the Google Assistant to make a call. But what happens when your toddler asks a voice-activated device a question? Your daughter pauses, stammers, mispronounces a few words. She’s a beginner, after all. In return: Silence. Or the familiar, default...

Annie Searle

Annie Searle takes a fresh look at risk in new book

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Annie Searle, a lecturer at the University of Washington Information School, has released a new book, “Risk Reconsidered,” that takes a fresh look at columns she has written over the past several years on risk. The book addresses dozens of risk-related topics, including the 2008 financial sector...

MSIM interns

Internships put MSIM students' skills to work at big-name companies

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Uber. Expedia. GoDaddy. Facebook. These are some of the biggest names in industry today. This summer, several students with the Information School’s Master of Science in Information Management program tackled some of the thorniest issues facing these companies. As interns, these students used the...

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