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'Living Fully': iSchool's Gomez explores Tseltal community in new book

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Information School Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez explores efforts to strengthen community development among the Tseltal Maya people of Chiapas, Mexico, in his new book, “Living Fully: Lekil Cuxlejalil among Tseltal Mayan Communities in Chiapas.” The book, published by One Equal Heart Foundation, is available at Amazon.com . All proceeds will go to the foundation to continue its support for indigenous...
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New faculty bring diverse expertise to the iSchool

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Information School has six new faculty, including three tenure-track faculty starting in the fall and three lecturers who are already teaching at the school. Miranda Belarde-Lewis (UW), Native North American Indigenous Knowledge, Assistant Professor Belarde-Lewis’s research focuses on intellectual property and protection of indigenous knowledge. She has authored articles on Indigenous ontologies and Indigenous people, activism and social media...
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John Palfrey's love for libraries on display at Ed Mignon lecture

Friday, May 12, 2017

John Palfrey, a noted scholar and author, gave a lively talk on passion and advocacy for libraries May 11 at the iSchool’s annual Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture at the UW HUB. Palfrey, a law professor and internet freedom advocate, is head of school at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. He highlighted some of the key points from his most recent...
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Patricia Cutright, '83, named 2017 Distinguished Alumna

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Patricia Cutright, the iSchool 2017 Distinguished Alumna, has had a long and distinguished career in libraries. She is currently dean of libraries at Central Washington University and served as director of libraries at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, and Eastern Oregon University. Cutright has earned more than 25 prestigious honors, including the 2002 Oregon Librarian of the Year; 2003...
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Documents that Changed the World: Delayed stock market ticker tape, 1929

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Timing is everything, they say. In the latest episode of his Documents that Changed the World podcast series, Joe Janes of the UW Information School explores how an overload of critical information helped trigger the stock market crash of 1929, and thus the Great Depression. “This is a story about fortunes lost, lives ruined, a world plunged into a decade...
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Q&A with author and educator John Palfrey

Friday, April 28, 2017

John Palfrey is the head of Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and is a noted scholar, law professor and internet freedom advocate. His most recent book is "BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google." Palfrey is the iSchool's guest at the 2017 Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture on May 11. Before his visit, we asked him...
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Mae Benne, retired library science professor, passes away

Friday, April 28, 2017

Mae Maxine Benne, retired University of Washington professor of library science, passed away recently at Horizon House in Seattle at the age of 93. Mae taught children’s literature, storytelling and children’s library service at the UW library school from 1965 to 1988 to future school and public librarians who were inspired to carry on Mae’s fundamental belief in the power...
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iAffiliates Day focuses on technology's role in changing world

Friday, April 28, 2017

“Digital transformation” was the theme as dozens of iSchool corporate and community partners, faculty, staff and students attended the 2017 edition of iAffiliates Day on Thursday, April 27, at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ (the Intellectual House) on the UW campus. Mike Cowden, general manager at Slalom Consulting , and Heather Andersen, managing director at Accenture , opened with a joint presentation on how...
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MSIM student to serve as gonfalonier at UW Commencement

Friday, April 7, 2017

Andy Herman, a graduating Master of Science in Information Management student, was selected by the Graduate School to be one of only two master’s students from the UW Seattle campus who will serve as gonfaloniers – banner carriers – at the Commencement ceremony on June 17 in Husky Stadium. Gonfaloniers are nominated by their program advisors and exemplify graduate education...
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UW highlights Ph.D. candidate's work on touchscreen accessibility

Monday, April 3, 2017

Today’s touchscreen world threatens to leave behind a lot of people with motor impairments, but iSchool Ph.D. candidate Martez Mott is working to change that with “Smart Touch.” The project aims to make touch devices intuitive and accessible to everyone, regardless of whether they touch with a finger, a palm or the back of a hand. The University of Washington...
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