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Gennie Gebhart in front of the San Francisco Public Library

Holding tech giants to account

Monday, November 7, 2022

Gennie Gebhart’s job is far from simple. But she sums it up simply. “I mostly yell at tech companies,” she said. “When I really want to boil down my job description, I say, ‘I make my living yelling at any tech company that is...

Jessie Sams and David Peterson demonstrate language creation tools and techniques for students.

TV Language Creators visit Informatics class

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Upper-level students at the University of Washington Information School were in for a treat recently, when conlangers Jessie Sams and David Peterson spoke with class. Presenting on the process of constructing new languages and the...

Sunny Consolvo

Searching for a safer internet

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Bullying, trolling and other forms of hate and harassment are intensifying online. Attackers hunt down home addresses, hijack accounts, disrupt chat rooms, sexually harass people, post racial slurs, issue harmful threats, and extract and...

Yeonhee (Johnny) Cho and Lidia Morris

Working on the misinformation puzzle

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Misinformation is everywhere, and it gets more sophisticated all the time: doctored photos, made-up news stories, fake videos so convincing it’s nearly impossible to spot the deception. What people believe drives how they act, and this...

photo of Joseph Bruchac, an indigenous man wearing a black shirt with red and green ribbons, speaking on a computer screen

Humor, honor and history

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

“When we remember, we are doing something very powerful and sacred” - Joseph Bruchac Over 200 alumni, staff, faculty, students and friends of the University of Washington Information School attended the 2022 Spencer G. Shaw...

Batya Friedman stands in the foreground, with "Passages," a sculpted set of pillars, in the background.

Asking the hard questions

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Batya Friedman taps away at a rock on a remote hillside east of the Cascades. With each strike of her hammer, she brings out the beauty she sees within the stone and transforms a small piece of this landscape of jagged peaks....

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Anind K. Dey

In a challenging labor market, we're here to help iSchool alumni

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

The current landscape of uncertainty, unpredictability and unease has reached those of us in the once impermeable tech field. We at the iSchool want our alumni to know that we stand with you — especially if the cuts have directly impacted you. As companies look to cut costs in the face of softening...

Katherine Cross and Anna Lauren Hoffmann

Q&A: iSchool researchers on the turbulence at Twitter

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Katherine Cross is a Ph.D. candidate at the Information School whose research focuses primarily on the dynamics of online harassment, particularly on social media. Anna Lauren Hoffmann is an iSchool associate professor who researches the ethical challenges and risks of technologies, and much of her work has...

Marie O'Connell

Informatics student hacks her way to an A in cybersecurity course

Monday, October 31, 2022

Informatics students know how to work hard and earn high grades. One student, Marie O’Connell, found another way to ensure that she earned an A: by hacking her professor.  Andrew Reifers, an associate teaching professor at the University of Washington Information School, offers students a unique...

Mike Teodorescu

iSchool's Teodorescu takes honors for research on improving patent process

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Mike Teodorescu, an assistant professor at the University of Washington Information School, recently marked his arrival by taking top honors in the Technology Innovation Management Division (TIM) at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Seattle. Teodorescu is a co-author of both the Best...

Anind Dey

Student success in Informatics starts early

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

I recently sent my eldest son, Kavi, off to college in Southern California, and these past few months have been an eye-opening experience. I have a newfound appreciation for parents navigating the process of sending their kids off to college. I’ve seen students make decisions at age 17 or 18 that will...

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7 MLIS students awarded ALA Spectrum Scholarships

Monday, August 22, 2022

Seven University of Washington Master of Library and Information Science students are among the recipients of 2022-23 Spectrum Scholarships, the American Library Association has announced.  “The Spectrum Scholars Program represents a serious commitment on the part of the American Library...

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