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Resilience shows at Convocation

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The second time was the charm for the Information School’s 2020 Convocation. After the iSchool’s initial online ceremony on June 6 left many students and their families disappointed, the school decided to redo it and give students a...

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Capstone project is an adventure

Friday, June 12, 2020

Hot-air-balloon navigator Flyster Luna takes young readers on a journey to stories real and imagined. Pam Huffman and Nicole Breiner aimed to take Luna to libraries everywhere. Flyster Luna is the narrator of “The Otherworld...

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Taking the lead on accessibility

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Information School Professor Jacob O. Wobbrock is one of the co-directors of the University of Washington’s new CREATE center, along with Professor Jennifer Mankoff of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering....

MLIS student Jacqui Howell

Changing course

Monday, May 18, 2020

Jacqui Howell’s path to the iSchool started at a challenging time in her life. She was laid off from her job in marketing and, unexpectedly, needed to decide what was next in her life. Her daughter had recently been born and she knew she...

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Protecting our elections

Thursday, May 21, 2020

A dizzying whirlwind of threats, from disinformation campaigns to hacking and tampering with voting data, could undermine elections both in the U.S. and internationally. Democracy falls apart once doubt creeps in about whether elections...

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Opening doors for immigrants

Friday, May 22, 2020

It was a daunting idea: build a library from scratch, build it with no existing budget, and build it for immigrants and refugees speaking a multitude of languages, some struggling to master basic English skills. Still, when a staff member...

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Carla Wale

Energetic new director takes the helm of Law Librarianship program

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Carla Wale’s new job directing the UW Law Librarianship program comes with two offices. One is in the iSchool, the other in the School of Law. The iSchool administers the small but prestigious program and issues its specialized Master of Library and Information Science degree. The Marian Gould Gallagher...

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iSchool joins Ocean Nexus research partnership

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Information School is among the University of Washington units partnering in the Nippon Foundation Ocean Nexus Center, an interdisciplinary research group announced June 30. The Ocean Nexus Center will study changes, responses and solutions to societal issues that emerge in relation to the oceans and...

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For Capstone, Informatics students help increase access to loan programs

Friday, June 12, 2020

Community Credit Lab (CCL) is an organization that partners with nonprofits and community organizations to find and create custom loan programs for underserved communities. With limited staff and resources, however, the process of training partners is a major challenge — one that has consequences...

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Informatics student finishes in top 3 in Microsoft Imagine Cup

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Informatics student Drew Gallardo and his group, Team Tremor Vision, finished in the top three of Microsoft’s Imagine Cup for their online platform that works to streamline care for early-onset Parkinson’s disease patients. Imagine Cup is a global technology competition that fosters technology...

Anind K. Dey

Our work must be a part of the change

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Like many of you, I have been glued to the news as protests swept across the country in response to repeated police violence. Amidst a pandemic and an economic crisis, I couldn’t have imagined we would be dealing with a crisis of race as well, and yet here we are, in a crisis of crises. The names George...

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DubsTech student group engages iSchoolers in first online hackathon

Monday, June 8, 2020

DubsTech, a UW student organization and technology community that is led by several Informatics students and whose events attract many iSchoolers, recently hosted its eighth successful user experience hackathon — the Protothon — the first to be held completely online. “I am extremely happy with...

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