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iSchoolers celebrate information architecture

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

World Information Architecture (IA) Day recently brought individuals from all corners of the iSchool together to celebrate IA and connect with experts in the field. The Seattle portion of the Feb. 22 event consisted of a mini hackathon...

Lisa Dirks

Native identity shapes Ph.D. student's outlook

Monday, March 9, 2020

To Lisa Dirks, community engagement is a key part of research Lisa Dirks has taken an unusual path to her Ph.D. She came to the Information School as an accomplished researcher with a master’s in library and information science (MLIS)...

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iSchool alumna makes Dewey work for everyone

Monday, March 9, 2020

As Dewey editor at OCLC, Violet Fox is in a rare position of influence over the classification system that both rules the librarianship world and at times drives it batty. In her role, the 2013 Information School MLIS alumna is one of...

Paul Franco, David Levy, Alexis Hiniker and Joshua Johnston

Is the internet to blame?

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

“Is the internet making us miserable?” A panel of three scholars — two from the University of Washington Information School and one from the Seattle University Philosophy Department — debated that topic before a packed crowd of...

CIP researchers Jevin West, Emma Spiro, Kate Starbird, Chris Coward and Ryan Calo.

A call for action

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The UW’s Center for an Informed Public is tackling some complex issues, but the theme of the new research center’s first major public event boiled down to a few simple words: “Think more, share less.” That advice from CIP...

Autumn Derr and Hayley Younghusband

Winfo hackathon embraces difference

Monday, January 27, 2020

The student group Women in Informatics (Winfo) recently hosted its eighth annual hackathon, bringing together a diverse group of prospective and current Informatics students as well as others from across the UW to develop technology-based...

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iSchool COVID-19 Student FAQ

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Last updated: March 31, 2020, 11:08am There are a lot of instances of misinformation and unsubstantiated rumors around COVID-19. Continue to rely on the UW coronavirus page as the definitive source of all information about how the UW is responding to this public health crisis, and the impacts on you. For...

Jin Ha Lee and Bernie Boscoe

iSchool researchers' short paper named best at iConference

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The best short paper at iConference 2020 hailed from the University of Washington Information School, while a second iSchool paper was among the finalists for the award. “Challenges in Organizing and Accessing Video Game Artifacts” by iSchool Associate Professor Jin Ha Lee and Ph.D. candidate Marc...

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Career Fair, Library Expo put students in touch with employers

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hundreds of students put their best feet forward for potential employers at a pair of career-focused iSchool events in early February. First, students lined up at the HUB on the University of Washington campus on Feb. 3 to meet with representatives from 35 companies and organizations at the iSchool Career...

Anind K. Dey

Daunting challenges require a bold strategy

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

As anyone who follows the news knows, these are fraught times. Democratic discourse has grown caustic at every turn. Our planet is showing the devastating strains of climate change. Misinformation muddles what is generally understood about seemingly everything, as we’re currently seeing with the spread of...

Batya Friedman

Dutch university bestows honorary doctorate on Batya Friedman

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Batya Friedman, a professor in the Information School, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Delft University of Technology in Delft, Netherlands. The honor was one of two given to researchers who “symbolize new perceptions in design” during Dies Natalis, the Dutch school’s 178th...

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Ph.D. students explore top tech companies through internships

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

iSchool Ph.D. students are taking their research expertise beyond the academic arena and into some of the world’s most influential tech companies. This past summer, several students completed internships at places such as Apple and Microsoft, engaging in projects to advance the information and technology...

Students Lili Deng and Alex Davis

Students share supply-chain expertise with Starbucks

Monday, January 13, 2020

Some of the world’s best coffee grows in forested, mountainous areas along the equator in Central America, Africa and Asia. Starbucks buys its beans from nearly 400,000 mainly small farms in more than two dozen countries in these regions. The Seattle-headquartered company now has launched what it calls...

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