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Bryce Newell interviewed on NPR

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Information from Seattle's license plate scanners is used by the police for all kinds of investigations. Bryce Newell, Ph.D. '15, was interviewed by NPR's Martin Kaste for a story entitled, "Questions remain about how to use data from license plate scanners." Newell is an expert in information law, policy, and ethics. In addition to his iSchool doctorate, he has a...
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Informatics students participate in 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium

Friday, May 15, 2015

The iSchool was well represented at the Eighteenth Annual UW Undergraduate Research Symposium that took place on May 15, 2015. The event is organized by the Undergraduate Research Program, which facilitates research experiences for undergraduates in all academic disciplines. The Symposium is a chance for undergraduates to present what they have learned through their research experiences to a larger audience...
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VIEWS2 given WLA President's Award

Friday, May 8, 2015

The Project VIEWS2 Team received the Washington Library Association 2015 President’s Award for their leadership role in early learning. The project, which began in 2011 with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Washington State Library, was the brainchild of Eliza T. Dresang. She spoke to many librarians interested in including early literacy concepts in their...
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Documents that Changed the World: The Exaltation of Inanna, 2300 BCE

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

To be the author of a creative work is to stand ready to take either credit or blame for it — to claim responsibility. In the latest installment of his Documents that Changed the World podcast series, Joe Janes looks back more than 4,000 years to what might be the first-ever claim of authorship. In the podcasts, Janes, professor in...
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TASCHA and the iSchool at ICTD 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

The International Conference on Information Communication Technologies and Development ( ICTD 2015 ), hosted by the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, will take place May 15-18. The iSchool and our Technology & Social Change ( TASCHA ) group will have a strong presence at the conference this year. May 18th...
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iAffiliates Day 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

More than 125 iSchool Affiliate partners and friends of the program came together at the Seattle Central Library on April 28, 2015, for the fourth annual iAffiliates Day. The brainchild of iAffliliates Founding Director Mike Crandall, the event brings together community partners and iSchool faculty, researchers, and students to consider shared challenges and opportunities centered around the use of information...
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Annie Searle in Risk Universe: ISIS is an operational risk

Friday, April 17, 2015

Like you, I am deeply outraged at the increasingly horrific actions of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL), which in late June of 2014 rebranded itself to this designation, announced the formation of the Caliphate, and named its Caliph: “We clarify to the Muslims that with this declaration of khilāfah, it is incumbent upon all...
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iSchool student and alumni receive 2015 Awards of Excellence

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The 2015 University of Washington Awards of Excellence recipients include a current MSIM student and two alumni from the Information School. The annual Awards of Excellence honor the achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support. Distinguished Staff Award: Ross Braine, MSIM '16 and Stephen Weber, Informatics '07 The Distinguished Staff Awards program was established in 1997 to honor...
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Annie Searle in Risk Universe: Dear member of the board

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Whether you’re a board member of a retailer like Starbucks or sitting on a large financial services board like JPMorgan Chase, I’ll bet you’re pleased at this point that you said no to SONY board membership. Though Enron is now nearly 13 years behind us, you may recall the U.S. Senate subcommittee finding that ultimately led to the passage of...
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Katie Davis receives 2015 NSF CAREER Award

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Katie Davis, assistant professor at the UW iSchool, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. The award will provide Davis with $759,462 over five years to investigate how networked technologies can be leveraged to develop learners’ STEM identities and connect their STEM learning across informal and formal contexts. The project, “Digital Badges...
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