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Amanda Phillips

Setting sail for her MSIM

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

When Amanda Phillips came to the iSchool, she’d already had a successful career, albeit in a field quite different from those of most fellow students. In her 10 years in marine science, she’d worked on fishing vessels as a biological...

Mina Tari and Yim Register

A passion for inclusion

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Technology studies in college can be a turnoff for many. Women and people of color have long been underrepresented in the IT workplace, and it’s easy to see why. They may encounter computer science courses dominated by condescending...

Ana Mari Cauce and Kirk Schulz

Center for an Informed Public launches; UW, WSU team up

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

With more than 400 people packed into the UW HUB’s South Ballroom, Jevin West started off with a puzzle. The Center for an Informed Public’s inaugural director showed side-by-side images of two women’s faces and asked the crowd which...

Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine

Native soul

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

In Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine’s family, college education is an obligation, not an option. His father has a master’s degree in range science. His mother earned hers in counseling. But when a young Braine told the counselor in his rural...

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Jason Reynolds captivates crowd

Monday, November 4, 2019

Award-winning author and poet Jason Reynolds showed he can mesmerize a sold-out auditorium with just three words. The three words — humility, intimacy and gratitude — were the focus of Reynolds’ lecture Oct. 31 as a guest of the...

Kids play with crafts at Camp Read-a-Rama Spokane.

Read-a-Rama branches out

Friday, October 18, 2019

Michelle Martin’s Camp Read-a-Rama had kids moving, creating and reading across the state this past summer, including the camp's first foray into a public library. Martin, the iSchool’s Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and...

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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...

Professor Wanda Pratt

Biomedical and Health Informatics degree option now available

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Starting this academic year, Biomedical & Health Informatics (BHI) will be the newest transcriptable degree option within Informatics, joining Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Architecture, and Information Assurance and Cybersecurity. BHI students will learn how to leverage their...

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iSchool adds second Informatics admissions cycle

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Students wishing to major in Informatics now have two opportunities each year to apply to the University of Washington Information School’s program. The iSchool has added a second annual round of admissions beginning with the spring 2020 cycle. The second admissions cycle will give transfer applicants...

Michelle Martin

Michelle Martin shares expertise with UW Alumni Book Club

Monday, December 23, 2019

  Michelle Martin, the Beverly Cleary Endowed Professor in Children and Youth Services at the iSchool, served as a guest speaker at a UW Alumni Book Club meeting, where she shared her expertise on diversity and representation in literature. “No-No Boy,” John Okada’s story of a Japanese...

From left, Prathamesh Mahankal, Oindrila Choudhury, Roshni Roy, Purba Roy and Yash Raichura

MSIM students win awards at 2 Seattle hackathons

Friday, December 20, 2019

A team of Master of Science in Information Management students recently took honors in a pair of Seattle hackathons by putting satellite data to work. Oindrila Choudhury, Prathamesh Mahankal, Yash Raichura, Purba Roy and Roshni Roy, all first-year students in the early-career MSIM program, won the...

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