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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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Miriam Heard interviewed for CALL Bulletin

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Miriam Heard works for the Pritzker Legal Research Center at Northwestern University, and is enrolled in the MLIS program at the University of Washington Information School. I recently had a chat with Miriam for the Chicago Association of Law Libraries (CALL) Bulletin, so we could all get to know her a little better. Kara Dunn (KD): Welcome to CALL, Miriam!...
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Why students at the University of Washington want to put their phones away

Friday, April 3, 2015

For almost a decade, David Levy has taught a course at the University of Washington's Information School called "Information and Contemplation." At the beginning of each class, he asks students to pay attention to their breathing. The 20 students in the room can't talk to each other while they do this, and phones and laptops are off limits. But the...
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Katie Davis awarded $385K grant to advance connected learning in libraries

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ConnectedLib, a new project by iSchool Assistant Professor Katie Davis , teams faculty members from library and information programs at the University of Washington and University of Maryland with public library partners to build librarians’ capacity to incorporate digital media into their work with youth to promote connections across their learning contexts. The project is funded by the Institute of...
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iSchool MLIS students selected as ARL Fellows

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jessica Humphries, first-year MLIS student and Josué Rivera-Olds, a second-year MLIS student were selected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) for their Career Enhancement Program. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and ARL member libraries, the fellowship provides internship experiences in an ARL library to students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. The goal...
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PSJB: AnswerDash aims to make your website smarter

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The iSchool's spinout, AnswerDash , co-founded by faculty members Jacob Wobbrock and Andy Ko , along with University of Waterloo Assistant Professor Parmit Chilana , is profiled in "The Pitch" , a regular column by Puget Sound Business Journal Managing Editor Steven Goldsmith. AnswerDash, which launched its contextual Q&A for websites and web applications product in 2013, offers businesses tools...
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Ivette Bayo Urban: ‘Telling Our Stories’ in Neah Bay

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Since 1997, the Pipeline Project has given UW students the opportunity to tutor and mentor K-12 students in Washington. Through its latest project, UW students gain something in return: a personal understanding of local Native American culture. Six students are currently working on a documentary film project called “Telling Our Stories” with the Native American community in Neah Bay. Through...
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