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Jevin West

New center to fight 'misinformation epidemic'

Monday, July 22, 2019

The University of Washington today announced a $5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to create the UW Center for an Informed Public, led by an interdisciplinary group whose mission is to resist strategic...

Chirag Shah

Focused on fairness

Monday, August 5, 2019

Does a business such as Spotify have an obligation to be fair? The music streaming service needs to turn a profit. If it doesn’t, the business shuts its doors, the employees lose their jobs and the shareholders have squandered their...

Dovi Mae Patiño and Eliza Summerlin

Researchers give teens a spark

Monday, July 8, 2019

A recent art exhibit at Snoqualmie library displayed artwork inspired by teens’ experiences in virtual reality. Called “Here But Not Here,” the exhibit showcased the work of teens who typically are unable to go to the library. They...

Students at Convocation

Congratulations, graduates!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

The UW Information School honored 478 graduating students from its undergraduate and graduate programs at Convocation on June 8, 2019, at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. The keynote speaker was Xiao Wang, co-founder and CEO of Boundless...

Amanda Chin, Fatima Machado, Annabella Abrao and J. Clare Morrison

Showcasing student achievement

Thursday, June 6, 2019

The iSchool’s 2019 Capstone event, held June 4 at the University of Washington HUB, featured 129 poster presentations and 39 online ones from more than 400 students. Projects were judged for awards in several categories,...

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Music in patients' eyes

Friday, May 24, 2019

ALS is a ravaging disease. People living with it slowly lose control of their legs, use of their hands, and the ability to speak and to breathe on their own. Many, however, can still control their eyes. And those functioning eyes and some...

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Anind Dey

In the battle against misinformation, we're taking a bold approach

Thursday, August 8, 2019

My daughter was doing research for a school project recently at the Seattle Public Library downtown, and she took a photo of a colorful display that pointed out how patrons could ask a librarian when they have questions about what’s true and what’s not. If only more people would take that...

Zoshua Colah and Shane Martin

Dubstech student organization wins this year's Husky Impact Award

Monday, July 22, 2019

Dubstech, a student organization largely led by Informatics students, is this year’s recipient of the Husky Impact Award. The award, granted by the Husky Union Building every year, recognizes the registered student organization (RSO) that has made the most beneficial and long-lasting contributions to...

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iSchool welcomes 8 new faculty members

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The University of Washington Information School is growing its ranks with the addition of eight new faculty members. Six scholars join the faculty as lecturers with expertise ranging from library and information science, indigenous systems of knowledge, information management, user experience and...

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iSchool's Friedman, Hendry co-author 'Value Sensitive Design'

Monday, July 8, 2019

Batya Friedman and David Hendry, faculty members in the UW Information School, have co-authored the new book “Value Sensitive Design: Shaping Technology with Moral Imagination.” With technology affecting all aspects of life and the growing concerns over privacy, security and inclusion, the authors...

Jeremy Skinner

MLIS alumnus awarded Librarian of the Year in Oregon

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) alumnus Jeremy Skinner was recently recognized as Librarian of the Year for the State of Oregon. Skinner is the library director for Curry Public Library in Gold Beach, Oregon. His duties include hiring, fundraising, setting strategy and goals, managing...

Kelli Yakabu

Online MLIS student named Mosaic Program Fellow

Monday, June 24, 2019

Kelli Yakabu, an online Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) student at the UW Information School, has been selected as a Mosaic Program Fellow. Established by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA), the Mosaic Program accepts MLIS students...

8 iSchool students awarded ALA Spectrum Scholarships

Friday, June 21, 2019

Eight University of Washington Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) students were among the 60 winners of 2019-20 Spectrum Scholarships, the American Library Association has announced. iSchool winners include returning students Joan Hua, Conrrado Saldivar and Meneka Thiru as well as...

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