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Capstone 2021 zoom room gallery

Showcasing student achievement

Friday, May 28, 2021

Nearly 650 students, faculty, partners and friends attended the University of Washington Information School’s annual Capstone gala event on May 27. For the second year in a row, the event was held virtually and participation was optional...

Three examples of food offered in Chinatown.

Meals with a side of stories

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Seattle’s Chinatown-International District is the home to exceptional food. If you’d like to learn more about the offerings, it’s not particularly hard to find online reviews. But what about the other side of the story — what if...

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5 iSchool students among Husky 100

Monday, May 24, 2021

The UW has recognized five students from the Information School for the 2021 Husky 100, awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate leadership and commitment throughout their time at the UW.  This year’s 100...

Dancers in traditional garb perform a Mexican folk dance.

Project has teens reading and dancing

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Andrea Alaniz loves to dance. It’s not a skill she thought would be critical as a librarian, but during the pandemic, it’s become a powerful way for her to connect to students. Alaniz is a Master of Library and Information Science...

A woman undergoes COVID-19 testing at Harborview Medical Center

Breaking down the language barrier

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

About 10,000 patients walk through the doors of the International Medicine Clinic at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center each year. The vast majority of the patients speak a primary language other than English. The experienced...

Maina Gachugu photographed outdoors

MLIS student devoted to community

Monday, May 3, 2021

For Maina Gachugu, his path to the iSchool was winding, but it began with his unshakable belief in the importance of an education. Inspired by his father’s devotion to learning, Gachugu always knew he would go to college, but figuring...

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Kiran Pradhan and Akoly Vongdala

2 student leaders represent iSchool as gonfalonieres at UW Commencement

Monday, June 14, 2021

Graduating Informatics students Kiran Pradhan and Akoly Vongdala represented the Information School as gonfalonieres — banner carriers — at the University of Washington’s Commencement ceremony on June 12. Gonfalonieres are selected by their program advisors and exemplify undergraduate education at...

Rena Priest

iSchool celebrates class of 2021 at online Convocation

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Family, friends and pets of the iSchool community gathered around their computers, phones and TVs to celebrate the class of 2021 at the iSchool’s online Convocation ceremony on June 5. The ceremony included opening remarks by Dean Anind K. Dey, followed by keynote speaker, Rena Priest, the Washington...

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MSIM student wins data science award at tech start-up

Monday, June 7, 2021

Chen Song, a Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) student graduating this spring, was recently awarded the Loxz Digital Excellence in Data Science Award at Loxz Digital Group, a tech start-up that builds machine learning models to enhance business reports for companies.  The award is...

Ricardo Gomez

Ricardo Gomez to travel to Colombia with Fulbright fellowship

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

About 400 miles from Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, an expanse of mountainous rainforest known as the Colombian Vaupés is home to the Cubeo Indigenous People. The land, which is part of the Amazon Basin, preserves a rich knowledge system that is integral to protecting the Vaupés’...

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