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Marika Cifor

'Beyond neutrality'

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Marika Cifor was drawn to the iSchool by its keen focus on social justice. “No matter which area faculty work in, their research, teaching and service address urgent issues of social good, social justice, social importance, diversity,...

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...

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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Searle's firm releases new set of 'Reflections on Risk'

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

iSchool Senior Lecturer Annie Searle's ASA Institute has released "Reflections on Risk V," a new collection of essays on topics such as emerging information technology challenges and governance failures. The book consists of 24 research notes from 19 contributors who wrote the notes while students in...

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Annie Searle releases fresh 'Advice from a Risk Detective'

Monday, September 9, 2019

iSchool Senior Lecturer Annie Searle has released a new, third edition of “Advice from a Risk Detective,” a book of practical advice for identifying risks and making plans to deal with them. Searle walks readers through some of life’s most common risks, citing examples from her own life, including a...

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Aragon, Davis explore fanfiction’s ‘Secret Garden’ in new book

Monday, August 26, 2019

The internet can be a dark and scary place, especially for teenagers. But in fanfiction communities, teens explore their creative sides and work together to improve their skills, usually without fear of ridicule. “There is a very low incidence of flaming or hate speech in these communities. They’re...

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...

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