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Airlift Northwest Capstone team

Capstone team gives Airlift Northwest a boost

Monday, May 21, 2018

The list of Airlift Northwest missions is long: wilderness rescues, plane crashes, car accidents, strokes, heart attacks, neonatal emergencies. Since its founding in 1982, the nonprofit air ambulance service has transported more than...

Aydin Kwan and Le Button

Their superpower: library science

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

“Representation matters. It’s a cliché, but it’s definitely true,” said Le Button. Button and Aydin Kwan, both Information School Master of Library and Information Science students, have combined their academic knowledge with...

Vanessa Pegueros speaks during iAffiliates Day

iAffiliates Day focuses on disruption

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

“Surviving and thriving in the era of tech disruption” was the theme of iAffiliates Day, the Information School’s annual showcase for engagement with corporate and community partners. The event took place on May 3 at the Intellectual...

Nicole Kuhn

Finding a way to follow her dreams

Friday, March 30, 2018

Nicole Kuhn found the iSchool during the most challenging time of her life. After the unexpected death of her husband, she was left as the sole parent of their four young children. She suddenly had to change her life plans. Years...

Susan Hildreth

A wealth of expertise

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

High-profile library leader Susan Hildreth has seen the role of the public library – and the public librarian – change dramatically in the digital age. No longer just brick-and-mortar book-lending institutions, these 21st-century...

NatureCollections field test

An app that's great outdoors?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

University of Washington researchers have spent months developing NatureCollections, an app they hope will spark kids to connect with the outdoors. Now they’re ready to put it to the test. The research team, led by Assistant Professor...

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Alexis Hiniker

Designed for evil: How to make bad technologies better

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Many of today’s technologies leave users feeling like they got lost in a time vortex — they resurface hours later with no memory of what just happened to them. But it doesn’t have to be that way, according to Alexis Hiniker, an assistant professor at the University of...

Jason Yip and Jin Ha Lee

IMLS grants will support work on co-design, video game archiving

Friday, May 4, 2018

Information School researchers recently won a pair of 2018 National Leadership Grants for Libraries, awarded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Assistant Professor Jason Yip and Associate Professor Jin Ha Lee will team up on one of the projects, a three-year, $353,000 effort to involve...

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iSchool lecture series on disaster response available on YouTube

Friday, April 27, 2018

A series of talks from experts on disaster response — part of Information School Professor Hans Jochen Scholl's research seminar this past winter — is now available on YouTube.  The set of seven video clips from the "Pacific Northwest Disaster Management Speakers Series" include 45- to 75-minute...

Cheryl Metoyer

iSchoolers at the forefront of effort to engage Native students in research

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Information School’s leadership in engaging American Indian and Alaska Native students in research was on display at the UW’s recent Colloquium on Undergraduate Research. The colloquium featured keynote speaker Cheryl Metoyer, associate professor emerita and former associate dean for research at...

Negin Dahya

Negin Dahya wins prestigious award for education research

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Information School Assistant Professor Negin Dahya is among this year’s recipients of the prestigious American Educational Research Association (AERA) awards. Dahya was the co-author of an article titled “Pathways to Educational Success Among Refugees” that won the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award...

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