Panelists discuss systemic risk

Talking risk

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Systemic risk has long been a factor in the financial world, where problems at a large enough firm can threaten the entire system. A prime example is the 2008 housing bubble that triggered a recession and nearly brought down the entire...

Harry Bruce moderates an ALA Midwinter panel

Focus on the future

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

University of Washington Information School faculty, students and alumni were in action throughout the American Library Association Midwinter conference Jan. 25-29 in Seattle. Information School Dean Emeritus Harry Bruce (pictured at...

Students work at the Winfo Hackathon

Students think big at Winfo Hackathon

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

About 150 University of Washington students gave up a sunny Saturday to solve information problems at the seventh annual Winfo Hackathon on Jan. 12 at the HUB on the UW campus. Many of the students were Informatics majors, but the event...

University Prep students test the NatureCollections app.

A natural connection

Thursday, December 27, 2018

As Joshua Lawler studies how plants and animals respond to big changes in the environment, something on a more personal level weighs on him. People, particularly children, are spending less time outside. If kids don’t make a...

Nicole Kuhn works on a research project

Students hone research skills

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Learning at the iSchool starts in the classroom — but that’s just the beginning. Much of the learning takes place beyond the classroom, and those experiences can set students up for success in their careers or further education. One of...

Rivkah Sass

Staying ahead of the curve

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Rivkah Sass is passionate about libraries — and she wants to help people understand libraries are so much more than just a collection of books. They are a vital part of the community, a resource that gives people the tools they need to...

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Numerous iSchool faculty, students, alumni to speak at ALA Midwinter

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The University of Washington Information School will have a strong presence at the upcoming American Library Association Midwinter Meeting, Jan. 25-29 in Seattle. Former iSchool Dean Harry Bruce will moderate a discussion on “Leadership for the Future of Libraries” at 3 p.m. on Jan. 26. Panelists...

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6 iSchool instructors nominated for UW teaching awards

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Information School faculty members Bob Boiko, Mike Doane, Michael Freeman, Ricardo Gomez and Joel Ross, along with doctoral student Kung Jin Lee, are among the nominees for the University of Washington’s 2019 teaching awards. Each year, the university honors faculty members and teaching assistants for...

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iSchool's Freeman and Ross publish textbook for Informatics classes

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

  Michael Freeman and Joel Ross, both senior lecturers at the University of Washington Information School, have published a new textbook, “Programming Skills for Data Science.” The book originated from the lecturers’ experience teaching an Informatics course, INFO 201: Technical Foundations...

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Journal highlights work of iSchool's Pratt and Ph.D. alumnus

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A paper co-authored by UW Information School Professor Wanda Pratt is among a select group chosen for a Journal of Biomedical Informatics retrospective of papers that “have had a particularly important role in advancing the field of biomedical informatics.” The paper, “Healthcare in the pocket:...

iSchool seeks faculty with industry experience

Monday, November 19, 2018

The iSchool is growing. We are responding to increased demand for research on information problems and for highly qualified information professionals. The iSchool is hiring multiple positions at all ranks and across disciplines. Successful candidates will join an award-winning, equity-minded faculty with...

iSchool alumna Nicola Andrews named ALA Emerging Leader

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Information School alumna Nicola Andrews, ’17, is among 50 people named to the American Library Association’s 2019 class of Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning, network with peers, learn about the...

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Students and Seattle's PitchBook get a boost from Capstone

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Here’s the problem: News is noisy. There’s a lot of it and understanding what’s important and what’s not is difficult. It’s a challenge taken up by PitchBook, a Seattle-headquartered data, research and technology company that provides a subscription database to venture capitalists and investment...

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