Nobel Menghis

A passion for inclusivity

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

During a trip to Eritrea, Nobel Menghis noticed the lack of access to technology in his home country. Fueled by a desire to make technology more accessible, Menghis has dedicated his education and career to achieving this...

One of the dishes featured in the book of recipes from Zaatari refugee camp.

Mixing flavors and traditions

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

As an embedded researcher in the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, Karen Fisher wanted to know about the effects of domicide and the invisible lives of women.Those living in the camp are conservative Sunni Muslim, and it’s rare to...

Fer Palomares Carranco

On a quest to help her community

Monday, March 11, 2024

As an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin, María Fernanda (Fer) Palomares Carranco found it challenging to do the type of research that would support her graduate school goals. The libraries and catalogs were difficult to...

Nick Logler in front of a sign and sculpture at a transfer station

Scholar confronts tide of e-waste

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

As an iSchool doctoral candidate, Nick Logler spent weeks rummaging through trash piles on the side of the road, ferreting around in thrift stores, and browsing platforms like Craigslist. Discarded desktop printers were his target, and he...

From left, Sara Sanford, Ishita Bhandari, Ashley Farley, Raiham Malik and Sophin Liu are seated during a panel discussion.

Women in Entrepreneurship share their expriences

Monday, March 11, 2024

With the launch of the iStartup Lab, new entrepreneurship courses available to students, and opportunities to develop a startup idea from the hackathon stage to a full-fledged company, now is a rewarding time to be an entrepreneur at...

Tracie D. Hall

Leading library advocate to join faculty

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Tracie D. Hall will join the Information School this fall as a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence. Hall, a 2000 graduate of the iSchool Master of Library and Information Science program, has served in a variety of roles in libraries,...

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Embroidery combining code-stitched flowers and a hand-stitched bee.

Researchers teach kids to code with cultural research, embroidery machines

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Even in tech-heavy Washington state, the numbers of students with access to computer science classes aren’t higher than national averages: In the 2022-2023 school year, 48% of public high schools offered foundational CS classes and 5% of middle school and high school students took such classes.Those...

Amy J. Ko

ACM recognizes Amy Ko as Distinguished Member

Monday, March 18, 2024

UW Information School Professor Amy J. Ko is among 52 global scholars recognized as Distinguished Members of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for their innovative contributions to the computing field. The ACM is the world’s largest computing society. It recognizes up to 10 percent of...

Rachel Moran

Q&A: How Instagram influencers profit from anti-vaccine misinformation

Monday, March 18, 2024

While Instagram might have a reputation for superficiality — a realm of exquisitely filtered images — it is now eclipsing other social media as a news source. The platform is increasingly filled with information, some of it pernicious and distributed via influencers.Researchers at the University of...

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UW Libraries award scholarships to 18 iSchool students

Monday, February 26, 2024

Eighteen Information School students are among the 50 recipients of this year’s UW Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.The recipients will each receive $1,000 through the scholarship, which is funded from a variety of sources including individual donors, the Friends of the UW Libraries, and 14 named...

Mike Teodorescu

Q&A: What is the best route to fairer AI systems?

Thursday, February 15, 2024

In December, the European Union passed the AI Act, the first major law aiming to regulate technologies that fall under the umbrella of artificial intelligence. The legislation might have arrived sooner, but the sudden success of ChatGPT in late 2022 demanded the act be updated.The EU’s act, however, does...

Anind K. Dey

At the iSchool, we welcome the challenges and possibilities of AI

Monday, February 12, 2024

I am a huge proponent of artificial intelligence. In my research, I build systems that identify patterns that can be gleaned from your smartphone or any smart device. By studying student populations, we’ve been able to detect when students are suffering from depression and predict whether their GPAs will...

Nicholas Belkin

ASIS&T honors Nicholas Belkin, '70, for career achievements

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Since earning his Master of Librarianship at the University of Washington in 1970, Nicholas Belkin has had a distinguished career as one of the leading scholars in the field of information science. The Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) recently recognized him for it with its...

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