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CIP researchers Jevin West, Emma Spiro, Kate Starbird, Chris Coward and Ryan Calo.

A call for action

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The UW’s Center for an Informed Public is tackling some complex issues, but the theme of the new research center’s first major public event boiled down to a few simple words: “Think more, share less.” That advice from CIP...

Autumn Derr and Hayley Younghusband

Winfo hackathon embraces difference

Monday, January 27, 2020

The student group Women in Informatics (Winfo) recently hosted its eighth annual hackathon, bringing together a diverse group of prospective and current Informatics students as well as others from across the UW to develop technology-based...

Jason Yip and Stefania Druga

New frontier in tech education

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A decade ago, teaching kids to code might have seemed far-fetched to some, but now coding curriculum is being widely adopted across the country. Recently researchers have turned their eye to the next wave of technology: artificial...

Mina Tari and Yim Register

A passion for inclusion

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Technology studies in college can be a turnoff for many. Women and people of color have long been underrepresented in the IT workplace, and it’s easy to see why. They may encounter computer science courses dominated by condescending...

Amanda Phillips

Setting sail for her MSIM

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

When Amanda Phillips came to the iSchool, she’d already had a successful career, albeit in a field quite different from those of most fellow students. In her 10 years in marine science, she’d worked on fishing vessels as a biological...

Ana Mari Cauce and Kirk Schulz

Center for an Informed Public launches; UW, WSU team up

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

With more than 400 people packed into the UW HUB’s South Ballroom, Jevin West started off with a puzzle. The Center for an Informed Public’s inaugural director showed side-by-side images of two women’s faces and asked the crowd which...

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Career Fair, Library Expo put students in touch with employers

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Hundreds of students put their best feet forward for potential employers at a pair of career-focused iSchool events in early February. First, students lined up at the HUB on the University of Washington campus on Feb. 3 to meet with representatives from 35 companies and organizations at the iSchool Career...

Anind K. Dey

Daunting challenges require a bold strategy

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

As anyone who follows the news knows, these are fraught times. Democratic discourse has grown caustic at every turn. Our planet is showing the devastating strains of climate change. Misinformation muddles what is generally understood about seemingly everything, as we’re currently seeing with the spread of...

Batya Friedman

Dutch university bestows honorary doctorate on Batya Friedman

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Batya Friedman, a professor in the Information School, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from Delft University of Technology in Delft, Netherlands. The honor was one of two given to researchers who “symbolize new perceptions in design” during Dies Natalis, the Dutch school’s 178th...

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Ph.D. students explore top tech companies through internships

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

iSchool Ph.D. students are taking their research expertise beyond the academic arena and into some of the world’s most influential tech companies. This past summer, several students completed internships at places such as Apple and Microsoft, engaging in projects to advance the information and technology...

Students Lili Deng and Alex Davis

Students share supply-chain expertise with Starbucks

Monday, January 13, 2020

Some of the world’s best coffee grows in forested, mountainous areas along the equator in Central America, Africa and Asia. Starbucks buys its beans from nearly 400,000 mainly small farms in more than two dozen countries in these regions. The Seattle-headquartered company now has launched what it calls...

Professor Wanda Pratt

Biomedical and Health Informatics degree option now available

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Starting this academic year, Biomedical & Health Informatics (BHI) will be the newest transcriptable degree option within Informatics, joining Data Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Information Architecture, and Information Assurance and Cybersecurity. BHI students will learn how to leverage their...

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iSchool adds second Informatics admissions cycle

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Students wishing to major in Informatics now have two opportunities each year to apply to the University of Washington Information School’s program. The iSchool has added a second annual round of admissions beginning with the spring 2020 cycle. The second admissions cycle will give transfer applicants...

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