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Helping kids tell their stories

Friday, May 13, 2022

The three iSchool students were nervous their first day working with Compass Housing Alliance youth. They went in with only a skeletal program itinerary, a bunch of name tags and craft supplies, and a powerful idea. They would use...

Dylan Mckone

Students chart a course

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Dylan Mckone embarked on a supernatural adventure in her INFO 402 class, exploring the intersection of technology and the representation of horror in entertainment. For her final project in the Gender, Race, and Information Technology...

Mingrui "Ray" Zhang

'Your fingers are the keyboard'

Friday, May 6, 2022

You try to remember the name of that movie, but it just won’t come to you. So you tap your fingers on your thighs and your smart glasses know exactly what you’re seeking. Information School Ph.D. candidate Mingrui “Ray” Zhang...

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iSchool researchers shine at CHI 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022

UW Information School Professor Amy J. Ko is one of eight scholars who will be inducted into the CHI Academy at this year’s CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.  Conferred by the Association for Computing...

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Spotlight on Native stories

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Dozens of children and people from across the country joined via Zoom to celebrate the work of Native American creators and enjoy an afternoon of storytelling, poetry, art, music and dance.  The Native American Read-In, a virtual...

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9 iSchool students among Husky 100

Monday, April 25, 2022

The University of Washington recognized nine students from the Information School for the 2022 Husky 100, awarded to undergraduate and graduate students making the most out of their Husky experience. Now in its seventh year, the Husky...

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MSIM student named a Slade Gorton Leaders Fellow

Monday, May 16, 2022

Nicola Kalderash, a Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) student, was recently named a Slade Gorton Leaders Fellow at the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR). Kalderash is pursuing the Early-Career Accelerated track and is set to graduate with his master's degree this summer. His...

Sunny Consolvo and Gennie Gebhart

iSchool alumni awards honor 2 digital difference makers

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The University of Washington Information School’s 2022 alumni awards honor two graduates who advocate for the rights of individuals on the internet — one from within a big tech firm and one as an outsider at a nonprofit. Sunny Consolvo, this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, works as a...

Helene Williams

Directed Fieldwork gives MLIS students a head start on careers

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Helene Williams recently received a note from a school librarian who wanted to thank Williams for connecting them with a Master of Library and Information Science student for Directed Fieldwork. The librarian was grateful for the ways the student had helped, including categorizing picture books, researching...

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Batya Friedman gives keynote address at iConference 2022

Friday, March 4, 2022

UW Information School Professor Batya Friedman gave the North American keynote address at this year’s iConference, an annual gathering of faculty representing iSchools from around the world.  In the address, titled “Structure, Scale, and Time: iSchools, Artificial Intelligence, and which...

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18 iSchool students win UW Libraries scholarships

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Eighteen Information School students are among the 48 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...

Chirag Shah and Yunhe Feng

Google’s ‘CEO’ image search gender bias hasn’t really been fixed

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

We use Google’s image search to help us understand the world around us. For example, a search about a certain profession, “truck driver” for instance, should yield images that show us a representative smattering of people who drive trucks for a living. But in 2015, University of Washington...

Anind K. Dey

We believe in the power of computing for the common good

Monday, February 7, 2022

The ills of social media tend to grab the headlines, but the challenges we face on the technology and information landscape are even more pervasive. We experience them when our web searches result in bogus products or misinformation; when women and people from underrepresented groups experience exclusion and...

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