Group photo of the Capstone student team on the University of Washington Seattle campus.

Shining a light on hazing

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

When students head to college, they may try joining clubs, auditioning for an a cappella group, trying out for the rugby team, or drawing comics with fellow anime lovers. Sam Martinez, a talented student-athlete from Bellevue who enrolled...

Mei’lani Eyre and Dev Wilder

MLIS students correct the record

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

“Education is liberation.”  Elmer Dixon, a Seattle Black Panther co-founder, shared these words of wisdom with Master of Library and Information Science students (pictured, left to right) Mei’lani Eyre and Dev Wilder as they...

Akshita Gundavarapu, Emily Smokoff, Erica Gordy, Audrey Dennis, Meghan Munagala.

Visualizing climate change

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Climate change is a complex problem, and it's hard to grasp exactly how much carbon people are putting into the atmosphere. Policymakers who are trying to cut carbon emissions, however, need a good understanding of the current situation to...

MSIM students (from left) Raymond Su, Frank Lai, Jia Jia Yu, Isabella Eriksen, Max Lieberman, Ken Masumoto and Alana Montoya.

MSIM teams wrangle messy state data

Friday, May 26, 2023

Washington State’s open data portal provides citizens an abundance of free, high-value information, from interactive maps and crime statistics to budget proposals, campaign contribution sources, health provider credentials and electric...

Set of Instagram posts from Green Hill School library.

A drive for mental health awareness

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

When three iSchool students began their Capstone project to raise awareness about the Green Hill School Library, they hoped to see 200 donations of library materials. Currently, that number is 317, and it’s going to keep...

Bandhna Bedi and Kayla Tounalom lead the Hack for Social Good.

Students put Informatics on teens' radar

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Cynthia del Rosario has a sure-fire strategy for getting teens excited about Informatics: Listen to iSchool students. “I really believe in the student voice,” said del Rosario, the University of Washington Information School’s...

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Michael Fosmire and Nicola Andrews

iSchool alumni awards honor 2 academic librarians

Monday, May 8, 2023

A pair of alumni who are making their mark in academic librarianship are the recipients of this year’s iSchool Alumni Impact Awards. Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Michael Fosmire is a professor and head of Information Studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He earned his Master...

Mike Teodorescu

iSchool's Teodorescu among '35 Innovators Under 35'

Monday, May 1, 2023

  Mike Teodorescu, an assistant professor at the University of Washington Information School, has been named one of MIT Technology Review’s 2023 “Innovators Under 35 Europe,” an award that honors “exceptionally talented young innovators whose work has the greatest potential to transform the...

Read-In celebrates Native American stories, art, music

Thursday, April 27, 2023

The Native American Read-In on April 16 brought people around the country together through the power of Native storytelling. People joined via Zoom to celebrate Native American storytelling, art, music and dance.   The Information School and literacy nonprofit Read-a-Rama jointly hosted the...

Clarita Lefthand-Begay

iSchool to partner on new UW Center for Environmental Health Equity

Monday, April 17, 2023

The University of Washington Information School will be a key partner in a new center that will address longstanding environmental and energy justice issues — from legacy pollution to energy security — in Pacific Northwest and Alaska Native communities. A $12 million, five-year cooperative agreement...

Ria Antony

Informatics grad among iSchool presenters at iConference

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Informatics alum Ria Antony presented research at this year’s iConference in Barcelona after completing their undergraduate degree from the University of Washington this past quarter. Antony was one of the youngest presenters at the iConference, an international gathering of scholars, researchers and...

Graphic showing that in low-income countries, 4 out of 5 women are offline

World struggles to make progress on meaningful access to information

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Information access is a fundamental driver of many of the goals in the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, yet many countries are struggling to make progress. A new analysis has found that statistical indicators of freedom and gender equity — two pillars of meaningful access to...

Native artwork by Alison Bremner

Belarde-Lewis shows storytelling power of Native art

Monday, March 13, 2023

“My niece always says, ‘What a time to be alive.’ She’s absolutely right. There’s so much potential in us to learn from our history and see the world through an artist’s eyes, filled with wonder and hope.” — Miranda Belarde-Lewis  Miranda Belarde-Lewis (Zuni/Tlingit) explored the...

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