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From Capstone to career

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

When Brynn Strader (pictured above) went on job interviews as she finished her Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree, employers asked about her hands-on experience.  She had a go-to answer. “I would immediately...

Michelle Lee

Strong combination

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Sometimes one class or a single professor can alter the trajectory of an academic career. For Michelle Lee, the course was Informatics 200. Lee entered the University of Washington in the 2016-17 school year, admitted as a freshman...

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iSchool in No. 2 spot in U.S. News rankings

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The University of Washington Information School held the No. 2 spot in the latest rankings of U.S. master’s degree programs in library and information science by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings of “America’s Best...

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Beloved author Beverly Cleary, '39, passes away

Friday, March 26, 2021

Beverly Cleary, a 1939 iSchool alum and the beloved author of more than 30 children’s books including “Ramona the Brave” and “The Mouse and the Motorcycle,” has died at age 104, publisher HarperCollins announced. Cleary...

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Seeing results in the wild

Monday, March 15, 2021

Many children in the United States get their first smartphone as they enter their “tween” years, a milestone that can bring a fair amount of tension between parents and their children. To help families better negotiate tweens’...

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A fresh view of higher education

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Noted sociologist, writer and cultural critic Tressie McMillan Cottom made a case for investing in a more equitable approach to higher education at the University of Washington Information School’s Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture on...

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Naomi Bishop, '10, honored with iSchool Distinguished Alumni Award

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Naomi Bishop is an outspoken voice for American Indian children’s literature. She’s an advocate for public health. She’s a proponent of racial equity. Above all, she’s a believer in the power of information to improve people’s lives. Those are just some of the reasons Bishop, MLIS ’10, has...

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Amy Ko authors new book for intro Informatics class

Monday, May 3, 2021

Amy J. Ko, a professor and Informatics program chair at the University of Washington Information School, recently published a book, titled “Foundations of Information,” that examines the application of information in today’s digital world.   The book covers topics such as what...

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iAffiliates Day focuses on the fight against misinformation

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

What can businesses and organizations do to stem the tide of misinformation? That was the hot topic at iAffiliates Day, which brought dozens of Seattle-area business leaders together online April 27 with researchers from the University of Washington Information School and Center for an Informed Public...

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MisinfoDay draws more than 1,000 students across state

Thursday, April 8, 2021

More than 1,000 middle and high school students, teachers and educators from across Washington state and the nation participated in MisinfoDay 2021, a series of virtual workshops on March 18 where facilitators explored strategies for spotting misinformation, fact-checking claims and sources, better...

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Informatics student wins selective Goldwater Scholarship

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Daniel Chen, a junior double-majoring in Informatics and Microbiology at the University of Washington, recently was named a 2021 Goldwater Scholar. Chen is one of 410 undergraduate students selected for the award from a pool of 1,256 students nominated by 438 institutions across the country. The...

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iSchool posts strong showing at CHI 2021

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The Information School and the University of Washington will be well-represented at CHI 2021, the leading conference on human-computer interaction. iSchool faculty and students contributed to 17 papers that will be presented at the conference, part of a strong 50-paper showing from the UW overall, as...

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A tribute to Beverly Cleary from the iSchool's Michelle Martin

Friday, March 26, 2021

When librarian Beverly Cleary began to write for children, she did so because a little boy visiting her library came up to her one day and asked her (with attitude!), “Where are the books about kids like us?” Cleary, a girl from Yamill, Oregon, had grown up on British children’s books about ...

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