A child plays at a craft table during a 2019 Read-a-Rama camp in Seattle.

Read-a-Rama expands its reach

Friday, July 23, 2021

Read-a-Rama is going national this summer with a pair of online camps designed to engage children with books and spark a love of reading. Led by Michelle Martin, the Beverly Cleary Professor for Children and Youth Services at the...

Tanu Mitra

Rising talent recognized

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Tanu Mitra recently notched a pair of awards for young researchers — one of them a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, and the other a career honor from a leading conference on social media research. Mitra, an assistant...

Maina Gachugu photographed outdoors

MLIS student devoted to community

Monday, May 3, 2021

For Maina Gachugu, his path to the iSchool was winding, but it began with his unshakable belief in the importance of an education. Inspired by his father’s devotion to learning, Gachugu always knew he would go to college, but figuring...

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Advancing Scholarship

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

The University of Washington Information School is honored to welcome six new faculty members. These hires will inform undergraduate and graduate education in the iSchool’s Informatics, Library and Information Science and Information...

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Showcasing student achievement

Friday, May 28, 2021

Nearly 650 students, faculty, partners and friends attended the University of Washington Information School’s annual Capstone gala event on May 27. For the second year in a row, the event was held virtually and participation was optional...

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5 iSchool students among Husky 100

Monday, May 24, 2021

The UW has recognized five students from the Information School for the 2021 Husky 100, awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate leadership and commitment throughout their time at the UW.  This year’s 100...

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Truc Ho and Kaitlin Srader

2 MLIS students awarded ALA Spectrum Scholarships

Friday, July 16, 2021

University of Washington Master of Library and Information Science students Truc Ho and Kaitlin Srader are among those awarded 2021-22 ALA Spectrum Scholarships, the American Library Association announced. Ho, a second-year residential student living in Seattle, focused on critical race theory, memory...

Kiran Pradhan and Akoly Vongdala

2 student leaders represent iSchool as gonfalonieres at UW Commencement

Monday, June 14, 2021

Graduating Informatics students Kiran Pradhan and Akoly Vongdala represented the Information School as gonfalonieres — banner carriers — at the University of Washington’s Commencement ceremony on June 12. Gonfalonieres are selected by their program advisors and exemplify undergraduate education at...

Rena Priest

iSchool celebrates class of 2021 at online Convocation

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Family, friends and pets of the iSchool community gathered around their computers, phones and TVs to celebrate the class of 2021 at the iSchool’s online Convocation ceremony on June 5. The ceremony included opening remarks by Dean Anind K. Dey, followed by keynote speaker, Rena Priest, the Washington...

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MSIM student wins data science award at tech start-up

Monday, June 7, 2021

Chen Song, a Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) student graduating this spring, was recently awarded the Loxz Digital Excellence in Data Science Award at Loxz Digital Group, a tech start-up that builds machine learning models to enhance business reports for companies.  The award is...

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