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Morgan Mackaay

Intent on inspiring girls

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Morgan Mackaay was thinking about switching her major to Informatics when she attended a Women in Informatics student group event. She left with not only a deeper interest in Informatics, but also an infectious sense of...

Signing ceremony for VR headset study.

Next frontier for libraries

Monday, February 5, 2018

Public libraries have always been places to let your imagination run wild. A good book or a DVD can take you on an adventure to another world. So, too, can virtual reality, where you can put on a headset and feel as if you’ve been...

Starbucks representative and student at the iSchool Career Fair

Students put their best foot forward

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Hundreds of sharp-dressed, resume-toting students sought to make an impression on potential employers at the annual Information School Career Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 30, in the HUB on the University of Washington campus. A total of 834...

Students at the WINFO Hackathon

Hacking for social good

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More than 200 students from across the University of Washington spent a good chunk of their weekend dreaming up ideas at the 6th annual Women In Informatics (WINFO) Hackathon. This year’s Hackathon, held on the Saturday before the Dr....

Anind Dey

New dean finds a lot to love

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Anind Dey had a great job at Carnegie Mellon University and a great life in Pittsburgh, so why would he ever leave? Becoming the dean of the University of Washington Information School, it turns out, was just too good to pass up. “I...

Erin McAweeney

MSIM student's research is 'very iSchool'

Thursday, December 7, 2017

In one research study, iSchool master’s student Erin McAweeney investigates whether the icons on our computers and mobile devices make sense to young users. In another project, she endeavors to find out what can be learned from a massive...

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Jevin West

Jevin West talks to KING-TV about Russian disinformation campaign

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Information School Assistant Professor Jevin West appeared on KING-TV on Friday, Feb. 16, to discuss charges against 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for their alleged disinformation activities during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. West, who teaches “Calling Bullshit in the Age of...

Andy Ko

Andy Ko earns prestigious 10-year award from ICSE

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Information School Associate Professor Andy Ko has earned a 10-year most influential paper award from the International Conference on Software Engineering, one of the premier conferences on software engineering research. ICSE selected Ko’s paper, "Debugging reinvented: asking and answering why and why...

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iSchool alumna chairs Newbery Award panel

Monday, February 12, 2018

An Information School alumna had a major hand in awarding this year’s John Newbery Medal, given for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature. Cecilia McGowan, a 1984 alumna of the school’s Master of Librarianship program (now MLIS), chaired the committee that selected this year’s...

Anind Dey

Dean Anind Dey is GeekWire's 'Geek of the Week'

Friday, February 9, 2018

Information School Dean Anind Dey was featured in GeekWire on Feb. 9 as the website’s “Geek of the Week.” Dey, who took over as dean in January, told GeekWire: “It’s wonderful to be in a place that combines a focus on innovation with values of social justice, enabling the solving of real-world...

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iSchool Study Abroad adds New Zealand, India, Myanmar to summer lineup

Thursday, January 25, 2018

This summer, students can explore six culturally diverse countries through the iSchool study abroad program. Now in their 11th year, study abroad programs are led by iSchool faculty and collaborators and take place over three to four weeks. Students can analyze one of the busiest transportation...

Clarita Lefthand-Begay

UW Global Innovation grant awarded to iSchool's Lefthand-Begay

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The University of Washington’s Global Innovation Fund (GIF) recently awarded iSchool Assistant Professor Clarita Lefthand-Begay seed funding for her research project, “A Cross Cultural Comparison of Water Insecurity Impacts on the Health and Culture of Indigenous Peoples: Water, Place, and Culture.”...

Luke Rodriguez

Ph.D. student part of team honored by 'Oscars of Invention'

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Information School Ph.D. student Luke Rodriguez was part of a team that recently won an R&D 100 Award, known as the “Oscars of Invention.” Rodriguez, a first-year student in the iSchool doctoral program, worked on the winning project while on staff at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in...

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