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David Mikkelson and Vinny Green of Snopes.

Fact-checking experts talk 'fake news'

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The iSchool’s “Calling Bullshit” class welcomed a pair of special fact-checking guests on Monday, Oct. 16. Snopes.com CEO David Mikkelson and co-owner Vinny Green joined the class to talk with students about how they work to separate...

Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom

Calling BS, far and wide

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

When Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom quietly rolled out CallingBullshit.org in January, they hoped a few of their ideas would find their way into classrooms. At best, maybe the University of Washington would let them teach a class. “We...

New iSchoolers at the All iSchool Fair

An iSchool Welcome

Monday, September 25, 2017

Nearly 500 new iSchoolers are among thousands of University of Washington students who started classes on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The iSchool student body was expected to include 227 new Informatics students, 156 pursuing their Master...

Fake news panel

'Think more, share less'

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Four words from Information School Assistant Professor Jevin West provided the key takeaway from a Seattle Times LiveWire event Sept. 13 at the UW: “Think more, share less.” Training people to question the source and veracity of...

Harry Bruce

Thanks, Harry!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Harry Bruce has been a professor with the University of Washington Information School since he was recruited in 1998 by former dean Mike Eisenberg. Bruce was named dean in 2005 and reappointed to the position in 2012. (You can read about...

Cover of the Voyager I 'Golden Record'

Ultimate message in a bottle

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Would you want to live forever?  Lots of stories warn against the perils of immortality from the Greek myth of Tithonus who was given eternal life but not eternal youth, to innumerable vampire stories and even Doctor Who, and yet the...

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Leila Janah

Give work to fight poverty, tech entrepreneur says at iSchool forum

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tech entrepreneur Leila Janah is on a mission, and while speaking at an iSchool Research Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the University of Washington, she encouraged everyone to join her cause. “I think that when we unleash human potential by giving work, we can change the world,” she told the...

Two iSchool students earn U.S. Bank cybersecurity scholarships

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Two students at the University of Washington Information School are among four recipients of U.S. Bank Cybersecurity Scholarships. The recipients include iSchool students Ryan Keller, a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Informatics, and Yu Peter Wang, pursuing a master’s degree in information...

Andy Ko

Andy Ko awarded $1.7 million for research to improve coding skills

Friday, September 29, 2017

Information School Associate Professor Andy Ko recently was awarded a pair of grants totaling more than $1.7 million for research into improving how developers, both novices and experts, learn programming languages, APIs, and problem solving skills. A $549,000 grant from the National Science Foundation...

Hala Annabi

UW funds Hala Annabi's research to help young workers with autism

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

A project led by iSchool Associate Professor Hala Annabi is among five winners of the University of Washington Population Health Initiative’s inaugural research grants. Annabi, along with Jill Locke of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Gary Stobbe of the Department of Neurology, was...

Ding Luo

Internships give MSIM student hands-on experience with health data

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The health-care industry is always adapting to new technology. Examples include a HealthMap team using Twitter data to track cholera after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and a University of Pennsylvania study finding a correlation between the risk of heart disease and the expression of negative emotions such...

Janani Kumar

Nike internship keeps MSIM student running all summer

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Janani Kumar was already a Nike fan before she applied for its summer internship program. That, along with her undergraduate degree in computer science and courses in her Master of Science in Information Management (MSIM) program landed her the 10-week internship at Nike’s Beaverton headquarters. “I...

Emily Cabaniss

MLIS alumna tames Seattle Opera's archives as its first librarian

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Seattle Opera library was once a disorganized mess of artifacts from the institution’s five decades of productions. Emily Bolton Cabaniss, a 2014 graduate of the iSchool’s Master of Library and Information Science program, is working to change that. As the opera’s first librarian, Cabaniss is...

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