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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...

Chris Oh

Seeing the world in computer vision

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Informatics student Chris Oh discovered a fascination in what computers “see.” The expanding field of computer vision (CV) teaches computers how to recognize patterns in digital images and videos. The technology enables self-driving...

Cindy Altick Aden

State librarian is always on the run

Monday, October 30, 2017

As Washington state librarian, Cindy Altick Aden might spend her day at her home base in Tumwater, figuring out how to stretch grant money to serve communities. She might be at a prison library, or she might be visiting a tiny library in...

Christy Pham

Pride, and a tinge of guilt, for INFO grad

Friday, October 27, 2017

When Christy Pham graduated from the iSchool with a degree in Informatics, her parents proudly cheered. “My parents aren’t native English speakers, so they didn’t necessarily understand the whole ceremony,” Pham said. “But I...

Margarita Engle

Prose and poetry from Margarita Engle

Friday, October 20, 2017

Author and poet Margarita Engle shared her thoughts on writing and her memories of Cuba during the iSchool’s annual Spencer G. Shaw Endowed Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 19, at the University of Washington HUB. Engle’s best-known works,...

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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...

Ivette Bayo Urban

Ph.D. candidate Ivette Bayo Urban interviewed on Net Neutrality

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

iSchool doctoral candidate Ivette Bayo Urban was interviewed on KIRO Radio on Monday, Dec. 11, to discuss Net Neutrality. Bayo Urban and KIRO host Zak Burns discussed how Net Neutrality regulations prevent internet service providers from discriminating or charging different amounts for certain users or...

John Cole

Alumnus John Cole featured in Library of Congress magazine

Monday, December 11, 2017

Information School alumnus John Cole discussed his long, distinguished career in the latest issue of Library of Congress magazine. Cole, a 1966 graduate of what was then the University of Washington School of Librarianship, has served in leadership roles during his 50-year career with the Library of...

Bill Howe

iSchool faculty prominent at national data ethics forum

Friday, December 8, 2017

The University of Washington Information School had a strong presence at a high-level roundtable on data science Friday, Dec. 8, in Washington, D.C. The daylong meeting and webcast, held by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, brought together data scientists and educators to...

2 iSchool alumni named ALA Emerging Leaders

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Information School alumnae Twanna Hodge, ’15, and Katherine Van Arsdale, ’17, are among those named to the American Library Association’s 2018 class of Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning,...

iSchool Ph.D. student, alumna honored with ALISE awards

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Information School doctoral student J. Elizabeth Mills and Ph.D. alumna Rachel Ivy Clarke have been honored with research awards from the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). Mills was the lead author of the winning paper in the Bohdan S. Wynar Research Paper Competition....

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