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Loum ('97) wins 2010 Zora Neale Hurston Award

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

BOSTON -- UW iSchool alumnus Anthony Loum of the Brooklyn Public Library has been selected as the 2010 winner of the Zora Neale Hurston Award. The award, which is administered by the Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), recognizes a RUSA member's significant efforts to promote African American writers and African American literature in their libraries.
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Boiko's book on info mgmt reviewed in KMWorld

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The book "Best Practices in Information Management" - edited by UW iSchool Senior Lecturer Bob Boiko, Erik M. Hartman and Tony Byrne - is reviewed in February's KMWorld magazine. Find the pre-publication review of the book on the KMWorld website.
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Shahani in Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs for '09

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Kabir Shahani (Informatics '04) was named by BusinessWeek as one of the Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs for 2009. The article represents "... BusinessWeek.com's annual rundown of the most promising tech startups and the young people, age 30 and under, who set them in motion." The final list of candidates was gathered using input from readers, investors, and BusinessWeek editors and writers who cover the technology sector.
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Ellis, Dr. Desouza author paper on green info mgmt

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A paper co-authored by Peter Ellis (MSIM '09) and Assistant Professor Kevin C. Desouza appeared in the most recent edition of Business Information Review. The article attempts to merge the topics of environmental sustainability and information management.
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Desouza cited in HBR blog on U.S. intel community

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Dr. Kevin C. Desouza's most recent paper on the information and knowledge management disconnects in the US Intel Community was featured in a post on the Harvard Business Review blog. You can find the post here.
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Senior Lecturer Bob Boiko wins 2009 TEACH Award

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Each year the UW Information School accepts nominations for teaching excellence among our faculty through two separate awards. Tenure track faculty are eligible to win the Pedagogical Recognition for Our Faculty (PROF) Award in even years and non-tenure track faculty are eligible to win the Teaching Excellence and Creative Honors (TEACH) Award in odd years. The Information School's Recognition and Nominations committee announces eligible faculty in spring of each year and then accepts nominations for the awards from current students.
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Dr. Endicott-Popovsky talks Internet fraud on KCTS

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A recent feature on Seattle's KCTS 9, an affiliate of PBS, describes the big business of Internet fraud, now twice as lucrative as legitimate online business, according to the FBI. In the segment, the UW iSchool's Dr. Barbara Endicott-Popovsky is tapped for her expertise in information assurance and cybersecurity and shares insights into the dangers of the Internet.
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MultiLearn in Seattle Business Magazine's '09 Top 25

Saturday, December 12, 2009

The November issue of Seattle Business Magazine highlighted the region's Top 25 Innovators and Entrepreneurs. A project advised by Dr. Joyojeet Pal, a researcher in the iSchool's Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), was one of the teams named to this list. Pal's students, UW computer science undergraduates Clint Tseng, Heather Underwood and Sunil Garg, developed MultiLearn.
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SMR Knowledge profiles Senior Lecturer Gershenfeld

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The December 2009 issue of SMR Knowledge Services features an interview with UW iSchool faculty member Nancy Gershenfeld. The article, written by iSchool MLIS Advisory Board member Marcie Stone, describes how the field of librarianship is adopting Information School (iSchool) philosophies and practices to create professionals who are in tune with the demands of the emerging knowledge professions.
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Project Information Literacy report available now

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Project Information Literacy's (PIL's) latest research report, Lessons Learned: How College Students Find Information in the Digital Age, was released this week (42 pages, PDF, 3 MB). Last spring, the PIL Team administered a large-scale survey to students enrolled at six U.S. college campuses (n=2,318), including the University of Washington.
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