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I3M Symposium focuses on keeping companies agile

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Join top strategists from companies like Boeing, JPMorgan Chase and IBM and learn how to turn changes to organizational structure, processes, and strategies into solutions like those behind some of the greatest success stories in the field of information management. Hear hard-won lessons learned by industry leaders in the trenches.
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Article explores future of iSchools movement

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The September-October issue of interactions magazine, published by the Association for Computing Machinery, features an article by assistant professors Jacob Wobbrock, Andrew Ko, and Julie Kientz, "Reflections on the Future of iSchools from Inspired Junior Faculty." Most academic units, the authors say, either describe things or invent things. Information schools emerging worldwide define themselves by doing both. Working where people and technology intersect means bringing together "deep social science with deep technology innovation" as no other academic unit can.
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Metoyer celebrates new Muckleshoot Tribal School

Sunday, September 20, 2009

On Sept. 9, Muckleshoot tribal members and local and state dignitaries gathered to celebrate the opening of a new, 107,000-square-foot school. In addition to members of the Muckleshoot Tribal Council, Auburn School District Superintendent Kip Herren, State Sens. Claudia Kauffman and Pam Roach, Attorney General Rob McKenna and Gov. Christine Gregoire were there to help open the doors of the new facility. For 24 years, the school had been housed in the tribe's community center.
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Informatics student wins mobile app naming contest

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Shane Bunker, a UW student majoring in Informatics who will enter his senior year this fall, was named winner of last month's contest to name the UW's new mobile application. He submitted the entry 'm.UW'. Bunker's entry was chosen from more than 800 submissions./p>"The name was simple," said contest judge Harry Hayward, the UW's director of electronic media. "It related really well to the emerging lexicon of mobile platforms, and m.uw.edu has a nice feel to it. It speaks to exactly what it is."
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Dr. Barzilai-Nahon quoted on Israeli biometric registry

Monday, August 17, 2009

Assistant Professor Karine Barzilai-Nahon of the UW iSchool is quoted in a recent article in English-language paper The Jerusalem Post. The article describes the debate surrounding Israel's proposed creation of a biometric registry of all of its citizens. A bill proposes creating an Israeli national identity database with two parts, one containing biometric information -- photos and fingerprints -- and another with names and identification numbers. Dr. Barzilai-Nahon is quoted regarding her research into the use of biometric laws in other democratic countries.
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Dr. Endicott-Popovsky profiled by Univ. of Idaho

Sunday, August 16, 2009

UW iSchool Senior Lecturer Barbara Endicott-Popovsky is profiled on the Web site of the College of Graduate Studies at the University of Idaho. In the article, Dr. Endicott-Popovsky talks about her journey from PhD student at the University of Idaho to nationally recognized leader in the effort to protect and defend information systems. Endicott-Popovsky also reflects on how the space program and an encounter with Wernher von Braun fueled her interest in science.
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iSchool garners three Best Paper Awards at CHI 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Best Paper Nominees and Awards have been announced for the CHI 2008 conference, to be held April 5-10 in Florence, Italy. Best paper nominees represent the top 5 percent of 714 full papers submitted. Best paper winners represent the top 1 percent, or 7 papers from all 714 submissions. Three papers by University of Washington authors were among the one percent selected as Best Papers. The iSchool's Jacob O. Wobbrock was honored with two Best Paper Awards.
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