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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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Dr. Levy talks finer art of multitasking on KUOW

Sunday, November 15, 2009

UW iSchool Professor David Levy spoke with KUOW's Jeremy Richards over the weekend about his work on contemplative multitasking. This past Thursday Dr. Levy and the iSchool hosted an event with participation from Zen teacher Darlene Cohen and neuropsychologist Al Kaszniak to explore how meditation and other strategies might make multitasking at work less stressful. To find a recording of the interview, visit the KUOW website.
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UW iSchool looks at success in virtual collaboration

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What social processes allow teams to collaborate on ambiguous, emergent problems? When payphones, princesses and beekeeping collide in an alternate reality game, players are forced to make sense of data scattered across the nation and the Internet. To understand how players collectively solve problems, the Institute for National Security Education & Research (INSER) has received a National Science Foundation award for a three year project on "Voluntary Virtual Organizations: Problem Solving through Collective Storytelling in MMOGs."
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Four MSIM alumni coauthor articles with Dr. Desouza

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Graduates of the MSIM program appear as coauthors with Assistant Professor Kevin Desouza on four recently published and forthcoming papers.
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CIAC on top 10 list for preparing cybersecurity pros

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The iSchool's Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity (CIAC) is featured in a recent article in The New New Internet, a newsblog that reports on cybersecurity policy and technology.
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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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