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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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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 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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