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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,...

David Mikkelson and Vinny Green of Snopes.

Fact-checking experts talk 'fake news'

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The iSchool’s “Calling Bullshit” class welcomed a pair of special fact-checking guests on Monday, Oct. 16. Snopes.com CEO David Mikkelson and co-owner Vinny Green joined the class to talk with students about how they work to separate...

Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom

Calling BS, far and wide

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

When Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom quietly rolled out CallingBullshit.org in January, they hoped a few of their ideas would find their way into classrooms. At best, maybe the University of Washington would let them teach a class. “We...

New iSchoolers at the All iSchool Fair

An iSchool Welcome

Monday, September 25, 2017

Nearly 500 new iSchoolers are among thousands of University of Washington students who started classes on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The iSchool student body was expected to include 227 new Informatics students, 156 pursuing their Master...

Fake news panel

'Think more, share less'

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Four words from Information School Assistant Professor Jevin West provided the key takeaway from a Seattle Times LiveWire event Sept. 13 at the UW: “Think more, share less.” Training people to question the source and veracity of...

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Will an app get kids outdoors? Researchers dig in

Monday, November 20, 2017

Can a mobile app connect kids with nature? University of Washington Information School Assistant Professor Katie Davis and Ph.D. student Saba Kawas are on a quest to find out. Davis and Kawas are recruiting students for a research seminar this winter during which their team will study the effectiveness of...

Anna Lauren Hoffmann

On KUOW, iSchool's Hoffmann talks Facebook and revenge porn

Monday, November 13, 2017

Anna Lauren Hoffmann, an assistant professor at the University of Washington Information School, appeared on KUOW radio on Thursday, Nov. 9, to discuss Facebook’s new initiative to prevent “revenge porn” and other explicit images from appearing on the site without consent. In testing its new tools,...

Students at the Diversity Month Kickoff Luncheon

iSchool kicks off Diversity Month

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The University of Washington Information School kicked off its annual Diversity Month with a lunch and reception on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ, the Intellectual House on the UW campus. Cynthia del Rosario, the iSchool’s diversity programs advisor, said this year’s emphasis is on allyship –...

Del Hazeley

MSIM alum rose quickly to director role at UWPD

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Editor’s Note: The iSchool was heartbroken to hear of the unexpected passing of MSIM alumnus Del Hazeley on Oct. 16. Shortly before he died, he spoke with us for an alumni profile and viewed the story that follows. We are sharing it with the approval of his colleagues at the UW Police Department to honor...

TASCHA research featured in Nature

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Maria Garrido, TASCHA principal research scientist, and Lucas Koepke, TASCHA data analyst‘s work on advancing massive open online courses (MOOCS) for development was featured in the October 19, 2017 issue of Nature, “The shape of work to come.” The article reports on transformations happening...

Leila Janah

Give work to fight poverty, tech entrepreneur says at iSchool forum

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tech entrepreneur Leila Janah is on a mission, and while speaking at an iSchool Research Symposium on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the University of Washington, she encouraged everyone to join her cause. “I think that when we unleash human potential by giving work, we can change the world,” she told the...

Two iSchool students earn U.S. Bank cybersecurity scholarships

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Two students at the University of Washington Information School are among four recipients of U.S. Bank Cybersecurity Scholarships. The recipients include iSchool students Ryan Keller, a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Informatics, and Yu Peter Wang, pursuing a master’s degree in information...

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