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Study: Most tweets following fall Paris attacks defended Islam, Muslims

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Paris terrorist attacks of November 13, 2015, sparked a massive global discussion on Twitter and other social media sites between those attacking and those defending Islam and Muslims. The March 22 terrorist attack in Brussels is, of course, sparking similar, heated online debate. Researchers at the University of Washington Information School and the Qatar Computing Research Institute analyzed 8.36...
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iSchool scholars to present at 12th Annual iConference

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The annual iConference convenes a broad spectrum of scholars and researchers from around the world who share a common concern about critical information issues in contemporary society. This year’s iConference is hosted by Drexel University College of Computing & Informatics and takes place Sunday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in historic Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This year’s theme of “Partnership...
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Documents that Changed the World: The Declaration of Independence’s deleted passage on slavery, 1776

Thursday, March 3, 2016

In his Documents that Changed the World podcast series, University of Washington Information School professor Joe Janes explores the origin and often evolving meaning of historical documents, both famous and less known. But in his latest installment, Janes might make you wonder how differently American history might have unfolded, had 168 powerful words not been excised from the Declaration of...
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Alumnus earns top national honor in library cataloging

Friday, February 26, 2016

Paige Andrew, a 1986 master of librarianship alumnus of the University of Washington, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Margaret Mann Citation, the nation’s highest honor in library cataloging. The Mann Citation is awarded annually by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services, a division of the American Library Association, recognizing outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or...
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UW team takes second place in Microsoft search challenge

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Information School Assistant Professor Jevin West’s Eigenfactor team took home second place in Microsoft’s WSDM Cup , a worldwide challenge to assess the importance of scholarly articles. The competition, run by Microsoft Research in partnership with the 9th ACM Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM), gave researchers access to data from Microsoft’s Bing search engine and its academic...
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4th Annual WINFO Hackathon doubles participation, adds new awards

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Designed to empower young women leaders in technical fields, the 12-hour Women in Informatics (WINFO) Hackathon provides a fun and interactive environment in which to explore computing with fellow students and create applications to solve information challenges. This year's event attracted 95 attendees from across the University of Washington along with 30 mentors who helped teams with their projects. Judges...
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iSchool Employer Connections Fair 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

More than 600 students came with their resumes and elevator pitches to meet with 40 organizations at the iSchool Annual Employer Connections Fair (ECF). The ECF took place on February 3 and welcomed employers interested in hiring for a wide range of information technology and information science jobs and internships. It was open to iSchool students, alumni and others across...
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MLIS student selected for Career Enhancement Program

Friday, January 29, 2016

Nicola Andrews, second-year online MLIS student, was selected by the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) for their 2016 Career Enhancement Program. Funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and ARL member libraries, the fellowship provides internship experiences in an ARL library to students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. The goal of the program is to...
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iSchool at HICSS

Friday, January 22, 2016

The iSchool faculty and students chaired program tracks, presented papers and facilitated workshops and symposia at the 49th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS) held January 5 – 8, 2016. HICSS brings together researchers from over 40 countries (approximately 50% non-US) to exchange scientific ideas about a range of technology and information topics. Professor Hans Jochen Scholl co-chaired...
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New book by Adam Moore: Privacy, Security and Accountability

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Adam D. Moore, associate professor and Ph.D. program chair, has edited a new book analyzing the moral and legal foundations of privacy, security, and accountability, drawing on participants from a 2013 conference sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities. Privacy, Security and Accountability: Ethics, Law and Policy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015) features multiple contributors from the conference, Information Ethics...
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