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Susan Hildreth

A wealth of expertise

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

High-profile library leader Susan Hildreth has seen the role of the public library – and the public librarian – change dramatically in the digital age. No longer just brick-and-mortar book-lending institutions, these 21st-century...

NatureCollections field test

An app that's great outdoors?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

University of Washington researchers have spent months developing NatureCollections, an app they hope will spark kids to connect with the outdoors. Now they’re ready to put it to the test. The research team, led by Assistant Professor...

Akshay Bhagwatwar near the Amazon Spheres.

From academia to Amazon

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

In America, an Amazon survey may ask if your online experience was “frustration free.” That works here, says Akshay Bhagwatwar. People get it. But travel halfway around the world and the reaction may be puzzlement. "‘Frustration’...

Nadine Strossen

Nadine Strossen on countering 'hate speech'

Monday, March 12, 2018

Nadine Strossen, an author, law professor and civil liberties advocate, will be the Information School’s guest for the Ed Mignon Distinguished Lecture on April 2. From 1991 through 2008, Strossen served as President of the American...

Students at the iSchool Research Fair

Showcase for research

Friday, February 23, 2018

Information School researchers took the opportunity to showcase their work on Thursday, Feb. 22, at the annual iSchool Research Fair. The fair featured 70 posters and interactive displays that highlighted the breadth of the iSchool’s...

Morgan Mackaay

Intent on inspiring girls

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Morgan Mackaay was thinking about switching her major to Informatics when she attended a Women in Informatics student group event. She left with not only a deeper interest in Informatics, but also an infectious sense of...

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Negin Dahya

Negin Dahya wins prestigious award for education research

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Information School Assistant Professor Negin Dahya is among this year’s recipients of the prestigious American Educational Research Association (AERA) awards. Dahya was the co-author of an article titled “Pathways to Educational Success Among Refugees” that won the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award...

Chris Jowaisas

TASCHA embarks on effort to raise libraries' visibility in Africa

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Public libraries can help improve people’s lives through their programs and services, but first people need to know where they are. There are an estimated 320,000 public libraries around the world, but there is little or no data on where the vast majority of them are and what services they provide, said...

Anind Dey

Dean's message: Getting to know you

Monday, April 2, 2018

In my first few months as Dean of the Information School, I have moved across the country, met countless alumni, students and friends of the school, and gone to a LOT of meetings. It has been a whirlwind, but every day I feel even luckier to be leading this school. I see across our programs that students...

Jevin West

Jevin West talks 'BS' with Wall Street Journal

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Information School Assistant Professor Jevin West was quoted in a March 19 Wall Street Journal article, “Fine-Tune Your B.S. Detector: You’ll Need It.” The article notes that scientists have begun serious research on the skill and methods of spreading false information and attempting to quantify...

Ricardo Gomez

Ricardo Gomez explores lives of Latinx at UW in new book

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Information School Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez has published a new book documenting the lives of Latinx faculty, staff and students at the University of Washington. The book, titled “LatinX @ UW: Stories and photos of Latinos and Latinas at University of Washington,” is available at...

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