J. Elizabeth Mills, Katie Campana, and Michelle H. Martin will attend the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C. where they will present the talk titled: "Engage, Cultivate, Provide, and Assess: An Outreach Model for Serving All Children and Families." They will unveil their white paper with ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) and share their research-based model of a holistic approach to outreach.
Kathleen Campana, J. Elizabeth Mills, Marianne Martens, and Claudia Haines will give the Leadership and ALSC keynote at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference titled, "Media Literacy, Computational Thinking, and Connected Family Learning: Positioning New Media across the Evolving Landscape of Children’s Services."
Kathleen Campana, J. Elizabeth Mills, Claudia Haines, Tess Prendergast, and Marianne Martens have published an article titled, To Tech or Not to Tech? The Debate about Technology, Young Children, and the Library in Children & Libraries: The Journal of ALSC.
Anna Lauren Hoffmann and Luke Stark published the article The language we use to describe data can also help us fix its problems in Quartz. In the piece they examine the abundance of data metaphors currently used to understand the onslaught of connected devices and the huge amounts of data they generate.
Jason Young, Senior Research Scientist in TASCHA (Technology and Social Change group), had the paper titled, The new knowledge politics of digital colonialism, accepted to the journal Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space. In the article he critically examines how the introduction of information and communication technologies (ICTs) within Indigenous communities can exert epistemic violence against local knowledge systems.
Bill Howe and Sarah Stone, as co-Principal Investigators for the Regional Big Data Innovation Hubs—West Hub—were awarded $4 million as part of a second round of funding by the National Science Foundation. Each of the four hubs will receive $4 million over four years for a total investment of $16 million, which is double the budget for the first round. UW News covered the story in the article, Partnerships for Impact: NSF Awards an additional $4M to the West Big Data Innovation Hub co-led by the UW eScience Institute
Jevin West delivered a lecture on the “Science of Science” at Tsinghua University’s Department of Computer Science and Technology in Beijing, China.
Lavi Aulck and Jevin West, along with Joshua Blumenstock, Dev Nambi, and Nishant Velagapudi, had the paper titled, Mining University Registrar Records to Predict First-Year Undergraduate Attrition, accepted to the International Educational Data Mining 2019 Conference. The conference will take place in Montréal, Canada.