Marika Cifor gave two invited talks about her recent book, Viral Cultures: Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS [marikacifor.com] (University of Minnesota Press, May 2022) at Simmons University and Dartmouth College.
Prerna Juneja’s first authored paper with Tanu Mitra won two recognitions at CSCW 2022 [cscw.acm.org]: Best paper honorable mention and Impact Recognition [cscw.acm.org].
The Best paper honorable mention was awarded to the Top 3% (9 in total) of the papers. Impact Recognition was awarded to papers that demonstrate or have clear potential to demonstrate real-world or practical impact. Impact recognition was awarded to 7 papers in total.
Jevin West gave the annual Oliver Ochs Lecture at Providence Hospital this week. He spoke about medical misinformation and intervention strategies for slowing its spread.
The contributions of Annie Searle have been acknowledged in the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Research Report 986, Implementation of the AASHTO Guide for Enterprise Risk Management, just published by the National Academies of Science: https://trid.trb.org/view/1925821 [trid.trb.org]. Searle served on the 2016-2019 NCHRP project panel that oversaw the creation of the guide and worked on the early phases of its pilot projects during the pandemic.
Mike Caulfield, Emma Spiro, Kate Starbird, and Jevin West were panelists for an iSchool alumni event this week focused on misinformation and the upcoming elections: "Rumors, Mis- and Disinformation About the 2022 Midterm Elections: A Conversation with the UW Center for an Informed Public.”
Chirag Shah was interviewed for a TechTarget article last week: “The long-term answer to fixing bias in AI systems [techtarget.com].”
Taylor Agajanian (MLIS Alum) and Jevin West were featured in a NPR article [npr.org] published yesterday: "Eyeballs and AI power the research into how falsehoods travel online.”