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Change at helm of Informatics

Thursday, July 27, 2017

When Scott Barker walks the UW campus, he’ll often hear students chatting, and it amazes him how often he hears one word in particular. That buzzword: Informatics. Barker, who has chaired the iSchool’s undergraduate program since...

Improving accessibility

Friday, June 16, 2017

Sarah Carnes knows how utterly frustrating it can be to apply for insurance through a health-care exchange. Carnes, a Master of Library and Information Science student living in the Boston area, wanted to throw her computer out the...

Story time with a side of slime

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Kids stomp and shimmy as iSchool Professor Michelle Martin starts them off with a song. They build sandcastles, make Japanese fish prints, and squeal with delight as they wrangle blobs of slime larger than their heads. This is not your...

From podcast to book

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A popular podcast by Joe Janes of the University of Washington Information School is now a book. “Documents that Changed the Way We Live” is being published this month by Rowman & Littlefield. Since 2012 Janes,...

Giving survivors a voice

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Stories are powerful. Victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking often find their voices silenced, their ability to tell their own story taken from them. A group of students from the iSchool have partnered...

Congratulations, grads!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The iSchool honored 441 graduating students from its undergraduate and graduate programs on Saturday, June 3, at its 2017 Convocation ceremony. Graduates include 198 earning bachelor’s degrees in Informatics, 130 master’s in Library...

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MLIS student digs into the human side of mining

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Savannah Sessions grew up in Maine and gets excited about the human side of mining in her state. For her MLIS Directed Fieldwork, Sessions is working with the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum (MMGM) to shed light on the sacrifices and risks often experienced by miners, many of whom were...

Internship on baseball exhibit perfect for MLIS 'law library nerd'

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It was a dream internship that combined two passions: law and baseball. Karen Sánchez, an MLIS online student, is spending the summer working for the Law Library of Congress to help it prepare for a June 2018 Baseball Americana exhibit – a look at how the great American pastime has spread...

Joe Janes writes about documents for Publishers Weekly

Monday, August 7, 2017

As a follow-up to the successful publishing of his new book, "Documents That Changed the Way We Live," Associate Professor Joe Janes was asked to think about the future of documents for Publishers Weekly, a weekly news magazine focused on the international book publishing business.  In his...

Lecturer Laura Schildkraut teaches empowerment

Monday, August 7, 2017

Laura Schildkraut wants students in her Gender and Information Technology class to know two things about the workplace: You are empowered to take control of your career, and professional relationships and interactions are complicated.  “I want to show the women in the class that this is a great...

iSchool faculty adds another ally for indigenous scholars

Monday, July 24, 2017

Museumgoers look at a Native American basket and see a beautiful object. What many don’t see are the layers of knowledge it contains, says new iSchool faculty member Miranda Belarde-Lewis. There is the knowledge of what plants to gather for weaving, at what time of year, and how to prepare them. The...

A change in leadership brings new energy to the iSchool

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Change is a healthy part of life. In the life of an individual, it’s important to shake up the routine and see what new adventures life has in store. In the life of an organization, it’s essential to bring in new perspectives, new ideas, and from time to time, new leadership. For me and for the...

Q&A with the iSchool's next dean, Anind Dey

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Anind Dey will soon join the University of Washington Information School as its next dean, succeeding Harry Bruce. Dey comes to the iSchool from Carnegie Mellon University, where he has been a professor since 2005 and has led CMU’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute since 2014. We asked Dey a few...

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