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UW Information School eNews Bulletin

Spring 2007

A Big Boost for Big Sky Libraries
Montana State Library's PEEL scholarship program seeks to improve librarianship in the rural Big Sky State

When the University of Washington Information School launched its distance learning program in 2002, it was specifically designed to provide high-quality graduate education to Northwestern states and Canadian provinces that don't have a regional university that offers an advanced degree in library and information science. More...

Taking IT to the People
MSIM alumnus Tariq Alam brings information technology to the businesses and villages of rural Bangladesh

Spreading the bounty and promise of the Information Age to the far corners of the world is a primary objective of the University of Washington's Information School. One recent iSchool alumnus is putting that theory into action in his native country, the Asian nation Bangladesh. More...

Program Notes

Information Management -  Phillip Endicott, internship designing Olympic Sculpture Park website
Phillip Endicott is no stranger to the Seattle-area arts and culture scene, having held strategic jobs with successful endeavors including the Columbia City Farmers Market, Consolidated Works (a multi-disciplinary arts center), the Seattle Men's Chorus, and On the Boards, a theater group. He's also worked in the high-tech arena while at Festivals.com and habit.com. But it took a graduate internship and one of the biggest arts events in Seattle's recent history to finally combine his experience in the arts with his interest in technology. More...

Library and Information Science -  Rose Sliger Krause, Finley Scholarship recipient from Spokane
Rose Sliger Krause, recipient of the Sylvia Lake Finley Multiethnic Fellowship for 2006-2007, says receiving the scholarship was one of the main factors in her decision to pursue her Master's of Library and Information Science (MLIS) at the University of Washington Information School. More than the stipend appealed to her. More...

Informatics note – Brian Reyes, iSchool webmaster and Informatics student
When Information School Information Technology (IT) Director Scott Barker posted a job notice for a new webmaster last summer for the iSchool's website, he wasn't necessarily looking for someone from the iSchool community. "We were looking for the best candidate," Barker recalls. "That was Brian." More...

Faculty Notes

Faculty Spotlight - Kevin Desouza, Asst. Professor and Director of the new Institute for National Security Education and Research (INSER)
Assistant professor Kevin Desouza is adept at juggling many projects. Besides being on the iSchool faculty since 2005, he is also an adjunct assistant professor in electrical engineering at the UW, a founding faculty member of the Institute for Innovation Management (I3M) and an affiliate faculty member of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy (both housed at the UW), the author of four blogs, two websites, seven books (including Agile Information Systems, Butterworth Heinemann, 2006) and more than 100 articles in practitioner and academic journals. More...

Faculty Updates

Alumni Notes

How Alumni Help - Bennett Hornbostel & Prem Kumar
Sometimes it's hard to figure out what a job's title actually means. What exactly does a field marketing manager do? How does the typical business development analyst spend her day? During his recent job search, graduating Informatics student Bennett Hornbostel ('07) had just this kind of question. When a Microsoft recruiter mentioned the company had jobs available as a "technical account manager," Hornbostel got in touch with Informatics alumnus Prem Kumar ('06), who has worked as a Microsoft TAM since his graduation last year. More...

Alumni Updates

Upcoming Events

iEdge 2007: So What?  Research into Practice
Organized by ASIS&T UW Chapter
March 28, 2007
Sessions 12:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Poster session and reception 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Husky Union Building

UW alumni, students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the iSchool's first annual iEdge conference.  This half-day conference includes panels and workshops on virtual community building, personal information management, and entrepreneurship. The dynamic and engaging Stuart Weibel, metadata expert and research scientist with the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), is the keynote speaker for this remarkable event.  Also featuring speakers from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, WebJunction and the iSchool.

For details and to register, please visit http://students.washington.edu/asis/iEdge2007/

Institute for Innovation in Information Management (I3M) Spring Symposium
"Demystifying the Link between Business Value and Innovation"
April 16, 2007
University of Washington, Waterfront Activities Center

For details and to register, please visit http://projects.ischool.washington.edu/i3m/spring2007symposium.html

WLA Alumni Reception
WLA Annual Conference
April 19, 2007
Red Lion Columbia Center
Kennewick, Washington

Please visit our booth at WLA for more information.

Information Matters:  Sports and Information
Speaker:  Mike Eisenberg
Thursday, April 26, 2007
University of Washington, Mary Gates Hall Room 420

Information runs through every aspect of our lives, be it work or play.  Developing an Information Perspective is a unique was of looking at the world, through "information-colored glasses."  Join us as we look at sports from an information perspective, including how it affects approaches to recruiting, scoring, and coaching. 

Part of UW's Washington Weekend.

Capstone Presentations
Thursday, May 31, 2007, 6 - 8 p.m.
University of Washington, HUB Ballroom

The first iSchool cross-program capstone event, featuring capstone projects from students in Informatics, MSIM and Executive MSIM.  Come view the exciting final projects of our graduating students. 

iSchool Convocation
June 8, 2007
University of Washington, Meany Hall

Join us for the annual iSchool Convocation and Reception for Graduates.  Details of the evening will be available on the iSchool website in early May. 



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Development & Alumni Relations Office: (206) 543-4794

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