News: Alumni Spotlight

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The Search for Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge

May 4, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
How Jewish ethics and law can be applied to new technological discoveries of the online environment, the arts, and more.

Jane Robbins (left) and Mary Keefer (right), 1988. Image courtesy of the UW-Madison School of Library and Information Studies Digital Collection.

Alumni Profile: Jane Robbins, PhD ‘72

May 2, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
The iSchool catches up with the its first PhD graduate as she shares her legacy as one of the most influential leaders in library science educati …
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MLIS Alumni Spotlight: The Joys of Aging Using VR – Erin Washington, MLIS ‘09

April 13, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
Creating first-person, virtual reality experiences to enhance empathy and address growing issues in the caretaking industry.

PhD Alumni Spotlight: Empowering Kids and Adults to Design Better Together – Greg Walsh, ‘12

April 11, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
Alumni’s PhD experience inspired the launch of two research groups to develop new technology for youth and other in-need communities.
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Images courtesy of Hawa Jalloh (left) and Shannon Bland (right)

MLIS Alumnae Use Instagram to Amplify Black Excellence in Librarianship

March 3, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
Read about two alumnae who are creating spaces for current and aspiring librarians and authors of color.
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PhD Alumni Spotlight: Science is a Social Process – Pengyi Zhang, ‘10

February 9, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
Connecting people with technology to enhance decision making, foster collaborative learning, and create more inclusive online communities.
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PhD Alumni Spotlight: No Such Thing as Perfect in Research – Jes Koepfler, ‘14

December 13, 2021 | Hayleigh Moore
Wayfinding through our integrated digital world as a UX research leader.

PhD Alumni Spotlight: The Fight for Access to Justice – Ursula Gorham, ‘15

December 2, 2021 | Hayleigh Moore
How an alumni is working towards improving access to critical online legal resources and striving to close the “justice gap.”