News: Profile

Senior Associate Dean Moves to New Opportunities After a Decade of Service

May 23, 2022 | iSchool News Staff
The College reflects on the visionary prowess and “can-do” attitude of Dr. Brian Butler as he steps into new leadership role.

(Video) ALA Lecture Series: ALA President Patty Wong

May 16, 2022 | iSchool News Staff
Wong shares her 37-year journey with the ALA and the association's ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion.

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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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Jewish American Heritage at UMD

May 2, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
This month, UMD recognizes the impact of Jewish Americans at the University and beyond. Here the iSchool compiles a list of resources, events, an …

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Putting the ‘AR’ into Art

April 28, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
Two immersive media projects developed by iSchool students featured in Arts for All showcase.

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Improving Fairness and Trust in AI Used for College Admissions and Language Translation

April 15, 2022 | Tom Ventsias
iSchool Assistant Professor Dr. Ge Gao joins $1.6M NSF/Amazon-funded project to develop algorithms and protocols that can improve the efficiency, …
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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.