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Ray Larson
Professor emeritus Ray R. Larson passed away this week following a battle with cancer. Ray was a loyal friend and colleague, and a dedicated scholar, teacher, and mentor. We will miss him dearly.
Kyle Hamilton (MIDS ’17)
“I discovered this incredible sense of community and mutual support,” graduate Kyle Hamilton said about the online Master of Information and Data Science program. “I have felt more connected to you nerds online than I ever felt in my two undergrads.”
Jen King (Ph.D. 2017)
“Supporting gender diversity isn’t just about giving women access while keeping the same rules in place,” said Ph.D. speaker Jen King. “And it’s not just about leaning in, and leaning in, and leaning in, until you fall on your face. It requires restructuring the entire workplace.”
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Alumna Holly Liu (MIMS 2003) recounted her journey from applying to the I School to eventually cofounding gaming giant Kabam, Inc., now a billion dollar company.
What happens if your fingerprint scan is stolen? (Jason Lee/Reuters)
Are last week’s cyberattacks proof that it’s time to go back to analog?
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The School of Information 2017 graduation ceremony celebrated outstanding MIMS and MIDS capstone projects and outstanding faculty and students.
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Dost, cofounded by alumna Sindhuja Jeyabal (MIMS ’16), is an educational nonprofit providing India’s illiterate mothers regular audio calls with instructions to prepare their children for kindergarten.
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The team of I School students won the Best Potential Startup Hack prize at the recent Cal Hacks 3.0 hackathon.
Noura Howell
Howell is a third year Ph.D. student at the I School; the Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award honors UC Berkeley GSIs for their outstanding teaching.
(photo courtesy of Nicola/Flickr https://flic.kr/p/kMJqhB)
An increasing number of apps let users share their heartrate with friends. Now a pair of researchers are exploring how sharing your biosignals can affect your interpersonal interactions.

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