Spring 2019 Course: IMT 556 A – Information and Operational Risk

IMT 556 A (SLN 15260) – Information and Operational Risk

Topics covered in this course include the parameters of operational risk; integrating operational risk and business process frameworks; the role of corporate governance, the role of technology and business process decisions; and the role of information in operational risk management. The course includes practical applications of operational risk frameworks, using real world examples where the intersection of people, processes, systems, and external events can lead to unexpected financial loss — easiest to identify in major disasters such as Japan’s Sendai earthquake, the Equifax data breach, the Uber saga, the Volkswagen emissions scandal, or even the 9/11 destruction of the World Trade Center. Continue reading

Funding: FLAS fellowships for foreign language study: Info session Thursday, Dec 6


Interested in studying a foreign language and learning about different cultures? The application is now open for FLAS Fellowships, which award $7,500-$33,000 to UW students studying foreign languages.  Applications are due January 31, 2019 at 5 PM PST.

(Available to current and incoming undergraduate, graduate and professional UW students who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents).

For more information, visit jsis.washington.edu/advise/funding/flas/


  • Thursday Dec 6, 3:30-4:30 Thomson Hall Room 317
  • Tuesdays in January (8, 15, 22, 29), 3:30-4:30 PST Web Chats (see FLAS website for access instructions)
  • Thursday, Jan 10, 2:30-3:30, Allen Library Auditorium, G81L
  • Wednesday, Jan 16, 3:30-4:30 Thomson Hall Room 317

Questions? Contact Robyn Davis at rldavis@uw.edu

Funding: Lucille M. Wert Student Scholarship


Call for Applications: 2019 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship –
Deadline: February 1, 2019

Designed to help a person with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in Library, Information, or Computer Science, the Scholarship consists of a $1,500 honorarium.  This scholarship is given yearly (to a qualified applicant) by the Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society.

The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with a major in Chemistry or related disciplines (related disciplines are, for example, Biochemistry or Chemical Informatics).  The applicant must have been accepted (or currently enrolled) into a graduate Library, Information, or Computer Science program in an accredited institution.  Work experience in Library, Information or Computer Science preferred.

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship is February 1, 2019.  Details on the application procedures can be found at http://www.acscinf.org/content/lucille-m-wert-student-scholarship.

Applications (email preferred) can be sent to: marge.matthews@outlook.com.

Contact address:
Marge Matthews

CINF Awards Committee
633 Dayton Rd.
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-3801
Phone:  610-527-0686

Events: Upcoming PhD Dissertation Defenses in early March

On March 9th, the iSchool will have two PhD students holding their Dissertation Defenses.

jcc5-1Juan-Carlos Chavez will be defending his dissertation entitled, “Native American Telecommunication Independence: One Step Above Smoke Signals” from 10am-12pm in Allen Auditorium. Full information and abstract: https://ischool.uw.edu/events/dissertation-defense-juan-carlos-chavez

headshot_sheryl_linkedinSheryl Day will be defending her dissertation entitled, “Talking Story: The Militarization of Guåhan and Flows of Information in Chamoru Systems of Knowledge” from 1:30-3:30pm in Allen Auditorium. Full information and abstract: https://ischool.uw.edu/events/dissertation-defense-sheryl-day

Both defenses are open to the public. Please join us!