Coverage of UMSI programs, awards, and current research in regional and national media. Click the headline to read the story.
Asst. professor Cliff Lampe uses gamification in his large undergrad lectures to make them more interesting. This video shows him in his office, discussing the rationale, and in the classroom, in full Viking regalia.
UMSI's Paul N. Edwards, a visiting professor at Sciences Po, was featured in La Rédaction's "6 Minutes" video segment to find out: a. Why the social side of technology is important; b. If human knowledge is becoming less valuable; c. If paper is more durable than digital storage formats; and d. If Paul Edwards is a rock star.
UMSI associate professor Lada Adamic studied how parents and children on Facebook communicate with each other and, by and large, discovered the interactions to be positive.
Article explores why UMSI's new master's program in health informatics is gaining steam. Meghan Genovese, senior associate director of Michigan’s health informatics program, is interviewed.
Recent UMSI graduate Eytan Bakshy (PhD '11) publishes findings on Facebook's 2012 election app. Bakshy is a member of Facebook’s Data Science Department.
UMSI Associate Professor Charles Severance, who teaches an Internet History, Technology and Security course with Coursera, was curious about how many students were cheating in the free online class. His results after tracking 6,000 students are chronicled in this week's Time Magazine.
UMSI Associate Professor Lada Adamic's recent work analyzes nearly 50,000 recipes and 2 million reviews from allrecipes.com to create an algorithm which networks ingredients, suggests healthy food substitutions, and effectively predicts recipe ratings.
In his UMSI appearance on Friday, November 16, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo advised students to follow their dreams.
In response to a question during his appearance at U-M, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announces that by year-end, users will be able to download a full archive of their tweets.
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo visits UMSI; talks about Twitter's impact, its users, and his time in Ann Arbor.
Same day coverage of Dick Costolo's campus appearance by the student-run Michigan Daily newspaper.
Josh Paul interviews UMSI Professor Paul Resnick, sparking a wide-ranging discussion about online communities.
Professor Cliff Lampe and actor James Urbaniak discuss the concept of "instant analysis" in online political debate.
Professor Cliff Lampe discusses how to handle social media during election season.
Distinguished former UMSI and College of Engineering Dean Daniel E. Atkins celebrates 40 years of service to U-M with a symposium featuring many of the brightest minds in the information field. Vint Cerf, John Seely Brown, and others come together to discuss cyberinfrastructure, information schools, and more.
UMSI alumnus Sean Munson and Professor Paul Resnick are featured in an article about their new system for classifying and presenting political news stories to help readers access a wider range of political viewpoints.
UMSI Clinical Assistant Professor Kristin Fontichiaro discusses efforts to increase access to research in the K-8 age group. She identifies the value in linking public libraries with school libraries, talks about how to engage youth in information-seeking behaviors, and briefly addresses the state of information literacy efforts.
Deepfield Networks, a new, Ann Arbor-based company, uses big-data capabilities to decode the inner-workings of the modern Internet. UMSI alumnus Naim Falandino is their Chief Data Scientist.
Swedish-language news site features the work of UMSI Professor Dragomir Radev, discusses veracity of information on microblogging services.
Review of UMSI Clinical Assistant Professor Kristin Fontichiaro's book titled Navigating the Information Tsunami: Engaging Research Projects That Meet the Common Core State Standards, K–5, which provides lesson plans on how to incorporate common core state standards.
MSI student Margaret Young, intern at Microsoft Research India, is mentioned in this article on the increasing importance of transnational exchange in career development.
Assistant Professor Lionel Robert is quoted in an article that compares the productivity of remote site vs. onsite workers.
UMSI's Chuck Severance holds informal office hours for his course on Internet history being offered as a massive open online course, and describes some of the challenges in this news article.
UMSI research associate Mia Bruch co-authored this editorial in The Guardian on the role of religion in the 2012 election.
The research of UMSI's Lada Adamic is the interview subject in this blog entry of Elaine Ellis.
Dr. Charles Severance, who is teaching a massive open online course (MOOC) on the history of the Internet, comments on charges of plagiarism among students in these free, high-enrollment classes.
DeepField, a startup company of UMSI alum Naim Falandino (MSI '12), is profiled on its launch day.
UMSI alum Eytan Bakshy (PhD '11), is a member of Facebook's Data Science Team, a "Bell Lab for the social networking age."
UMSI alumni Justin DeLay and his partners find angels with deep pockets for their data storage start-up, TempoDB.
Link to a podcast interview with UMSI's Dr. Chuck Severance as he discusses his decision to work with Blackboard on the open-source software he pioneered.
Jeff MacKie-Mason expects that in 20 years almost every university will offer a bachelor's degree in information studies.
The Board of Regents approved the university's first undergraduate degree in information at its meeting Thursday. The School of Information (SI) will offer the bachelor's degree in information beginning in fall 2014 pending its approval at the June meeting of the Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan.
A new bachelor’s degree for the University of Michigan School of Information was authorized by UM regents at their May 17, 2012 meeting. Undergraduates would be able to declare this as their major in the fall of 2014.
U-M's School of Information and the provost office are petitioning the Board of Regents during its Thursday meeting in Dearborn to approve a new bachelor of arts and bachelor of science in information.
I just signed up to take a class this summer at the University of Michigan, the class, called internet history, technology and security will be taught by Charles Severance and will last six weeks. Big deal, right? Well the class is free and is one of hundreds that can be taken from some of the nation’s best universities.
Blackboard Inc. today announced the appointment of Charles Severance, a longtime leader and one of the founders of the Sakai community, to a senior role to lead the company's initiative on the Sakai open source learning management system (LMS).
The Magazine of Digital Library Research contains a news item on the 2012 iConference where Beth Yakel, Morgan Daniels, and Kathleen Fear won a Best Paper award.
Kristin Fontichiaro and three UMSI alumni have been named "movers and shakers" of the year by the Library Journal.
The UMSI student organizers of the first Quasi-con, or non-conference, on the future of libraries share their experience and practical advice in this blog for library science students.
ASB participant Sarah Wingo was invited to contribute a guest blog to the Folger Shakespeare Library's blog, The Collation. She reflects on her week of service at the Folger.
Science united with service this weekend when the School of Information partnered with Open.Michigan, a University organization dedicated to globally sharing information, to host the a2DataDive — the University’s first ever DataDive.
Professor Paul Edwards speaks out at town hall meeting on climate change.
SI's annual Penny War fundraiser for the Alternative Spring Break program is featured.
Assistant professor Finn Brunton is interviewed on Australian radio on the temporary nature of technology.
In response to the rapidly growing demand for education in the fields of information technology and public health, the University plans to launch a new Master’s program in Health Informatics this fall.
The government plans to fork out a total of nearly $70 million in grants to five community colleges assigned with leading a federal healthcare IT training program. But is the Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals delivering?
UMSI associate professor Lada Adamic, currently a scholar-in-residence at Facebook, has published a paper cited on TechCrunch.com. One of her co-authors, now employed at Facebook, is Eytan Bakshy (PhD '11).
Eytan Bakshy, a UMSI PhD ('11) now working at Facebook, has just published a paper (co-authored with UMSI associate professor Lada Adamic) that disproves some conventional wisdom about the Web. According to this new research, the online echo chamber doesn’t exist.
Chuck Friedman, director of the Health Informatics programs at the School of Information, is quoted extensively in an article examining the quality of health informatics training at community colleges.
Emilee Rader (PhD '09) and Richard Wash (PhD '09), now assistant professors at Michigan State University, have received NSF grants to help people increase security of their home computers.