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Aayana Anand is using information science to mitigate health disparities across communities.

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UMSI students are using information science to design a new future for U-M’s historical library.

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Tyler Musgrave is using information science to reveal how social media shapes perceptions of identity. 

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Jiaxin Pei is using information science to help AI reflect more diverse viewpoints.

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UMSI students are using information science to share collections globally in 3D.

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Microsoft Research AI and Society Fellowship. Abigail Jacobs. Assistant professor.
UMSI assistant professor Abigail Jacobs earns Microsoft Research AI and Society Fellowship

The fellowship will support Jacobs’ research on harms caused by artificial intelligence systems and how researchers and policymakers can better measure those harms.

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First Paper Friday. Alexandria Rayburn. Persisting through friction: growing a community driven knowledge infrastructure. Archival Science.
First-Paper Friday: Alexandria Rayburn

UMSI doctoral candidate Alexandria Rayburn’s first paper explores efforts to decolonize archival practices and facilitate Indigenous access to cultural heritage collections. 

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Assistant professor Michaelanne Thomas smiles as she poses next to a pink dollhouse-sized fairy door she installed on the wall of her home.
Michaelanne Thomas loves the small things in life

Thomas, assistant professor of information in the School of Information, has a lifelong obsession with tiny things, and it’s manifested in a wondrous practice that she shares with her two young sons.

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