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Data activism / justice, community-based research or grassroots movements

The leveraging of data and information to empower communities, challenge systemic injustices and drive social change through collaborative, bottom-up approaches that prioritize local knowledge and community participation.

Recent UMSI awards and honors in yellow text with a purple background featuring a silhouette of a trophy.

UMSI News, Awards & Honors: June 2024


UMSI researchers are recognized nationally and internationally for their outstanding work. Read about their recent accomplishments. 

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2023 U-M Presidential Award for Public Engagement. Christian Sandvig. Professor.

Christian Sandvig earns U-M 2023 presidential award for public engagement


The award recognizes work that has had a far-reaching impact on the national and global community. 

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