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Discussing social media, college campuses, and COVID-19

Thomas Finholt, dean of UMSI, joins Nikki Sunstrum to discuss the hybrid semester at U-M and explore online influence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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UMSI announces new Director of Inclusion, Equity and Outreach

Keen joins the school’s management team and will play a leadership role in the development and implementation of UMSI’s outreach and DEI initiatives.

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UMSI Professor Eglash featured in Samuel L. Jackson slavery documentary series

Samuel L. Jackson’s new docuseries “Enslaved” features an interview with UMSI Professor Ron Eglash.

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Google.org to support UMSI health equity research through AI for Social Good COVID-19 Fund

Google.org announced that a team of UMSI researchers has been selected to receive funding as part of the company’s efforts to support projects using innovative AI and data analytics to help understand COVID-19 and address its impacts. 

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Dean Finholt: Ingenuity and inspiration drive fall hybrid learning experience

Thomas Finholt explores how faculty have integrated innovative virtual teaching techniques to create an enhanced digital education experience as part of the hybrid-approach planned at U-M this Fall.

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UMSI welcomes new faculty in fall 2020

The incoming faculty at the School of Information in fall 2020 include three alumni of UMSI.

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Telehealth visits have skyrocketed for older adults but concerns, barriers remain

One in four older Americans had a virtual medical visit in the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of them by video, a new telehealth poll finds.

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Collaboration with the U-M Center for Academic Innovation expands Hui's writing tool

The U-M Center for Academic Innovation has expanded the writing tool Lettersmith for professional connections.

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Research shows costly failure to coordinate COVID-19 response

Paramveer Dhillon, assistant professor of information, collected data from mobile phones, social media and the census to determine how the contact behaviors of people in a given region impact people in another state or region when reopening is not coordinated.

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Elizabeth Yakel earns Society of American Archivists Council Exemplary Service Award

Elizabeth Yakel, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Information at UMSI, has been honored by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for her work developing Archival Metrics.

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