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Mike and Lisa Burke with their three daughters dressed in University of Michigan apparel, standing outside.

Parents of twins donate to UMSI, Kinesiology in honor of daughters

Lisa and Mike Burke, parents of Kara and Kelsey Burke, made an endowed scholarship gift to both the School of Kinesiology and the School of Information at the University of Michigan. The Hong Burke Scholarship fund will support U-M students in finishing their education.

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"Aunties, Strangers, and the FBI: Online Privacy Concerns and Experiences of Muslim-American Women. UMSI Researchers, Tanisha Afnan, Yixin Zou, Mustafa Naseem, Florian Schaub." UMSI Research in a magnifying glass graphic.

Understanding unique privacy concerns for Muslim-American women can improve digital design

In a new study, UMSI researchers uncover unique privacy concerns Muslim-American women face online. Their work can help designers to better protect privacy for all people.

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Professor Tanya Rosenblat smiles at the camera. She is standing in front of a brick building on the University of Michigan campus.

Tanya Rosenblat appointed academic program director of Bachelor of Science in Information program

Professor Rosenblat has a long history with the UMSI undergraduate program, and was instrumental in the development of its curriculum. 

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Alumnus Rodger Devine sits across the desk from a current UMSI student. He is masked but speaking animatedly.

UMSI boards combined, expanding capacity for success

The University of Michigan School of Information is combining the external advisory board and the alumni society board into one entity, creating more opportunities for industry leaders to help guide UMSI into the future.

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Community college students Deisy Magana and Yessenia Satana Perez take a selfie while eating dinner at the Mosher-Jordan Dining Hall during the UMSI Community College Summer Institute program on Monday, June 6, 2022.

UMSI summer sessions introduce students to information science

University of Michigan School of Information outreach programs help potential UMSI students see themselves as future information scholars.

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Alumni Snapshot. Allan Martell. PhD in Information, 2020. Assistant professor. Indiana University Bloomington.

UMSI alum Allan Martell on the importance of documenting and preserving stories from U.S soldiers

2020 UMSI graduate Allan Martell is helping document the personal experiences and voices of soldiers. Currently an assistant professor at Indiana University Bloomington, read how pursuing his PhD in information at UMSI is helping him elevate his career. 


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"2022-2023 Faculty Awards Recipients" Headshots of Kentaro Toyama, Melissa Chalmers, Cliff Lampe, and Kristin Fontichiaro.

UMSI faculty awards recognize excellence in instruction, service and community engagement

Four UMSI faculty members were recognized for their outstanding work in instruction, service and community engagement.

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“Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards. Ben Zefeng Zhang PhD Student. Alexis Castellanos MADS Student.”

UMSI graduate student instructors earn awards for exemplary performance

Doctoral student Ben Zefeng Zhang and MADS student Alexis Castellanos are recipients of UMSI’s 2021-2022 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor of the Year Award. This award recognizes overall exemplary performance as a GSI, including dedication, enthusiasm, communication and instructional skills.

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"Office of the Vice President for Research, Anti-Racism Grant, Matthew Bui, Assistant Professor." overlaid text on a big award ribbon outline. Headshot of Matthew Bui

Matthew Bui awarded anti-racism grant

Assistant professor Matthew Bui awarded an anti-racism grant to study how legacies of racial violence have shaped, and still shape, Asian communities and networks in southeast Michigan.

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"Appointed: Data & Society Scholars Council, Joyojeet Pal, Associate professor," in a laurel wreath. Headshot of Joyojeet Pal.

Joyojeet Pal chosen as Scholars Council member for Data & Society

Associate professor Joyojeet Pal has been invited to join an international cohort of researchers on Data & Society’s inaugural Scholars Council.

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