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A graphic with the text "Newly appointed members of the UMSI Advisory Board," the UMSI logo, and headshots of Ben Sun, Kelli Turner and Paul Woods

Three new members appointed to UMSI Advisory Board


Ben Sun, Kelli Turner and Paul Woods bring industry leadership in tech entrepreneurship, media and automotive UX design, respectively. They will help to advance the mission of the School of Information.

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UMSI Research Roundup. 10th International Conference on Computational Social Sciences (2024). Check out UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.

UMSI at IC2S2 2024: Posters, Talks and Panels


UMSI research at the IC2S2 2024 conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania July 17-20. 

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UMSI @ CHI 2024. Surfing the World. 11-16 May 2024. Honolulu, Hawaii.

UMSI at CHI 2024: Research, workshops, courses


UMSI research and workshops for the 2024 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

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MADS grads gather on campus to celebrate commencement


A lively reception and poster fair offered an opportunity to reflect on how far MADS graduates have come, while celebrating five years of the MADS program.

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‘Not just a degree, but a sense of purpose’: UMSI celebrates more than 750 graduates at 2024 commencement


Commencement speakers emphasized the important role that UMSI graduates will play as leaders in information science.

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A photo of Ambar Amoros-Gomez standing on the Diag wearing a U-M sweatshirt, with a hammock visible in the background

One year in: Celebrating the first cohort of the UMSI Graduate Guarantee


In December 2022, Ambar Amoros-Gomez clicked on an email that opened up her future path. The subject line read, “You’re eligible for free grad school programs.” 

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A photo of Kara Swisher and Mary Barra sitting on the stage, with Andrea Forte standing behind a podium

Award-winning journalist Kara Swisher visits U-M to talk misinformation, need for tech regulation


Swisher’s new memoir offers an insider’s perspective on the tech world. She was joined in conversation by General Motors CEO Mary Barra at an event co-sponsored by UMSI.

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Get to know Andrea Forte, new dean of the School of Information


In her garden, Andrea Forte has learned to embrace “the joy in slow growth.” In the field of information science, growth is rapid — and Forte is quick to adapt. She says UMSI’s mission is more necessary now than ever.

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Andrea Forte recommended as School of Information dean


Andrea Forte, a Drexel University professor of information whose scholarship focuses on understanding the wide-ranging features of online life, has been recommended to be the next dean of the School of Information. Forte’s appointment to a five-year renewable term that starts Jan. 1 is pending approval by the Board of Regents.

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