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Colleen van Lent in the News

Office of the Provost Inclusive Teaching Award. Colleen van Lent. Teaching Professor.

Colleen van Lent earns Lecturer in Inclusive Teaching Award


The award recognizes instructors who go above and beyond in prioritizing equity and inclusion in their teaching.

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Promoted. Teaching Professor. Colleen van Lent. Teaching professor.

UMSI lecturer Colleen van Lent promoted to teaching professor


Dr. van Lent will begin her appointment September 2023 and continue teaching in areas of accessibility and computing.

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Michigan Housing Honored Instructor Recognition. Cliff Lampe, professor. Colleen van Lent, Lecturer IV.

UMSI professors earn ‘honored instructor’ recognition


Professor Cliff Lampe and lecturer Colleen van Lent were nominated by students for their positive impact in the classroom.

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Alumni Snapshot: Priya Kumar. Master of Science in Information, 2014. Assistant professor at Penn State University College of Information Sciences and Technology

Finding your ‘square hole home:’ Priya Kumar on following your gut and forging your own path


UMSI alum Priya Kumar is currently an assistant professor at Penn State University College of Information Sciences and Technology. Here, she talks about why she chose UMSI and her favorite classes. 

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“UMSI Alumni Snapshot. Nisreen Salka. Master of Science in Information, 2018. Senior Director of Design Research. Rocket Central.”

‘Just live a little and play a little. You do your best work when you are happy.’ Nisreen Salka on finding your ‘happy place’


Nisreen Salka is a 2018 Master of Science in Information graduate. She specializes in human-computer interaction and is currently the senior director of design research at Rocket Central.

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2020 UMSI DEI Award Winners

Fourth Annual DEI Awards Announced


The UMSI Diversity Awards each year recognize a student, a staff member and a faculty member who have had a positive impact on the school’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

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