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A graphic with the text "Announcing: 2024 UMSI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards," the UMSI logo, and headshots of Pa Lor, James Reitz, Gabriela Marcu, Latitude Brown, Denny Starks and Krista Dunger

UMSI announces 2024 DEI Awards recipients

07/23/2024

The annual awards recognize students, staff and faculty who have shown an action-oriented commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion at UMSI.

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"UMSI Alumni Snapshot. Claire-Isabelle Carlier. Master of Applied Data Science, 2021. Senior data scientist, Canada Post." Portrait of Claire-Isabelle Carlier.

For students, there’s nothing like the chance to do real projects

07/23/2024

2021 MADS graduate Claire-Isabelle Carlier, senior data scientist at Canada Post, found the opportunities she needed at UMSI to make a successful career transition.

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A photo of Adriana Harmeyer posing with Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings

Meet UMSI alumna and “Jeopardy!” super-champion Adriana Harmeyer

07/22/2024

In this Q&A, Adriana Harmeyer (MSI ’12) takes us behind the scenes of her 15-game streak on “Jeopardy!” and shares the impact she hopes to have as an archivist. 

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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

07/22/2024

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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Quoted by Verizon News Center. Assistant Professor Nazanin Andalibi. 3 questions to ask your teen about the new instagram Threads app.

Andalibi: It’s important to instill digital literacy skills in teens

07/19/2024

UMSI assistant professor Nazanin Andalibi says teens need to “understand the content they’re encountering” on social media. 

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Featured by Bridge Michigan. Professor Mark Guzdial. Assistant professor Barbara Ericson. Michigan needs quality teachers for universal high school computer science.

Guzdial and Ericson: Michigan needs quality teachers for universal high school computer science

07/19/2024

In a new opinion piece, Mark Guzdial and Barbara Ericson argue for “educators who are proficient and ready to inspire the next generation of computer scientists.” 

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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

07/17/2024

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

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Tam Rayan wears a leather jacket and short hair and leans on a railing at the Arab American National Museum.

Tam Rayan and the power of storytelling to document the past

07/17/2024

UMSI PhD student Tam Rayan researches how Palestinians in the diaspora engage in memory work and archival practices to document their history. 

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A camera still of four desert bighorn sheep in front of red rocks. Two tilt their horns together, starting directly at the camera.

UMSI students advance wildlife research with motion-sensor camera data

07/16/2024

A team of undergraduate students lent their data wrangling skills to Capitol Reef National Park, where cute photos of animals aren’t just for entertainment.  

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UMSI Research. "Misgendered During Moderation: A Meta Oversight Board case." Samuel Mayworm, PhD student. Oliver Haimson, Assistant Professor.

Study: Transgender and nonbinary social media users experience disproportionate content removals on social media

07/08/2024

A new paper by UMSI researchers Samuel Mayworm and Oliver Haimson studies the consequences of biased social media content moderation decisions. 

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