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"Harvard Radcliffe Institute, William Bentinck-Smith Fellow, Tawanna Dillahunt, Associate Professor." Text in an award ribbon shape. Headshot of Tawanna Dillahunt.

Tawanna Dillahunt selected as a 2022-23 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

Associate professor Tawanna Dillahunt earns a spot in the 2022-23 cohort of Fellows at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. She will spend the year working on a project that focuses on raising marginalized voices in Detroit.

 

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Newly promoted UMSI faculty: Ceren Budak, Alain D. Cohn, Michael Nebeling, Stephen W. Oney, Lionel P. Robert, and Florian Schaub

Board of Regents approve 6 UMSI faculty for promotions

Six UMSI faculty members were promoted by the Board of Regents. Their new positions go into effect this fall.

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MSI student Phil Mendez carves dynamic path driving social change through research

Information changes everything, and nobody knows that better than Master of Science in Information student Phil Mendez. At UMSI, Phil has found opportunities to meaningfully engage his interests in teaching, programming, social justice, nonprofits and community engagement.

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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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"Rackham Graduate School Barbour Scholar, Jane Im, PhD Candidate." Headshot of Jane Im inside a award ribbon graphic.

UMSI doctoral candidate Jane Im named Barbour Scholar

For 105 years, the Barbour Scholarship has supported U-M women from Asia and the Middle East. Doctoral candidate Jane Im has been named a Barbour Scholar and joins this prestigious group of researchers.

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"Chair National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine Report, Professor Emeritus Daniel Atkins III, 'Sutomated Research Workflows for Accelerated Discovery: Closing the Knowledge Discovery Loop'" Headshot of Daniel Atkins.

Atkins chairs National Academies report on speeding discovery with automated research workflows

Daniel Atkins chaired a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) study committee that released a report on the promise of automated research workflow technologies. The approach could accelerate the speed of scientific discoveries and provide transparency to the research process.

 

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A student in a virtual reality headset models her project.

XR at Michigan Summit delivers exciting and dynamic student projects

In April, students, industry professionals and faculty innovators came together to share their knowledge of extended reality. The two day event featured student projects and the latest in XR technology by industry leaders.

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“Guest on Michigan Minds podcast. Clinical Professor Kristin Fontichiaro. ‘Exploring Digital Wellness With Kids and Parents.’ UMSI.”

Fontichiaro: Exploring digital wellness with kids and parents

Clinical professor Kristin Fontichiaro joined the Michigan Minds podcast to share insight on the May 14 U-M Digital Wellness Symposium, which welcomes 6-8th grade children and their parents or caregivers to learn and talk about healthy online behaviors. 

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2022 BSI graduates inducted into nation's oldest and most widely recognized honor society. Headshots of Ewelina and Angelina.

UMSI students Ewelina Papiez and Angelina Knight inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most widely recognized honor society, has inducted 2022 UMSI graduates Ewelina Papiez and Angelina Knight into the University of Michigan chapter.

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"Research review, Harvard Business Review, Assistant Professor Alain Cohn, 'Are Customers Lying to Your Chatbot?'" Headshot of Alain Cohn.

Cohn: What happens when customers lie to chatbots?

Digital customer service systems are supposed to be an efficient way of dealing with customers – but does that still hold up if customers are lying to chatbots?

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