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Where do Nextdoor communities exist—and what do they talk about?

05/30/2024

A new study by UMSI doctoral student Megan Brown provides new data about Nextdoor, America's most popular hyperlocal platform.  

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UMSI Research. Author mentions in science news reveal widespread disparities across name-inferred ethnicities. Misha Teplitskiy, assistant professor. Davig Jurgens, associate professor.

Study: Author mentions in science news reveal widespread disparities

05/30/2024

A new paper by UMSI assistant professor Misha Teplitskiy and associate professor David Jurgens finds researchers with non-Anglo names are written out of science journalism in the U.S. 

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Prioritizing equity among the great challenges of AI, says U-M expert on national panel

05/30/2024

As generative AI becomes ubiquitous, scientists are raising the alarm on equity concerns. 

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A leak in the system: How UMSI students confronted a statewide septic system crisis

05/28/2024

An estimated 31 million gallons of sewage enter Michigan’s groundwater every day from failing septic systems. The real culprit, according to master’s students at UMSI, is a gap in information. 

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UMSI Research Roundup. Doc on the Tok. Getting Cozy with Causality. Recent publications by UMSI faculty and PhD students.

Doc on the Tok | Getting Cozy with Causality: UMSI Research Roundup

05/28/2024

Recent UMSI faculty and PhD student publications. 

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Quoted by Forbed. Professor Cliff Lampe. Not the Reich stuff? Trump campaign pulled controversial video.

Lampe: Trump’s campaign is leaning into disinformation

05/28/2024

UMSI professor Cliff Lampe discusses the impact of Donald Trump’s erratic political campaign.

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A graphic with the CHI 2024 logo and the text "First Prize, Student Design Competition, "Where's the Water? Supporting Clean Water Access for the Homeless Community" alongside a headshot of Alexandra Balmaceda, with the text "MSI graduate," and a headshot of Nina Chen, with the text "MSI graduate."

UMSI team wins CHI 2024 Student Design Competition

05/28/2024

For an app that improves access to clean water for the homeless population, MSI graduates Alexandra Balmaceda and Nina Chen earned first prize in the global competition. 

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Young people find comfort in AI-generated responses

05/23/2024

A new study by UMSI PhD student Jordyn Young finds that young people respond positively to AI-generated responses about relationships, self-expression and physical health. 

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Newly promoted UMSI faculty. Barbara Ericson. Patricia Garcia. Eric Gilbert. Erin Krupka. Sile O'Modhrain. Sarita Yardi Schoenebeck.

UMSI faculty promotions receive Board of Regents approval

05/17/2024

Six University of Michigan School of Information faculty promotions were approved at the May 16, 2024 meeting of the University of Michigan Board of Regents. 

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In due course: How an experimental intro class shaped UMSI students’ paths

05/13/2024

They were tasked with revolutionizing training for surgical residents. In the process, they laid the groundwork for their own futures as information professionals. 

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