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UMSI alumni JJ Pionke and Kathy Kosinski named among Library Journal’s 2020 Movers & Shakers

JJ Pionke (MSI ʼ13) and Kathy Kosinski (MSI ʼ16) are named among Library Journal’s Movers & Shakers for 2020. The award, which launched in 2002, honors individuals shaping the future of libraries.

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UMSI alumni team up on groundbreaking Michigan Medicine, BCBSM COVID-19 data collection initiative to identify best treatment practices

School of Information alumni Tawny Czilok and Michael Hess are vital members of the leadership team behind Mi-COVID 19, a Collaborative Quality Initiative that will More info

UMSI offers virtual celebration for 2020 graduates

Graduates, families, friends and members of the UMSI community are invited to view celebratory messages from faculty, alumni and students.

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Why we adopt then abandon online safety practices

Researchers from UMSI and NortonLifeLock's Research Group surveyed more than 900 people about their use of 30 commonly recommended practices to guard against security, privacy, and identity theft risks.

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UMSI researchers recognized with five Best Paper awards at 2020 CHI conference

UMSI faculty and PhD students have earned five Best Paper and six Honorable Mention designations at the 2020 ACM CHI Conference.

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Kentaro Toyama named Public Engagement Mentor Fellow

The Center for Academic Innovation has named Kentaro Toyama as a Mentor Fellow in the inaugural cohort of the University of Michigan Public Engagement Faculty Fellowship program.

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Without protections, watch out for unintended consequences of COVID-19 immunity tests

A Q&A with Denise Anthony, incoming director of UMSI's Masters of Health Informatics program. 

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U-M researchers train tech tool to find relationship clues from written conversations

UMSI doctoral student Minje Choi explains how U-M researchers collaborated with Nokia Bell Labs to use crowdsourcing and a tech tool to detect how relationship characteristics are expressed in everyday language.

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Extreme interest in crowdsourced projects requires more traditional management

Collaborative crowdsourcing has become a popular way to advance a technology idea or to spin it off for new uses, but University of Michigan research shows when faced with extreme interest, team leaders must often rely on traditional organizational management structure to get the work done.

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Linking self-driving cars to traffic signals might help pedestrians give them the green light

UMSI's Lionel Robert, writing for The Conversation, suggests one way to help pedestrians trust and safely interact with autonomous vehicles may be to link the cars’ driving behavior to traffic lights.

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