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"Commentary in VentureBeat, Associate professor Libby Hemphill, 'To truly target hate speech, moderation must extend beyond civility.'" Portrait photo of Libby Hemphill.

Hemphill: Effective hate speech moderating must go beyond civility

Libby Hemphill argues that effective platform moderation must move past profanity filters if big tech companies want to combat hate speech. Her research could help make that possible. 

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"CHI General Chair, Cliff Lampe, Professor of Information, U-M School of Information." CHI22 logo with mardi gras mask, headshot of Cliff Lampe.

Human-computer interaction expert Cliff Lampe is the General Chair of international CHI22 Conference

Cliff Lampe is the General Chair of the international 2022 CHI conference. This leadership role follows Lampe’s professional dedication to combine top quality research with community engagement

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"Cited by Bloomberg Quint, Associate professor Joyojeet Pal, 'Indian business doesn't speak up against Injustice. Here's proof.'" Headshot of Joyojeet Pal.

Pal: Why Indian companies are loath to speak out against social injustice

After a hateful event, the silence from a company’s social media platform can speak volumes. What makes a company go quiet in the face of bigotry?

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Outline of a award ribbon with text "2022 Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize, Elle O'Brien, Lecturer and Research Investigator." Portrait photo of Elle O'Brien.

Elle O’Brien awarded Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize

Each year, the U-M Provost awards a handful of faculty a Teaching Innovation Prize (TIP). UMSI’s Elle O’Brien received an award for her incorporation of Slack standups and creation of a clever way to foster engagement in large classes.


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Ehrenberg Internship Fund grants more opportunities for UMSI students to pursue internships

Carin and Roger Ehrenberg established the Ehrenberg Internship Fund, which will ensure students have equal opportunity to pursue internships without the burden of financial barriers. 


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Opportunities to engage abound in UMSI student organizations

Our student orgs are a great way to meet people, engage with a closer-knit community and work on tangible projects.

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“Quoted by The Wall Street Journal. Assistant Professor Karandeep Singh. ‘How Hospitals Are Using AI to Save Lives.’ UMSI.”

Singh: AI could be a useful tool in emergency departments, but use it wisely

AI could be a useful tool in emergency healthcare situations, quickly analyzing problems and potential solutions. But Karandeep Singh points out that it is important to know when — and when not — to use the technology.


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The Michigan Sports Analytics Society leadership board poses with a banner that reads “School of Information welcomes Michigan Sports Analytics Society” at the Michigan Sports Analytics Symposium, March 30, 2022 in North Quad Space 2435.

Michigan Sports Analytics Society builds a supportive route to industry skills, standout portfolio

Bachelor of Science in Information junior Brandon Huggard came to UMSI and MSAS with a “minimal understanding” of coding and analytics. He says the student organization’s culture of peer mentorship and opportunities for personal research helped him land a tech analysis internship with Adidas.

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“UMSI Alumni Snapshot. Emily Gottschalk. Bachelor of Science in Information, 2016. Global Operations Manager for Digital Support at Qualtrics.”

How Emily Gottschalk turned her love of English into a career as a UX designer

Emily Gottschalk graduated from UMSI in 2016. Since then, she’s been applying the skills she learned at UMSI to her role as the global operations manager for digital support at Qualtrics.

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"'Characteristics of people who engage in online harassing behavior,' UMSI authors, Song Mi Lee, Cliff Lampe, Sarita Schoenebeck." CHI22 logo with a marti gras mask, New Orleans, LA." Portrait photos of Song Mi Lee, Cliff Lampe and Sarita Schoenebeck.

Anyone can be a cyberbully, not just people who are unhinged

Think only certain people are harassers? New research by U-M says otherwise. "We want to get rid of the idea that harassers are a particular group, or a special species. Everyone has the capacity to cause harm to others in online spaces."

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