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Mnatsakan Sharafyan appears on a gray backdrop with the Saima logo on the right.

UMSI student uses AI to improve online learning for non-native speakers


Mnatsakan Sharafyan (MADS '24) wanted to listen smarter, not slower, so he created the world’s first adaptive video speed controller.

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UMSI Research Roundup: Afrofuturism, Bullhorns and Robotics. Check out UMSI and PhD student publications.

Afrofuturism, Bullhorns and Robotics: UMSI Research Roundup


Recent UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.

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Quoted by Yahoo Life. Assistant Professor Nazanin Andalibi. Content creators are showing how their lives have improved with help from Olivia Rodrigo’s trending track ‘Vampire’

Andalibi: Tiktok’s perceived anonymity encourages people to express themselves more


Nazanin Andalibi and Kristen Barta’s research on authenticity, TikTok and personal expression is mentioned by Yahoo Life.

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Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty. Erin Krupka. Associate Professor.

UMSI associate professor Erin Krupka appointed associate dean for faculty


Krupka will begin her appointment in July and is excited to work collaboratively to support and advance faculty success in recruiting, hiring, promotion, tenure and professional development at all levels of UMSI. 

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A group of workers sitting in front of their laptops in an office building with the backdrop of a city in the background.

Reviewing evidence improves crowdworkers’ misinformation judgments, reduces partisan bias


A new study by Paul Resnick and UMSI researchers shows people make better and less biased judgments about misinformation after searching the internet for corroborating evidence. 

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A recent photo of Johnnie O. Dent appears on beside a photo of her that was taken in 1959 on the UMSI campus, on a dark blue background with the UMSI logo in the corner.

Johnnie O. Dent Endowed Scholarship supports graduate students and honors a unique legacy


Valeda Dent, PhD (MILS ‘92), established the Johnnie O. Dent Endowed Scholarship Fund in honor of her mother, one of the first African American students to attend UMSI.

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Megan Threats

Faculty Q&A: Megan Threats on communities and health justice


Threats’ research focuses on empowering minoritized communities and helping them better access healthcare services.

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Nazanin Andalibi.

Threads is latest social media option, but raises privacy concerns, U-M expert says


Nazanin Adalibi says "Threads seems to collect an astonishing range of data including sensitive information that can identify people." 

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Faces of UMSI: Sylvester Ikpa, Master of Applied Data Science. Sylvester Ikpa sitting on a roof. Other buildings and trees are in the background.

Sylvester Ikpa values flexibility and support in the Master of Applied Data Science program


Sylvester Ikpa has used the skills he learned in the MADS program to tackle the challenges he faces in his data science career.

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Newly appointed members of the UMSI Advisory Board: Valeda Dent (MILS '92), Marta Rey-Babarro (MSI '05), Kate Donovan (MSI '10), Nikki Roda (MSI '13)

Four new members appointed to the UMSI Advisory Board


The newly appointed members, who bring leadership in research and industry, will help to advance the mission of the School of Information.

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