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Charitable gift from UMSI alumna Margaret N. Beshore added to the graduate student scholarship fund

Funds donated by the late Margaret N. Beshore, a 1954 UMSI alumna, will be added to the graduate student scholarship fund, inspiring generations of students to realize their dreams.

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UMSI (logo) at CHI22, with mardi gras mask, New Orleans, LA, April 30-May 5, 2022.

UMSI researchers present nearly 60 papers, workshops and panels at 2022 CHI conference

UMSI researchers are presenting nearly 60 papers, workshops, late-breaking research and panel discussions at the 2022 CHI conference.

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A pair of people smiling and laughing walk among plants and trees outside a University of Michigan campus building. One of them wears a School of Information lanyard and a T-shirt that says “Information changes everything,” and they hold a packet of papers.

UMSI’s Community College Summer Institute: 5 reasons the information-curious should apply

What’s it like to earn a STEM bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan School of Information? Community college students can spend June 5-7 on campus learning about the study of information at UMSI and exploring student life — stipend included.

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Ricky Punzalan, associate professor of information, and Deirdre de la Cruz, associate professor of history and Asian languages and cultures, stand in the University Library Special Collection between rows of boxes, books and folders of archives.

UMSI faculty leads a project to decolonize U-M Philippine collections

ReConnect/ReCollect, an interdisciplinary team of scholars, curators and community members, received a $500,000 grant to work toward repairing curation practices and strengthening community connection to the Philippine collections at U-M. 

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Melanie Starr in a town wearing a hat, gloves, scarf and winter coat and holding a beverage. "Faces of UMSI. Melanie Starr." Block M. "School of Information."

Melanie Starr balances work, school and family with the Master of Applied Data Science program

Melanie Starr found balance between work, school and family in UMSI’s Master of Applied Data Science program, as well as new techniques to apply in her role as a senior data analyst in supply chain for the largest nuclear power generator in Canada.

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“Information science master’s degree starting salaries. UMSI average: $87K. National average: $79K. Sources: National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) survey, UMSI annual first-destination survey.” Block M. “UMSI.”

Report: UMSI graduates' job satisfaction, salaries above national average

Recent UMSI graduates are earning wages above the national averages, and 95% of recent graduates are working in the field of their choice.

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“Expo ’22. UMSI 2022 Annual Student Project Virtual Exposition. Friday, April 8. Poster Session: 11 a.m.-2 p.. EDT. Lightning Talks: Noon-1 p.m. EDT. This event will be hosted virtually on Gather Town.” Block M. “School of Information. University of Michigan.”

More than 60 projects set for UMSI’s Expo ’22

The UMSI 2022 Annual Student Project Virtual Exposition, Friday, April 8, is your chance to see information changing everything.

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Headshot of Mark Newman. "UX@UM Conference Keynote, Designing for Effective Engagement with Mobile Health Interventions, Mark Newman, UMSI professor, Friday, April 1, 10 am EDT, School of Education Whitney Room 1315 and online." UMSI logo.

Mark Newman to give keynote address at UX@UM conference

Mark Newman will be giving a keynote address at the first UX@UM Conference at 10 am EDT on April 1, 2022.

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Headshot of Cindy Lin. "ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation, 'Afterlives of Authority: An Ethnography of Fire Protection and Technology in Indonesia,' Cindy Lin, UMSI PhD Alumna" UMSI logo.

UMSI alumna Cindy Lin receives Distinguished Dissertation Award

Cindy Lin, UMSI alumna, was awarded the 2021 ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation for her research on fire prediction and technocracy in Indonesia.

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UMSI logo, research. "'Digital Employment Tools Created with Approaches from Human-Computer Interaction,' Tawanna Dillahunt, Associate Professor."

New collaboration translates HCI research into public policy actions

Tawanna Dillahunt collaborates with social policy research firm MEF Associates to highlight how HCI might be used to bolster employment tools and training, and factor into future policy decisions for assisting marginalized communities.

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