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"2022-2023 Faculty Awards Recipients" Headshots of Kentaro Toyama, Melissa Chalmers, Cliff Lampe, and Kristin Fontichiaro.

UMSI faculty awards recognize excellence in instruction, service and community engagement

Four UMSI faculty members were recognized for their outstanding work in instruction, service and community engagement.

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“Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Awards. Ben Zefeng Zhang PhD Student. Alexis Castellanos MADS Student.”

UMSI graduate student instructors earn awards for exemplary performance

Doctoral student Ben Zefeng Zhang and MADS student Alexis Castellanos are recipients of UMSI’s 2021-2022 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor of the Year Award. This award recognizes overall exemplary performance as a GSI, including dedication, enthusiasm, communication and instructional skills.

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"Office of the Vice President for Research, Anti-Racism Grant, Matthew Bui, Assistant Professor." overlaid text on a big award ribbon outline. Headshot of Matthew Bui

Matthew Bui awarded anti-racism grant

Assistant professor Matthew Bui awarded an anti-racism grant to study how legacies of racial violence have shaped, and still shape, Asian communities and networks in southeast Michigan.

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"Appointed: Data & Society Scholars Council, Joyojeet Pal, Associate professor," in a laurel wreath. Headshot of Joyojeet Pal.

Joyojeet Pal chosen as Scholars Council member for Data & Society

Associate professor Joyojeet Pal has been invited to join an international cohort of researchers on Data & Society’s inaugural Scholars Council.

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"Reddit Mod Summit Keynote Speaker, 'The promises and perils of online communities for social support and wellbeing,' Nazanin Andalibi, Assistant professor," on top of an award ribbon. Headshot of Nazanin Andalibi.

Nazanin Andalibi to give keynote speech at Reddit’s Mod Summit

Andalibi’s talk will highlight her expertise in how social media can facilitate both social support and community as well as harm and exclusion for marginalized people.

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Faces of UMSI: Simi Talkar. Simi Talkar sitting at a table outside

Simi Talkar dives into data analysis with the Master of Applied Data Science program

Simi Talkar is improving her data analysis skills to provide more satisfying answers to inquiries.

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"Coalition for Networked Information, Paul Evan Peters Award" Headshot of Paul Courant, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Emeritus.

University of Michigan Professor Paul Courant Receives Paul Evan Peters Award

Emeritus professor Paul Courant was awarded the Paul Evan Peters Award from the Coalition for Networked Information, the Association of Research Libraries and EDUCAUSE. 

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"Quoted by The Daily Beast, 'Gen Z is on a never-ending search for online authenticity,' Assistant professor Oliver Haimson." Headshot of Oliver Haimson

Haimson: Authenticity in social media posts is not possible

Social media expert Oliver Haimson tells The Daily Beast that online authenticity is not possible. Instead, we should strive for creating healthy perceptions.

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"Quoted by WCMU Public Radio, Clinical Professor Kristin Fontichiaro, 'They called the sheriff': Libraries under threat from parents for diverse book collections." Headshot of Kristin Fontichiaro. t

Fontichiaro: Banning books and defunding public libraries indicates an unhealthy democracy

Information literacy expert Kristin Fontichiaro talks about the recent defunding and book banning in Michigan’s public libraries.

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Father and son Nick and Ani Madurkar stand side by side wearing traditional Indian wedding clothing.

Father and son Nick and Ani Madurkar find pride and joy as MADS program peers

Master of Applied Data Science student Nick Madurkar says he’s always benefited from being open to learning from anyone and everyone, including his son and peer in the program Ani Madurkar.

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