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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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Headshot of Sarita Schoenebeck. "Quoted by Science, Associate Professor Sarita Schoenebeck, 'In the line of fire,'" UMSI logo.

Schoenebeck: Social media platforms need to tamp down harassment of scientists

Associate professor Sarita Schoenebeck says social media companies need to improve their moderation strategies to combat harassment of scientists and other targeted people. 

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Headshot of Misha Teplitskiy in a award ribbon. "UMSI logo, Michigan Institute for Data Science, MIDAS Reproducibility Challenge, Misha Teplitskiy, Assistant Professor."

Misha Teplitskiy wins reproducibility challenge for data science research

Misha Teplitskiy receives a MIDAS Reproducibility Challenge award for his research on how to make data science projects more reproducible and research outcomes more robust.

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Map of the Global South, including Africa and South Asia, University of Michigan logo. "Social Media influencers and the New Political Economy in South Asia and Africa, Thursday and Friday, April 7-8, 2022, North Quad 2435, 9am-6pm EDT, In person and available online through registration, umsi.info/events"

U-M hosts symposium on social media influencers' effect on society, politics and economy

U-M will host a Social Media Influencers and the New Political Economy in South Asia and Africa symposium April 7-8. Speakers will highlight the role of social media in societies around the world and showcase how influencers impact politics, economy and culture.

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The University of Michigan School of Information launches two new minors

UMSI is offering two new minors to U-M undergraduates: Social Media Analysis and Design and User Experience Design. Students can begin registering for classes now.

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A person’s hand rests on a laptop keyboard. “A2 Data Dive. A day-long ‘hackathon’ that brings together novice and experienced data scientists to help non-profits become more effective. Sunday, March 27. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Virtual. RSVP: a2datadive.org.”

Data lovers, community enthusiasts and tech junkies invited to A2 Data Dive

The next A2 Data Dive will take place from 1-6 p.m. EDT on Sunday, March 27, featuring a virtual hackathon serving the Library of Congress. This year, participants will have the opportunity to work on several projects focusing on women’s civil rights and the suffrage movement.

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Headshots of Sara Lafia, postdoctoral researcher, Morgan Wofford, PhD student. "Earth Science Information Partners, 2022 Community Fellows, UMSI logo."

Two UMSI scholars awarded prestigious ESIP fellowships

Two UMSI scholars win prestigious ESIP Community Fellowships for their work in bridging the gap between informatics and earth science. 

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Headshot of Elle O'Brien. "Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grant, Elle O'Brien, Lecturer and Research Investigator, UMSI logo."

Elle O’Brien awarded Sloan Foundation grant for machine learning research

UMSI lecturer and research investigator Elle O'Brien was awarded a grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for her research on understanding barriers to machine learning.

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Morgan Miller stands and smiles on a staircase in the Trotter Multicultural Center, in front of a wall decorated with headshots of hundreds of U-M community members.

At the intersection of technology, art and activism, Morgan Miller finds her passion

Morgan Miller, a Bachelor of Science in Information junior, is passionate about the intersection between healthcare and tech. Morgan is a leader at UMSI, inspiring the next generation of changemakers within her community and beyond. 

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Headshot of Novia Wong. “UMSI. Alumni Snapshot. Novia Wong. Master of Science in Information, 2019.”

Novia Wong on networking and taking advantage of internship opportunities

Since graduating with her Master of Science in Information from UMSI in 2019, Novia Wong has been channeling her passion for information and health care into helping communities access mental health resources. "In the end, what really matters is your experience working with other people," she advises students. 

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