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MADS Information Mentor finds surprising community in online degree program

MADS Information Mentor Jordan Marquez speaks to how community is built and felt in the MADS program, even while balancing unique aspects of life ⁠— including a full-time job. 


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Q&A on MADS capstone course with lecturer Elle O’Brien

Learn about MADS faculty Elle O’Brien as she provides insight into the fully online degree program’s capstone course and what sets it apart.

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Schaub: Data breach notices don’t do enough to help consumers

Assistant professor Florian Schaub was interviewed by WXYZ about a recent study that examines consumer awareness of personal information that has been compromised by data breaches.

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UMSI professor and PhD student awarded prestigious CUSP fellowship

Silvia Lindtner, associate professor of information and associate director of the Center for Ethics, Society, and Computing, and University of Michigan School of Information PhD student Allegra Fonda-Bonardi, are among a group of 48 scholars to be awarded the highly competitive 2021-2022 China-U.S. Scholars Program (CUSP) Fellowship.

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Exploring gender transition and disclosure in social technology

Oliver Haimson, assistant professor at UMSI, discusses his work to understand how marginalized individuals and communities, including LGBTQ+ communities, use social media platforms.

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Social media's impact and path to improvement with Cliff Lampe and Nikki Sunstrum

Social media's impact and path to improvement

Cliff Lampe, professor of information at UMSI, joins U-M director of social media and public engagement Nikki Sunstrum to discuss social media, online behavior, and digital citizenship. 

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Fishman: Going Gradeless Requires Both Addition and Subtraction

In a new piece for the Teachers Going Gradeless blog, Professor of Information Barry Fishman explores different approaches to “going gradeless” or “ungrading” in higher education.

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Fontichiaro: We’re seeing a collision between data and politics during COVID-19

Clinical associate professor Kristin Fontichiaro was quoted in a DBusiness article about the system failure of senior care facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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UMSI researchers’ guide to avoid data breaches

An international team from the U-M School of Information, George Washington University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology provided information for taking protective steps against potential risks from data breaches in a groundbreaking study.

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$1.2 NSF grant will help multidisciplinary team create resource for privacy documentation

A $1.2 million grant will go toward building a search engine and other tools to help collect and classify billions of privacy documents on the web.

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