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PhD candidate Megh Marathe awarded dissertation grant to study epilepsy

Microsoft has awarded Megh Marathe a grant to conduct an ethnographic study of people with epilepsy and clinical neurologists. 

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UMSI students help make civic tools work for Detroit residents

The City of Detroit enlisted UMSI students to contribute the user testing acumen necessary to ensure the voices of Detroit residents would be heard. 

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It's easier to trust automated vehicles when we know what they plan to do ahead of time


Robert and co-authors explore the implications of the "Fourth Industrial Revolution" in a new book. 

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Moral concerns override desire to profit from finding a lost wallet

Alain Cohn and his team's test of honesty around the globe is featured in the journal Science.

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“Heritage algorithms” help STEM students connect with indigenous cultures

Ron Eglash is the recipient of a $1.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation for his work with culturally situated design tools (CSDTs).

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Matrimonial website profiles show Indians more open to intercaste marriage

U-M researchers find that many Indians—in their native country and the U.S.—are beginning to change their attitudes about Hindu intercaste marriage.

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Ellison voted International Communication Association Fellow

UMSI professor recognized for scholarly contributions to communication field.

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UMSI-led dashboard for student academic success receives IMS Global Learning Impact award


A student-facing dashboard to improve academic performance takes a gold at the Learning Impact conference. 

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‘Alexa, delete what I just said’: U-M researcher discusses smart speaker privacy concerns

Amazon announced it is adopting an erase feature for Alexa, as assistant professor Florian Schaub has recommended.

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Empowering Detroit artists and entrepreneurs through data

School of Information students Neha Bhomia and Chloe Canon spent their 2019 spring break using information skills to help a local organization.

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