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Federal Court rules in favor of UMSI professor in discrimination research case

Christian Sandvig says the ruling means that those who research online companies no longer have to fear prosecution for the work they do to hold tech companies accountable for their practices.

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UMSI’s remote design challenge: Reduce fees for cashing COVID-19 relief checks

The City of Lansing is trying to help residents avoid or reduce fees when they cash their COVID-19 relief checks, and UMSI is calling on the school’s community of innovators to assist.

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UMSI student Amy Chew wins Best Poster Award at iConference 2020

Amy Chew, a Masters of Information student at UMSI, earned the Best Poster Award at the annual iConference.

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Publicly shaming harassers may be popular, but it doesn't bring justice

Sarita Schoenebeck, associate professor at the U-M School of Information, says current means of dealing with online harassment mirror the criminal justice system by penalizing the perpetrator, but they don't address justice and fairness for the person who has been wronged. 

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PhD candidate defends dissertation remotely—from her closet—in historic UMSI first

Carol Moser walked into her bedroom closet a PhD candidate and walked out two hours later with a doctorate in information. 

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UMSI MSI student finalist for Best Poster Award at iConference 2020

University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI) MSI student Amy Chew is a finalist for the Best Poster award at the fifteenth annual iConference.

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These custom Zoom backgrounds will bring a slice of Ann Arbor into your video conferences

Take your video conference calls from North Quad, or attend your online class from the Michigan Stadium.

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‘Cheap fake’ video making the rounds today likely won’t be the last

UMSI's Professor Clifford Lampe explains cheap fakes and the difficulty in getting social media platforms to police them.

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Florian Schaub earns Google Award to improve phishing protections

Schaub's research project will be integrated into a browser extension that can improve phishing warnings for email users.

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Alternative Spring Break 2020: Community service across the country

UMSI students and their peers will travel a combined 7,400 miles and work with 17 unique organizations.

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