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A headshot of Paul Resnick standing in the North Quad courtyard

Paul Resnick to take on expanded role at UMSI

In addition to his current duties overseeing the UMSI research office and fostering the intellectual environment at the school, Resnick will be responsible for UMSI's online offerings and SI Computing.

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Cliff Lampe

Cliff Lampe appointed associate dean for academic affairs at UMSI

Cliff Lampe has worked in many service roles at the University of Michigan, including as director of the undergraduate program for the School of Information for the past several years. 

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The north elevation of the Leinweber Building looking west. The three-story building has many tall, vertical windows.

Track progress of UMSI’s future home through a new website

The Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building website features information about the building and its North Campus surroundings, as well as a live feed of the construction site. 

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Quoted by Undark Magazine. Associate professor Libby Hemphill. Does enforcing civility stifle online debate?

Hemphill: Can algorithms create healthier digital spaces without stifling online debates?

Libby Hemphill, an expert on social media and hate speech at the University of Michigan School of Information,  weighs in on hate speech algorithms, the emphasis on “civility” and how to hold tech companies accountable. 


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"Faces of UMSI: Eugene Yiga." Eugene is holding a cocktail shaker in a bar.

Eugene Yiga combines journalism and data visualization through the Master of Applied Data Science program

Master of Applied Data Science Student Eugene Yiga is using his journalism experience and his new data science skills to build a career in data journalism and data visualization.

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"Quoted by Washington Post, Associate professor Libby Hemphill, 'Facebook bans hate speech but still makes money from white supremacists.'" Headshot of Libby Hemphill.

Hemphill: White supremacy groups exploit loopholes on Facebook

Libby Hemphill, an expert on social media and hate groups, talked to the Washington Post about Facebook’s continued platforming of white nationalist groups.

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"Quoted by The Atlantic, Assistant professor Nazanin Andalibi, 'The Risk and Opportunity of Online Fertility Groups'" Headshot of Nazanin Andalibi.

Andalibi: Online communities help pregnant people with questions, but more inclusivity is needed

Nazanin Andilibi, an expert in ​​marginality in technology, tells The Atlantic that online spaces can play an important role in supporting pregnant people. But the experience is not equal for everyone.

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UMSI at the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics Conference, August 8-11. Professor Yan Chen, Plenary Session: Group Identity and Political Polarization, Tuesday August 9, 11:45 am, EDT

Yan Chen to deliver plenary talk at Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics conference

Behavioral and experimental economics expert Professor Yan Chen will speak on “group identity and political polarization” in her Plenary Session Herbert Simon Lecture at SABE 2022.


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Symposium on Useable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). 2022 John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award. Yixin Zou. PhD Student.

PhD student Yixin Zou awarded prestigious research award in privacy and security usability

UMSI doctoral student Yixin Zou is the 2022 John Karat Usable Privacy and Security Student Research Award winner. The award celebrates one student each year who demonstrates a commitment to research excellence, community service and mentorship in the areas of privacy and security. 

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Paul Resnick

How social media usage and online navigation change during a crisis

Paul Resnick joins the Michigan Minds podcast for a discussion about the types of news sources that social media users engage with during a time of crisis.

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