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UMSI Research. "From Information Poverty to Information Deficit: An Intersectional Analysis of Women of Color's News Information-Seeking Habits in the Digital Age." Chelsea Peterson-Salahuddin.

Faculty Research Highlight: Chelsea Peterson-Salahuddin


Peterson-Salahuddin’s new paper examines the role of media institutions in marginalizing women of color and their access to news information in the digital age. 

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UMSI and U-M students attending 2024 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference


Five U-M students are attending the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference through its mentorship program, and 11 more are attending with support from UMSI. 

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Quoted by Rest of World. Associate Professor Joyojeet Pal. How Narendra Modi became India's influencer-in-chief.

Pal: Narendra Modi’s use of social media is driving popularity


Joyojeet Pal discusses how Modi has become the “apex predator of the social media food chain” in India, and how that’s driving his approval ratings. 

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Microsoft Research AI and Society Fellowship. Abigail Jacobs. Assistant professor.

UMSI assistant professor Abigail Jacobs earns Microsoft Research AI and Society Fellowship


The fellowship will support Jacobs’ research on harms caused by artificial intelligence systems and how researchers and policymakers can better measure those harms.

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Assistant professor Michaelanne Thomas smiles as she poses next to a pink dollhouse-sized fairy door she installed on the wall of her home.

Michaelanne Thomas loves the small things in life


Thomas, assistant professor of information in the School of Information, has a lifelong obsession with tiny things, and it’s manifested in a wondrous practice that she shares with her two young sons.

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First Paper Friday. Alexandria Rayburn. Persisting through friction: growing a community driven knowledge infrastructure. Archival Science.

First-Paper Friday: Alexandria Rayburn


UMSI doctoral candidate Alexandria Rayburn’s first paper explores efforts to decolonize archival practices and facilitate Indigenous access to cultural heritage collections. 

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A graphic with the text "Grad Career Peer Coaches" and the UMSI logo, alongside headshots of Abhishek Shah, Anantika Sethi, Joanne Huang and Munjot Singh. Icons appear with the text "Resume review, mock interviews and more!"

Why you should book a career coaching session with a graduate peer


In the thick of the job and internship search, master’s students can phone a friend at UMSI. Polish your resume or prep for an interview with guidance from a Grad Career Peer Coach. 

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ChatGPT acts more altruistically, cooperatively than humans


UMSI professor Qiaozhu Mei's research finds modern artificial intelligence such as ChatGPT is more capable of mimicking human behavior than  researchers otherwise thought. 

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A graphic with a photo of Lan Xuezhao and a photo of Steve Tuohy, with the text "Newly appointed members of the UMSI Advisory Board" and the UMSI logo

Two new members appointed to UMSI Advisory Board


Lan Xuezhao and Steve Tuohy, who bring respective leadership in machine learning and health care technology, will help to advance the mission of the School of Information. 

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Team members Hamza Naveed, Tanwee Deshpande, Dushyanth Aluwihare, Cindy Ye and Mohan Koushik Tupakula pose for a group photo in front of banners with the Center for Entrepreneurship logo

UMSI-led team takes 2nd place in Generative AI Innovation Competition


A team of master’s students from UMSI and Ross has devised a better way to train therapists, without risking harm to real patients.  

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