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LAK 21 Virtual Conference

UMSI faculty, students presenting at online Learning Analytics & Knowledge conference

Faculty and students from UMSI will present workshops and papers at the upcoming International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge.

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Andrea Thomer

Andrea Thomer harnesses the power of citizen science with two new projects

UMSI assistant professor Andrea Thomer has been collaborating with teams in Michigan and California to use the citizen science platform Zooniverse to digitize decades of archival data.

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UMSI to welcome first Michigan Society of Fellows postdoctoral fellow

The Michigan Society of Fellows has selected four new members, including UMSI's first MSF postdoctoral fellow.

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UMSI releases DEI committee summer reading list 

The UMSI DEI Committee has compiled a summer reading booklist that explores issues of race, gender and social justice with a focus on books related to technology and academia. 

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UMSI Statement

UMSI joins protest against regent's remarks

The School of Information has issued a statement in response to comments made by Regent Weiser last week.

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Student winners of the MyVoice Data Challenge reflect on their experience

The winning UMSI student team at the MyVoice Data Challenge talks about their experience.

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Cliff Lampe was quoted by the Chicago Tribune

Lampe: Facebook has responsibility to crack down on extremism and misinformation

UMSI professor Cliff Lampe tells the Chicago Tribune that Facebook needs to step up its self-regulation to prevent the spread of misinformation and extremism.

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Need to settle old scores shows up in iffy social media content during pandemic, election

Social media content spread by "iffy" news sources during the height of the pandemic and election shows a proliferation of "axe-grinding" stories with an extremely conservative political bent.

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UMSI students bring accurate COVID-19 data to Michigan citizens

Four UMSI seniors are undertaking an ambitious project to help empower Michigan citizens through access to accurate COVID-19 data.

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The unintended consequence of online schooling: Loss of cultural values

Kristin Fontichiaro, clinical associate professor at UMSI, explains how bringing the classroom into the home via videoconference has tested the parent-teacher-school dynamic.

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