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YouTube comments reveal scant evidence of political echo chambers

Conservative and liberal viewers on YouTube engage in crosstalk, according to a large-scale study from the University of Michigan School of Information.

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Supreme Court ruling that limits hacking law supports UMSI researcher

Photo by Claire Anderson on Unsplash. This week's US Supreme Court decision is being hailed as a victory for academic researchers and journalists who investigate discrimination by online platforms.

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Faculty receive MIDAS grants supporting projects on equity and sustainability

Four University of Michigan School of Information faculty received competitive 2021 Propelling Original Data Science Grants from The Michigan Institute for Data Science.

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Tawanna Dillahunt receives esteemed Elizabeth Caroline Crosby Research Award

University of Michigan School of Information Associate Professor Tawanna Dillahunt will use the funds from her Crosby Research Award to develop professional leadership skills in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

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MSI grad Uche Eke heads to Cairo for Olympic gymnastics qualifier

Uche Eke (MSI ’21) will compete in the African Championships for a chance to become the first Nigerian gymnast to participate in the Olympic Games.  

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XR advertising could be a consumer threat if left unchecked

University of Michigan researchers studied the possible ways advertisers could manipulate the public using extended reality.

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UMSI Launches Partnership with Interstride

UMSI is partnering with Interstride, a digital career service focused on international employment, to help both domestic and international students embark on careers abroad.

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UMSI faculty promotions receive Board of Regents approval

Sophia Brueckner, Sun Young Park, Grant Schoenebeck and Vinod Vydiswaran will be promoted from assistant professor to associate professor with tenure, and Kristin Fontichiaro was promoted to Clinical Professor.

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Cohn: People will lie about vaccination status

University of Michigan Assistant Professor Alain Cohn, spoke with USA Today about a person’s proclivity to lie about vaccination status when it benefits themselves. 

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Patricia Garcia receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

University of Michigan assistant professor Patricia Garcia has received the National Science Foundation’s prestigious NSF CAREER award.

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