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Jiaxin Pei wearing a blue suit and tie, standing outside and smiling at the camera.

Faces of UMSI: Jiaxin Pei on building a more equitable world by putting people at the heart of technology


“My research ambition is to create fair and socially responsible technology.”

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"First-Gen @ UMSI, Celebration Week Events, UMSI logo. Swag & sweet treats, Monday, Oct. 30, Celebration dinner, Wednesday, Nov. 1, First-gen panel discussion, Thursday, Nov. 2."

UMSI joins university-wide celebration of first-gen students


From Oct. 30 to Nov. 3, the UMSI community will celebrate first-generation college students. Here is a roundup of the week’s events and year-round resources.

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Professor Christian Sandvig earns Digital Studies institute 2023 Nakamura Exceptional Teaching Award

Christian Sandvig earns 2023 Digital Studies teaching award


The award recognizes faculty members who “demonstrate outstanding innovation and/or service through teaching digital studies courses.”

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Quoted by NBC News. Associate professor Florian Schaub. Schaub: Google’s antitrust trial will likely change our search habits.

Schaub: Google’s antitrust trial will likely change our search habits


UMSI associate professor Florian Schaub discusses the future of Google’s search engine and its impact on users.

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MLK Visiting Professorship. Massachusetts Institute for Technology. Tawanna Dillahunt. Associate professor.

Tawanna Dillahunt selected for MLK Visiting Professorship at MIT


Dillahunt will participate in community engagement and support the mission of “advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century."

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Quoted by The Atlantic. Associate professor Sarita Schoenebeck. Should you delete your kid's TikTok this week?

Schoenebeck: Social media can be a scary place for kids. Here’s how to protect yours.


Graphic videos about the conflict in Israel and Gaza are circulating on social media. Kids are accessing them, putting parents in a precarious situation.

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UMSI welcomes Lisa Carter as clinical professor of information.

UMSI welcomes Lisa Carter as clinical professor of information


The University Librarian and Dean of Libraries is also joining UMSI as a clinical professor.

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A photo of Tyra Briscoe, a photo of Joey Quick, and a photo of Yessenia Santana-Perez with the UMSI logo in the corner

UMSI to celebrate transfer students with week of special events


During National Transfer Student Week, which runs from Oct. 16-20, UMSI will offer programming for current and prospective transfer students.

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UMSI Research Roundup: 2023 Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW)

UMSI at CSCW 2023: Awards, Workshops and Papers


Check out UMSI papers, workshops and awards for the 2023 CSCW conference (Oct. 14-18).

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Garret Potter sits on a couch with Max James, holding a laptop. Max reaches toward the laptop screen. Leo looks on from the left side of the frame.

Experimental encyclopedia puts the world at a 5-year-old’s fingertips


A startup fostered at UMSI is developing an audiovisual encyclopedia that will enable young learners to explore their interests without limits.

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