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Data privacy research front and center at human-computer interaction event

Florian Schaub and colleagues will share their work May 4-9 at the CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Eglash honored with diversity service award

Ron Eglash has received a 2019 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award from the U-M Office of the Provost. 

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Online retailer tactics and impulse buying: Consumers welcome tools to avoid it

"Only 2 left this price!” “Popular item!” “80 people are looking at this right now!” Those of us who shop online undoubtedly have seen these tactics retailers use to entice people to buy more and do it quickly.

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Ditch the stale PDF: Making research papers interactive and more transparent


A paper co-authored by UMSI assistant professor Matthew Kay has received a Best Paper award ahead of the ACM CHI 2019 conference.

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Jeopardy is a family affair for UMSI grad Rebecca McNitt

UMSI grad Rebecca McNitt (MSI ’10) has followed in the footsteps of her sister Sarah (MSI '05), who competed on the popular game show in 2015. 

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Small changes can make a big difference for network security

UMSI researchers Edward Platt and Daniel Romero studied how to make the internet less vulnerable to targeted attacks.

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2019 Exposition winners announced


A record number of students participated in this year's Exposition, a showcase of student projects from the 2018-19 academic year.

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Can online grocery delivery services address 'food deserts'?

Tawanna Dillahunt and her research team conducted a small-scale pilot study in low-income areas in southeastern Michigan. 

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Eight UMSI students present sessions at annual MidCamp conference


Using brilliant birds and combating fatigue, two teams of UMSI students led sessions at the Midwest Drupal Camp in March.

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Kentaro Toyama to deliver keynote address at iConference

UMSI's Kentaro Toyama will open the annual conference of iSchools with a lecture on "Technology's Law of Amplification."

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