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UMSI WIRE is a quarterly eNewsletter of faculty news and research. To receive it directly, send a request to or use this handy form.


Late Spring 2019

A record number of awards at the 2019 CHI Conference, a Prime Minister’s savvy use of social media, online civic engagement, and more.


Spring 2019

Kentaro Toyama to deliver iConference Keynote, a Best Paper at LAK, IT for Pakistani fathers, and more. 


Late Fall 2018 

A U-M tool measured 'iffy' news on social media, the new UMSI online graduate degree gets final approval, "Digitization for Everyone," and more.


Fall 2018 

Six new faculty, 25,000+ expressions of interest in the first UMSI online degree, a new website to promote digital citizenship, and more.


Winter 2018

The first social robot designed for the home, a graduate certificate in AR/VR/MR, human trust in autonomous vehicles, making sense of privacy policies, and more.


Fall 2017

A Techmobile cruises the American west, lifetime honors for Mark Ackerman, better tools for low digital literacy job seekers, and why the LOC's giant document release matters.