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UMSI WIRE is a quarterly eNewsletter of faculty news and research. To receive it directly, send a request to [email protected].

May 2022

Decolonizing Philippine collections, hate speech online, emojis can predict burnout and more.

Winter 2020

Daniel Atkins elected as fellow of the AAAS, ways that online retailers manipulate shoppers, new Center for Ethics, Society and Computing and more.

Fall 2019

UMSI researchers bring home awards at CSCW conference, Gates Foundation aids efforts to improve immunization in Pakistan and more.

Summer 2019

Designing better apps for students with special needs, trusting autonomous vehicles, "heritage algorithms" and more.

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.