UMSI in the news: January-April, 2013
Note: UMSI news stories since April 2013 are archived here.
Library Media Connection Magazine
Kristin Fontichiaro's book, co-edited by Debbie Abilock and Violet H. Harada, was given a starred review in the March/April edition of Library Media Connection Magazine. In 16 essays written by school librarians, school district personnel, and professors, Growing Schools: Librarians as Professional Developers promotes the role of the school librarian as a leader in school, district, and online professional development. Note: this review is not available online.
UMSI Associate Professor Carl Lagoze's co-written ebird article is the cover of AI Magazine's spring issue.
UMSI Professor Nicole Ellison spoke with Glamour about "pre-dating."
After losing a Final Four bet, Syracuse University's iSchool featured a homepage advertisement promoting the University of Michigan's School of Information.
The article title says it all: "Syracuse School of Information Studies honors Michigan with school website; did someone lose a bet?"
Syracuse University's iSchool paid homage to UMSI after the deans of the two schools struck a bet prior to the Final Four game in Atlanta.
Government Health IT
UMSI Assistant Professor Julia Adler-Milstein's study of electronic health records is featured.
The New York Times
UMSI Professor Elliot Soloway, who consults with school districts about the use of computers to promote learning, voices skepticism about the benefits of a new trend some schools have adopted: asking students to BYOT (bring your own technology) for classroom instruction.
Social Media Express
More coverage of a study led by UMSI Assistant Professor Julia Adler-Milstein which projects that the average physician will lose $43,743 over five years by moving to electronic health records.
ASPH Friday Letter
Dr. Julia Adler-Milstein and colleagues report on a study of 49 community practices in a large electronic health records pilot program.
UMSI's Michael Barera talks about why he became interested in Wikipedia and his reaction to the national spotlight after becoming the first Wikipedian in residence at a presidential library.
The Michigan Daily
UMSI's information systems, archives, and preservation programs are number one in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report's "Best Graduate Schools Rankings."
Wired at SXSW posts a photo of Ann Arbor's own Violin Monster fiddling away at the UMSI booth.
The Michigan Daily
UMSI students and faculty were a big presence at this year's South by Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW), giving presentations, demos, and participating in panels on technology issues.
The Michigan Daily
Article features students on Alternative Spring Break trips who are "applying what they are learning in the classroom to a hands-on project, often in environments that are lacking in staff, resources, and/or technology," said Kelly Kowatch, who coordinates the program.
Professor Yan Chen authors a column titled "Does the web trade time saved for quality?"
Chronicle of Higher Education
UMSI's Chuck Severance and Curtis Bonk of Indiana University squared off at the SXSW.edu conference in a cagematch on the merits of MOOCs (massive open online courses).
Yalsa (ALA blog)
UMSI student Sharona Ginsberg (MSI '13) creates MakerBridge, an online community for everyone interested in makerspaces and maker culture.
Kaiser Health News
Research by UMSI Assistant Professor Julia Adler-Milstein is featured.
Adler-Milstein's work on determining costs to physicians of electronic health records systems is featured.
Professor Julia Adler-Milstein conducted a study which found that most doctors will lose money on their electronic health records implementations in the first five years.
Adler-Milstein's study is featured in this article.
Adler-Milstein's study received further attention in Medical Economics.
APA Monitor on Psychology
UMSI professors Nicole Ellison and Cliff Lampe explain how Facebook enables "bridging social capital," the practice of creating emotional and psychological good through maintaining connections to weak ties.
UMSI professor Paul Edwards was interviewed for Radio France's podcast "Place de la Toile."
Cliff Lampe, assistant professor of information, and Michael Barera, graduate student, were interviewed on Michigan Radio's Stateside with Cynthia Canty about the growing acceptance of Wikipedia within academia.
UMSI assistant professor Eytan Adar and master's degree student Gierad Laput collaborated with Adobe Research to create a voice-controlled photo image editing app called PixelTone. The app is generating quite a bit of online excitement.
UMSI master's students Nikki Roda and Claire Barco are interviewed on Michigan Radio's Stateside program, discussing their volunteer-driven A2 DataDive, taking place February 9-10.
UMSI assistant dean Judith Lawson is quoted in an article about former UMSI dean Martha E. Pollack's appointment to provost of the University of Michigan.
UMSI student Michael Barera talks about Michigan Wikipedians, the nation's first Wikipedia interest club.
In his essay, "Lessons in Enduring Recognition," Steven Bell outlines how former UMSI professor Richard Dougherty played a major role in moving the library profession forward and shaking up the establishment with his words and actions.
Daniel Mayer, a student in the inaugural class of UMSI's new Master of Health Informatics program, was awarded a 2012 Data Security Scholarship from Online Tech. Mayer talked about his interest in consumer-facing applications that will help patients take advantage of resources to improve their own healthcare.
The New York Times Arts Beat/The Chronicle of Higher Education/Detroit Free Press/The Ann Arbor Journal/AnnArbor.com/U-M Record Update
School of Information master's student Michael Barera became the nation's first Wikipedian in Residence at a presidential library when he began his internship last week at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library at U-M.
UMSI alumnus Michael Beasley (MSI '05) is featured in an article on the rise of the UX professional.