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2016/17 news stories

2016
January
1/5/2016 - Adler-Milstein awarded grant to study seamless care coordination of ESRD
1/11/2016 - Alumnus Jerry Miller endows new innovation award
1/11/2016 - Paul Resnick appointed interim director of health informatics program
1/13/2016Grant funds study on motivation in study groups
1/13/2016 - Julia Adler-Milstein recognized for contributions to health policy and practice
1/21/2016 - Three UMSI faculty members receive honorable mention for papers at CSCW
1/22/2016 - Stephanie Teasley named co-chair for learning analytics institute
1/22/2016 - Veronica Falandino receives university diversity award

February
2/5/2016 - Giving families and children power to manage online identities
2/5/2016 - Bulls, bears and turtles: How a hedge fund firm’s social network reacts to market swings
2/10/2016 - Adler-Milstein advises UK government on healthcare IT
2/19/2016 - “Backstalking” the Past
2/19/2016 - UMSI professors’ papers shortlisted for WSDM award
2/29/2016 - WSDM Best Paper Award for UMSI professor
2/29/2016 - App combines fitness and charity to win prize

March
3/1/2016 - Distance may make some teams perform better
3/3/2016 - Privacy regulation can improve adoption of health information exchanges
3/3/2016 - Breaking down information barriers in Detroit
3/7/2016 - UMSI PhD candidate receives Rackham fellowship
3/8/2016 - Family Technology Rules: What Kids Expect of Parents
3/10/2016 - PhD student receives Rackham Community of Scholars Award
3/10/2016 - Kristin Fontichiaro to judge White House makerspace challenge
3/10/2016 - On Twitter, following a leader to understand image crafting
3/14/2016 - UMSI 2016 commencement speaker announced: Wael Ghonim
3/17/2016 - MSI student awarded travel scholarship for CHI 2016
3/21/2016 - Chalmers touted for teaching excellence
3/25/2016 - Students showcase projects, win prizes at Expo 2016
3/31/2016 - UMSI researchers find motile graphics improve recall

April
4/1/2016 - Three student teams head to CHI finals
4/8/2016 - UMSI Global Information Engagement Program transfers to South Africa in 2016
4/11/2016 - News outlets less biased, more similar than perceived, study suggests
4/12/2016 - Design Clinic teams present projects, win cash
4/14/2016 - First BSI students inducted into national honor society Phi Beta Kappa
4/14/2016 - BSI expo showcases first class projects
4/14/2016 - Two USMI doctoral students to participate in national workshop for women in computing
4/18/2016 - Citizen Interaction Design program announces new partner city
4/21/2016 - Thomas A Finholt named Dean of the School of Information
4/28/2016 - Wide range of UMSI events focused on diversity in winter 2016

May
5/2/2016 - Grant funds preservation, sharing of African music archive
5/4/2016 - Contributions on color perception earn Brooks Best Paper at CHI
5/4/2016 - Teasley elected as SoLAR leader
5/6/2016 - UMSI contributes to helping clinicians choose wisely
5/10/2016 - Phones at the dinner table: UMSI study explores attitudes
5/12/2016 - Booklist features UMSI educator in Top 10 Project Books for Youth
5/13/2016 - Magazine touts UMSI for "Tech Abroad"
5/16/2016 - UMSI launches social media book club with Geek Heresy
5/23/2016 - Users feel both creeped out, unworried over online privacy
5/23/2016 - UMSI faculty receive promotions

June
6/2/2016 - MHI graduate to speak on mHealth at AHIP 2016
6/6/2016 - GradeCraft garners Innovation Award for U-M Team
6/9/2016 - Paul Edwards named Michigan Senior Fellow
6/22/2016 - UMSI learning analytics project wins $1.25 million in MIDAS Challenge Initiatives grants
6/22/2016 - Workers turn to social media for a variety of reasons while on the job
6/27/2016 - Employing micro-credentials to predict college success
6/28/2016 - New research on mobile privacy receives SOUPS 2016 Privacy Award
6/30/2016 - BSI student builds the Humble Trundle
6/30/2016 - UMSI study receives Academy of Management's Best Paper Award

July
7/28/2016 - Studying how crowds collaborate in times of shock
7/28/2016 - 2015-16 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructors announced

August
8/2/2016 - Science Gateways Community Institute to provide broad access to resources and expertise
8/3/2016 - UMSI goes platinum for sustainability efforts
8/9/2016 - UMSI students score high in NIDA challenge
8/11/2016 - Digital Research Confidential is August book club pick
8/15/2016 - Outstanding staff honored
8/15/2016 - Connecting communities through a shared Global Heartbeat
8/25/2016 - Drupal community gathers at Midwest Summit
8/26/2016 - GradeCraft wins national award for innovative teaching
8/26/2016 - Four new assistant professors join faculty this fall
8/30/2016 - Lobbyists' model legislation unmasked

September
9/2/2016 - 2016 Alumni Award winners announced
9/2/2016 - Sandvig essay in prize-winning collection
9/20/2016 - School of Information launches new advanced education option
9/29/2016 - Garcia attends as Black Girls Rock! the White House

October
10/6/2016 - Cultural preservation efforts following Florence flood explored in U-M symposium
10/18/2016 - Debates: This linguistic trick boosts poll numbers
10/19/2016 - UMSI faculty are panelists at 2017 South By Southwest conference
10/21/2016 - UMSI creates new assistant deanship for diversity, equity and inclusion
10/24/2016 - Paul Resnick receives Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award
10/27/2016 - UMSI’s Diversity Committee plans to build on past success
10/27/2016 - Study on ride-sharing access in Detroit wins NSF grant

November
11/2/2016 - Investigators study the rise and fall of online communities
11/7/2016 - Nancy Benovich Gilby named Woman of the Year in Technology
11/15/2016 - Donors’ gift champions diversity at UMSI
11/17/2016 - UMSI students offer messages of support and hope

2015
January
1/8/2015 -  BSI junior named one of Forbes' "30 under 30"
1/8/2015 -  Pew survey: More adults using multiple social platforms
1/22/2015 - Maker study, NSF grant follow Lindtner to UMSI
1/22/2015 - Lindtner, Reinecke take top paper awards at CSCW
1/26/2015 - Two MSI students chosen as Dow Sustainability Fellows
1/27/2015 - MSI student presents at What If...? Conference in Las Vegas
1/29/2015 - Conway study assembling digital collection of Great Lakes history
1/29/2015 - Veinot receives grant to study neighborhood health disparities
1/29/2015 - UMSI PhD student wins best poster at ALISE conference

February
2/3/2015 - Conway developing collaborative writing assessments to aid student learning
2/10/2015 - Charles Severance is keynote speaker at LAK15
2/10/2015 - Three UMSI teams named CHI competition finalists
2/17/2015 - UMSI student project featured in U-M Library exhibit
2/18/2015 - UMSI senior's site experiences "overwhelming" success
2/19/2015 - Digital games and learning study released
2/20/2015 - Barry Fishman named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
2/26/2015 - BSI student wins Ross Business School competition

March
3/2/2015 - UMSI students stage Archive Blitz at Kelsey Museum
3/2/2015 - Three UMSI researchers take top paper awards at CHI
3/13/2015 - UMSI at South by Southwest
3/17/2015 - UMSI students win SPH competition with HIV management app
3/19/2015 - UMSI alum picked for Chelsea-Cape Town library exchange
3/20/2015 - Rock goggles, feel good phone app, smart spaces winning pitches at SXSW
3/23/2015 - Two UMSI grads named to Library Journal's 2015 Movers and Shakers list

April
4/1/2015 - Information retrieval breakthrough
4/1/2015 - PhD student will use NSF grant to improve STEM teaching
4/2/2015 - MSI summer program and maker workshops win IMLS funding
4/3/2015 - Three UMSI students named innovators to watch
4/7/2015 - UMSI founding dean presents 2015 commencement address
4/8/2015 - 2015 ExpoSItion award winners favor new apps, moms, Taylor Swift
4/10/2015 - National Library Week 2015
4/14/2015 - Sharing exercise goals a two-edged sword
4/14/2015 - Radev receives provost grant to develop linguistics mentorship program
4/17/2015 - New EAB members drawn from academic, private and public sectors
4/21/2015 - Design Clinic open for (startup) business
4/21/2015 - Toyama project studies impact of educational technology in Africa
4/30/2015 - Teasley studying how digital learning affects higher education

May
5/4/2015 - Commencement introduces new award for BSI program
5/11/2015 - BSI junior wins national award for mental health awareness work
5/14/2015 - Telecommunications pioneer funds two new faculty positions at U-M
5/15/2015 - Level Up! GradeCraft earns a $1.89m Transforming Learning for a Third Century grant
5/15/2015 - Provost grant extends Citizen Interaction Design program
5/19/2015 - UMSI faculty contribute at top venue for Web research
5/21/2015 - UMSI Alum Accepts White House Award for Museum and Library Service
5/21/2015 - Two UMSI PhD students to present papers at computational science conference
5/26/2015 - Digital curation policies, workforce development are on the US Big Data Initiative agenda
5/27/2015 - Kentaro Toyama on Geek Heresy
5/27/2015 - UMSI researchers contribute to report on Team Science
5/28/2015 - Is that true? New software helps detect emerging rumors

June 
6/2/2015 - Retiring professors’ tenures total over eight decades of service
6/2/2015 - Fontichiaro to exhibit at national maker faire
6/2/2015 - Archaeologists and zoologists skeptical about data preservation
6/16/2015 - Paul Resnick paper withstands the “Test of Time” to win new award
6/19/2015 - Julia Adler-Milstein takes top U-M award for junior faculty
6/25/2015 - Charles Severance explains how the Internet works in new book\

July
7/9/2015 - First summer program for master's students at UMSI
7/16/2015 - Kristin Fontichiaro shares honor for K-12 reference book award
7/16/2015 - Ellison, Lampe co-author new Pew report
7/16/2015 - UMSI founding faculty member named interim dean
7/28/2015 - Citizen Interaction Design voted finalist for 2015 Community Excellence Award
7/30/2015 - Julia Adler-Milstein appointed to ONC task force on health IT

August
8/6/2015 - Maker culture in China blurs distinction between design and production
8/10/2015 - Mei, Li have papers in premier data mining conference
8/12/2015 - Karen Markey presents a guide to online searching in new textbook
8/12/2015 - White House grant expands Citizen Interaction Design (CID) partnership
8/13/2015 - Ann Arbor chosen as site of 2018 ACM SIGIR conference
8/18/2015 - U-M students gain hands-on design experience during summer in India
8/19/2015 - New research examines accessibility of clinical trial information
8/21/2015 - UMSI professor’s doc premieres at Venice Film Festival
8/26/2015 - App helps college students build financial literacy

September
9/3/2015 - Lindtner to study pathways to professional making in Asia and U.S.
9/3/2015 - UMSI welcomes new fall faculty
9/9/2015 - User interface design can influence what personal information is shared online
9/12/2015 - Dillahunt earns honorable mention at UbiComp 2015
9/15/2015 - Data and information literacy starts with librarians
9/22/2015 - UMSI 2015 Alumni Awards Announced
9/23/2015 - UMSI contribution to Harvard study will examine Health IT for older adults
9/23/2015 - Helping students help themselves with engaged learning
9/28/2015 - Evolution of video games and journalist panel highlight JSB Symposium

October
10/14/2015 - Helping kidney dialysis patients enjoy longer lives
10/29/2015 - Julia Adler-Milstein wins recognition in managed care research field
10/29/2015 - UMSI partners with Ann Arbor District Library on makerspace project

November
11/4/2015 - How users ask determines the answers they receive in online Q&A
11/6/2015 - UMSI students and faculty present at ASIS&T conference
11/11/2015 - Progress continues, challenges persist in Electronic Health Record adoption
11/13/2015 - Text mining can deepen classroom engagement
11/16/2015 - Community Assembly on diversity generates suggestions, challenges
11/18/2015 - Training expands at Indian hospitals through UMSI GIEP project
11/25/2015 - Michigan team heading to Paris to observe COP21 climate talks

December
12/8/2015 - Drago Radev Appointed ACM Fellow
12/9/2015 - MSI student Elizabeth Gadelha named ARL diversity scholar
12/9/2015 - New lecture series on Digital Futures brings in transformative thinkers
12/11/2015 - Students address Jackson community issues from small business startups to snow removal
12/18/2015 - Professional Practice Fellows test classroom lessons in leading companies
12/18/2015 - University of Michigan students showcase apps at Consumer Electronics Show
 

2014

January
1/6/2014 - Adler-Milstein co-authors model for EHR evaluation
1/6/2014 - Charles Friedman presents distinguished lecture at international conference
1/8/2014 - Ellison wins grant to study college readiness apps
1/13/2014 - MSI student advises prominent universities about Wikipedians
1/24/2014 - Emergency patients benefit when medical records shared

February
2/3/2014 - Students begin online fundraising for Alternative Spring Break
2/3/2014 - High-tech startup exec to become first Ehrenberg Director of Entrepreneurship
2/4/2014 - How states can encourage web-based healthcare in hospitals
2/6/2014 - Facebook memes evolve like genes
2/6/2014 - Daniel Atkins elected to National Academy of Engineering
2/13/2014 - Shib Sibs sharpen their social media skills
2/18/2014 - GradeCraft video wins EDUCAUSE competition
2/19/2014 - Paul Resnick recieves Google award to develop rumor analysis app
2/24/2014 - Use of online rating systems for doctors on the rise

March
3/13/2014 - Van Houweling to examine how Internet was built

April
4/9/2014 - New MOOC will be first to "create more teachers"
4/28/2014 - 2014 Graduate Recognition Ceremony
4/29/2014 - UMSI collaborators produce book on designing online educational games

May
5/2/2014 - UMSI team wins CHI 2014 Student Design Competition
5/13/2014 - Five new members join UMSI external advisory board
5/15/2014 - Booklist lauds series edited by UMSI educator
5/16/2014 - New associate dean for UMSI announced
5/19/2014 - UMSI faculty receive academic promotions
5/20/2014 - Graduate student teaching award winners announced
5/20/2014 - Sandvig awarded Institute for the Humanities fellowship
5/22/2014 - UMSI staff member receives award of excellence
5/27/2014 - UMSI grad featured in NPR story on social media and motherhood
5/28/2014 - CID project is semi-finalist for Ford College Community Challenge grant
5/28/2014 - UMSI REU program gets underway
5/29/2014 - Sandy Payette joins SEAD as project manager
5/29/2014 - UMSI hosts computational science conference

June
6/2/2014 - Tao Dong paper earns honorable mention at DIS
6/3/2014 - Doctoral student leads big data workshop
6/5/2014 - UMSI PhD student, faculty member recognized with 2014 CHI Best Paper awards
6/5/2014 - Lagoze to study barriers to scientific collaboration at U-M
6/10/2014 - UMSI alum to be named Fellow of the Society of American Archivists
6/12/2014 - UMSI alum named to endowed position at Harvard's Houghton Library
06/23/2014 - Adler-Milstein: Hospitals slow to adopt health information exchanges
06/23/2014 - Adler-Milstein article looks at sequence of EHR adoption
06/24/2014 - U-M students create new portal for disability resources in India
06/24/2014 - Mei wins Best Paper at ICML
06/25/2014 - MSI student awarded ALA Spectrum Scholarship
06/26/2014 - Conway's article on digital imaging error wins 2014 Shera prize

July
07/3/2014 - Conway recieves seed grant from Mellon Foundation consortium
07/8/2014 - Electronic health records don't increase Medicare fraud, study finds
07/10/2014 - Adler-Milstein recieves funding to study strategies to improve primary care for patients
07/11/2014- New chief information officer of School of Information appointed
07/17/2014 - Kai Zheng to serve as interim director of Health Informatics programs
07/29/2014 - UMSI adds seven faculty members in 2014/15
07/29/2014 - Collins-Thompson makes the case for slow search engines
07/31/2014 - Radev's team takes first place in international linguistics competition 

August
08/5/2014 - We Make Health Fest to combine maker movement and health design
08/7/2014 - Hospitals could face penalities for missing electronic health record deadline
08/7/2014 - UMSI students' website allows Jacksonians to track downtown reconstruction
08/12/2014 - UMSI students' website delivers distressed property info to Jackson residents
08/14/2014 - Brooks recieves National Science Foundation grant to examine online learning data
08/26/2014 - Adar recieves grant to develop news visualization tools
08/28/2014 - UMSI students developing projects to help community, non-profit groups
08/28/2014 - Collins-Thompson recieves grant to develop literacy tutoring technology

September
09/2/2014 - UMSI faculty helping to shape U-M's new Office of Digital Education and Innovation
09/4/2014 - Adler-Milstein honored by American Medical Informatics Association
09/4/2014 -Akmon to talk in Vietnam on use of SEAD tools to manage research
09/4/2014 - Reinecke recieves Google Award for user appeal and engagement web design tool
09/8/2014 - Countries with varied health systems see similar health technology issues
09/16/2014 - Adler-Milstein named to list of influential women in health IT
09/25/2014 - New $1.6 million grant will investigate nurse and physician communication

October
10/1/2014 - Faculty, doctoral students recognized for teaching and service
10/9/2014 - UMSI faculty helping to bring rare and valuable African music archive to U-M
10/16/2014 - Health Informatics faculty, students recognized by AMIA
10/17/2014 - UMSI 2014 Alumni Award Winners Announced 
10/23/2014 - Professor Paul Edwards beats the clock on NBC
10/23/2014 - Yakel to study qualitative data reuse to improve education results
10/28/2014 - Lindtner to study Chinese maker culture

November
11/10/2014 - UMSI alum returns to Jeopardy! in Tournament of Champions
11/14/2014 - Power of the people: UMSI researchers seek volunteers
11/25/2014 - Klasnja to develop application to help cardiac patients maintain healthy lifestyles

December
12/2/2014 - Health Informatics team wins Distinguished Paper Award at AMIA symposium
12/9/2014 - Internet history MOOC now offered in self-paced format
12/9/2014 - Digital games in classroom aid teachers in assessing learning process
12/11/2014 - New grant will study health communication technologies and practices
12/11/2014 - Resnick receives grant for social media and health behavior study
12/17/2014 - Three UMSI professors appointed to collegiate professorships
12/18/2014 - UMSI advancement team wins gold, bronze CASE awards
12/23/2014 - App offers a walk on the wild side for Mott Children's Hospital visitors

 2013
January
1/14/2013 - MSI student is first Wikipedian in residence at presidential library
1/21/2013 - More UMSI projects are MCubed
1/22/2013 - Yakel and team win best research paper prize
1/23/2013 - Library "un-conference" returns for second year
1/30/2013 - Martha E. Pollack named university provost
1/31/2013 - Ellison wins competitive Gates Foundation grant

February
2/4/2013 - Beloved UMSI professor Michael Cohen passes
2/10/2013 - Alternative Spring Break kicks off Crowdrise funder
2/11/2013 - UMSI students win spot in iConference Social Media Expo
2/13/2013 - Adar, Laput collaborate on Adobe photo editor
2/15/2013 - NY Philharmonic digitizes collection spanning two centuries
2/19/2013 - Burton, Chalmers winners of Social Media Expo

March
3/11/2013 - Crowdrise crowns top funders
3/15/2013 - Emily Puckett Rodgers is a 2013 LJ Mover & Shaker
3/17/2013 - Those marvelous Michigan Makers
3/20/2013 - expoSItion projects tackle real world issues
3/27/2013 - ExpoSItion 2013 winners announced

April
4/10/2013 - NSF awards research fellowship to Jones
4/19/2013 - Ehrenberg gift funds new position
4/29/2013 - UMSI students compete at CHI

May
5/2/2013 - Grant aids Lagoze's studies of citizen scientist data
5/3/2013 - Students, faculty published in School Library Monthly
5/6/2013 - Commencement celebrates new grads, new award
5/9/2013 - Yan Chen chosen president-elect of Economic Science Association
5/14/2013 - Alumni win national leadership elections
5/14/2013 - UMSI PhD student takes top paper award at ICA
5/14/2013 - Michigan researchers survey Colombia's digital landscape
5/16/2013 - James L. Hilton returns to U-M as dean of libraries
5/21/2013 - Friedman receives Provost grant for a Learning Health System
5/22/2013 - Teasley awarded grant to coordinate funding efforts for cyberlearning initiatives
5/28/2013 - Facebook app to study social relationships of incoming freshmen

June
6/5/2013 - Conway delivers informatics commencement address
6/6/2013 - Social media can aid first-gen college students
6/10/2013 - UMSI and Jackson, MI collaboration aims to connect citizens and government
6/19/2013 - Recent grad chosen for LOC residency
6/20/2013 - MSI students win UX conference scholarships
6/21/2013 - UMSI leases space in former Borders building

July
7/3/2013 - UMSI relaunches si.umich.edu
7/5/2013 - Triple honors for mid-program MSI student
7/15/2013 - MLive webchat on Citizen Interaction Design
7/17/2013 - Electronic health records slow the rise of healthcare costs
7/23/2013 - Adler-Milstein paper examines health information exchange viability
7/25/2013 - Promotions and new appointments for UMSI faculty

August
8/9/2013 - Radev's Olympiad competitors achieve best year ever
8/22/2013 - Schoenebeck to work with parents and children on managing social media use
8/28/2013 - UMSI launches new entrepreneurship program: Startup Trek
8/28/2013 - Every vote counts: UMSI enters SXSW panels
8/28/2013 - Six new faculty members to join UMSI
8/29/2013 - UMSI alum is New Jersey Librarian of the Year

September
9/9/2013 - Joshua Rubin joins UMSI and Michigan's LHS Team
9/9/2013 - UMSI students to work on solving global problems
9/12/2013 - Kristin Fontichiaro wins best book award
9/12/2013 - 2013 Alumni Award winners announced
9/13/2013 - Yan Chen wins Excellence in Instruction award
9/19/2013 - UMSI faculty members launch virtual education lab
9/19/2013 - Adler-Milstein receives grant from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
9/19/2013 - A new honor for pioneering alumna Clara Stanton Jones

October
10/7/2013 - Drago Radev receives U-M faculty award
10/17/2013 - MacKie-Mason and Netz help establish UMSI professorship
10/30/2013 - UMSI initiative offers students new venues for service work
10/31/2013 - UMSI to host A2 DataDive

November
11/6/2013 - UMSI team encouraging variety in online news
11/8/2013 - UMSI campaign to support scholarship and research
11/14/2013 - GIEP projects and teams announced
11/27/2013 - UMSI team wins information retrieval competition

December
12/9/2013 - U-M adjunct named Drupal Security Team lead
12/9/2013 - UMSI project informs Jackson residents of homes slated for demolition
12/10/2013 - Mark Ackerman named ACM Fellow
12/10/2013 - Julia Adler-Milstein receives grant to study health information exchange
12/20/2013 - PhD student Charles Senteio accepted into prestigious honor society 

2012

5/4/2012 - UMSI Service Award re-named for Michael Cohen
5/14/2012 - Library Journal cites UMSI Influencers
9/1/2012 - MHI program welcomes first class
11/28/2012 - UMSI faculty win MCubed grants

2011
5/4/2011 - Not just good, they're great instructors
5/4/2011 - ACM touts Paul Resnick's Recommender System
5/4/2011 - Veinot's paper named "best"
5/4/2011 - Qiaozhu Mei awarded NSF grant to refine language models

2010
4/14/2010 - Chuck Severance receives first excellence in teaching award