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3 Faculty Members Awarded $1.4 Million to Develop Library and Archival Services

August 2, 2022 | Camille Rogers
The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program awarded 3 Professors funding which supports the tra …
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Two UMD Info College PhD Students Awarded ALA Spectrum Doctoral Fellowships

July 15, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
This year’s Fellows will work to expand social justice curricula and increase support for doctoral students and faculty in LIS fields.
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Dr. Cody Buntain Wins $999K DARPA Grant to Study Social Media in Conflict Zones

July 11, 2022 | Camille Rogers
Cody’s work will develop models to predict where influence efforts by actors might emerge online.

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Improving Fairness and Trust in AI Used for College Admissions and Language Translation

April 15, 2022 | Tom Ventsias
iSchool Assistant Professor Dr. Ge Gao joins $1.6M NSF/Amazon-funded project to develop algorithms and protocols that can improve the efficiency, …
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HCIL Faculty and Students to Participate in CHI 2022

April 12, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
23 members of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab will present their research at prestigious HCI conference.
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iSchool Hosts 5th Annual Info Challenge

April 7, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
This week-long event engaged students from across the region in cybersecurity, design, and data analytics projects to tackle real-world informati …
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iSchool Professor Receives $1 Million NSF CAREER Grant to Develop Data Science Curriculum

March 28, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
Dr. David Weintrop will be working with D.C. Public Schools to address inequities in high school data science education.
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Maryland Giving Day – March 9, 2022

March 8, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
Read about one student's inspirational story and how Giving Day is helped her pursue a degree in information science.
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Work on the Use of Intelligent Voice Assistants by Older Adults Wins ACM TOCHI Best Paper Award

January 28, 2022 | Liz Zogby
The paper by iSchool PhD student Alisha Pradhan, iSchool assistant professor Dr. Amanda Lazar, and University of Washington’s Dr. Leah Findlate …