News: Faculty & Staff

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UMD INFO Faculty to Make Archival Materials More Accessible via Web Search

January 23, 2024 | Olivia Borgula & INFO Staff
Diana Marsh and Katrina Fenlon are leading this NSF funded project
From left, Drs. Amanda Lazar, J. Bern Jordan, and Hernisa Kacorri. Photo by Craig Taylor.

From left, Drs. Amanda Lazar, J. Bern Jordan, and Hernisa Kacorri. Photo by Craig Taylor.

News Release: New R&D Projects to Move the Needle on Making Mainstream Tech Accessible for People Living with Disabilities

January 23, 2024 | INFO Staff
Led by Drs. J. Bern Jordan, Hernisa Kacorri, and Amanda Lazar at the UMD INFO College in partnership with Raising the Floor-US
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Image courtesy of ALA LibLearnX

UMD INFO Faculty and Students Lead Presentations at the 2024 ALA LibLearnX Conference

January 18, 2024 | INFO Staff
Library practitioners, leaders, and researchers from around the country will gather at this annual event
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New Tool Can Help Audit Pretrial Detainment Decisions in Maryland, UMD Study Shows (ft. Zubin Jelveh)

January 10, 2024 | UMD BSOS Staff
UMD BSOS + INFO faculty are determining how to make criminal justice more "just"
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(Video) SoDa Seed Grant Series: Newspapers and the Lynching Story: Discoveries, Distortions, and Erasure, 1789-1963

January 9, 2024 | INFO Staff
Associate professor with UMD’s journalism college discusses research about lynching and news coverage
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A New Way to Make Digital Technology Accessible to All

December 20, 2023 | UMD EDUC Staff
A Q&A on the Maryland Initiative for Digital Accessibility (MIDA), ft. Gulnoza Yakubova (EDUC)
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Image via Bored Panda

(Video) Maryland Today: Information Warfare’s Secret Weapon: Kittens (ft. Susannah Paletz)

December 11, 2023 | Maryland Today Staff | UMD
Research on social media sharing reveals the potential dangers of cuteness
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Units Across UMD Partner on Multidisciplinary Initiatives for AI Ethics, Accessible Technology, and Literacy

December 7, 2023 | Olivia Borgula & INFO Staff
Funded by UMD Grand Challenge Grants, INFO is playing an integral role in these initiatives