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Dr. Galina Reitz Develops iTAP a Collaborative Project Providing Technology Support to the Senior Community

September 19, 2022 | Camille Rogers
Local stakeholders and engaged knowledgeable students are eager to teach, support, train and help with basic computer skills.
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Dr. Cody Buntain Appears on Voice of America to Discuss the Taliban’s Use of Twitter

August 18, 2022 | Mia K. Hinckle
Research showing how the Taliban leveraged Twitter, and Twitter’s limited management of this, was shared with Voices of America’s global audi …
A farmer tends crops in Uganda, an area where bias in AI algorithms monitoring global crop health might misinterpret data due to a lack of knowledge of local growing methods. Photo by Nuno Almeida, Dreamstime.com

A farmer tends crops in Uganda, an area where bias in AI algorithms monitoring global crop health might misinterpret data due to a lack of knowledge of local growing methods. Photo by Nuno Almeida, Dreamstime.com

UMD Co-leads $750K NSF, Amazon Project to Tackle AI Bias in Mapping

July 20, 2022 | Rachael Grahame | Maryland Today
INFO College's Dr. Sergii Skakun will play a key role in building the system that could enable fairer, safer decisions on resource distribution
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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. Zubin Jelveh: Machine Learning Can Predict Shooting Victimization Well Enough to Help Prevent It

June 27, 2022 | Mia K. Hinckle
Using arrest and victimization records from the Chicago PD, a machine learning model can predict the risk of being shot in the next 18 months.

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Two UMD Info College Faculty Members Establish New Archival Repatriation Committee

June 10, 2022 | iSchool News Staff
The new Committee is a major step towards enacting more Native and Indigenous repatriation archival policy.

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Maryland Today: $6M Award From State to Help Extension Bridge Digital Divide

June 3, 2022 | iSchool News Staff
UMD Info College faculty and students join team to develop programs to help underserved urban and rural communities access broadband internet.

UMD Info College Welcomes New Associate Professor Amelia Gibson

May 25, 2022 | iSchool News Staff
Dr. Gibson will also be stepping into the Associate Director role for the Info College's Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC).