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(Video) ALA Lecture Series: ALA President Patty Wong

May 16, 2022 | iSchool News Staff
Wong shares her 37-year journey with the ALA and the association's ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion.
Manchester Town Hall

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(Video) Search Mastery Speaker Series: Manchester vs. Cranfield

May 5, 2022 | iSchool News Staff
A discussion about why we answer questions, and how a new paradigm can justify crafting search queries that go beyond information seeking.
The Maryland State House in Annapolis

The Maryland State House in Annapolis

New Law Ensures Equivalent Access to Digital Tools for All of Maryland’s K-12 Students

May 5, 2022 | Liz Zogby
Trace Center Director and iSchool professor Jonathan Lazar contributed to and testified in support of the bill to bring an accessibility requirem …
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Jewish American Heritage at UMD

May 2, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
This month, UMD recognizes the impact of Jewish Americans at the University and beyond. Here the iSchool compiles a list of resources, events, an …
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Can a Strategy Game Help AI Learn to Spot Scammers?

April 27, 2022 | Maria Herd
iSchool Associate Professor, Dr. Jordan Boyd-Graber, joins team of researchers awarded $1M to support U.S. Military’s cybersecurity fight.
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Online-Only Services Offer Safety, But May Limit Access

April 20, 2022 | Liz Zogby
As a result of the covid-19 pandemic, interaction with websites and apps sometimes become the only way to access certain goods and services, leav …
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iSchool Faculty and Staff Join Global Team to Launch New Publication

April 15, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore
"Including Disability" offers innovative approaches to eliminating systemic barriers and gives voice to disabled people.

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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, …