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Frias-Martinez Joins UMD Effort Focused on Food and Nutrition Security

January 7, 2023 | UMIACS

The multidisciplinary team received a $750K NSF grant to address the challenges of food security in Maryland.

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100 Women Making AI Ethical and Accessible

December 19, 2022 | Laurie Robinson

Associate Professor Jessica Vitak made the list of 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics.

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UMD Researchers Awarded Grant to Study Pretrial Detention in Criminal Cases Across MD

December 13, 2022 | Laurie Robinson

According to lead investigator, Dr. Zubin Jelveh, there is still a gap in understanding how decisions are made about who should be detained.

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Project Aims to Convey Big Data With Sound and Touch

December 6, 2022 | Maria Herd | UMIACS

NSF-Funded Research Would Expand Employment, Education Opportunities for Blind Data Users.

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Congratulations to the Fall 2022 INFO College Scholarship Recipients

December 6, 2022 | Mia K. Hinckle

17 students from across programs have been recognized for excellence in their work and studies.

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Morphic: Advancing Social Equity Through Digital Inclusion

November 10, 2022 | Liz Zogby

A growing pool of users at libraries, colleges, and job centers across the US and in Canada have the opportunity to take advantage of Morphic, a …

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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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Alumni Profile: Jane Robbins, PhD ‘72

May 2, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

The iSchool catches up with the its first PhD graduate as she shares her legacy as one of the most influential leaders in library science educati …