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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

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

AJ Rudd (left) and Aishwarya Tare (right)

Putting the ‘AR’ into Art

April 28, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Two immersive media projects developed by iSchool students featured in Arts for All showcase.

Professor Richard Marciano, and students Isaac Hernandez and Akif Zaman team stand next to Haruo Kawate. They are standing in front of green shrubbery on University of Maryland's campus

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AIC: UMD Student Project Featured on Japanese Television

April 11, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

The students’ research follows second generation Japanese American who was forcibly removed from his home after the attacks on Pearl Harbor.

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BSOS, iSchool and Department of Computer Science Unveil New Undergraduate Badging Program

April 5, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

Maryland students can now earn an employer-approved stamp of data science success via a collaboration with the Greater Washington Partnership.

A black woman in a dark room looking down at a smartphone

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“Drawing Conclusions” – Identity Formation in the Digital Age

March 11, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

iSchool undergraduate student uses art to present her research into technology’s influence on ethnic identity formation.

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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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iSchool Admits First Student to New Combined Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

March 7, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Students can now graduate with a B.S. in Information Science and a M.S. in Library and Information Science in just five years.

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Seven iSchool Undergraduates Join UMD’s First Sprinternship™

February 8, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

The students worked to create solutions to cybersecurity, IT, and other tech challenges while exploring career opportunities in information scien …

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UMD iSchool’s Jen Golbeck Turns to TikTok as a Tool to Teach Next Gen Social Media Influencers

January 5, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Universities are increasingly turning to TikTok and other social platforms to help enhance curriculum and prepare students for this $62B industry …