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MLIS Student Aaron Wilson Awarded ALA Spectrum Scholarship

August 22, 2022 | Camille Rogers

What was a safe place during his childhood is now a place that has become his career path.

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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 …

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Info College Faculty and Alumna Publish New Book on Information Literacy and Disinformation

August 5, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Dr. Paul T. Jaeger co-authored “Foundations of Information Literacy,” the first book to offer frameworks for tackling information literacy and di …

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3 Faculty Members Awarded $1.4 Million to Develop Library and Archival Services

August 2, 2022 | Camille Rogers

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program awarded 3 Professors funding which supports the tra …

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. Cody Buntain Wins $999K DARPA Grant to Study Social Media in Conflict Zones

July 11, 2022 | Camille Rogers

Cody’s work will develop models to predict where influence efforts by actors might emerge online.

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How Taliban Used Twitter to take over Afghanistan

July 11, 2022 | Camille Rogers

Dr. Cody Buntain looks at how the Taliban made effective use of Twitter to engage with and manipulate international and domestic audiences.

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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.