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UMD iSchool Takes #4 Spot in U.S. Rankings

April 7, 2021 | Hayleigh Moore

Library and information studies, youth services, and information systems are among programming areas to earn top-five rankings.

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New Partnership Aims to Help UMD Further Diversify D.C. Region’s Tech Ecosystem

March 2, 2021 | Press Release

To increase female-identifying and non-binary students graduating with a tech degree at UMD by 12.5% in the next 5 years.

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George Mason & University of Maryland to Leverage 311 Data for Increased DMV Resilience During a Pandemic

February 26, 2021 | Press Release

Funded by the NSF, the team aims to provide tools to governments to better respond to regional disasters and crises.

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Alumni Spotlight: A Visionary in the Valley: An Alumna’s Journey to the Globe’s Center for Tech Innovation – Solace "Lacey" Arevalo-Sabado, HCIM ‘19

February 9, 2021 | iSchool News

Solace “Lacey” Arevalo-Sabado, HCIM’19, held an unflinching dream to make a name for herself in arguably the nation’s most recognized tec …

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The Associated Press: Despite Promise, Few in US Adopting COVID-19 Exposure Apps, featuring Jessica Vitak

December 9, 2020 | iSchool News

Dr. Jessica Vitak explains why Americans have been hesitant to use COVID-19 contact tracing smartphone tools. 

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UMD iSchool Sends 30 Students to Grace Hopper Celebration

October 27, 2020 | Mia K. Hinckle

The annual Grace Hopper Celebration brings together 30,000+ women in tech from across 115+ countries.

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Dr. Niklas Elmqvist & Purdue to Develop Virtual Reality Workforce Training Tech

October 26, 2020 | Mia K. Hinckle

Funded by a $5M NSF Grant to develop more effective workforce training methods using augmented, virtual, and extended realities.

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Dr. Jonathan Lazar Delivering a Lecture on Digital Accessibility

SIGACCESS Release: Jonathan Lazar – Outstanding Contribution Recipient 2020

August 27, 2020 | SIGACCESS

Dr. Jonathan Lazar was named the winner of the 2020 ACM SIGACCESS Award (Special Interest Groups on Accessible Computing) for Outstanding C …