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Jesse Anderson, College of Information Studies (left); Veeraj Shah, School of Public Health (right)

Jesse Anderson, InfoSci ’22, to Compete as Finalist in the UMD Do Good Challenge!

March 4, 2021 | UMD iSchool Staff

Anderson and partner Veeraj Shah’s startup nonprofit organization, Chat Health, will be showcased as the competition continues through April 2021 …

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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.

Alumni Spotlight: How iSchool Alumnus Helps Businesses Innovate and Adapt Using Transformational Tech – Brandon Turp BSIS ‘18

March 2, 2021 | UMD iSchool Staff

The desire to help modernize businesses’ infrastructure by implementing the next generation of disruptive technologies led Brandon to pursue hi …

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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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University of Maryland, Carnegie Mellon, and Facebook Team Up to Forecast Coronavirus Spread

November 19, 2020 | Press Release

Data shared by 30M+ Facebook users world-wide will enable earlier detection of COVID-19 outbreaks, help communities to prepare, inform policymak …

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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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Universities at Shady Grove Blog: How Technology is Helping People with Traumatic Brain Injuries

July 20, 2020 | Galina Madjaroff Reitz

Amazon’s Alexa can help people with brain injuries regain independence and feel supported in their own home.

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Staff Spotlight: Tetyana Bezbabna, Assistant Director of Information Science Undergraduate Program at Shady Grove

July 15, 2020 | iSchool News

Meet Assistant Director of the Information Science Undergraduate Program at Shady Grove, Tetyana Bezbabna!

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Would you make a good Information Detective? Explaining the career of an Open Source Intelligence Professional, featuring Mary Ann Francis

June 12, 2020 | Mary Ann Francis

Have you ever wondered about privacy and the data that operating systems, search engines, and social networks collect about you?