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iSchool Hosts 5th Annual Info Challenge

April 7, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

This week-long event engaged students from across the region in cybersecurity, design, and data analytics projects to tackle real-world informati …

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FOX5: Amazon’s ‘just walk out’ technology

April 7, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

iSchool Associate Professor Dr. Jessica Vitak shares her views on the data and privacy concerns surrounding Amazon’s new shopping technology.

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(Video) Search Mastery Speaker Series: Supporting Children’s Online Information Discovery

April 6, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

Dr. Jerry Alan Fails and Dr. Sole Pera present CAST, a new search engine interface developed to empower emergent searchers and improve their info …

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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.

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VisUMD publication on Medium.com (Image courtesy of Nightingale)

Blog This: Transforming How Students Engage and Learn from Visualization Research

March 28, 2022 | iSchool News Staff

Writer Alexandra Khoo chats with iSchool Professor Niklas Elmqvist about the origins of his popular data visualization blog, VisUMD.

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iSchool Professor Receives $1 Million NSF CAREER Grant to Develop Data Science Curriculum

March 28, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Dr. David Weintrop will be working with D.C. Public Schools to address inequities in high school data science education.

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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.