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Dr. Daniel Greene: Rethinking How Schools, Libraries, and Community Orgs Tackle Poverty

October 10, 2022 | Mia K. Hinckle

Can a community barbeque be more beneficial to citizens than learning computing skills?

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Online-Only Services Offer Safety, But May Limit Access

April 20, 2022 | Liz Zogby

As a result of the covid-19 pandemic, interaction with websites and apps sometimes become the only way to access certain goods and services, leav …

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iSchool Faculty and Staff Join Global Team to Launch New Publication

April 15, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

“Including Disability” offers innovative approaches to eliminating systemic barriers and gives voice to disabled people.

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MLIS Alumni Spotlight: The Joys of Aging Using VR – Erin Washington, MLIS ‘09

April 13, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

Creating first-person, virtual reality experiences to enhance empathy and address growing issues in the caretaking industry.

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HCIL Faculty and Students to Participate in CHI 2022

April 12, 2022 | Hayleigh Moore

23 members of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab will present their research at prestigious HCI conference.

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Work on the Use of Intelligent Voice Assistants by Older Adults Wins ACM TOCHI Best Paper Award

January 28, 2022 | Liz Zogby

The paper by iSchool PhD student Alisha Pradhan, iSchool assistant professor Dr. Amanda Lazar, and University of Washington’s Dr. Leah Findlate …

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HR Brew: Employee surveillance is exploding with remote work (feat. Jessica Vitak)

January 27, 2022 | UMD iSchool Staff

Journalist Sam Blum examines how the expansion of worker surveillance runs the risk of shattering employees’ trust.

Maryland Today: Well-versed in the Metaverse

August 17, 2021 | iSchool News

Professor Jennifer Golbeck discusses what the future of the internet will look like.