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June 24, 2018

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May 17, 2018

'Harmless' cheating in the lab linked to misbehavior in real life

Breaking the rules.

Almost daily we hear about someone who has cheated to get ahead — students using a study app to get answers for a final exam, two more auto companies caught fudging on emissions data, and Facebook employees fired for taking private user data for the purposes of stalking.

April 9, 2018

Academic program coordinator is a charitable Ghostbuster

When George Sprague joined the maker movement, it was not anywhere near where it is today.

Sprague’s involvement in the do-it-yourself community that incorporates technology in inventions started way before maker culture even had a name.

March 6, 2018

New center at UMSI will promote social media responsibility

Google the words "fake news" and you'll find articles about made-up accounts of the recent school shooting in Florida, new evidence that false stories influenced the last election, and numerous references to the current president's accusations against media.

March 6, 2018

University announces first online degrees through Coursera

Online learners may soon have three new University of Michigan master's degree options through a partnership with Coursera — one in the growing field of applied data science, a first-of-its-kind program in public health, and an advanced program in construction engineering and management.

October 27, 2017

Bicentennial app offers augmented reality experience

Look out! Two woolly mammoth skeletons stalk out of the Ruthven Natural History Museum door on the University of Michigan campus.

Make it snow or rain on U-M's iconic art sculpture, the Cube.

May 11, 2017

Study shows kids want input before parents share about them online

Soccer games, family vacations and reports of good grades are OK for social media sharing. Posts with baby photos or references to punishments and significant others — not so much.

This is what children said when asked what their parents can share about them online, according to research from the School of Information.

April 26, 2017

Scientific papers using old and new knowledge get most attention

An examination of millions of scientific papers and patents reveals works that land in the top 5 percent of the most cited research draw upon a mix of old and new knowledge — significant in a day and age when the number of new publications is increasing dramatically, a University of Michigan researcher says.

March 10, 2017

IT leader Edward Happ to head two new information centers at UMSI

The School of Information has announced the future establishment of two new information centers to improve communications infrastructure in underserved communities and advance data usage by organizations that serve populations in those areas.

September 20, 2016

U-M, edX announce three online, social innovation MicroMasters

Online learners interested in educational leadership, social work and the growing field of user-experience research and design now can earn more comprehensive certification or complete work toward an advanced degree at the University of Michigan.

April 21, 2016

Thomas Finholt named dean of the School of Information

Professor Thomas A. Finholt, a member of the University of Michigan faculty since 1991, has been appointed dean of the School of Information.

His appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, takes effect May 1 and runs through June 30, 2021. 

October 29, 2015

SI partners with Ann Arbor library on makerspace project

An innovative community-campus partnership will provide School of Information students with access to a unique new space in which to develop tool and craft skills, learn how to mentor children, encourage creativity, and tinker with new technology and new materials.

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