July 23, 2018
School of Information
July 19, 2018
By Anthony Guarnieri
Facilities and Operations
and Safiya Merchant
The University Record
The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its July 19 meeting.
June 30, 2018
The University of Michigan is launching a new website intended to help people navigate the social media landscape.
May 17, 2018
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
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
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
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.
January 5, 2018
The University of Michigan School of Information has joined ArtsEngine, U-M's interdisciplinary arts integration initiative that is considered a national model for integrated curricular and co-curricular programming.
November 13, 2017
Augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality. AR, VR, MR.
Today, these are increasingly familiar terms and acronyms as this technology grows more familiar. Once cutting edge and sci-fi, AR/VR/MR — or AVMR — is approaching business-as-usual status.
October 27, 2017
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 23, 2017
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May 11, 2017
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
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.
April 18, 2017
Barry Fishman, known for his gameful learning approach to teaching, has been named Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Michigan Association of State Universities.
March 10, 2017
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.
March 10, 2017
The School of Information is the first school on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus to have all of its spaces achieve Platinum-level certification for sustainability.
September 20, 2016
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.
May 11, 2016
Checking email for work. Posting a photo to Facebook. Texting the kids to come downstairs. Sending a quick snap to a friend. People of all ages might use their smartphones in these ways during shared meals.
April 21, 2016
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.
April 19, 2016
A second city in Michigan will work with students in the School of Information to identify ways to use technology to foster citizen engagement.