Students, their families, friends and CMCI faculty gathered last week to celebrate graduating. At CMCI's Recognition Ceremony May 12, 2023, nearly 700 students crossed the stage, accepted their diplomas and became alumni. In total, more than 800 bachelors, master’s and doctoral students completed their degrees.
In 2022, the climate-action organization Mission Zero partnered with CMCI for the first time, donating $25,000 to further climate-focused work in the college. Faculty and students undertook seven grant projects, tackling climate issues through innovative storytelling.
CMCI graduate students worked with the state in their quest to map and track environmental injustice in Colorado. Through digital storytelling, students highlighted communities’ environmental concerns as well as the histories of people living in those places.
Information Science PhD candidates Jessie Smith and Janghee Cho have joined fellowships with Google and Meta. Starting this fall, they will focus on research projects with financial support from the two companies.
In a study published in January, researchers Ellen Simpson and Bryan Semaan, both with the College of Media, Communication and Information, analyzed how people who identify as LGBTQ adopted and experienced TikTok. They found that, while the participants enjoyed some aspects of the platform, they never quite felt at home using it.
Did you just see a Facebook “memory” of your ex from Valentine’s Day…three years ago, and now you’re bummed or just annoyed? Blame the algorithms, says Anthony Pinter, a doctoral student in the information science department and soon-to-be ATLAS faculty member.