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Watch our Graduation Recognition Ceremony

May 4, 2022

Congratulations to our 2022 graduates! We are thrilled to celebrate with you and are proud to call each of you a Forever Buff. Our ceremony is available online, watch now!

Information Science at CHI 2022

April 28, 2022

Faculty, students and researchers affiliated with the Department of Information Science at CU Boulder will be presenting work at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , the premier international conference of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). CHI – pronounced 'kai' – annually brings together researchers and practitioners from...

Max Gannett

Class of 2022: Max Gannett

During his time in CMCI, fourth-year student Max Gannett has been a student ambassador, a peer career advisor and student government president. Now, he is graduating as the Department of Information Science's William W. White Outstanding Senior, and he will continue his studies this fall in the Information Science Bachelor's-Accelerated Master's Degree program.

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Class of 2022: Honors and Distinction Graduates


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Millions are turning to TikTok for the latest on Ukraine, but can the platform be trusted?

March 22, 2022

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, TikTok has become a primary outlet for spreading information, causing some to refer to the conflict as TikTok's first war. Casey Fiesler, an assistant professor of information science, discusses the role TikTok is playing in the Ukraine crisis.

CU Boulder Today: “Millions are turning to TikTok for the latest on Ukraine, but can the platform be trusted?”

March 18, 2022

Featuring Casey Fiesler (Information Science)


Funding awarded to top student female founders at women's prize night

March 17, 2022

Information Science student Priscilla Hopper won first place and was awarded $5,000 towards her venture, Notice.

Elle: “Inside the Peloverse”

March 16, 2022

Featuring Casey Fiesler (Information Science)

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CMCI researchers dive into ‘dual experience’ of LGBTQ users on TikTok

Feb. 21, 2022

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.

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Learn who won the Three Minute Thesis competition

Feb. 17, 2022

The fifth annual Three Minute Thesis competition held on Feb. 9, featuring 11 finalists, resulted in a winner, a tie for runner-up and a winner of the people's choice award.