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#FaceOff

With a brief glance at a single face, emerging facial analysis software can now categorize the gender, race, emotional state and even identity of individuals with remarkable accuracy much of the time. Yet when information science PhD student Morgan Klaus Scheuerman dug into this new technology, he discovered a dangerously subtle form of systemic bias.

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#SimulateThis

It’s unlikely that any level of planning could have prepared organizations for COVID-19 and the other crises 2020 unleashed. But whether it’s a global pandemic, an economic crisis or a wildfire, practicing how to navigate group communication and decision making can help prepare for future crises, says Associate Professor Matt Koschmann.

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#TunedIn: 10 Things Worth Checking Out Now

A curated list of articles by, and featuring, CMCI researchers for your reading, watching and listening pleasure. Dig in!

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Trending: Fall 2019

Associate Professor Phaedra Pezzullo explains why a shift to sustainable energy should be #PoweredByThePeople and Associate Professor Rick Stevens looks into the trend of second screening in #GameOfPhones.

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Trending: Current Issue

Senior Instructor Jamie Skerski discusses the legacy of #TomboyCulture, Department of Media Studies PhD student Art Bamford shares tips on raising #TechieToddlers, and Scholar-in-Residence Jorge Perez-Gallego helps kids in their quest to go #MiningForKnowledge.

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Trending: Fall 2018

Researchers on today’s trending topics, from building a better #STEMBarbie to tracking an image’s viral journey from #HopeToNope to co-op movement activists who say it’s out with traditional economies and #InWithTheOld.

Trending: Spring 2018

Now trending: Reporters are awarded for uncovering a racial bias in pedestrian citations, students participate in a cutting-edge course on an advertising trend that's revolutionizing the industry, and a librarian and graduate student team up to improve Wikipedia articles about female artists.

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Trending: Fall 2017

Our scholars take on fake news, forecast the flu and discuss religious messages in the media.

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Trending: Summer 2017

CMCI faculty take on buzzworthy issues.