School of Information

The downtown skyline of Jackson, Michigan. Wikimedia Commons photo.

UM Students Now Building Citizen Connection Technology For Jackson

In what the University of Michigan describes as a first-of-its-kind partnership, UM students have begun building information technology tools for the city of Jackson aimed at solving more than a dozen civic challenges identified by city officials.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/19/2014

The University of Michigan central campus.

School Of Information Dean And His Wife Pledge $2.5M To UM

The University of Michigan School of Information announced that UMSI’s dean, Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, and his wife, Janet Netz, committed to a gift of $2.5 million to the school.

CBS Detroit–11/24/2013

The University of Michigan central campus.

UM Info School Dean, Wife Pledge $2.5M To UM

The dean of the University of Michigan’s School of Information and his wife have pledged $2.5 million to the university.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/23/2013


UM Gets $8M Grant To Foster Data Sharing In Sustainability

The School of Information at the University of Michigan is heading a cooperative effort by four major universities to create better methods for data-sharing among scientists and researchers in the new and growing field of sustainability.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/24/2011

The University of Michigan central campus.

UM Study: Political Posts Bleed Over Into Non-Political Blogs

A full 25 percent of blog posts about politics occur on sites that are primarily about something else, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan School of Information. And when authors post about politics, their readers reply and engage with the political content of the posts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/14/2011


UM Picks Leader For New Master’s of Health Informatics Program

Charles Friedman, a top federal scientific officer in the Department of Health and Human Services, will head the new joint master’s program in health informatics offered by the University of Michigan School of Public Health and School of Information.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/19/2011

U-M North Quad

UM’s North Quad Residents, Programs Enjoying New Space

University of Michigan’s North Quad students, faculty and staff are finding unique ways to take advantage of their new technology-rich environment.