Hosted talks:

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  • October, 2018 – Casey Pierce invited to speak at VSee Telehealth Conference in Silicon Valley.
  • October, 2018Libby Hemphill receives a grant from the NIH to focused on training to enhance reproducibility.
  • September 1, 2018 –  Sarita Schoenebeck, Cliff Lampe, and JJ Prescott received a new NSF award focused on theories of justice and online harassment.
  • August 2018 – Libby Hemphill, Andrea Thomer, and Florian Schaub received an NSF grant focused on cyber credentials to be used for accessing sensitive data.
  • July 2018 –  Libby Hemphill received a Mozilla grant to study learning and de-escalation strategies in online discussions.
  • July 2018 –  Libby Hemphill, Cliff Lampe, Lynette Hoelter, and Christopher Brooks received an NSF grant focused on preparing the public to impact communities using data science.
  • May 2018 –  Tawfiq Ammari passed his dissertation proposal to become a PhD Candidate.
  • April 2018 PhD Candidate Carol Moser accepted to participate in the Doctoral Consortium at CHI 2018 in Montreal, Canada.
  • 2018 – Casey Pierce and Robin Brewer received award from the Edward Ginsberg Center addressing health technology education disparities for older adults through a telehealth program.
  • May 26, 2017 – The Social Media Research Lab (SMRL) at the School of Information University of Michigan have 4 members—Lindsay Blackwell, Nicole Ellison (Vice Chair of ICA Communication and Technology division), Penny Trieu, & Elizabeth Whittaker—at ICA this year (hey that’s 1/3 of our lab ). Details here
  • August 9, 2016 – Casey Pierce has been awarded AOM’s OCIS DeSanctis Award / Newman Award at the Academy of Management Conference, 2016.
  • June 13, 2016 Casey Pierce has been awarded ICA’s W. Charles Redding Dissertation award for the Organizational Communication Division. Casey is also the runner-up for the Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation award for the Communication & Technology Division. Casey received both awards in the International Communication Association Conference, 2016.
  • March 9, 2016 – Cliff Lampe is featured in Parents Magazine in their article “Fear, Parenting, and Today’s Vigilante Culture.”
  • March 8, 2016 – The New York Times covers Alexis Hiniker, Sarita Schoenebeck, and Julie Kientz’s CSCW 2016 paper, “Not at the Dinner Table: Parents’ and Childrens’ Perspectives on Family Technology Rules.”
  • February 10, 2016 – Lindsay Blackwell, Jean Hardy, Tawfiq Ammari, Tiffany Veinot, Cliff Lampe, and Sarita Schoenebeck received an Honorable Mention for Best Paper at CHI 2016 for their paper “LGBT Parents and Social Media: Advocacy, Privacy, and Disclosure during Shifting Social Movements.”
  • February 3, 2016 – Sarita Schoenebeck has been awarded a $549,820 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to study how children’s online identities are formed and shaped by their parents.
  • February 1, 2016 – Grace YoungJoo Jeon, Nicole Ellison, Bernie Hogan, and Christine Greenhow received an Honorable Mention for Best Paper at CSCW 2016 for their paper “First-Generation Students and College: The Role of Facebook Networks as Information Sources.”
  • January 15, 2016 – Lindsay Blackwell was awarded a Community of Scholars fellowship from the Institute for Research on Women and Gender to further her work on online harassment.
  • November 5, 2015 – The New York Times covers Joseph Bayer, Nicole Ellison, Sarita Schoenebeck, and Emily Falk’s Information, Communication & Society paper, “Sharing the small moments: ephemeral social interaction on Snapchat.”
  • November 3, 2015 – Joseph Bayer, Nicole Ellison, Sarita Schoenebeck, and Emily Falk’s Information, Communication & Society paper, “Sharing the small moments: ephemeral social interaction on Snapchat,” appears in Business InsiderVogueHealthYahoo! News, and more.
  • November 1, 2015 – Casey Pierce is currently seeking doctoral students with a particular interest in social media and IT within healthcare organizations. She is currently examining how healthcare technologies shape the practice of modern medicine. New research projects examine how clinicians coordinate virtually using telemedicine/telehealth platforms and how physicians share knowledge online to solve complex medical cases.
  • October 30, 2015 – Joseph Bayer, Nicole Ellison, Sarita Schoenebeck, and Emily Falk’s Information, Communication & Society paper, “Sharing the small moments: ephemeral social interaction on Snapchat,” appears in The Huffington Post.
  • April 30, 2015 – As CHI2015 closes, Cliff Lampe officially takes on the role of Technical Program Chair for CHI2016. In this role, he will work with hundreds of CHI volunteers to deliver a high quality, impactful program of content for the annual premier conference in Human Computer Interaction.

    Cliff Lampe entertains crowds at CHI2015.

  • April 8, 2015 – Cliff Lampe has been awarded $378,014 from the Transforming Teaching and Learning for the Third Century program initiated by the University of Michigan Provost. His project is called “Citizen Interaction Design” and involves training for new types of digital citizenship.
  • March 6, 2015 – Cliff Lampe delivered a TEDxUoM talk entitled “Social Media is Good for You” – outlining different ways in which social media can be effectively used to improve the lives of those who use them, and the social contexts in which they are used.
  • November 4, 2014 – Grace YoungJoo Jeon is attending the Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), where she is presenting on a panel, “Credibility Perceptions of Content Contributors and Consumers in Social Media.” Read more about the ASIS&T Annual Meeting here.
  • October 16, 2014  Nicole Ellison and Sarita Schoenebeck are attending the Digital Youth Seattle Think Tank 2014, where they are meeting with experts in research, practice, policy and industry on digital youth. Read more about this invitation-only event here.
  • September 29, 2014  Nicole Ellison gave a lecture, “What is Social Media?” for the RCGD (Research Center for Group Dynamics) Fall 2014 Seminar Series. Ellison described some of the defining properties of social media and consider how these key affordances relate to important concepts in the communications field, such as relationship development, social capital, and self-presentation. Read more about this fall’s seminar series, Social Psychology in the Era of Social Media, here.
  • April 1, 2014  Paul Resnick, Eytan Adar and Cliff Lampe are collaborating on this project that aims to learn about the social media ecosystem and focuses on questions such as how much time users spend daily on a site, how they split their activity across platforms, and how these patterns may change over time. Read more. 
  • January 8, 2014 — Nicole Ellison has received a $250,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the King Center Charter School (KCCS) to study the effectiveness of Facebook apps developed to help students apply to, attend and stay in college. Read more. 
  • January 21, 2013  Nicole Ellison and  Sarita Schoenebeck have been granted $60,000 start-up awards by the MCubed initiative for “Adolescent social connection in online environments: perspectives from computer-mediated communication, social neuroscience + YOU!” The team will explore how adolescents connect with one another on Facebook, and how different online experiences affect and are affected by individual differences in the brain’s response to social, cognitive and emotional tasks. The project was proposed by Emily Falk, LS&A department of social sciences.
  • January 21, 2013  Cliff Lampe has been granted $60,000 start-up awards by the MCubed initiative for “Linking Social Media and Surveys: Processes and Tools.” This project assesses how the behavior of posting on social network sites relates to attitude measures acquired by surveys, in order to reveal biases that could potentially undermine results garnered from big data analytics. Partners on the project at Joshua Pasek of LS&A social sciences and Frederick Conrad of the Institute for Social Research.
  • August 22, 2013  The National Science Foundation has awarded Sarita Schoenebeck a three year, $469,519 grant to conduct a wide-ranging study to assess parenting methods for increasing awareness, intentionality, and competency in youths’ social media usage. Read more.