Tanu Mitra has been awarded an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) grant of $508,476 for Influencing Communities and Narratives: New Techniques for Understanding Adversarial Influence Online.
Jacob O. Wobbrock has been awarded a Social Experiences in VR Environments program grant of $74,947 by Facebook for Recommending VR Interaction Techniques for Users with Limited Mobility.
Adam D. Moore’s article “Free Speech, Privacy, and Autonomy,” has been published in Social Philosophy and Policy (SP&P), Volume 37, Issue 2, (Winter 2021): 31 – 51. SP&P is considered one of the very top journals in political and social philosophy and has more than 5 times the subscription rate of any philosophy journal. The journal uses a two-step review process where articles are reviewed by ~13 scholars at a conference. Written comments are provided and the revised article is then anonymously peer-reviewed. H-index 30.
J. Elizabeth Mills, along with research colleagues Jacqueline Kociubuk and Kathleen Campana (Ph.D '18) have had a paper published in The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion, on preliminary analysis of data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services-funded grant, Project VOICE: Mills, J. E., Kociubuk, J., & Campana, K. (2021). “Understanding Social Justice Through Practitioners’ Language: A Grounded Theory Analysis of Interviews with Practitioners from Libraries and Their Community Partners.” The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion, 5(2).
Chris Coward and Nic Weber presented a workshop as part of the Going Public: Advocacy, Activism, and Building Trust event. They shared their experience on the proposal development process for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Civic Innovation planning grant, focusing especially on a number of challenges relating to trust building, power dynamics, racial representation, and the tension of needing to simultaneously meet the expectations of an NSF grant proposal and the expectations of the communities where they want to collaboratively serve.
Chris Coward also hosted an online escape room session at the Next Library Conference. “The Euphorigen Investigation” is an interactive and immersive environment for active learning about misinformation.
Michelle H. Martin was interviewed for a KQED radio segment last week: Kim, Mena. “Remembering Eric Carle, Author of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and Scores of Children’s Books.” KQED, San Francisco Public Radio. 28 May 2021.
Annuska Zolyomi was quoted in a Gizmodo article about sarcasm and Twitter: “A DARPA Sarcasm Detector Is Good.” Annuska’s research was sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of Jaime Snyder’s CAREER award.