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David Bamman
David Bamman’s BookNLP project will receive funding from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) to expand its scope to include German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish languages.
Geoff Nunberg
The School of Information is sad to announce that Geoffrey Nunberg passed away on August 11, 2020. Geoff Nunberg was a linguist and an adjunct full professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Information.
Hany Farid
Should big tech companies be reined in? I School Professor Hany Farid thinks changes need to be made to Sec 230 which would remove the blanket protection from liability these companies currently enjoy.
Daniel Alvarez
MIDS student Daniel Alvarez developed text-based similarity algorithms for the UN World Food Programme to support cash-based relief delivery.
The Charisma Machine cover / Morgan G. Ames
The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child, by Professor Morgan Ames wins ASIS&T’s 2020 Best Information Science Book Award.
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Prof. Salehi was awarded $100K from Facebook Research to study how Muslim Americans adopt counter-narratives online, empowering and giving voice to an often denigrated population.
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The sudden need for distance education relates to ongoing research by Prof. Jenna Burrell, Anne Jonas, Prof. Morgan G. Ames, who explore inequality and digitization in educational spaces.
Hany Farid
The EARN IT Act would help stop tech giants from prioritizing profits over safety.
Andrew Bullen, Sharon Lin, and Christina Carr
Inaugural Sharon X. Lin (’11, MIDS ’15) and Andrew R. Bullen (’10) Fellowship goes to incoming 5th Year MIDS student and Berkeley graduate Christina Carr.
Niloufar Salehi
Prof. Niloufar Salehi was awarded an NSF CRII grant to study restorative justice approaches to addressing harm in online communities.

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