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Jen Golbeck Selected for TED Talks’ “Year in Ideas”

Jen Golbeck’s TED Talk, “The Curly Fry Conundrum: Why social media ‘likes’ say more than you might think“, was selected for TED’s Year in Ideas: TED Talks in 2014.

Allison Druin named 2014 ACM Distinguished Scientist

Allison Druin was named a 2014 ACM Distinguished Scientist for making “a significant impact in the field of computing, computer science, and/or information technology.”

Jessica Vitak Cited in Health365

Jessica Vitak’s research was cited in the Health365 article “Is social media bad for your mental health?“

“Every AlgoRiThm Has ART In It” Featured in The Diamondback

Ben Shneiderman’s TreeMap exhibit Every AlgoRiThm Has ART In It, which opened on October 16th at the National Academy of Sciences’ Keck Center, was featured in The Diamonback‘s article, “Viewing the world from a new plane.”

Golbeck on Vitak in Psychology Today

Jen Golbeck’s Psychology Today article “Facebook Makes the Heart Grow Fonder” discusses Jessica Vitak’s research on Facebook and relationship maintenance.

BodyVis Featured in Terp Magazine

Leyla Norooz’s work on BodyVis at the HCIL Hackerspace was described in the Terp Magazine article “A Hackerspace, from A to Tee.”