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Jimmy Lin awarded 2014 Faculty Award for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity
Jimmy Lin was awarded the University System of Maryland Board of Regents 2014 Faculty Award for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity for his early research on question answering and later applications to the clinical domain at the National Library of Medicine.

Ben Bederson appointed Associate Provost of Learning Initiatives
Ben Bederson was appointed Associate Provost of Learning Initiatives and founding Executive Director of the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC).

Jen Golbeck Featured on TEDxMidAtlantic talks
Jen Golbeck spoke at TEDxMidAtlantic about "The Curly Fry Conundrum: Why social media 'likes' say more than you might think."

Ben Shneiderman featured in ACM
Ben Shneiderman, Catherine Plaisant, and the HCIL were featured in "People of ACM: Ben Shneiderman" on ACM Digital Library for which Ben was interviewed about his research.

Senator Mikulski Congratulates the HCIL on 30th Anniversary
Senator Barbara Mikulski congradulates the HCIL on 30 years of "ingenuity and innovation" in a letter sent on May 22, 2013.

Jen Golbeck Guest Hosts on the Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU 88.5
Jen Golbeck stood in for Kojo Nnamdi as the guest host for several shows on 1/15, 1/16, 1/22, 1/23, 3/12, and 3/27/2014, including shows titled "Preserving Cuisine As Cultural Heritage" and "Overprotected Kids."

June Ahn and Mega Subramaniam featured in UMD Right Now
June Ahn and Mega Subramaniam's NSF-funded Sci-Dentity research was featured in UMD Right Now's article, "UMD Project Helps D.C. Students Build 'Sci-Dentities'" on January 10, 2014.

Jessica Vitak featured in January 2014 edition of Oprah
Jessica Vitak was quoted in Oprah's "17 Make-It-Happen Makeovers to Try Today: Your Online Persona" referencing her work on context collapse and impression management strategies.

Leah Findlater wins NSF Career Award
Leah Findelater wins NSF Career Award to study "Scaling up Mobile Accessibility through Touchscreen Personalization" on February 11, 2014.

Ben Shneiderman's Photos Featured in Computer History Museum Exhibit
Some of Ben Shneiderman's early photos are featured in the Computer History Museum's online exibit, entitled, "Computer Pioneers: Photos from the Field."

Kotaro Hara awarded IBM PhD Fellowship
Kotaro Hara was awarded the IBM PhD Fellowship, aimed at students who "have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation."

HCIL featured in ACM Interactions Magazine
To celebrate the HCIL's 30th anniversary, Interactions Magazine featured the HCIL in an article entitled, "30 Years at the University of Maryland's Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)."


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