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Press Coverage in 2008

The International Children’s Digital Library is in the News: In an article on the U.S. Department of State website: Kids Help Design International Children’s Digital Library.  

Jen Golbeck is in the news for her social network research in Ars Technica and Science.

Ben Shneiderman was interviewed in a New York Times article on information visualization, August 2008.

Ben Shneiderman talks to the New York Times about small screen displays, July 2008. 

An HCIL research project by François Guimbretière and Nick Chen was featured in Slashdot, June 2008.

Ben Shneiderman Receives 2008 Board of Visitors Award from the College of Computer, Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the Univ. of Maryland Pictured on May 16, 2008, Board Chair Raj Khera presents the Award, while Dean Stephen Halperin and Prof. James Yorke applaud. 

New Scientist, Ben Shneiderman's research is featured:Emergency 2.0 is coming to a website near you, May 2008. features Jennifer Golbeck in a two-part Young Guns series, April 2008.

The six secrets to mobile computing success” A report on Prof. Ben Bederson speaking at Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, April 2008.

MIT Technology Review, features Allison Druin in the article: An Unexpected Director, April 2008.

Diamondback Online features Allison Druin, Director of the HCIL, in: A Lab with Big Ideas, April 2008.

Ars technica features Ben Shneiderman, March 2008.

Ben Shneiderman featured in Science Daily: Human-Computer Interaction Redefines Science on Science 2.0, March 2008.

Physorg:  Move over Galileo, it's Science 2.0 featuring Ben Shneiderman, March 2008.

Ben Shneiderman on Science 2.0 featured in Indo-Asian News Service: Global innovator calls for new approach to science, March 2008.

Ben Shneiderman on the radio show, Canadian Broadcasting: As it Happens on March 11, 2008 from 11:55 to 19:25 seconds in this broadcast:

Brandon Keim writes about Ben Shneiderman's work on Science 2.0 in an article, A Journalist's Journey Through Science 2.0 on, March 2008.

Ben Shneiderman was featured in by Alexis Madrigal in an article on The Internet Is Changing the Scientific Method on March 2008.

Ben Shneiderman talks about Science 2.0 in Science Magazine on March 2008.

Ben Shneiderman was featured in Between the Columns, on the University of Maryland's website, March 2008.

WYPR Maryland Morning, Baltimore, MD 10 minute radio interview about usability of voting systems with Ben Bederson, February 8, 2008.

Ben Bederson, HCIL faculty, shared his thoughts on the future of mobile technologies on Seattle Public Radio, KUOW and it was summarized in, January 2008.

KCSN News with Jessica Caldera Short radio interview with Ben Bederson about usability of voting systems, January 30, 2008.

Ben Bederson interviewed in Technology by Erica Naone "Voting with (Little) Confidence", January 29, 2008.

Ben Bederson interviewed in "Touch Screen Voting A Hit; Critics Miss Mark on Security, Study Says", January 28, 2008.

Ben Bederson interviewed in Newsweek by Barrett Sheridan "Like a Super Hero: Humans weren't made for scrolling and searching. We were made for zooming.", January 26, 2008.

Ben Bederson interviewed in Government by Gautham Nagesh "Voters confused by e-voting machines, study finds", January 25, 2008.

Ben Bederson interviewd on WAMU Kojo Nnamdi Show, Washington, DC Thirty minute segment on "Technology User Frustrations - Spotlight on Cellphones", January 22, 2008.

Ben Bederson interviewd on KUOW, The Conversation, Seattle, WA The guest on an hour-long call-in talk show on the future of cellphones, January 16, 2008.

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