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Press Coverage in 2010

Allison Druin and Ben Bederson’s StoryKit app was featured in The New York Times, "Top Pics for Apps to Help You While Away the Minutes," December 23, 2010.

Ben Shneiderman was quoted in Federal Computer Week, “Government Data Sharing Gets Past the Warm-up,” December 10, 2010.

Ben Bederson spoke about “The End of Email and other Tech Prognostications” on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show, November 23, 2010.

Ben Bederson was quoted about Microsoft Kinect in MIT Technology Review, “Gesturing at Your TV Isn’t Ready for Prime Time,” November 9, 2010.

Ben Bederson was quoted about his analysis of Rob Miller’s work in MIT News, “Programming crowds,” October 27, 2010.

Tom Yeh, Brandyn White, and their collaborators at the University of Rochester, MIT, and the University of Central Florida's paper, "VizWiz: Nearly Real-time Answers to Visual Questions," won the Best Paper Award at UIST 2010 in New York City, October 11, 2010.

Allison Druin spoke to News 8 News and was quoted in their story, “App Wrap: eReading for Kids,” October 7, 2010.

Ben Bederson discussed his research with Philip Resnik and the general topic of crowdsourcing and translation on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show, "Automating Language Transition: The future of a unified internet," August 24, 2010.

Ben Shneiderman and Jennifer Preece were quoted in Between the Columns "Researchers Lead Talks on Expanding Uses of Social Media," June 2010.

Evan Golub, Adam Porter and Chuck Pisula featured in Fortune Magazine, "Apps 101: The Hot Course on Campus" and Fox 5 DC for their new iPhone programming course at the University of Maryland, May 2010.

Ben Bederson was quoted in Technology Review, "Redesigning the Web for Touch Screens," May 4, 2010,

Allison Druin and Ben Bederson win the SIGCHI Social Impact Award.

The new International Children's Digital Library iPad application was covered in FutureGov Magazine by Kelly Ng, "Learning Beyond the Classroom," June 21 2010.

The International Children’s Digital Library, was covered on ABC 7 News, WLS-TV Chicago, "Chicago Students Face Off in Battle of Books," April 17, 2010.

Ben Shneiderman was quoted in the Washington Post article, "Library of Congress plan for Twitter: a big, permanent retweet," April 16, 2010.

Ben Bederson was interviewed in Publisher's Weekly, "The iPad Meets the Children's Book," April 8, 2010.

The International Children’s Digital Library was mentioned in The Independent, London, "Children's book iPad apps offer multilingual tales, long-distance bedtime stories," April 3, 2010.

Ping Wang's research was featured in the ComputerWorld article "Fashionable IT Investments Don't Help the Bottom Line," March 22, 2010

Ben Shneiderman was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, February 17, 2010.

Ben Shneiderman received an Honorary Doctorate from University of Castilla-LaMancha in Spain, February 9, 2010.

Ben Bederson was quoted in the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD, "Apple unveils tablet computer" by Gus G. Sentementes, January 28, 2010.

Tom Yeh’s project, Sikuli, was featured on Slashdot, January 21, 2010.

Kent Norman was interviewed on the nationally syndicated show, "Parent's Perspective." The topic was "Should We 'Friend' Our Child?" January 7, 2010.

Allison Druin was featured monthly on WAMU’s Kojo Nnamdi Show as the computer gal, a technology correspondent, on "Computer Guys & Gal," throughout the year.

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