Research at UMD’s iSchool changes the way we think, the way we live, and the way we engage with the world. Our faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students approach complex, emerging problems from diverse perspectives – communication, information retrieval, policy, computer science, education, archives, business, human factors, law, humanities, and more.

Our researchers focus on the intersection of information, people, and technology and help people use information to expand their capabilities. We enable discovery, creativity, problem solving, and fun while making the world a better place.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
12:30 to 13:30
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
10:30 to 11:30
Feature Story

Andrew Fellows and Local Sustainable Development

Relationships between universities and the communities in which they are located can be fraught with complications. Andrew Fellows’s field of research brings together key players from the University and its surrounding communities to collaborate in finding sustainable solutions to a wide variety of local problems. The Campus Creek Restoration Project is exemplary of the capacity a large public university has to positively impact its local environment, while also building a model potentially capable of being expanded to other communities in the region. A school of information is a perfect fit for researching impact and best practices because it has the expertise and experience in connecting people and information to create community change, as well as capacity and competence in data analysis.
College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Room 4105 Hornbake Bldg, South Wing
4130 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742
Tel: (301) 405.2038
Fax: (301) 314.9145
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