Josephine Anderson

Josie (she/they) is a 2023 Summer Intern with the ITS Admin team.

Author Archives: Josephine Anderson

Education and Awareness in VR: New experience illustrates the effects of racial discrimination

By | July 31, 2023

Assistance from the XR team at the University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation has helped bring to life 1000 Cut Journey, a new virtual reality experience that immerses users in the life of a fictional Black man in America. 1000 Cut Journey aims to provide users with deeper insights into the microaggressions and racial injustices Black Americans… Read More »

Academic Innovation Fund provides funding and tools to educational tech

By | July 14, 2023

The Center for Academic Innovation is providing funding and support to thirteen new projects aimed at helping implement educational technologies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor as well as other global learning communities. The funded projects will include support for pre-college programs and residential U-M courses in both hybrid and online learning models.   The thirteen projects will receive… Read More »

Communication in Music: Using robots to physicalize remote performances

By | July 9, 2023

When the COVID-19 Pandemic struck, musicians still strove to perform together and spread hope and joy. The experience of performing virtually rather than physically quickly proved difficult through video conferencing applications, such as Zoom, with video delays and other limitations. Three U-M associate professors are hoping to change that. Michael Gurevich, associate professor in the Department of Performing… Read More »

Preserving and enhancing theatre: The blending of high and low techs in costume and scenic design

By | June 29, 2023

With the rise of high-tech in nearly all aspects of our world, it’s important to appreciate and continue practicing low-tech, hands-on skills, which even the most innovative of technologies would be meaningless without. This is the goal of Kevin Judge, scenic designer and associate professor of theatre & drama, who aims to find the right balance of high-… Read More »

U-M launches Quantum Research Institute, a $55-million project

By | June 26, 2023

The University of Michigan recently launched the Quantum Research Institute, a $55-million project to further the development of quantum research and its applications in education. The project will recruit a potential eight new faculty members to U-M’s existing expertise, combining physicists, electrical engineers, computer and materials scientists and more. Funding for the QRI also brings lab space in… Read More »

U-M’s AI for Nanobiotics: Stopping antibiotic-resistant infections

By | June 26, 2023

In 2019, 4.95 million people died from antimicrobial resistance. “Even before COVID, which worsened the problem, studies showed that by 2050, the number of deaths by antibiotic resistance will be 10 million,” said Angela Violi, a professor of six studies and U-M Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of mechanical engineering. A new computer model has been developed at the… Read More »

U-M team develops two new apps to capture interfaces and images for visually impaired users

By | June 20, 2023

U-M assistant professor of computer science and engineering Anhong Guo led the development of the two apps for visually impaired users with a team based at the University of Michigan. The research has been funded by both U-M and Google.  One of these apps, VizLens, is listed as an, “appliance reader app for users with visual impairment.” VizLens… Read More »

Interns Telling Stories: Chapter 4

By | June 15, 2023

This week’s issue of the ITS LinkedIn newsletter, Interns Telling Stories, is now available! This week’s issue, Chapter 4, may be found here and the full newsletter can be accessed here. Chapter 4 features an interview with ITS Executive Director of Enterprise Application Services Cathy Handyside, cupcakes, and information on Campus Computing’s accessible software.

Interns Telling Stories, Chapter 3

By | June 8, 2023

Chapter 3 of the ITS LinkedIn Newsletter, Interns Telling Stories, by Adria Shines, Yu-Jin Choi and Josephine Anderson in collaboration with Kat Hanchon, Daki Ravinder and Achaia Murphy went live this afternoon. The new chapter features an interview with Christopher Eagle, strategist and enterprise architect for Information and Technology Services, along with a piece highlighting accessibility services through the Knox Center.  The full newsletter is… Read More »

U-M Professors discuss how societal impacts compare to technological advances

By | June 6, 2023

Ross School of Business professor Nigel Melville and Ford School of Public Policy professor Shobita Parthasarathy recently participated in a Faculty Q&A on a U-M podcast, Business and Society with Michigan Ross, to answer questions about the rise of AI and its implications. Melville and Parthasarathy have studied the popularization of AI, as well as what it means… Read More »

The Future of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles: Exploring oceans and bringing closure to families

By | June 6, 2023

Many know that much of the Earth’s oceans remain undiscovered. Not as many may know, however, that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in 2014 helped scientists to learn more about what happens on our ocean floor.  While the search for MH370 has been unsuccessful, it did unearth valuable information about underwater landscapes, from ridges and volcanoes… Read More »

Week 2 of Intern Newsletter

By | June 1, 2023

Chapter 2 of the ITS LinkedIn Newsletter, Interns Telling Stories, by Adria Shines, Yu-Jin Choi and Josephine Anderson in collaboration with Kat Hanchon, Daki Ravinder and Achaia Murphy went live at noon today. The new chapter features an interview about the the Advanced Research Computing (ARC) team with Director Brock Palen and a piece on U-M’s WiFi networks.… Read More »