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Is ‘digital addiction’ a real threat to kids?

By | June 3, 2019

There’s a great deal of talk these days about “digital addiction.” But several experts from U-M say we should teach kids to think of screens as something to handle in moderation rather than something without any healthy place in our lives. Ellen Selkie, an assistant professor of adolescent medicine, who does research on adolescents’ use of social media,… Read More »

New fee structure for Microsoft Premier Support Licensing Partnership

By | May 30, 2019

Information & Technology Services has been working to update and simplify the fee structure for its Microsoft Premier Support Licensing Partnership with U-M campus units. Analysis of past billings show that ITS uses, on average, 75% of the current contract services. To simplify billing and account for the virtualization of many Windows servers, the new process for calculating… Read More »

Explore new technologies at the BRCF Genomics Showcase

By | May 29, 2019

Join the BRCF for a Genomics Showcase to explore the rapidly evolving technologies, applications, and platforms available in the genomics space, including single cell analysis, ATAQ-Seq, epigenetics, high-throughput sequencing applications, and more. Thursday, June 13, 2019Palmer Commons, 4th FloorSpeaking sessions: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Lunch and information tables open at 11:30 a.m. The Showcase will explore multiple topics,… Read More »

Blue unicorns: The U-M alums who founded Duo Security

By | May 14, 2019

Co-founded by U-M alums Dug Song and Jon Oberheide, Ann Arbor-based Duo Security sold late last year for $2.35 billion. As one of fewer than 150 privately held companies in the U.S. worth more than $1 billion (known as “unicorns”), Duo became incredibly successful in part by adhering to values besides the bottom line, such as inclusion and community. … Read More »

Unhackable: New chip stops attacks before they start

By | May 6, 2019

A new computer processor architecture developed at U-M could usher in a future where computers proactively defend against threats, rendering the current electronic security model of bugs and patches obsolete. Called MORPHEUS, the chip blocks potential attacks by encrypting and randomly reshuffling key bits of its own code and data 20 times per second—infinitely faster than a human… Read More »

Researcher helps websites better direct their internet traffic

By | May 3, 2019

A paper co-authored by Harsha Madhyastha, professor of computer science, has been awarded an Applied Networking Research Prize by the Internet Engineering Task Force. Madhyastha and researchers from Facebook and three other participating universities presented a system called Edge Fabric that large content providers can use to smartly direct traffic over the internet. Facebook uses this system to… Read More »

Tech plays role in Teaching Innovation Prize winners

By | May 2, 2019

Three of the five faculty projects honored with the 11th annual Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize involved technical solutions as part of their innovative approaches to improving student learning. Problem Roulette: A Stress-free Practice Zone for Student Learning: This online tool provides students with practice questions from previous exams to help them prepare for future assessments. It also allows students… Read More »

Read the 2019 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report for higher ed

By | May 2, 2019

The EDUCAUSE Horizon Project continues to identify and describe higher education trends challenges, and technology developments that are likely to have an impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. This year, EDUCAUSE releases a new, reflective section of the Horizon Report, a section that revisits several forecasts from 3-5 years ago and provides the audience with context from… Read More »

Michigan Meeting explores living in the digital age, May 9-10

By | May 1, 2019

A group of U-M faculty members have set out to ask critical questions about how today’s digital environment affects personal and societal well-being, perceptions and livelihoods. In other words, what does it mean to be alive in the digital age? That question is the focus of “Living a Digital Life,” the 2019 Michigan Meeting scheduled for May 9-10… Read More »

Connecting digital scholarship

By | April 26, 2019

The term digital scholarship can be interpreted in many different ways. As defined by Wikipedia, it means  “. . . new ways of doing scholarship that involve collaborative, transdisciplinary, and computationally engaged research, teaching, and publishing. It brings digital tools and methods to the study of the humanities with the recognition that the printed word is no longer… Read More »

Flint students get U-M Google accounts this summer

By | April 24, 2019

Beginning June 23, 2019, UM-Flint will activate student Google accounts, granting them access to the Google platform using their unique name with the new @umich.edu extension—versus the previous @umflint.edu extension. This transition follows previous moves for Ann Arbor and Dearborn and is as part of efforts to reduce costs, increase collaboration, and advance technology on the Flint campus.… Read More »

New software tool supports student collaboration

By | April 18, 2019

Academic Innovation teamed up with faculty from the College of Engineering to create Tandem, a tailored software tool that supports students working on group projects. Tandem is currently being piloted in Engineering 100 with a group of 60 students. Tandem’s asks students about their personalities and work preferences in a beginning of term survey. The tool then uses… Read More »

U-M startup analyzes data from patient imaging files to help cure what ails them

By | April 17, 2019

A U-M startup has figured out how to mine and analyze Big Data from digital medical image files such as X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans that could make treatment choices incredibly precise for each patient. Based in Ann Arbor, Applied Morphomics Inc. uses technology developed at the U-M Medical School to extract thousands of digital biomarkers from a… Read More »