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Dillahunt receives Skip Ellis Early Career award

By | June 11, 2020

Tawanna Dillahunt, University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI) associate professor, was announced as an inaugural recipient of The Computing Research Association’s Committee on Widening Participation in Computing Research (CRA-WP) Skip Ellis Early Career Award.  The award is given to a person who identifies as a member of an underrepresented group in computing who has made significant contributions… Read More »

U-M launches effort to collect blood samples from COVID-19 survivors and patients for research

By | June 11, 2020

By donating a few teaspoons of blood, COVID-19 survivors can help U-M researchers find a way to defeat the disease that made them ill. 800 COVID-19 patients cared for at U-M’s Michigan Medicine have already donated more than 17,000 samples; now, it is open to participants who are not Michigan Medicine patients.  By studying these samples and more,… Read More »

Lights in the labs — and eyes — of researchers coming back to work

By | June 11, 2020

Michigan Engineering labs are reopening after COVID-19’s ten week ramp down, allowing faculty, staff, and graduate students to continue aspects of their research that couldn’t be completed at home.  Reopening the labs means different things to different people. For example, Steve Forrest and his group can continue printing heart cell arrays that could rapidly replace scarred tissue after… Read More »

Pelham Scholars Program celebrates its first year of supporting master’s students

By | June 11, 2020

The inaugural class of Pelham Scholars have now completed their first year of the program. The Pelham Scholars Program supports a diverse array of underrepresented students by providing them with robust mentorship and two semesters of free tuition.  The program’s strong focus on mentoring, networking, and seeking career opportunities gives its scholars access to a unique network of… Read More »

Prof. Mehlhorn named fellow of the American Nuclear Society

By | June 9, 2020

Professor Mehlhorn was recognized for his research in plasma physics. Tom Mehlhorn, U-M Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences (NERS) adjunct professor, has been named a fellow of the American Nuclear Society (ANS). Mehlhorn was recognized by the ANS for “For scientific leadership in developing predictive simulation tools, discriminating diagnostics, and validation experiments, leading to major advances in the generation and application… Read More »

Nursing alumni build nationwide network to bring face shields to the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic

By | June 9, 2020

Nurses have built a national network of volunteers that has helped deliver more than 10,000 face shields to frontline health care workers, first responders, and other essential personnel throughout Michigan and across the United States. “Operation Face Shield” is centered on the idea of using 3-D printers to address the nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment.

First measurement of electron energy distributions

By | June 9, 2020

The new tool could enable the design of more efficient sustainable energy and chemistry technologies. Researchers from University of Michigan, Purdue University, and the University of Liverpool has figured out a way to measure how many “hot charge carriers” are present in a metal nanostructure. This is critical for efficient energy conversion. The team believes that others can… Read More »

New app calculates risk of delaying cancer care during pandemic

By | June 3, 2020

A new app, OncCOVID, has been developed by data scientists and cancer doctors from the U-M Rogel Cancer Center and the U-M School of Public Health.  The free app compares the long-term risks of delaying care for cancer patients to the additional risk of potential COVID-19 infection if they undergo surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation immediately.  With healthcare systems… Read More »

Pendse: ‘Technology-enabled instruction will never replace the residential experience’

By | June 2, 2020

The Michigan Daily interviewed Ravi Pendse, vice president of IT and chief information officer, on May 22 to discuss remote learning, online safety, and mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Within a matter of a few days, we literally held hundreds of Canvas and all other technology training sessions so that our faculty members and students who needed… Read More »

Michael Hess honored for technical support of research at U-M

By | June 2, 2020

Michael Hess, adjunct lecturer and alumnus, has received the Research Technical Staff Recognition Award for his efforts in supporting and strengthening U-M’s research enterprises. The award recognizes staff members who have advanced their unit’s research mission in a way that exceeds ordinary fulfillment of their duties.  For more than 15 years, Hess has supported U-M faculty and research.… Read More »

Instructors mail robot parts, develop video project admit sudden online semester

By | June 2, 2020

As courses quickly transitioned to online formats in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instructors had to create new plans for the remaining weeks of their semester overnight. Some classes were more easily adjusted than others, but even those that presented unique challenges were overcome by creative solutions, like mail-delivered robot parts.   In their EECS 373 course, Prof.… Read More »

#MichMedGrad campaign to celebrate graduating house officers

By | June 2, 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has halted in-person gatherings, the graduation of Michigan Medicine’s house officers will be celebrated virtually with the #MichMedGrad campaign.  Family, friends, and colleagues are invited to add the #MichMedGrad hashtag to tweets and Instagram posts offering their congratulations and advice to graduating house officers. These messages will be featured on michmed.org/grad2020, where messages and… Read More »

A virtual journey exploring Pride

By | June 1, 2020

Beginning in the U.S. in the late ’60s and early ’70s, Pride was a radical claiming of space, self-affirmation, and dignity for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) communities. Over the past several decades, this phenomenon has begun to have a meaningful impact on society on a global scale. More specifically, in North America, Pride goes beyond a… Read More »

Web app, dashboard from U-M to inform Michiganders’ return to work

By | June 1, 2020

The web tools will help state officials identify potential hotspots as they reopen Michigan to business. University of Michigan faculty, staff, alumni, and students have developed online tools designed to help local and state officials reopen the economy safely and gradually while allowing them to quickly identify and respond to potential coronavirus hot spots and outbreaks. The tools… Read More »

ADA Center holds 2020 symposium, highlighting new research into computer design

By | May 26, 2020

The symposium highlighted new developments in computer architecture, and included a session on how the center’s research can contribute to limiting the impact of pandemics. Computer architects, VLSI researchers, and compiler experts affiliated with the Applications Driving Architectures (ADA) Center gathered for the center’s annual symposium from May 18 to May 21, 2020. Because of the coronavirus outbreak,… Read More »

UROP adapts research projects to remote experience

By | May 26, 2020

A model program at the University of Michigan that allows first- and second-year undergraduates to participate directly in research was disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis.  While leaders of the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) moved quickly to help many students transition to online experiences to finish the academic year, not everyone could continue their projects. But as the… Read More »

MiXR Studios: Podcasts About XR at U-M

By | May 26, 2020

The Center for Academic Innovation (CAI) is excited to launch a new podcast, MiXR Studios, about the world of Extended Reality (XR) within the University of Michigan and beyond. Hosted by Jeremy Nelson, director of the XR Initiative at U-M, this podcast explores the work of faculty, students, and staff at U-M that are building, teaching, and researching XR… Read More »

$5.2M for digital twins of nuclear reactors could bring down nuclear energy costs

By | May 26, 2020

Safe and more affordable nuclear energy is the goal of a new project led by the University of Michigan, bringing together researchers who specialize in nuclear energy technology and computer science. The study, which will develop AI-enhanced “digital twins” of nuclear reactors, is funded with a three-year, $5.2 million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy. The project… Read More »

LSA Technology Services Jaron Fox wins HDI Motown’s Best Service and Support Analyst

By | May 26, 2020

The Help Desk Institute (HDI) is an organization designed to support IT-focused service centers on industry standards, best practices, and service-oriented education. This award recognizes tier 1 support staff on: being well-rounded in technical aptitude, team orientation, customer service skills, and people skills having a positive attitude and enthusiasm being committed to sharing their knowledge and problem-solving techniques… Read More »