Tag Archives: web

Protection from malicious websites on UM-Ann Arbor networks

Beginning October 17, safeguards will be put in place that help protect the U-M community from websites known to be malicious—those that attempt to steal your personal information or infect your device with malware—on most UM-Ann Arbor wired networks. This protection is already included on MWireless and MGuest. Domain Name Service (DNS) filtering checks websites against a list… Read More »

Accelerating the mobile web

By | August 24, 2017

Most web traffic today comes from smartphones and tablets, but the mobile web remains frustratingly slow. Even on fast 4G networks, a page takes 14 seconds to load on average—an eternity in today’s connected world. A team of computer science researchers at U-M and MIT has found a way to dramatically speed up the mobile web. Their new… Read More »

HITS launches online journal to showcase biomedical research

Michigan Video Abstracts — or MVA — is a new online journal that showcases the work of U-M faculty from the biomedical sciences. Emeritus and senior faculty members reflect on their substantial contributions to medical knowledge and discoveries during the course of their careers through video podcasts. The Education and Training division of Health Information Technology & Services (HITS),… Read More »

HITS improves its online presence

Health Information Technology & Services (HITS) launched a new website. The new site provides essential information regarding the many products and services HITS provides, along with search options and intuitive navigation designed to make finding this information quicker and easier. It also links to an improved HITS Knowledgebase. This is an important next step in the unification of MCIT and… Read More »

Making common digital tasks accessible

It’s important to give accessibility and the needs of users with disabilities consideration in our daily communications. There are common digital tasks we perform that, with a small amount of effort and forethought, can be more supportive of users with disabilities. As U-M employees we are both morally and legally obligated to support the needs of disabled users.… Read More »

Recreating Black Bottom

By | March 2, 2017

From World War I through the 1940s, the Black Bottom neighborhood was the heart and soul of Detroit’s African-American community. Then, in the early 1950s, the area was bulldozed in the name of “slum clearance” and eventually replaced with the Chrysler Freeway and Lafayette Park. Emily Kutil, a Detroit architect with a master’s degree in architecture from U-M, hopes to help… Read More »

Digital History @ U-M: Webscraping

By | November 1, 2016

Friday, November 18; 2:30–4:30 p.m.; Tisch Hall 1014; The web contains a wealth of data that, even a decade ago, wasn’t available to researchers. However, data from the web is often messy and hard to manually download and gather. This workshop will focus on using the Python programming language to scrape data from the web and make it… Read More »