As the crucial midterm election approaches, the University of Michigan Center for Social Media Responsibility offers media and the public a tool to help monitor the prevalence of fake news on social media through a Platform Health Metric called the Iffy Quotient.
School of Dentistry to host free Mouth Guard Clinic July 28
By Anthony Guarnieri
Facilities and Operations
and Safiya Merchant
The University Record
The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its July 19 meeting.
The University of Michigan is launching a new website intended to help people navigate the social media landscape.
Breaking the rules.
Almost daily we hear about someone who has cheated to get ahead — students using a study app to get answers for a final exam, two more auto companies caught fudging on emissions data, and Facebook employees fired for taking private user data for the purposes of stalking.
When George Sprague joined the maker movement, it was not anywhere near where it is today.
Sprague’s involvement in the do-it-yourself community that incorporates technology in inventions started way before maker culture even had a name.
Google the words "fake news" and you'll find articles about made-up accounts of the recent school shooting in Florida, new evidence that false stories influenced the last election, and numerous references to the current president's accusations against media.
Online learners may soon have three new University of Michigan master's degree options through a partnership with Coursera — one in the growing field of applied data science, a first-of-its-kind program in public health, and an advanced program in construction engineering and management.
The University of Michigan School of Information has joined ArtsEngine, U-M's interdisciplinary arts integration initiative that is considered a national model for integrated curricular and co-curricular programming.
Augmented reality, virtual reality, mixed reality. AR, VR, MR.
Today, these are increasingly familiar terms and acronyms as this technology grows more familiar. Once cutting edge and sci-fi, AR/VR/MR — or AVMR — is approaching business-as-usual status.
Look out! Two woolly mammoth skeletons stalk out of the Ruthven Natural History Museum door on the University of Michigan campus.
Make it snow or rain on U-M's iconic art sculpture, the Cube.
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Soccer games, family vacations and reports of good grades are OK for social media sharing. Posts with baby photos or references to punishments and significant others — not so much.
This is what children said when asked what their parents can share about them online, according to research from the School of Information.
An examination of millions of scientific papers and patents reveals works that land in the top 5 percent of the most cited research draw upon a mix of old and new knowledge — significant in a day and age when the number of new publications is increasing dramatically, a University of Michigan researcher says.
Barry Fishman, known for his gameful learning approach to teaching, has been named Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year by the Michigan Association of State Universities.
The School of Information has announced the future establishment of two new information centers to improve communications infrastructure in underserved communities and advance data usage by organizations that serve populations in those areas.
The School of Information is the first school on the University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus to have all of its spaces achieve Platinum-level certification for sustainability.
Online learners interested in educational leadership, social work and the growing field of user-experience research and design now can earn more comprehensive certification or complete work toward an advanced degree at the University of Michigan.
Checking email for work. Posting a photo to Facebook. Texting the kids to come downstairs. Sending a quick snap to a friend. People of all ages might use their smartphones in these ways during shared meals.
Professor Thomas A. Finholt, a member of the University of Michigan faculty since 1991, has been appointed dean of the School of Information.
His appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, takes effect May 1 and runs through June 30, 2021.