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December 11, 2018

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November 21, 2018

Hey, Alexa, stop listening to everything I say

They look to be one of the top Black Friday bargains this year — those smart speakers like Alexa and Google Home that can give you the weather forecast, turn on your favorite tunes or arm the alarm on your house.

October 22, 2018

Campus briefs

U-M prepares for Higher Learning Commission accreditation process

October 10, 2018

Tool measures ‘iffy’ news on social media in time for '18 election

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.

July 23, 2018

Campus briefs

School of Dentistry to host free Mouth Guard Clinic July 28

July 19, 2018

Regents Roundup — July 2018

By Anthony Guarnieri
Facilities and Operations
Rick Fitzgerald
Public Affairs
and Safiya Merchant
The University Record

The following items were approved by the Board of Regents at its July 19 meeting.

May 17, 2018

'Harmless' cheating in the lab linked to misbehavior in real life

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.

April 9, 2018

Academic program coordinator is a charitable Ghostbuster

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.

March 6, 2018

New center at UMSI will promote social media responsibility

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.

March 6, 2018

University announces first online degrees through Coursera

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.

October 27, 2017

Bicentennial app offers augmented reality experience

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.

May 11, 2017

Study shows kids want input before parents share about them online

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.

April 26, 2017

Scientific papers using old and new knowledge get most attention

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.

March 10, 2017

IT leader Edward Happ to head two new information centers at UMSI

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.

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