Stories indexed under: Internet

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  • DoIT installs new power system to avoid outages July 8, 2014 A new system to avoid power outages on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus like the one that occurred on June 18 has been installed, according to the university’s Division of Information Technology (DoIT).
  • Mind the gap: Socioeconomic status may influence understanding of science July 7, 2014 When it comes to science, socioeconomic status may widen confidence gaps among the least and most educated groups in society, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Science, Media and the Public research group.
  • Tinkering fosters business success for Internet of Things Lab May 21, 2014 At first, the students considered creating an app or a smart device. But when they got down to it, they decided simplicity really is bliss.
  • State redesigns website April 29, 2014 I’m pleased to announce the launch of a redesigned website to better serve the citizens of Wisconsin.
  • Image: screen shot of commencement website New traditions, new website for Spring 2014 Commencement Jan. 29, 2014 With changes on the horizon for the upcoming commencement exercises this May, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has rolled out a revamped website to help graduates and guests navigate the celebration.
  • Experts for media: Facebook turns 10 Jan. 29, 2014 Millions of people around the world use Facebook, which was first launched on Feb. 4, 2004. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has experts who can discuss the popular social networking site, how people use it and how it has affected the way we communicate. They include:
  • UW professor invites all to join “collective act of digital creativity” Nov. 15, 2013 Madison residents can join with others around the globe this weekend in "The Makerthon" - a collective act of digital creativity as people join together to create an online novel.
  • Ideas for addressing Internet safety with your teen Oct. 8, 2013 Condensed from the book “Sex, Drugs ‘n Facebook: a Parent’s Toolkit,” written by former UW School of Medicine and Public Health researcher Megan Moreno and co-authored by 23 of the school’s residents and students from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Photo: Constance Steinkuehler ‘Video Games and Learning’ pilot MOOC launches Oct. 3, 2013 Kurt Squire has enrolled in about a dozen Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). “The experience was fun — to essentially be back in college again, but to feel like I’m doing so driven by my own interest without the pressures of grades and so on,” Squire says.
  • Photo: Richard Guerry Social workers, others to learn about digital safety and youth Oct. 2, 2013 The Internet and cell phones are convenient, and usually offer fun diversions. But there’s a dark side to this new technology.
  • UW–Madison withdraws WiscNet network services award June 28, 2013 After consultation with the University of Wisconsin System Administration and the Board of Regents, UW-Madison has withdrawn its award to WiscNet for advanced research and educational network services for its campus and other UW System schools.
  • Software Assurance Marketplace to host exposition May 23, 2013 Top software analysis tool providers from around the world are being invited to run their latest assessment tools at the Morgridge Institute for Research on the UW-Madison campus in a months-long series of tests to improve the quality and security of software assurance tools and open-source software.
  • Trolls win: Rude comments dim the allure of science online Feb. 14, 2013 The trolls are winning. Pick a story about some aspect of science, any story, scroll down to the blog comments and let the bashing begin:
  • Facebook users browse their own profiles to boost egos Feb. 6, 2013 Lousy day at work or a bad grade on an exam? New research suggests people feeling deflated seek solace in their Facebook profiles to puff themselves up.
  • Scholars call for new ethical guidelines to direct research on social networking Jan. 11, 2013 The unique data collection capabilities of social networking and online gaming websites require new ethical guidance from federal regulators concerning online research involving adolescent subjects, an ethics scholar from the Morgridge Institute for Research and a computer and learning sciences expert from Tufts University argue in the journal Science.
  • Researchers: Online science news needs careful study Jan. 3, 2013 A science-inclined audience and wide array of communications tools make the Internet an excellent opportunity for scientists hoping to share their research with the world. But that opportunity is fraught with unintended consequences, according to a pair of University of Wisconsin-Madison life sciences communication professors.
  • Meeting on startup funding features UW–Madison Internet Hall of Famer Nov. 5, 2012 Larry Landweber, a University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science professor who was one of 31 inaugural members of the Internet Society's global hall of fame, will speak Nov. 13 at the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium in Madison.
  • UW-Madison launches Dec. 16, 2011 UW-Madison is launching, a web version of Mobile UW that will run on any device that can connect to the Internet.