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Telehealth visits have skyrocketed for older adults but concerns, barriers remain

One in four older Americans had a virtual medical visit in the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of them by video, a new telehealth poll finds.

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Collaboration with the U-M Center for Academic Innovation expands Hui's writing tool

The U-M Center for Academic Innovation has expanded the writing tool Lettersmith for professional connections.

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Research shows costly failure to coordinate COVID-19 response

Paramveer Dhillon, assistant professor of information, collected data from mobile phones, social media and the census to determine how the contact behaviors of people in a given region impact people in another state or region when reopening is not coordinated.

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Elizabeth Yakel earns Society of American Archivists Council Exemplary Service Award

Elizabeth Yakel, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Information at UMSI, has been honored by the Society of American Archivists (SAA) for her work developing Archival Metrics.

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UMSI students exceed expectations for 2020 summer internships

Internship numbers for the summer reached 90% of pre-COVID numbers.

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Voting by mail, open meetings, banking: Students help communities with COVID-19 challenges

Despite challenges brought on by COVID-19, nine teams of Citizen Interaction Design students from across the university's schools and colleges paired with civic leaders this summer to work on community engagement projects.

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People ‘fly to quality’ news on social sites when faced with uncertainty

When information becomes a matter of life or death or is key to navigating economic uncertainty, it appears people turn to tried and true sources of information rather than iffy sites.

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Alain Cohn research on global honesty receives European honor

UMSI assistant professor Alain Cohn’s research on “Civic Honesty Around the World” has received the 2020 Diligentia Prize from Germany’s Diligentia Foundation for Empirical Research.

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New way to measure educational success: 'Student capital'

Researchers at the University of Michigan have come up with a new way to measure educational success by looking at the total effect of the many traits and abilities it takes for students to be successful in school. 

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UMSI research to be featured at fifth annual FTC PrivacyCon

Three studies conducted by researchers from the Security Privacy Interaction Lab (spilab) at UMSI will be presented at the Federal Trade Commission’s annual PrivacyCon.

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