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Podcast: Making the Internet safer

How do we know people are who they say they are online? Two professors explain how research is helping to answer that question.

 

Business development. In the wake of Pfizer's plans to reduce its Michigan presence, the universities moved quickly to retain research jobs and find new uses for desirable laboratory space. U-M and Ann Arbor SPARK announced Monday they have transformed Pfizer's former Traverwood facility into a wet lab incubator and are already filling the facility with four startup company tenants and other researchers. MSU has similar plans for a former Pfizer facility in Holland.

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Leveraging assets and technology. U-M and Wayne State announced they have joined forces through STIET, a multi-disciplinary research-education program involving corporations like Google, Yahoo and IBM to train the PhDs who will transform the Internet into one that is speedier, more secure and spam-free.

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URC presidents outline actions to aid Michigan's economy

U-M, SPARK incubator to support life science startups

U-M, WSU begin joint program to clean up the Internet