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Penn State opens on-campus coronavirus testing center

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

The new lab will test students at random to help the university identify asymptomatic carriers of the virus and monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus.

Alabama State installs infrared cameras to check students' vital signs

by Betsy Foresman • 2 weeks ago

University leaders said the screening stations will be able to detect elevated temperatures and heart rates to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

At universities, contact tracing app reception hinges on privacy

by Betsy Foresman • 4 weeks ago

Privacy-minded apps that use Bluetooth to monitor exposures are being accepted, while a mandatory app tracking students' locations at Albion College is getting less favorable reviews.

Health data will guide University of Arizona's campus reopening

by Betsy Foresman • 1 month ago

In-person classes are set to resume next week, but a "reentry task force" is collecting new data daily to so administrators can swiftly adjust course if needed.

U. Illinois students help WHO build COVID-19 analytics tools

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

A new initiative has student volunteers assisting World Health Organization offices around the Americas on eight projects that pit data against the current health crisis.

University of Florida builds supercomputer for AI research, education

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

The supercomputer, slated to be completed in 2021, is to prepare university students for jobs in AI, while also providing access to K-12 programs and Black and Hispanic colleges nationally.

AI-powered fake news spotter under development at ASU

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

The algorithm, which is especially useful during a health crisis, is being developed to scrutinize news being shared on social media and alert users to misinformation.

Purdue Global launches free COVID-19 contact tracing class

by Betsy Foresman • 4 months ago

The online course will train students in contact-tracing protocols, legal requirements, effective risk communication and how to analyze collected data.

As learning moves online, higher ed needs more data insights

by EdScoop Staff • 4 months ago

Universities need tools to better aggregate and collect data around their services — and in turn, make distance learning more effective, says a Splunk white paper.

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