July 2021
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Extremism and Social Media
Extremist groups are especially adept at hiding in plain sight by using language that differs only slightly from acceptable speech or employing thinly-veiled phrases that mask nefarious intent. Professor Libby Hemphill is developing a culturally sensitive adaptive language model to detect and effectively model the evolution of online extremist rhetoric in an effort to help advocacy groups view and anticipate this progression.

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In Perspective: Detecting Microplastic Concentrations from Space 
The ocean is full of tiny plastic particles. Researchers at the University of Michigan developed a new way to detect microplastic concentrations from space using NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System. 

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Chemical compound produced in nature effectively targets ‘undruggable’ proteins, new research finds
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