Microsoft, Missouri School of Journalism team up to create apps

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 | 12:22 p.m. CDT; updated 3:39 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 21, 2012

COLUMBIA — Journalism students and researchers at MU are teaming up with Microsoft to try and develop apps for the tablet-friendly Windows 8 operating system.

The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism is opening a Microsoft Application Development Lab. The company's operating system upgrade, which goes on sale Oct. 26, is designed to work better with touch screens and on tablet computers.

In addition to Windows-based laptop computers and tablets, the lab includes Xbox 360 gaming systems with Kinect.

Those devices will be used in an experiment involving injury rehabilitation by female athletes who have suffered knee injuries. That experiment involves the university's medical school and College of Engineering.


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Michael Williams August 21, 2012 | 4:59 p.m.

I fully expect those who decry universities getting into financial bed with industry to chime in at any moment......

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Corey Parks August 21, 2012 | 8:28 p.m.

I don't know about the university getting in bed with anyone but I do hope that the students working on these Apps are given and read too the law behind what is created on campus and what is the students. Those of you college students that are not aware anything that is made on campus property or in your case as a journalism student who works on an App in his spare time will give up all rights to that app and any profit that comes from it.

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