Cell Phone Stress: How Social Media is Controlling Our Lives

Turn to your left. Turn to your right. Both of the people next to you were probably looking at their phones. Perhaps you’re even reading this on your phone right now. Digital technology has become such an integral part of our lives that people are actually becoming addicted to their cell phones. This is especially feared for the millennial generation, who are some of the most active mobile users. Who suffers from cell phone addiction the most? Anne Bowker, a professor of psychology at Carleton, said there are a myriad of causes for mental health problems related to cell phone overuse. “There is research that suggests a strong link between lack of sleep and heightened feelings of anxiety and stress,” […]

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Prof accepts prestigious wireless research fellowship

David Falconer, a professor emeritus at the department of systems and computer engineering, has been chosen to be a fellow at the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). The WWRF is a forum for the wireless community to tackle research challenges, according to their website. The organization appoints fellows to recognize individuals for their accomplishments in the advancement of mobile and wireless technology, according to their website. Falconer said he has been teaching at Carleton since 1980 on topics such as advanced cellular radio technology. Falconer said Carleton’s systems and computer engineering department has made important contributions to the WWRF and the WWRF-affiliated WINNER, an initiative that works to improve radio transmission. “Since the early 1990s, Carleton has been a fairly […]

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