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Business/Economics - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
24.04.2015
Does Rust Belt manufacturing have a future?
FACULTY Q&A Bill Lovejoy William Lovejoy, professor of technology and operations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, shared his thoughts about manufacturing's future on
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
23.04.2015
Sending money back home: Can it be improved?
ANN ARBOR-Millions of people work abroad as maids, construction workers and other low-wage laborers.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
22.04.2015
Toward hydrogen-powered cars: U-M gets $1.2M grant
Toward hydrogen-powered cars: U-M gets $1.2M grant
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan researchers exploring more efficient materials for hydrogen fuel cells aim to isolate and develop "best-in-class" hydrogen storage technology.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
22.04.2015
Toward hydrogen-powered cars: U-M gets $1.2M gran
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan researchers exploring more efficient materials for hydrogen fuel cells aim to isolate and develop "best-in-class" hydrogen storage technology.
Earth Sciences - Environmental Sciences
22.04.2015
Flight of the methane hunters
Flight of the methane hunters
ANN ARBOR-At just a bit over crop duster height, University of Michigan researchers are flying through a 50-square-mile hotspot of the greenhouse gas methane over the U.S. Southwest. For the rest of this month, they're part of a broad "air campaign" involving five planes and four institutions.
Social Sciences
22.04.2015
U-M’s Ciorciari, Lupia awarded Carnegie Fellowship
ANN ARBOR-Two University of Michigan professors are among the first 32 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced today.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environmental Sciences
21.04.2015
Reducing school bus pollution improves children’s health
ANN ARBOR-Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses 25 million children ride every day could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a study by the University of Michigan and the University of Washington. In research believed to be the first to measure the individual impact on children of the federal mandate to reduce diesel emissions, researchers found improved health and less absenteeism, especially among asthmatic children.
Psychology - Business/Economics
17.04.2015
Leaders who can read the crowd do better
ANN ARBOR-Performers call it "reading the crowd" or "sizing up the audience." However you put it, new research from University of Michigan professor Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks shows this skill, which he calls emotional aperture, isn't just important for performers. It can define your success as a business leader.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
16.04.2015
Monitoring maternal and children health in rural India
Monitoring maternal and children health in rural India
ANN ARBOR-Imagine community health workers fanning out across rural villages and muddy fields to survey villagers in West Bengal, the fourth-most populous state in India.
History/Archeology
16.04.2015
The history of the Armenian genocide
When people think of genocide, what often comes to mind is the Holocaust, Rwanda and the killing fields of Cambodia.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.04.2015
Mercury MESSENGER nears epic mission end
ANN ARBOR-A spacecraft that carries a sensor built at the University of Michigan is about to crash into the planet closest to the sun-just as NASA intended.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.04.2015
Cancer researcher named interim director of U-M Life Sciences Institute
ANN ARBOR-Dr. Stephen J. Weiss, a medical researcher who has focused his efforts on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the ways in which cancer cells invade tissues and metastasize, will become interim director of the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
16.04.2015
U-M professor will serve as interim SNRE dean
ANN ARBOR-Professor Daniel G. Brown will serve as the interim dean at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment beginning June 1.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
16.04.2015
High-tech robotics center coming to U-M
High-tech robotics center coming to U-M
David Remy, ME Professor, works in the Robotics and Motion Laboratory (RAMLab) in the GG Brown Building, testing the research group's new robot, Ramone, .
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
09.04.2015
U-M scientists to help build next-generation dark energy probe
U-M scientists to help build next-generation dark energy probe
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan scientists and students will build components of a giant camera that will map 30 million galaxies' worth of the universe in three dimensions.
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
09.04.2015
Medicine/Pharmacology
09.04.2015
Motion sickness in autonomous cars: Don’t read and ride
ANN ARBOR-Self-driving vehicles should make roads safer, save energy and improve mobility, but they also might make some people sick, say University of Michigan researchers.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
09.04.2015
U-M researchers track the toxicity of Lake Erie cyanobacterial blooms
ANN ARBOR-Efforts to reduce the amount of phosphorus and other nutrients washing off farm fields and into Lake Erie shifted into overdrive after high levels of a bacterial toxin shut down the drinking water supply to more than 400,000 Toledo-area residents last August.
Social Sciences - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
08.04.2015
In rural areas, white women more prone to depression than African-American women
ANN ARBOR-"Location, location, location" is key in determining a home's value, but the phrase is equally important regarding the mental health for women living in rural areas, according to a new University of Michigan study. Addie Weaver, a researcher at the U-M School of Social Work, and colleagues examined how the interaction of rural and urban residency and race/ethnicity affected lifetime and 12-month major depressive and mood disorders.
Social Sciences
08.04.2015
Up for debate: U-M captures second place in national tournament
ANN ARBOR-For the second consecutive year, the University of Michigan Debate Team won second place at the National Debate Tournament.
Environmental Sciences
06.04.2015
Public views vary on climate change based on science, political news platforms
ANN ARBOR-While greater knowledge alone is unlikely to overcome the political divide on climate change, conservatives and liberals become less polarized when the perception of harm increases, according to a new study by the University of Michigan and Ohio State University.
Environmental Sciences
06.04.2015
Vehicle fuel economy up slightly in March
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. ticked upward last month, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
03.04.2015
U-M economist: Collecting Social Security
FACULTY Q&A About 10,000 Americans retire every day, putting increasing pressure on the solvency of Social Security.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Social Sciences
01.04.2015
Business/Economics
01.04.2015
E-commerce in groceries lags, but ready to take off
ANN ARBOR-Will your milk and eggs become part of the Internet-of-things? So far, e-commerce in the grocery and consumer packaged goods sector has lagged behind the rest of retail.
Event - Arts and Design
01.04.2015
U-M class teaches community engagement, visual literacy through Ann Arbor's annual Festifools parade
U-M class teaches community engagement, visual literacy through Ann Arbor’s annual Festifools parade
ANN ARBOR-Mark Tucker, art director and head puppeteer for the University of Michigan Lloyd Hall Scholars program, doesn't just throw parades for fun.
Medicine/Pharmacology
31.03.2015
Detroiters buck odds of dying of heart disease by walking, U-M study finds
ANN ARBOR-Statistics show Detroit residents are 1.65 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than other Americans. A group of 603 Detroiters challenged those odds by joining an organized walking program to improve their cardiovascular health. And it worked, University of Michigan researchers say.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
31.03.2015
Facebook app encourages individuals to get in touch with their DNA
ANN ARBOR-Have you ever wondered if your dad's fight with prostate cancer means you could face the same reality? Perhaps your family has several members who have struggled with obesity and you wonder if it's something you inherited or if it's caused by the environment.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
31.03.2015
Faulty modeling studies led to overstated predictions of Ebola outbreak
ANN ARBOR-Frequently used approaches to understanding and forecasting emerging epidemics-including the West African Ebola outbreak-can lead to big errors that mask their own presence, according to a University of Michigan ecologist and his colleagues.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
30.03.2015
World's most fuel-efficient vehicles to race in Detroit
World’s most fuel-efficient vehicles to race in Detroit
ANN ARBOR-In a torpedo-shaped one-seater powered by a lawnmower engine, a team of University of Michigan students is aiming for a fuel economy of thousands of miles to the gallon.
Environmental Sciences
30.03.2015
U-M sustainability report highlights progress in education, research, campus operations
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan is showing a positive impact on sustainability both locally and globally as highlighted in the university's online sustainability report released this week.
Social Sciences
27.03.2015
Consumers spring ahead in 2015
ANN ARBOR-Consumer optimism reached a 10-year peak of 95.5 in 1st quarter 2015-its highest level since 3rd quarter 2004, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Literature/Linguistics
27.03.2015
Mellon funds U-M Press collaboration to create new ecosystem for digital scholarship
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan Press has received a three-year $899,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the development of a new platform that will enable the publication and preservation of digitally-enriched humanities monographs.
Business/Economics - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
26.03.2015
U-M Mobility Transformation Center launches Affiliates Program
ANN ARBOR-U-M's Mobility Transformation Center-a major research partnership of industry, government and academia that is laying the foundation for a commercially viable system of connected and automa
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
26.03.2015
Do government technology investments pay off?
ANN ARBOR-Studies confirm that IT investments in companies improve productivity and efficiency. University of Michigan professor M.S. Krishnan wondered if the same was true for government.
Medicine/Pharmacology
26.03.2015
U-M research on lifetime risk of ovarian cancer may help women make informed decisions
ANN ARBOR-Actress Angelina Jolie made headlines this week for her decision to have surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes as a means to prevent ovarian cancer.
Environmental Sciences
25.03.2015
Gasoline use at lowest rate in three decades
ANN ARBOR-Average fuel consumption by American drivers is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, says a University of Michigan researcher. In a follow-up to a series of reports released over the past two years, Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute examined recent trends in fuel consumption by cars, pickup trucks, SUVs and vans in the U.S. fleet from 1984 to 2013.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
19.03.2015
Thinking of drinking and driving? What if your car won’t let you?
ANN ARBOR-If every new car made in the United States had a built-in blood alcohol level tester that prevented impaired drivers from driving the vehicle, how many lives could be saved, injuries prevented, and injury-related dollars left unspent?
Administration/Government
19.03.2015
U-M’s annual research funding tops $1.3 billion
ANN ARBOR-The total volume of research at the University of Michigan was $1.31 billion in the fiscal year that closed June 30, 2014, just below the record high of $1.33 billion from the previous year.
Law/Forensics - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.03.2015
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Arts and Design
19.03.2015
Philosophy - Social Sciences
18.03.2015
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.03.2015
Training young scientists to look for links between health, microbes
ANN ARBOR-A $2.5 million Burroughs Wellcome Fund award will allow the University of Michigan to train a new generation of multidisciplinary scientists to integrate population and microbiome sciences-considered key to understanding human health and disease. In August, the University will accept its first students into a new program called Integrated Training in Microbial Systems: Modeling, Population and Experimental Approaches.
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
18.03.2015
Gov. Snyder lauds ’thoughtful’ U-M hydraulic fracturing report
ANN ARBOR-Gov. Rick Snyder praised a recent University of Michigan hydraulic fracturing report last week and said its findings helped shape changes to state rules regarding the natural gas and oil extraction process commonly known as fracking.
Medicine/Pharmacology
17.03.2015
An indepth look at health care spending by those under 65
ANN ARBOR-Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that could have great impact on the Affordable Care Act, new research from the University of Michigan pain
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