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Literature/Linguistics
21.05.2015
U-M Library discovers unpublished memoir within new Orson Welles acquisition
ANN ARBOR-Though he is considered by many as one of the world's greatest filmmakers, Orson Welles was an actor, producer, writer and radio broadcaster. He was also notorious for leaving many of his projects unfinished. Perhaps that is what makes the Welles collections at the University of Michigan so intriguing.
Social Sciences
21.05.2015
Feeling disconnected contributes to women’s depression from domestic abuse
ANN ARBOR-Women in abusive relationships feel depressed not only from the violence but from the loss of their sense of belonging, a new University of Michigan study finds. In a new study published in Violence Against Women, researchers examined the relationship between domestic abuse, belongingness and depression of 71 female patients in a Southeast primary care clinic.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
20.05.2015
Homicides have life-changing impacts on young black men in Baltimore
ANN ARBOR-As Baltimore continues to face increased violence since the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, new research by the University of Michigan paints a picture of the individual toll of homicide in the beleaguered city.
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
19.05.2015
Holding financial advisers accountable
Holding financial advisers accountable
FACULTY Q&A Dana Muir, the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Business Law at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and a noted pensions and retirement funds expert, sheds light
Social Sciences
18.05.2015
Decoding Modi’s Twitter
ANN ARBOR-When social media savvy Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited China, he took a selfie with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Law/Forensics - Administration/Government
15.05.2015
Environmental Sciences
15.05.2015
Be current smart: New water safety tips for parents and youth
ANN ARBOR-With summer just around the corner, millions of swimmers will enjoy Michigan's Great Lakes beaches and cool water, but waves and currents can be deadly.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
14.05.2015
Lack of vitamin B12 can cause trouble in school
Lack of vitamin B12 can cause trouble in school
ANN ARBOR-Vitamin B12 deficiency in elementary school children from Bogotá, Colombia, was strongly associated with the students having to repeat a grade and with their number of school absences, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health found. Dr. Eduardo Villamor and team discovered that students deficient in vitamin B12 were at 2.4 times greater risk of repeating a grade, and had 1.9 times more absences than those who were not deficient.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
12.05.2015
Ross MBAs design Miami Dolphins University
Ross MBAs design Miami Dolphins University
MIAMI-Six MBA students from the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business came up with a playbook for the Miami Dolphins-a program to help players with their post-career game plans.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
12.05.2015
Are those jerks at work dragging you down?
ANN ARBOR-Sometimes co-workers can enliven your day and even inspire, while others...well, some can be downright soul-crushing. According to new research at the University of Michigan, those jerks at work do more than make you feel bad-they drag down the job performance of people who interact with them.
Pedagogy/Education Science
11.05.2015
Tight family budget may lessen impact of food commercials on children
ANN ARBOR-Young children in households with no financial restraints may be at risk for poor eating habits by watching television commercials about fast food, sugary drinks and salty snacks.
Administration/Government
11.05.2015
Women drivers closing the mileage gap
ANN ARBOR-While men still drive more miles annually, women are slowly catching up, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
07.05.2015
Michigan Society of Fellows names new members
ANN ARBOR-The Michigan Society of Fellows at the University of Michigan has selected 10 new members from nearly 1,000 applicants to serve three-year appointments as postdoctoral scholars and assistant professors, beginning this fall.
Literature/Linguistics
06.05.2015
Former congressman John Dingell donates archive to U-M Bentley Historical Library
Former congressman John Dingell donates archive to U-M Bentley Historical Library
ANN ARBOR-John D. Dingell Jr., who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from December 1955 to January 2015-the longest congressional tenure in U.S. history-has donated the collected materials from his 59 years in office to U-M Bentley Historical Library.
Medicine/Pharmacology
06.05.2015
Naturally occurring amino acid could improve oral health
Naturally occurring amino acid could improve oral health
ANN ARBOR-Arginine, a common amino acid found naturally in foods, breaks down dental plaque, which could help millions of people avoid cavities and gum disease, researchers at the University of Michigan and Newcastle University have discovered. Alexander Rickard, assistant professor of epidemiology at the U-M School of Public Health, and colleagues, discovered that in the lab L-arginine-found in red meat, poultry, fish and dairy products, and is already used in dental products for tooth sensitivity-stopped the formation of dental plaque.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
04.05.2015
Environmental Sciences
04.05.2015
Vehicle fuel economy down in April
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. slipped last month, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
01.05.2015
Clinical trials begin for drug developed at U-M, licensed to U-M spinoff
ANN ARBOR-For any biotechnology company, getting the first product out of the lab and into patients in a clinical trial is a major milestone, and a cause for celebration.
Social Sciences
01.05.2015
Consumer optimism rises in April, spending outlook remains favorable for 2015
ANN ARBOR-Consumer optimism rose last month to its second-highest level since 2007-only below the January 2015 level, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. Conducted by the U-M Institute for Social Research since 1946, the surveys monitor consumer attitudes and expectations.
Earth Sciences - Social Sciences
30.04.2015
U-M pitches in relief work after Nepal earthquake
U-M pitches in relief work after Nepal earthquake
After surviving the massive earthquake, researchers and staff of the University of Michigan in Nepal are providing tents, food and other aid to hard-to-reach communities near the epicenter.
Event - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
30.04.2015
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
30.04.2015
Premature deaths of black Americans alter politics, health care
ANN ARBOR-If a million black Americans who died prematurely had been alive to vote in the 2004 elections, the outcome in several key races would have been very different, a researcher at the University of Michigan and colleagues found.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
30.04.2015
Oakland County’s recovery keeps chugging along
ANN ARBOR-After adding nearly 80,000 jobs over the past four years, Oakland County continues its solid job recovery as it adds nearly 50,000 more in the next three years, say University of Michigan economists.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
30.04.2015
Committing to exercise: Facebook updates are a two-edged sword
ANN ARBOR-Facebook may be great for making social connections, but perhaps not so much for setting exercise goals.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
29.04.2015
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
29.04.2015
Glass ceiling is thicker for mothers
ANN ARBOR-Rising up the corporate ladder with kids in tow marks women for an extra helping of gender discrimination, new research finds. Recent headlines about women abandoning the tech industry highlight a stubborn area where women still face significant barriers-top leadership positions. Cindy Schipani, a business law professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, said her research on the impact of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 finds that women still face gender discrimination at work.
Earth Sciences
28.04.2015
Landslides, mudslides likely to remain a significant threat in Nepal for months
Landslides, mudslides likely to remain a significant threat in Nepal for months
ANN ARBOR-The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high across much of Nepal's high country, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, according to a University of Michigan researcher.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
28.04.2015
U-M scientists observe deadly dance between nerves and cancer cells
U-M scientists observe deadly dance between nerves and cancer cells
ANN ARBOR-In certain types of cancer, nerves and cancer cells enter an often lethal and intricate waltz where cancer cells and nerves move toward one another and eventually engage in such a way that the cancer cells enter the nerves.
Astronomy
28.04.2015
A crash in space: Six things you didn't know about MESSENGER's Mercury impact
A crash in space: Six things you didn’t know about MESSENGER’s Mercury impact
ANN ARBOR-The MESSENGER spacecraft, which involved some 75 University of Michigan engineers, scientists and students, is expected to crash into the planet Mercury this Thursday afternoon (April 30).
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
28.04.2015
Michigan’s University Research Corridor contributes $16.8 billion to Michigan economy
Report shows URC ranked second in Innovation Power Ranking among highly respected research university groups LANSING-Michigan's University Research Corridor remains competitive with the nation's
Environmental Sciences
27.04.2015
Want to save energy? Fly the environmentally friendly skies
ANN ARBOR-Flying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it's also better for the environment, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Architecture - Event
27.04.2015
A Wallenberg fellow seeks to understand how to create better refugee camps
ANN ARBOR-Bjornar Haveland didn't want to go straight to college after high school. He wanted to seek some adventure, experience a life radically different from his own.
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, .
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