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University of Michigan

Computer Science/Telecom - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
18.12.2014
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
Weisers’ $50 million gift impacts six University of Michigan units
ANN ARBOR-Ambassador Ronald N. Weiser (BBA '66) and Eileen L. Weiser (MMus '75) have made a $50 million gift to the University of Michigan.
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.12.2014
Infertility, surrogacy in India: U-M expert discusses her research
Infertility is a growing problem worldwide. A World Health Organization report estimates that 60-to-80 million couples worldwide currently suffer from infertility.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
18.12.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
18.12.2014
Tailor-made cancer treatments? New cell culture technique paves the way
ANN ARBOR-In a development that could lead to a deeper understanding of cancer and better early-stage treatment of the disease, University of Michigan researchers have devised a reliable way to grow a certain type of cancer cells from patients outside the body for study. The new technique is more than three times as effective as previous methods.
Law/Forensics
17.12.2014
U-M expert on the UN Arms Trade Treaty
Susan Waltz, professor at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy, is available to speak with journalists about the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, which takes effect Dec.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.12.2014
U-M professors elected to National Academy of Inventors
Greta Guest, University of Michigan, 734-936-7821, gguest [a] umich (p) edu or Keara Leach, National Academy of Inventors, 813-974-5862, kleach [a] academyofinventors (p) org ANN ARBOR-Three University of Michigan researchers have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.
Medicine/Pharmacology
15.12.2014
War metaphors for cancer hurt certain prevention behaviors
ANN ARBOR-It's not unusual for people to use war metaphors such as "fight" and "battle" when trying to motivate patients with cancer.
Business/Economics
12.12.2014
Forecast 2015: U-M’s Puneet Manchanda on the digital consumer
Puneet Manchanda, professor of marketing professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, shares his insights on how consumers and marketers will interact in the digital space.
Medicine/Pharmacology
11.12.2014
Racial gaps in Medicare Advantage persist across U.S., except in West
ANN ARBOR-Despite years of effort to help American seniors with high blood pressure, heart disease or diabetes get their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar under control, new research shows wide gaps between older people of different ethnic backgrounds in all three of these key health measures.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
10.12.2014
U-Michigan to explore strategies for dealing with water-level changes in the Great Lakes
U-Michigan to explore strategies for dealing with water-level changes in the Great Lakes
John Callewaert, 734-615-3752, jcallew [a] umich (p) edu or Lisa Pappas, 734-615-3325, lapappas [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-Extreme water-level fluctuations in the Great Lakes, including his
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.12.2014
How sweet it is: U-M study pinpoints part of brain that triggers addiction
How sweet it is: U-M study pinpoints part of brain that triggers addiction
ANN ARBOR-Activating the brain's amygdala, an almond-shaped mass that processes emotions, can create an addictive, intense desire for sugary foods, a new University of Michigan study found. Rewards such as sweet tasty food or even addictive drugs like alcohol or cocaine can be extremely attractive when this brain structure is triggered.
Business/Economics
10.12.2014
Forecast 2015: U-M's Scott DeRue on resolutions every leader should make
Forecast 2015: U-M’s Scott DeRue on resolutions every leader should make
Scott DeRue, professor of management and organizations and associate dean for executive education at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, shares his insights on key changes we can make in the new year to lead with values and authenticity.
Business/Economics
09.12.2014
Forecast 2015: U-M's Wally Hopp on income disparity
Forecast 2015: U-M’s Wally Hopp on income disparity
Wally Hopp, professor of technology and operations and senior associate dean for faculty and research at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, shares his thoughts on where income disparity will take us in 2015.
Environmental Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
04.12.2014
Event - Pedagogy/Education Science
04.12.2014
Environmental Sciences
04.12.2014
Vehicle fuel economy remains unchanged in November
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. stayed the same last month, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
03.12.2014
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
02.12.2014
Mom’s obesity linked to full-term infant death
ANN ARBOR-The risk of a baby dying during its first year of life is twice as high in mothers who were obese by the time they got pregnant than in normal-weight mothers, according to researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. And it's not necessarily the usual complications of pregnancy associated with being overweight-preeclampsia and gestational diabetes-that are to blame, said Dr. Eduardo Villamor, U-M associate professor of epidemiology and study co-author.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Medicine/Pharmacology
02.12.2014
1,000 Pitches winners part of national movement
ANN ARBOR-The world's largest student pitch competition is helping to spread the spirit of entrepreneurship across the University of Michigan and beyond.
Social Sciences
26.11.2014
Consumer sentiment brightens holiday spending
Consumer sentiment brightens holiday spending
Contact Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Surveys of Consumers, (734) 763-5224 or Thomson Reuters PR Hotline: (646) 223-7222, ext.1 ANN ARBOR-Consumer confiden
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.11.2014
Unmet needs of older Americans common in many living settings
ANN ARBOR-Older adults who live in retirement or senior housing communities are more likely to have unmet needs for help than are older adults who live in traditional housing, according to a new study. About 2.5 million older adults live in these settings, nearly as many as the 3 million who live in residential care settings, including nursing homes.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Pedagogy/Education Science
25.11.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
24.11.2014
Dr. Marschall Runge recommended to lead U-M Health System
Dr. Marschall Runge recommended to lead U-M Health System
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel today announced he will recommend the appointment of Dr. Marschall Runge to become U-M's executive vice president for medical affairs March 1, pending approval by the Board of Regents in December.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
24.11.2014
Eight U-M scientists, engineers named AAAS Fellows
ANN ARBOR-Eight University of Michigan faculty members are among 401 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Life Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
24.11.2014
Seven U-M scientists, engineers named AAAS Fellows
ANN ARBOR-Seven University of Michigan faculty members are among 401 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
24.11.2014
Teens prescribed anxiety, sleep medications likelier to illegally abuse them later
ANN ARBOR-The medical community may be inadvertently creating a new generation of illegal, recreational drug users by prescribing anti-anxiety or sleep medications to teenagers, say University of Michigan researchers. Teens prescribed anxiety or sleep medications are up to 12 times more likely to abuse those drugs than those who had never had a prescription, either by using someone else's prescription pills or to get high or experiment, according to a study from the U-M School of Nursing.
Business/Economics
21.11.2014
Q&A on Ukraine: Troop movements, sanctions and Russia’s plans
As the conflict grinds on in Ukraine, there are more questions about Russia's intentions, the effectiveness of sanctions and what the West can do to end the fighting.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
21.11.2014
Michigan’s economy: Onward and upward
ANN ARBOR-After five years of steady job growth, the Michigan economy will continue to move forward at a solid clip over the next two years, say University of Michigan economists.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.11.2014
U-M School of Public Health creates nutrition department
ANN ARBOR-Citing growing student interest and an increasing national emphasis on nutrition as a key to good health, the University of Michigan Board of Regents has approved a School of Public Health request to establish a new Department of Nutritional Sciences.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
21.11.2014
Michigan’s economy: Steady as she goes
ANN ARBOR-After five years of steady job growth, the Michigan economy will continue to move forward at a solid clip over the next two years, say University of Michigan economists.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
20.11.2014
U-M expert can respond to Obama’s immigration reform speech tonight
ANN ARBOR-Ann Lin, associate professor at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy, has studied recent federal efforts to reform immigration policies and shares her thoughts.
Business/Economics
20.11.2014
The US economy: Ready for takeoff
ANN ARBOR-The U.S. economy will grow by more than 3 percent next year-its highest rate in 10 years, say economists at the University of Michigan.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
19.11.2014
What agricultural ’ecosystems on steroids’ are doing to the air
ANN ARBOR-In a study that identifies a new, "direct fingerprint" of human activity on Earth, scientists have found that agricultural crops play a big role in seasonal swings of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The new findings from Boston University, the University of Michigan and other institutions reveal a nuance in the carbon cycle that could help scientists understand and predict how Earth's vegetation will react as the globe warms.
Psychology - Environmental Sciences
19.11.2014
Lean times ahead: Preparing for an energy-constrained future
ANN ARBOR-Some time this century, the era of cheap and abundant energy will end, and Western industrial civilization will likely begin a long, slow descent toward a resource-limited future characteriz
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
19.11.2014
Secure, free encryption of all websites is goal of new project
ANN ARBOR-In an effort to reinvent and dramatically improve Internet security, researchers at the University of Michigan have joined with Mozilla and other industry and nonprofit partners to soon offer free, automated and open website HTTPS encryption.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
17.11.2014
Newly discovered hormone points to potential treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease
Newly discovered hormone points to potential treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease
ANN ARBOR-Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders. Jiandie Lin of the Life Sciences Institute described how in mice the hormone, NRG4, is secreted by so-called brown fat cells and communicates with the liver to regulate the conversion of sugar into fat.
Administration/Government
17.11.2014
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
13.11.2014
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
12.11.2014
Rosetta: U-M engineers involved in historic mission
Michigan engineers are deeply involved in the historic Rosetta mission that, for the first time in human history, landed a spacecraft on a comet today.
Environmental Sciences
11.11.2014
Vehicle fuel economy unchanged in October
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. remained unchanged last month, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Social Sciences
11.11.2014
U-M expert discusses realities of immigration reform
ANN ARBOR-Ann Lin, associate professor at the University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy, has studied recent federal efforts to reform immigration policies and shares her thoughts on why meaningful change may be out of reach until the next presidential election.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
10.11.2014
Mortality rates lower for patients cared for by nurses with bachelor’s degrees
ANN ARBOR-Patients in an eastern academic medical center who received most of their nursing care from nurses with bachelor of science degrees had better care, fewer readmissions and shorter stays, according to a University of Michigan study. The study only looked at patients in one hospital, said Olga Yakusheva, lead author and U-M associate professor of nursing.
Pedagogy/Education Science
10.11.2014
Mothers’ education significant to children’s academic success
ANN ARBOR-A mother knows best-and the amount of education she attains can predict her children's success in reading and math. In fact, that success is greater if she had her child later in life, according to a new University of Michigan study. Sandra Tang, a U-M psychology research fellow and the study's lead author, said children of mothers 19 and older usually enter kindergarten with higher levels of achievement.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
10.11.2014
Asthma patients to docs: Can we talk about cost?
ANN ARBOR-Asthma patients concerned about their ability to pay for medical care would like to talk about cost-related concerns with their physicians but often don't get that opportunity, say researchers at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Business/Economics - Computer Science/Telecom
07.11.2014
Outsmarting the airlines on price could get harder
ANN ARBOR-Technology and competition have made it easier for consumers to capture deals on airline tickets with the right strategy.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Physics/Materials Science
07.11.2014
U-Michigan signs royalty agreement for Gaucher disease drug
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan signed an agreement with PDL BioPharma Inc. to sell a portion of its royalty interest in Cerdelga (eliglustat) capsules, a first-line oral treatment for adults with Gaucher disease type 1.
Law/Forensics - Arts and Design
03.11.2014
New U-M
New U-M "Wolves" art exhibit targets divisive issue
ANN ARBOR-The works of two local artists who passionately oppose wolf hunting in Michigan go on display today at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment, one day before voters across the state cast ballots on the issue.
Social Sciences - Environmental Sciences
03.11.2014
Environmental influences on autism the focus of new $1.6 million federal grant to U-M
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan researchers will use a new $1.6 million federal grant to probe potential social and environmental links to autism, collecting location-specific information from tens of thousands of affected individuals and their families nationwide. The National Center for Geospatial Medicine, based at U-M's School of Natural Resources and Environment, is funded through the National Institute of Mental Health for the three-year autism spectrum disorder study, which began Oct.
Business/Economics
31.10.2014
Sport Sciences - Business/Economics
31.10.2014
Business/Economics
31.10.2014
U-Michigan President Mark Schlissel appoints interim athletic director
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel today announced he was appointing James Hackett, the recently retired chief executive officer of Michigan-based Steelcase Inc., as interim athletic director for the university.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
31.10.2014
Consumer sentiment in October highest in seven years
Consumer sentiment in October highest in seven years
Contact Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Surveys of Consumers, (734) 763-5224 or Thomson Reuters PR Hotline: (646) 223-7222, ext.1 ANN ARBOR-Consumer confidence posted its third consecutive monthly gain in October, rising to its highest level since July 2007, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
30.10.2014
Q&A with U-M Ford School dean: Economy and midterm election campaigns
ANN ARBOR-In the battle for control of the U.S. Senate, economic issues such as tax and immigration reform are largely absent.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
30.10.2014
New U-M institute to measure impact of university research
ANN ARBOR-Government, industry and foundations spend more than $65 billion each year on research at the nation's universities. The University of Michigan has launched a new initiative at the U-M Institute for Social Research that will coordinate efforts from across the country to provide rigorous measures of the impact of this investment on the economy as well as on scientific progress.
Social Sciences
30.10.2014
Self-driving vehicles generate enthusiasm, concerns worldwide
ANN ARBOR-Despite safety concerns about equipment failure, a majority of drivers on three continents have high expectations for autonomous vehicles.
Business/Economics
29.10.2014
Green technology saves energy and boosts profits, productivity in factories
Green technology saves energy and boosts profits, productivity in factories
Contact Mandira Banerjee (734) 764-4251, mandirab [a] umich (p) edu or Terry Kosdrosky, (734) 936-2502, terrykos [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-Switching to LED lights in factories not only saves energy, it boosts productivity and increases profits, a new study shows. LEDs-or light-emitting diodes-create less heat than traditional lights, so they help keep factory floors cooler.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
22.10.2014
U-M chemist receives $2M to map disease-causing ’free radical’ damage
ANN ARBOR-Oxidative stress in our bodies is an unavoidable consequence of breathing and eating, but when it gets out of balance, it's implicated in cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, heart disease, diabetes and aging itself.
Environmental Sciences
22.10.2014
Auto companies continue to exceed fuel economy standards
ANN ARBOR-In the three years since a new standard for gas mileage has been in effect, automakers have surpassed it each year, improving new-vehicle fuel economy by about a mile per gallon annually.
Sport Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
21.10.2014
Teens playing high-contact sports at risk for using drugs, alcohol
ANN ARBOR-Teens who play sports like football, wrestling, hockey or lacrosse are more likely to drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes or marijuana than student athletes who play noncontact sports, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
21.10.2014
Measures to avoid hospital readmission often don’t work
ANN ARBOR-Health care interventions designed to keep patients from having to be readmitted to the hospital are proving unsuccessful, a researcher from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a colleague have found. Further, Ariel Linden, adjunct associate professor in the School of Public Health's Department of Health Management and Policy, noted that another study just released reached a similar conclusion, suggesting that those who administer Medicare may want to take a look at policies, a recent one in particular.
Social Sciences
20.10.2014
The new American family: How and why we’ve changed
ANN ARBOR-Most young Americans plan to get married someday, but more than 40 percent of births now occur outside marriage, and the American family itself has become far more diverse and varied.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.10.2014
Six U-Michigan faculty elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine
Six U-Michigan faculty elected to prestigious Institute of Medicine
Contact Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Kara Gavin, (734) 764-2220, kegavin [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan experts in genetic and statistica
Life Sciences
17.10.2014
New app customizes animal natural history on the go
ANN ARBOR-A University of Michigan startup has launched the first of many mobile apps with customized data on animals for parks, zoos, museums and other natural areas.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
16.10.2014
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
16.10.2014
Careers/Employment
15.10.2014
U-M Stamps School of Art & Design’s new graduate program teaches real-world design
ANN ARBOR-A new two-year graduate program in integrative design at the University of Michigan represents a paradigm shift as designers address unpredictable and fast-changing real-world problems and situations in society.
Life Sciences - Event
15.10.2014
U-M biologist awarded 2014 Packard Fellowship
U-M biologist awarded 2014 Packard Fellowship
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan evolutionary biologist Daniel Rabosky is among 18 young scientists and engineers from universities across the country named today as 2014 recipients of the Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
15.10.2014
Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms
Lake Erie increasingly susceptible to large cyanobacteria blooms
ANN ARBOR-Lake Erie has become increasingly susceptible to large blooms of toxin-producing cyanobacteria since 2002, potentially complicating efforts to rein in the problem in the wake of this year's Toledo drinking water crisis, according to a new study led by University of Michigan researchers.
Business/Economics
14.10.2014
When companies in the same industry have common owners, consumers pay
ANN ARBOR-If you owned two companies in the same industry, would you make them compete? Probably not, knowing the firms make higher profits if they don't. Antitrust legislation should prevent
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
13.10.2014
U-M campus sustainability awareness is up, actions lag
ANN ARBOR-Findings from a new U-M Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program report show that most U-M faculty, students, and staff have increased their knowledge about how to be more sustainable, particularly in the areas of foods and waste prevention, but behavior change hasn't kept pace.
Business/Economics
13.10.2014
Recent gains in gas mileage have fueled major societal benefits
ANN ARBOR-Fuel economy in the U.S. has increased 26 percent in the last seven years, saving billions of gallons of gas and billions of pounds of vehicle emissions, say University of Michigan researchers.
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
13.10.2014
U-M campus sustainability awareness is up, actions lag (2)
ANN ARBOR-Findings from a new U-M Sustainability Cultural Indicators Program report show that most U-M faculty, students, and staff have increased their knowledge about how to be more sustainable, particularly in the areas of foods and waste prevention, but behavior change hasn't kept pace.
Environmental Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
09.10.2014
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
09.10.2014
NIH grant supports U-M analysis of big data from mobile health sensors
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan is one of a dozen centers sharing a $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health aimed at developing innovative tools to gather, analyze and interpret health data generated by mobile and wearable sensors.
Environmental Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
09.10.2014
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
07.10.2014
Bloomberg to release U-M Surveys of Consumers starting in 2015
Contact Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Mark Murphy, (212) 617-8163, mmurphy215 [a] bloomberg (p) net ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan has established a new
Business/Economics
07.10.2014
U-Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design to launch new maker space in Detroit neighborhood
ANN ARBOR-Students and faculty at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan will work with a neighborhood alliance in Detroit to launch an incubator for creative enterprises and a community space for developing skills.
Medicine/Pharmacology
07.10.2014
Series featuring U-M experts puts Ebola outbreak in perspective
Contact Laurel Thomas Gnagey, (734) 647-1841, ltgnagey [a] umich (p) edu or Terri Mellow, (734) 764-8094, twm@u ANN ARBOR-Now that Ebola has made its way to the United States and health of
Environmental Sciences
06.10.2014
Large drop in fuel economy in September
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. posted its largest drop in nearly three years, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
02.10.2014
Environmental Sciences
02.10.2014
Increased interest in hybrids among non-hybrid owners
ANN ARBOR-Current owners of hybrid vehicles are very satisfied with them and most will buy a hybrid again, say University of Michigan researchers.
Medicine/Pharmacology
30.09.2014
Statement by U-M President Mark S. Schlissel
As the leader of our university community, I want to express my extreme disappointment in the events surrounding the handling of an on-field injury to one of our football players, Shane Morris.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
30.09.2014
Disease decoded: Gene mutation may lead to development of new cancer drugs
Disease decoded: Gene mutation may lead to development of new cancer drugs
ANN ARBOR-The discovery of a gene mutation that causes a rare premature aging disease could lead to the development of drugs that block the rapid, unstoppable cell division that makes cancer so deadly. Scientists at the University of Michigan and the U-M Health System recently discovered a protein mutation that causes the devastating disease dyskeratosis congenita, in which precious hematopoietic stem cells can't regenerate and make new blood.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
29.09.2014
Michigan wood frogs breed earlier, produce fewer eggs after warmer winters; tadpoles develop more slowly
Contact Kevin Mayhood, Case Western Reserve University, (216) 534-7183, kevin.mayhood [a] case (p) edu or Jim Erickson, University of Michigan, (734) 647-1842, ericksn [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-How will amphibians respond to climate change? The research ponds at a University of Michigan forest preserve may hold some clues.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
29.09.2014
U-M, USC, Broad to study genetics of two mental health disorders
Contact Laurel Thomas Gnagey, (734) 647-1841, ltgnagey [a] umich (p) edu or Kara Gavin, (734) 764-2220, kegavin [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-Researchers at the University of Michigan Schoo
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
26.09.2014
Consumer sentiment strengthens in September
Consumer sentiment strengthens in September
Contact Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Surveys of Consumers, (734) 763-5224 or Thomson Reuters PR Hotline: (646) 223-7222, ext.1 ANN ARBOR-Consumer confiden
Administration/Government - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.09.2014
Unique program brings African scholars to U-M
Unique program brings African scholars to U-M
ANN ARBOR-When Mariam Boakye-Gyasi was 3 years old, she caught a severe case of malaria that caused her small body to convulse so violently that her parents were afraid she would break her teeth.
Astronomy - Chemistry
25.09.2014
The water in your bottle might be older than the sun
ANN ARBOR-Up to half of the water on Earth is likely older than the solar system itself, University of Michigan astronomers theorize.
Business/Economics
25.09.2014
An ambassador’s analysis: Mel Levitsky discusses Brazil’s presidential election
ANN ARBOR-Brazil's presidential election Oct. 5 could be tight. The incumbent is Dilma Rousseff, who has struggled to match the popularity of her charismatic predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
25.09.2014
Dentists meet increased demand as health care act widens
Contact Greta Guest, (734) 936-7821, gguest [a] umich (p) edu or Terry Kosdrosky, (734) 936-2502, terrykos [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-Can dentists and doctors cope with the increased patient traffic since the Affordable Care Act took effect?
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
24.09.2014
Workers who exercise lower health risks, cost less
Workers who exercise lower health risks, cost less
ANN ARBOR-Get moving: just 20 minutes of exercise a day dramatically lowers the risk of diabetes and heart disease, even for employees with a high risk of developing those conditions.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
24.09.2014
U-M Center for the Discovery of New Medicines announces new grants for drug discovery research
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded eight grants, totaling $205,000, to projects investigating new treatments for cancer, infectious disease and heart failure. The support allows U-M researchers to move potential early-stage drug discovery to the next phase of development.
Philosophy - History/Archeology
23.09.2014
Hungarian philosopher Agnes Heller to receive Wallenberg Medal
ANN ARBOR-Hungarian philosopher and Holocaust survivor Agnes Heller on Sept. 30 will receive the 23rd Wallenberg Medal, a humanitarian honor named after a University of Michigan alumnus who saved tens of thousands of Jews near the end of World War II.
Earth Sciences
23.09.2014
Drilling into an active earthquake fault in New Zealand
Drilling into an active earthquake fault in New Zealand
ANN ARBOR-Three University of Michigan geologists are participating in an international effort to drill nearly a mile beneath the surface of New Zealand this fall to bring back rock samples from an active fault known to generate major earthquakes.
Social Sciences
18.09.2014
Natural born killers: Chimpanzee violence is an evolutionary strategy
Natural born killers: Chimpanzee violence is an evolutionary strategy
ANN ARBOR-Man's nearest relatives kill each other in order to eliminate rivals and gain better access to territory, mates, food or other resources-not because human activities have made them more aggressive.
Social Sciences
18.09.2014
American National Election Studies receives $10M in federal funding
Contact Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu or Chris Thomsen, (650) 736-7569, cthomsen [a] stanford (p) edu ANN ARBOR-The National Science Foundation has awarded $10.2
Environmental Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
18.09.2014
Should 'scrappers' go mainstream in Detroit?
Should ’scrappers’ go mainstream in Detroit?
Contact Mike Shriberg, (734) 647-6227, mshriber [a] umich (p) edu or Lisa Pappas (734) 615-3325, lapappas [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-For years, "scrappers" have illicitly mined and sold val
Literature/Linguistics - Social Sciences
17.09.2014
Play based on Steubenville rape case opens at U-M, part of campuswide campaign to prevent sexual assault
Contact Marilou Carlin, U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance, (734) 763-1478, carlinm [a] umich (p) edu or Stephanie Miller, Blue Water Communications, (800) 975-3212, (734) 239- 4887 (cell), steph
Physics/Materials Science - Architecture
17.09.2014
Popular Science puts U-M engineer on Brilliant Ten list
ANN ARBOR-A University of Michigan engineering professor whose work on energy scavenging sensors that could help herald the Internet of Things has been honored by a national magazine.
History/Archeology - Business/Economics
17.09.2014
U-M professor in Scotland to witness historic independence vote
U-M professor in Scotland to witness historic independence vote
ANN ARBOR-The Scottish referendum on Sept. 18 is a huge deal. If voters decide to split from the U.K., a major world power and key U.S. ally could be significantly weakened, losing a third of its land mass.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
14.09.2014
Muscular dystrophy: Repair the muscles, not the genetic defect
Muscular dystrophy: Repair the muscles, not the genetic defect
Contact Suzanne Tainter, (734) 647-3437, stainter [a] umich (p) edu or Laura Bailey, (735) 647-1848, baileylm [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-A potential way to treat muscular dystrophy directly targets muscle repair instead of the underlying genetic defect that usually leads to the disease.
Event - Environmental Sciences
11.09.2014
Art exhibit marks 100-year extinction of passenger pigeon, adds to events planned at U-M
ANN ARBOR-When artists across the country were invited to be part of a traveling exhibit to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the extinction of the passenger pigeon, many had no idea of the story they were about to hear.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
10.09.2014
Companies tighten reins on noncompete agreements
Greta Guest, (734) 936-7821, gguest [a] umich (p) edu or Terry Kosdrosky, (734) 936-2502, terrykos [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-The use of noncompete agreements in employment contracts from t
Social Sciences
08.09.2014
Pennsylvanians less likely than New Yorkers to view fracking negatively
ANN ARBOR-The word "fracking" evokes negative reactions from two out of three New Yorkers, but from fewer than half of Pennsylvania residents, according to a University of Michigan poll.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
05.09.2014
Dietary recommendations may be tied to increased greenhouse gas emissions
ANN ARBOR-If Americans altered their menus to conform to federal dietary recommendations, emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases tied to agricultural production could increase significantly, according to a new study by University of Michigan researchers.
Physics/Materials Science
02.09.2014
New U-M office to boost digital education, innovation
ANN ARBOR-A new Office of Digital Education and Innovation at the University of Michigan will bolster personalized, engaged and lifelong learning by helping faculty explore creative ways to use technology and digital programs.
Environmental Sciences
18.08.2014
U-M Water Center awarded $20M federal contract to help lead national estuary research program
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan Water Center has been awarded a five-year, $20 million cooperative-agreement contract to join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in overseeing research at a nationwide network of 28 coastal reserves.
Psychology - Arts and Design
18.08.2014
Purchases ’to have in order to do’ make people just as happy as life experiences
ANN ARBOR-If you want to be happier, buy life experiences instead of material items. However, if you are going to buy material items, spend your money on those that provide you with experiences, according to a new University of Michigan and San Francisco State University study.
Social Sciences
16.08.2014
Study identifies factors that contribute to food trucks’ fast spread
ANN ARBOR-They're not your father's lowbrow roach coaches serving up greasy burgers and bad dogs.
Careers/Employment - Social Sciences
15.08.2014
Marriage means faster wage growth for men, but not for women
ANN ARBOR-Saying "I do" at a young age isn't always the best career option for women. After the wedding vows are said, gender inequality with wages begin as marriage is associated with fast wage growth for men but slow growth for women, a new University of Michigan study found.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
13.08.2014
U-M forest preserve joins Smithsonian global network
U-M forest preserve joins Smithsonian global network
ANN ARBOR-A 57-acre research plot at a University of Michigan forest preserve northwest of Ann Arbor has been added to a Smithsonian Institution global network used to study tropical and temperate forest function and diversity.
Business/Economics
12.08.2014
How companies can minimize the stigma of affirmative action
ANN ARBOR-Affirmative action policies in the workforce have increased diversity, often at the cost of stigmatizing the very workers the policies are designed to help. New research finds that a deeper understanding of what triggers feelings such as resentment, stigmatization and "stereotype threat" can help companies prevent these negative reactions and make diversity efforts more successful, said the study's authors.
Medicine/Pharmacology
07.08.2014
Hospitals could face penalties for missing electronic health record deadline
ANN ARBOR-Many of the nation's hospitals struggled to meet a federally mandated electronic health records deadline, and as a result could collectively face millions of dollars in reduced Medicare payments this year, a University of Michigan study shows.
Medicine/Pharmacology
06.08.2014
FDA underestimated net benefits of warning labels on cigarette packaging
ANN ARBOR-A paper released today by leading economists concludes that the Food and Drug Administration's controversial cost-benefit analysis of its graphic warning label regulation grossly underestimated the net benefits associated with implementing its own rule.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
05.08.2014
Less family support increases risk of binge drinking, marijuana use among urban youth
ANN ARBOR-Urban teens whose parents provide high levels of emotional support are more likely to avoid binge drinking and marijuana use, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Social Sciences
05.08.2014
When it comes to energy’s environmental impact, Southerners think differently
ANN ARBOR-Southerners are less likely than Americans in other parts of the country to believe that energy affects the environment by at least a fair amount, according to the latest findings of the University of Michigan Energy Survey.
Environmental Sciences
05.08.2014
Gas mileage up slightly last month
ANN ARBOR-Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. during July fell just shy of the all-time high, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
04.08.2014
U-M report: How shale gas can boost U.S. manufacturing
ANN ARBOR-The American shale gas boom has the potential to revitalize domestic manufacturing, and a new report from a University of Michigan-led panel recommends steps to make that happen in a responsible manner.
Social Sciences
04.08.2014
Self-driving vehicles: Despite expected benefits, concerns still exist
ANN ARBOR-While more than half of Americans have favorable opinions about self-driving vehicles, most believe that humans are still better drivers than automated technology, say University of Michigan researchers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
31.07.2014
Protein that fuels repair of treatment-resistant cancer cells
ANN ARBOR-Imagine you're fighting for your life but no matter how hard you hit, your opponent won't go down. The same can be said of highly treatment-resistant cancers, such as head and neck cancer, where during radiation and chemotherapy some cancer cells repair themselves, survive and thrive. Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world, but the late detection and treatment resistance result in a high mortality rate.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Physics/Materials Science
28.07.2014
Michigan Solar Car Team defends national title in hard-fought win
Michigan Solar Car Team defends national title in hard-fought win
ANN ARBOR-After a series of setbacks including a motor problem that sidelined their vehicle in the first 10 minutes of an eight-day race, the University of Michigan's national champion Solar Car Team has won the American Solar Challenge, according to this afternoon's unofficial results.
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
22.07.2014
Support for carbon tax grows when revenue fuels renewable energy
ANN ARBOR-A carbon tax with revenues used to fund renewable energy programs gained support from 60 percent of Americans, according to a University of Michigan poll.
Administration/Government - Law/Forensics
17.07.2014
U-M initiative transforming what it means to ’go to court’
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan is spearheading the development of what is believed to be the first-of-its-kind technology to help people who have been charged with minor offenses interact with courts online, without needing to hire an attorney.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
16.07.2014
Watch your step: Older African Americans fall less often
ANN ARBOR-A University of Michigan study examining how race and ethnicity predicts the frequency of falls by older people shows that African Americans are less likely to fall than others. "Millions of older adults living in community settings are just one bad fall away from a nursing home," said Emily Nicklett, an assistant professor of social work and the study's lead author.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
15.07.2014
Toward ultimate light efficiency on the cheap
Toward ultimate light efficiency on the cheap
ANN ARBOR-Researchers at the University of Michigan have taken a major stride toward perfectly efficient lighting that is also relatively inexpensive and simple to make.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
14.07.2014
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
10.07.2014
There’s an app for that: Researchers harness a powerful new source of up-to-date information on economic activity
ANN ARBOR-Researchers at the University of Michigan, University of California Berkeley, and Arizona State University have developed a new data infrastructure for measuring economic activity.
Social Sciences
09.07.2014
U-M Survey: As use of wind power grows in Michigan, so does its support
ANN ARBOR-As Michigan nears its own deadline to generate 10 percent of the state's electricity from renewable sources by 2015 - and considers going further - a new report from the University of Michigan finds strong support among local government leaders for expanding the use of wind power.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
09.07.2014
Gender Trading Gap: Male executives fare better than their female colleagues on insider trades
ANN ARBOR-You've heard of the gender pay gap, but how about the gender trading gap? New research shows that male executives make a higher return off their registered insider trades, and trade more, than their female colleagues. Their results point to a stronger informal network among male executives.
Environmental Sciences
07.07.2014
Fuel economy: Small drop, but still near all-time high
ANN ARBOR-Despite a slight dip in June, fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. exceeded 25 mpg for the fifth straight month, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Environmental Sciences - Agronomy/Food Science
01.07.2014
New spawning reefs to boost native fish in St. Clair River
New spawning reefs to boost native fish in St. Clair River
ANN ARBOR- Construction of two new fish-spawning reefs is about to begin in the St. Clair River northeast of Detroit, the latest chapter in a decade-plus effort to restore native species such as lake sturgeon, walleye and lake whitefish.
Business/Economics - Sport Sciences
30.06.2014
U-M licenses transformative sensor technology
ANN ARBOR-What started as a way for a frustrated fisherman to improve fly casting could soon be used by everyone from weekend athletes to professional tennis players under a deal between the University of Michigan and the Wilson Sporting Goods Co.
Chemistry - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
30.06.2014
Arts and Design - Environmental Sciences
26.06.2014
U-M, GVSU collaboration to bring alternative-energy inspired arts performance to Muskegon
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan dance professor Robin Wilson-tonight a performer-licks her index finger and then lifts it to check the imaginary wind's direction.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.06.2014
Lean-washing: Profiting from misinformation on what causes obesity
ANN ARBOR-The medical research is clear: Diet is a significantly bigger factor in obesity than lack of exercise.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
24.06.2014
Wealth inequality doubles among U.S. households
ANN ARBOR-Wealth inequality among U.S. households roughly doubled between 2003 and 2013, according to a new analysis by University of Michigan researchers.
Environmental Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
24.06.2014