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University of Michigan

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.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
07.08.2014
Local leaders rate most state departments low, but say Michigan’s headed in right direction
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.
15.07.2014
Traffic death rates higher in Northern Plains, South
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
14.07.2014
Michigan Solar Car to defend title in race across Great Plains
Michigan Solar Car to defend title in race across Great Plains
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
$1M grant to improve undergraduate chemistry education
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
Climate change to profoundly alter Great Lakes region, summary report says
Careers/Employment - Administration/Government
20.06.2014
Michigan’s economy: Better than advertised
ANN ARBOR-Michigan's economy is stronger than we think, says a University of Michigan economist.
Administration/Government
19.06.2014
Kedra Ishop will lead U-M enrollment management effort, Sara Blair appointed to vice provost position
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
19.06.2014
U-M emphasizes affordability, academic excellence in FY2015 budget proposal
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
19.06.2014
U-M’s James Jackson to serve on NSF National Science Board
Social Sciences
19.06.2014
U.S. should pursue three-pronged strategy in Iraq
ANN ARBOR-U.S. efforts to combat terrorism in Iraq and help Iraqis maintain the territorial integrity of their embattled country need to follow three approaches, according to a University of Michigan expert on politics and values in the Middle East.
Business/Economics
17.06.2014
Wall Street analysts unearth company information beyond the conference call
ANN ARBOR-After reviewing nearly a half million analyst reports up against thousands of conference call transcripts, one thing is abundantly clear: Wall Street analysts do their homework.
Environmental Sciences
16.06.2014
Controlling ragweed pollen in Detroit: A no-mow solution for Motown?
Controlling ragweed pollen in Detroit: A no-mow solution for Motown?
ANN ARBOR-When it comes to controlling hay fever-triggering ragweed plants on Detroit vacant lots, occasional mowing is worse than no mowing at all, and promoting reforestation might be the best solution. Those are the findings of a new University of Michigan study that surveyed vacant lots in several Detroit neighborhoods for ragweed, counting the number of ragweed plants and estimating how often each lot was mowed.
Administration/Government
11.06.2014
Research universities form technology consortium to share content
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
11.06.2014
If global warming is real, why was it so cold and snowy last winter?
ANN ARBOR-More Americans view global warming by what they see outside their windows and not scientific evidence, according to a University of Michigan survey.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
10.06.2014
Evolution and venomous snakes: Diet distinguishes look-alikes on two continents
Evolution and venomous snakes: Diet distinguishes look-alikes on two continents
ANN ARBOR-On opposite sides of the globe over millions of years, the snakes of North America and Australia independently evolved similar body types that helped them move and capture prey more efficiently.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
10.06.2014
Mothers rigid in parenting skills at risk for depression
ANN ARBOR-The baby's ear-piercing, nonstop crying at the grocery store, in church or on an airplane can leave most mothers frustrated as bystanders observe how she will quiet the restless child. How the mother evaluates and handles this challenging parenting moment could determine if she's susceptible to depression, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Social Sciences - Psychology
09.06.2014
How to give ourselves advice as good as we give others
ANN ARBOR-Most of us find it easier to be wise about other people's problems than our own. But a new study identifies a simple way to close this gap. The research, conducted by social psychologists Igor Grossmann at the University of Waterloo in Ontario and Ethan Kross at the University of Michigan, shows that the solution is self-distancing-considering your problems from the perspective of an observer.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
06.06.2014
A simulated city for automated cars to open at U-Michigan
ANN ARBOR-No university in the world has an automated vehicle test facility like the one that will open this fall on North Campus, University of Michigan officials say.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
05.06.2014
A new way to make laser-like beams using 250x less power
A new way to make laser-like beams using 250x less power
ANN ARBOR-With precarious particles called polaritons that straddle the worlds of light and matter, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a new, practical and potentially more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam.
Mathematics - Psychology
05.06.2014
U-M study: Smarter kids can choke under pressure
ANN ARBOR-Whether it's initiated by their parents, friends or themselves, students often feel pressure to perform well in tests.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
05.06.2014
A new way to make laser-like beams using 1,000x less power
ANN ARBOR-With precarious particles called polaritons that straddle the worlds of light and matter, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a new, practical and potentially more efficient way to make a coherent laser-like beam.
Environmental Sciences
05.06.2014
Fuel economy of new vehicles at highest mark ever
ANN ARBOR-Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. set another record high last month, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Social Sciences - Environmental Sciences
04.06.2014
Fracking is rare in Michigan, but still generates concern
ANN ARBOR-Fracking is limited in Michigan with an estimated 6 percent of the state's local jurisdictions reporting existing fracking operations or some kind of activity to expand them, but the topic generates significantly more debate, a University of Michigan survey finds.
Medicine/Pharmacology
02.06.2014
Choosing one drug over another to treat blindness could save Medicare billions
ANN ARBOR-If all eye doctors prescribed the less expensive of two drugs to treat two common eye diseases of older adults, taxpayer-funded Medicare plans could save $18 billion over a 10-year period, say researchers at the University of Michigan.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
02.06.2014
Exploring the intersection of neuroscience and art
Exploring the intersection of neuroscience and art
ANN ARBOR-Lia Min works at the intersection of art and science, where her training as a neuroscientist informs her creative inquiry and her art expresses ideas and questions about the scientific enterprise. As a research fellow jointly sponsored by the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute and Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, Min divides her time between the studio and lab, exploring the interplay of science and art and examining Western and Eastern approaches to understanding and knowledge.
Environmental Sciences
02.06.2014
Lake Superior's frigid summer forecast: Coldest surface water since 1979?
Lake Superior’s frigid summer forecast: Coldest surface water since 1979?
ANN ARBOR-Surface-water temperatures above the deepest parts of Lake Superior are expected to be at least 6 degrees Fahrenheit colder than normal by August, delaying the onset of the evaporation season and raising water levels at a faster-than-normal clip.
Business/Economics
29.05.2014
Michigan’s University Research Corridor plays major role in protecting and advancing Michigan’s ’Blue Economy’
Kathy Barks Hoffman, Lambert, Edwards & Associates, (o) 517-827-1120, (m) 517-256-9166, khoffman [a] lambert-edwards (p) com or Laura Lessnau, (734) 647-1851, llessnau [a] umich (p) edu Report
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
29.05.2014
U-M is key partner in national concussion research initiative
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan will play a leading role in the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted.
Event - Business/Economics
28.05.2014
Brazil will enjoy a big bump in attendance after World Cup games
Social Sciences
22.05.2014
Growing inequalities make science more of a ’winner takes all’ field
ANN ARBOR-As new research documents growing inequalities in health and wealth, the gap between "haves" and "have-nots" is growing in the field of scientific research itself, says University of Michigan sociologist Yu Xie.
Administration/Government
22.05.2014
U-M freshman applications set another all-time record
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
20.05.2014
Detroit Lions help rebuild city with innovative gridiron giving, U-M researchers say
ANN ARBOR-The Detroit Lions' new model of philanthropy and community engagement may prove to be a touchdown for the city of Detroit.
Administration/Government - Environmental Sciences
20.05.2014
U-M Parking & Transportation Services will get new facility
Chemistry - Life Sciences
20.05.2014
Bionic particles self-assemble to capture light
ANN ARBOR-Inspired by fictional cyborgs like Terminator, a team of researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh has made the first bionic particles from semiconductors and proteins. These particles recreate the heart of the process that allows plants to turn sunlight into fuel.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
19.05.2014
New ’T-ray’ tech converts light to sound for weapons detection, medical imaging
ANN ARBOR-A device that essentially listens for light waves could help open up the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum-the terahertz range. So-called T-rays, which are light waves too long for human eyes to see, could help airport security guards find chemical and other weapons. They might let doctors image body tissues with less damage to healthy areas.
Business/Economics
16.05.2014
Positive business works at the base of the pyramid
ANN ARBOR-For the world's poor in developing countries, income isn't the only factor that affects buying decisions, a University of Michigan professor says.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
15.05.2014
Center for Chinese Studies renamed to honor donor Rogel, scholar Lieberthal
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
12.05.2014
Obesity higher in neighborhoods with more fast food
ANN ARBOR-A new study zeroes in on the effect that fast-food restaurants have on obesity and nutritional health in specific neighborhoods.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
08.05.2014
Financial insecurities hinder women from adhering to diabetes regimen
ANN ARBOR-Changes imposed by a diabetes regimen are considered unmanageable by financially insecure women, a new University of Michigan study indicates.
Education/Continuing Education - Event
08.05.2014
U-M poised to award funds for programs that transform education
Business/Economics
08.05.2014
Prepping for a higher credit rating could hurt profits
ANN ARBOR-Do companies distort their investments to influence their credit rating? A University of Michigan researcher says yes.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
07.05.2014
U-M’s Life Sciences Institute celebrates 10 years of discovery at two-day symposium
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a two-day biomedicine symposium next week featuring a notable list of former University of Michigan researchers.
Environmental Sciences
06.05.2014
SNRE’s Bierbaum part of White House climate event today
Social Sciences - History/Archeology
06.05.2014
State of the nation’s egotism: On the rise for a century
ANN ARBOR-Forget the "me" generation. A new analysis of long-term trends in egotism shows there's been a "me" century in America.
Environmental Sciences
05.05.2014
Vehicle emissions from new vehicles at record low
ANN ARBOR-Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. backed off its record high last month, but average monthly emissions are now at an all-time low, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
01.05.2014
Oakland economy leaving recession in its dust
ANN ARBOR-Now entering its fifth year of recovery, Oakland County is leaving the 2008-09 recession firmly behind in its rearview mirror.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
01.05.2014
’Til sickness do us part: How illness affects the risk of divorce
ANN ARBOR-In the classic marriage vow, couples promise to stay together in sickness and in health. But a new study finds that the risk of divorce among older married couples rises when the wife-but not the husband-becomes seriously ill.
Social Sciences - Law/Forensics
28.04.2014
Paying for a crime they didn’t do: 4 percent sentenced to death are likely innocent
Jared Wadley, (734) 936-7819, jwadley [a] umich (p) edu or Margot Friedman, (202) 332-5550, mfriedman [a] dupontcircle (p) com ANN ARBOR-Slightly more than 4 percent of people given death sentences in the United States are innocent, according to new peer-reviewed research led by a University of Michigan expert.
Social Sciences
28.04.2014
Income inequality now greater in China than in US
ANN ARBOR-Income inequality has been rising rapidly in China and now surpasses that of the U.S. by a large margin, say University of Michigan researchers. That is the key finding of their study based on newly available survey data collected by several Chinese universities. "Income inequality in today's China is among the highest in the world, especially in comparison to countries with comparable or higher standards of living," said University of Michigan sociologist Yu Xie.
Life Sciences
28.04.2014
U-M alum Marshall Weinberg gives $7.7 million to create new cognitive science institute
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
25.04.2014
Consumer confidence improves in April
Consumer confidence improves in April
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 has r
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
24.04.2014
U-M startup signs license agreement with drug company
ANN ARBOR-A University of Michigan startup developing drugs to target gene fusions that drive many common cancers such as breast, colon, prostate and lung has signed a research and license agreement with a California biopharmaceutical company.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
23.04.2014
Five U-M faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
ANN ARBOR-The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has elected five University of Michigan faculty members and leaders as 2014 fellows in the elite organization that includes 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners.
Media Sciences/Political Sciences
23.04.2014
Lights out: The shocking link between politics and electricity in India
Lights out: The shocking link between politics and electricity in India
ANN ARBOR-About a third of India's electricity is lost each year. It just never gets billed. Some is stolen or disappears because of technical problems. It's enough power to light up all of Italy for a year. The problem gets especially bad during elections when electricity is used to win votes, a new University of Michigan study shows.
Law/Forensics - Media Sciences/Political Sciences
17.04.2014
Political scientist selected as LSA dean at U-M
Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
17.04.2014
U-M appoints next dean of College of Pharmacy
ANN ARBOR-A former professor of pharmaceutical chemistry who now is leading research and development efforts in the pharmaceutical industry has been named dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan.
Psychology
17.04.2014
Psychology chair will serve as U-M vice provost for equity, inclusion and academic affairs
ANN ARBOR-Robert Sellers, chair of the University of Michigan Department of Psychology since 2011, will serve as the university's vice provost for equity, inclusion and academic affairs.
Education/Continuing Education - Business/Economics
17.04.2014
New chancellor for University of Michigan-Flint
Social Sciences - Environmental Sciences
17.04.2014
Pollution top concern for U.S. and Canadian citizens around Great Lakes
Greta Guest, University of Michigan, (734) 936-7821, gguest [a] umich (p) edu or Suelan Toye, Ryerson University, (416) 979-5000 Ext.7161, stoye [a] ryerson (p) ca ANN ARBOR-With Earth Da
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
11.04.2014
Michigan Sea Grant awarded $5M to continue Great Lakes work
ANN ARBOR-The Michigan Sea Grant College Program has received $2.1 million from the federal government, universities and partners in the first year of a four-year, $5 million grant award to support Great Lakes research, education and public outreach efforts in the state.
Psychology - Medicine/Pharmacology
11.04.2014
U-M psychologist awarded Guggenheim Fellowship
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mathematics
10.04.2014
’Body hack’ app by math researchers shortcuts jet-lag recovery
ANN ARBOR-A different kind of jet-lag mobile app released today by University of Michigan mathematicians reveals previously unknown shortcuts that can help travelers snap their internal clocks to new time zones as efficiently as possible.
Social Sciences
10.04.2014
Connected vehicles: Concerns about security, privacy
ANN ARBOR-A majority of Americans, Australians and Britons believe that connected-vehicle technology will make driving safer, but most are also concerned about security and privacy, according to a University of Michigan survey.
Event - Business/Economics
08.04.2014
Internet pioneer honored for building the web's first backbone
Internet pioneer honored for building the web’s first backbone
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
08.04.2014
Optimism associated with lower risk of heart failure
ANN ARBOR-Optimistic older adults who see the glass as half full appear to have a reduced risk of developing heart failure. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Harvard University found that optimism-an expectation that good things will happen-among people age 50 and older significantly reduced their risk of heart failure.
Medicine/Pharmacology
07.04.2014
U-M Risk Science Center part of new food ingredient safety research
Ishani Hewage, (734) 249-3723, ishanih [a] umich (p) edu or Laurel Thomas Gnagey, (734) 647-1841, ltgnagey [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan Risk Science Center at th
Earth Sciences
07.04.2014
Cable guys: Male identity evolves on TV dramas
ANN ARBOR-Male characters on television used to hold onto traditional ideas of masculinity tighter than viewers maintained their grip on remote controls.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
07.04.2014
A middle road for Medicaid expansion?
Kara Gavin, (734) 764-2220, kegavin [a] umich (p) edu or Laurel Thomas Gnagey, (734) 647-1841, ltgnagey [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-With the political divide over health care reform still st
Social Sciences - Life Sciences
07.04.2014
Genes increase stress of social disadvantage for some children
ANN ARBOR-Genes amplify the stress of harsh environments for some children and magnify the advantage of supportive environments for other children, according to a study that's one of the first to document how genes interacting with social environments affect biomarkers of stress.
Environmental Sciences
03.04.2014
Gas mileage at all-time high
ANN ARBOR-Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. is now at its best mark ever, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Social Sciences
03.04.2014
New Tweetment: Twitter users describe real-time migraine agony
Story Highlights Millions on Twitter describe real-time migraine agony Migraine tweets illuminate instant negative impact of migraine pain ANN ARBOR-Someone's drilling an icicle into your temple, you're throwing up, and light and sound are unbearable. Yes, it's another migraine attack.
Event
02.04.2014
U-M Debate Team takes second place in national tournament
Environmental Sciences
01.04.2014
Here to stay: Less fuel use by U.S. drivers
ANN ARBOR-Despite U.S. population growth, fuel consumption by American drivers of light-duty vehicles is now lower than it was 15 years ago, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
01.04.2014
Unvaccinated infants act as 'kindling' to fuel epidemics
Unvaccinated infants act as ’kindling’ to fuel epidemics
ANN ARBOR-Nearly 4 million children under 5 die from vaccine-preventable diseases worldwide each year, and two University of Michigan doctoral ecology students are working to change that. By taking into account seasonal fluctuations in birth rates, massive vaccination campaigns in the developing world could inoculate more unprotected infants and significantly reduce the number of deaths from diseases like measles, according to Micaela Martinez-Bakker and Kevin Bakker of the U-M Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Business/Economics
31.03.2014
U-M, UVa joint startup attracts financing to bring batteryless sensors to market
ANN ARBOR-PsiKick, an ultra-low-power wireless sensor company co-founded by a University of Michigan professor, has completed Series A, or first-round, funding.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
31.03.2014
Tax-exempt properties squeeze local coffers, but bring benefits
Social Sciences
28.03.2014
Consumer confidence in March survives harsh winter
Consumer confidence in March survives harsh winter
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 has r
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.03.2014
The circadian clock is like an orchestra with many conductors
The circadian clock is like an orchestra with many conductors
A fly brain (the shape of which is shown in magenta) with green fluorescent protein expressed in clock neuron projections. ANN ARBOR-You've switched to the night shift and your weight skyrockets, or you wake at 7 a.m. on weekdays but sleep until noon on weekends-a social jet lag that can fog your Saturday and Sunday.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
27.03.2014
Technology changing lives for visually impaired people in developing countries
ANN ARBOR-He was planning to be a lawyer because he didn't think visually impaired people like him could do high-tech jobs in India. But after discovering special technology that allows him to use computers, he changed his mind and now wants to be a software engineer. "I became crazy about computers.
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
25.03.2014
Michigan premiere of Bolcom’s ’A View from the Bridge’ at Michigan Opera Theatre; opening night gala to honor Colemans
U-Michigan MOT alums Though not comprehensive, below is an alphabetical list of University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance students and alumni who have performed with with Michigan
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
25.03.2014
Mentally challenging jobs may keep your mind sharp long after retirement
ANN ARBOR-A mentally demanding job may stress you out today but can provide important benefits after you retire, according to a new study. "Based on data spanning 18 years, our study suggests that certain kinds of challenging jobs have the potential to enhance and protect workers' mental functioning in later life," said Gwenith Fisher, a faculty associate at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and assistant professor of psychology at Colorado State University.
Environmental Sciences
25.03.2014
Network news climate change stories rarely report both impact, action
ANN ARBOR-When it involves climate change coverage, viewers don't always get the complete picture from U.S. network television, according to a University of Michigan study. Major networks-ABC, CBS and NBC-show the impact or actions taken in climate change stories, but rarely combine the components in the same broadcast to give viewers better coverage, the study shows.
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
24.03.2014
Public support wanes for state climate change policies
Environmental Sciences - Education/Continuing Education
21.03.2014
New dangerous currents outreach program focuses on Michigan's Great Lakes coasts
New dangerous currents outreach program focuses on Michigan’s Great Lakes coasts
ANN ARBOR-Over the past 12 years, 138 Great Lakes swimmers have drowned in incidents blamed at least in part on rip currents and other dangerous currents.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
20.03.2014
Johns appointed interim head of U-M Health System
Johns appointed interim head of U-M Health System
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
20.03.2014
U-M looks to broaden sources of research funding
ANN ARBOR-Total research spending at the University of Michigan reached a record level of $1.3 billion in the fiscal year that closed June 30, 2013, capping steady growth over the last decade.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
20.03.2014
University of Michigan selects new treasurer
Architecture - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.03.2014
Alfred Taubman gives $12.5 million for architecture, urban planning facilities at U-M
Alfred Taubman gives $12.5 million for architecture, urban planning facilities at U-M
Physics/Materials Science
19.03.2014
Magnetic behavior discovery could advance nuclear fusion
Magnetic behavior discovery could advance nuclear fusion
ANN ARBOR-Inspired by the space physics behind solar flares and the aurora, a team of researchers from the University of Michigan and Princeton has uncovered a new kind of magnetic behavior that could help make nuclear fusion reactions easier to start. Fusion is widely considered the ultimate goal of nuclear energy.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Education/Continuing Education
19.03.2014
Education, finances affect risk of heart disease more for women than men
ANN ARBOR-Low levels of education and financial assets have long been linked to increased risks of cardiovascular disease. But a new University of Michigan study shows that the association is much greater for middle-aged and older women than it is for men of similar ages. "These findings suggest that health care professionals should consider exploring interventions aimed at reducing the risks of heart disease for this group of women," said Kristi Rahrig Jenkins, a U-M sociologist who co-authored the study published last month in Women & Health.
Social Sciences - Environmental Sciences
19.03.2014
U-M survey finds surprising attitudes toward energy costs, environmental impact
Amy Mast, (734) 615-5678, amymast [a] umich (p) edu or Diane Swanbrow, (734) 647-9069, swanbrow [a] umich (p) edu ANN ARBOR-Consumers, on average, believe home energy bills would have to nea
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
17.03.2014
Future of Peace Corps to be discussed
Literature/Linguistics - Event
17.03.2014
U-M Detroit Center to show documentary about writer James Baldwin
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: 6:15 p.m. March 21, 2014 EVENT: The University of Michigan Detroit Center will host a screening of "James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket," a documentary on the life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist.
Social Sciences - Event
17.03.2014
Wallenberg Fellow: Exploring the social impact of TB in Peru
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan senior Lily Bonadonna has won the $25,000 Raoul Wallenberg Fellowship Award for 2014 to study the social causes of tuberculosis prevalence in Lima, Peru.
Event
17.03.2014
Annual Native American powwow convenes April 5-6
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
16.03.2014
Thermal vision: Graphene light detector first to span infrared spectrum
ANN ARBOR-The first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a lens.
Event - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
12.03.2014
Planning for a smaller, greener city
Business/Economics
11.03.2014
Setting women on the fruitful path to leadership
ANN ARBOR-Women with dependents who want to lead American corporations need mentors more than ever to get there, according to research from the University of Michigan.
Physics/Materials Science
11.03.2014
Revolutionary nuclear radiation detector hits the market
Revolutionary nuclear radiation detector hits the market
ANN ARBOR-A handheld radiation camera developed by University of Michigan engineering researchers offers nuclear plant operators a faster way to find potentially dangerous hot spots and leaky fuel rods. The new 'Polaris-H' detector lays a gamma-ray map over an image of a room, pinpointing radiation sources with unprecedented precision.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Event
10.03.2014
U-M Ford School debate: Reforming U.S. health care
Pedagogy/Education Science - Law/Forensics
10.03.2014
U-M panel will discuss issues regarding adoption, foster care by LGBTQ parents
Business/Economics - Medicine/Pharmacology
10.03.2014
U-M’s Ross School MBAs set out across the globe to solve real business challenges
Environmental Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
06.03.2014
Warmer temperatures push malaria to higher elevations
Warmer temperatures push malaria to higher elevations
ANN ARBOR-Researchers have debated for more than two decades the likely impacts, if any, of global warming on the worldwide incidence of malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that infects more than 300 million people each year. Now, University of Michigan ecologists and their colleagues are reporting the first hard evidence that malaria does-as had long been predicted-creep to higher elevations during warmer years and back down to lower altitudes when temperatures cool.
 
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