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University of Michigan

Sport Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
13:02
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
13:02
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.
Business/Economics
20.10.2014
Enrollment remains steady at U-Michigan; freshman apps, enrollment set records
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
U-M endowment has quadrupled during life of Investment Office
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
16.10.2014
Campaign, investments help put U-M in strong financial position
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
U-M campus labs cut energy, save $1.5M in costs
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
U-M campus labs cut energy; avoid $1.5M in energy costs
Event
07.10.2014
Date change: U-M Board of Regents candidate forum
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.
Event - Psychology
03.10.2014
U-M’s Robert Axelrod awarded National Medal of Science
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
02.10.2014
For better or worse: Michigan communities after the recession
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.
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
 
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