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Social Sciences - Business/Economics
31.07.2015
Consumer confidence records best eight months in past decade
ANN ARBOR-Consumer confidence slipped a bit in July 2015, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Agronomy/Food Science - Medicine/Pharmacology
28.07.2015
More secondary schools serve healthier lunches
ANN ARBOR-Secondary students found healthier foods on more lunch menus in 2013 than in 2011, resulting in fewer nutrition disparities for small schools or those with racially diverse student bodies. The findings by University of Michigan researchers show significant improvements made in the National School Lunch Program at public middle and high schools in 2013 after many years of meal disparities based on school size or demographics.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
28.07.2015
U-M professors selected to develop public art project in Midtown Detroit
U-M professors selected to develop public art project in Midtown Detroit
ANN ARBOR-A research collaborative comprised of two University of Michigan faculty members and an executive of Creative Many Michigan is one of three teams selected to develop public art and light projects for the undersides of three viaducts located in Midtown Detroit's TechTown district.
Administration/Government
28.07.2015
Auctions are not best options for abandoned property
ANN ARBOR-If officials in distressed cities want their communities to recover, abandoned commercial and residential properties would be available through a managed sales program rather than auctions, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
24.07.2015
Multiple factors, including nitrogen availability, may shape toxicity of Lake Erie cyanobacterial blooms
Multiple factors, including nitrogen availability, may shape toxicity of Lake Erie cyanobacterial blooms
ANN ARBOR-The most detailed genetic study of western Lake Erie's shifting cyanobacterial communities is yielding new insights into the factors that were at play last August when high levels of a bacterial toxin shut down the drinking water supply to more than 400,000 Toledo-area residents. The University of Michigan-led study is revealing that as environmental conditions in the lake changed throughout summer 2014, the relative abundance of various cyanobacterial strains shifted in response, altering the bacterial bloom's toxicity.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
23.07.2015
’Cool’ states have more coffee shops, fewer fast-food eateries
ANN ARBOR-A coffeehouse cappuccino or a fast-food latte? If you're one of the cool people, you'll opt for the java shop on the corner, of course.
Careers/Employment - Environmental Sciences
23.07.2015
Munger Graduate Residences opens at University of Michigan
Munger Graduate Residences opens at University of Michigan
Business/Economics
23.07.2015
What sounds make us feel safe in public?
ANN ARBOR-Rationally speaking, most people know that random, violent crime is rare. But that doesn't keep them from getting the creeps when they walk through a parking structure or other public place that's not well-lit or crowded.
Arts and Design - Social Sciences
23.07.2015
U-M awards nearly $1M in last call for smaller Third Century Initiative grants
ANN ARBOR-The latest and final round of University of Michigan Third Century Initiative Quick Win/Discovery grants will go to more than 20 projects, including a technology-based design solution for c
Medicine/Pharmacology
22.07.2015
U-M launches Center for Interprofessional Education for future health professionals
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
21.07.2015
Robot, you can drive my car: Majority prefer driverless technology
ANN ARBOR-While only a small percentage of drivers say they would be completely comfortable in a driverless car, a sizable amount would have no problem as long as they retain some control, according to a University of Michigan report.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
20.07.2015
U-M's Dominguez nominated to serve on Federal Reserve's Board of Governors
U-M’s Dominguez nominated to serve on Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors
ANN ARBOR-President Obama said Monday he'll nominate University of Michigan professor Kathryn Dominguez to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
17.07.2015
Solar Car Team goes for gold with aerodynamic 'Aurum'
Solar Car Team goes for gold with aerodynamic ’Aurum’
ANN ARBOR-With a car that seats the driver so far to the right they had to design an elbow bulge into the chassis, the nation's top-ranked solar car team today unveiled the vehicle it will race across Australia in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
Social Sciences
16.07.2015
Professor will serve as interim dean at School of Information
Professor will serve as interim dean at School of Information
ANN ARBOR-Thomas Finholt, a professor and associate dean in the University of Michigan School of Information, will serve as interim dean of the school beginning Aug.
Law/Forensics
15.07.2015
Legal shield weak for small companies in patent cases
ANN ARBOR-Limited liability-separating owners from the debts and obligations of the company-is a cornerstone of modern capitalism.
Business/Economics - Literature/Linguistics
13.07.2015
University of Michigan receives $60 million gift from the Zell Family Foundation
Law/Forensics - Business/Economics
10.07.2015
Puerto Rico seeks bankruptcy protection
FACULTY Q&A After a decade of economic decline, Puerto Rico is suffering a financial crisis and is on the brink of default.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
09.07.2015
U-M will test 3D-printed, autonomous 'SmartCarts'
U-M will test 3D-printed, autonomous ’SmartCarts’
ANN ARBOR-A fleet of autonomous "SmartCarts"-high-tech, 3D-printed, low-speed electric vehicles-could one day zip around the University of Michigan's North Campus, taking students, professors and sta
Administration/Government
09.07.2015
Want to save money? Buy a diesel vehicle
ANN ARBOR-Vehicles with clean diesel technology may be more expensive to buy or lease than those that run on gasoline, but they can save their owners thousands of dollars within just a few years, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
08.07.2015
Global warming skeptics cite personal weather observations as the key reason for their views
ANN ARBOR-The number of Americans who believe there is evidence of global warming rose to 63 percent after a memorable winter that included record cold and snow in the Northeast and historic warmth and drought in the West, according to a University of Michigan survey.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
07.07.2015
Expanding state Medicaid stems growth of uncompensated care
ANN ARBOR-On the heels of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld a key part of the Affordable Care Act, new research from the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation offers the first comprehensive look at how well a key part of the ACA-state Medicaid expansions-is working.
Environmental Sciences
06.07.2015
Vehicle fuel economy down, emissions up
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. slipped last month, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Arts and Design - History/Archeology
30.06.2015
10 ’Star-Spangled’ facts: U-M expert talks Banner myths, baseball and Jimi Hendrix
As Independence Day approaches, one of the America's foremost experts on "The Star-Spangled Banner" talks about the history of the U.S. national anthem and projects surrounding the bicentennial year of its anniversary.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
29.06.2015
President Schlissel travels to China on his first U-M overseas visit
Social Sciences
24.06.2015
U-M releases results of campus climate survey regarding sexual misconduct
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan students overwhelmingly say they feel safe from sexual misconduct on the Ann Arbor campus, yet about 11 percent of all students- male, female, undergraduates and graduate students-report some form of nonconsensual sexual behavior during the past year.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
23.06.2015
Below-average ’dead zone’ predicted for Chesapeake Bay in 2015
ANN ARBOR-A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting a slightly below-average but still significant "dead zone" this summer in the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
22.06.2015
New tech could find tiny RNA cancer beacons in blood
New tech could find tiny RNA cancer beacons in blood
ANN ARBOR-Cancerous tumors cast off tiny telltale genetic molecules known as microRNAs and University of Michigan researchers have come up with an efficient way to detect them in blood. The researchers say their approach could open the door to a single, inexpensive blood test to simultaneously screen for multiple types of cancer-eventually perhaps more than 100 different kinds.
Life Sciences - Environmental Sciences
22.06.2015
Old-school literature search helps ecologist identify puzzling parasite
Old-school literature search helps ecologist identify puzzling parasite
ANN ARBOR-A months-long literature search that involved tracking down century-old scientific papers and translating others from Czech and French helped University of Michigan ecologist Meghan Duffy answer a question she'd wondered about for years. The early studies helped Duffy determine that the microscopic aquatic parasite she first observed as a graduate student, and which her research team had recently collected in more than a dozen southeast Michigan lakes, is the same fungus-like organism that a French biologist first described in 1903.
Literature/Linguistics
22.06.2015
Mobile app helps Chinese kids learn English
Mobile app helps Chinese kids learn English
ANN ARBOR-A University of Michigan researcher has collaborated on the creation of a mobile app that will help young children in China learn English.
Social Sciences - Environmental Sciences
22.06.2015
Support for cap-and-trade depends on policy design
ANN ARBOR-Public support and implementation success of regional cap-and-trade programs in the United States depends on program design, according to University of Michigan research.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
18.06.2015
Economist David Lam will lead U-M Institute for Social Research
ANN ARBOR-David Lam, one of the world's leading scholars in economic demography, is the new director of the University of Michigan's Institute of Social Research.
Social Sciences
18.06.2015
Most Americans want better fuel economy, however it’s achieved
ANN ARBOR-While nearly all American drivers are at least somewhat concerned about fuel economy, a majority don't care how a vehicle saves fuel-just that it does, say University of Michigan researchers.
Social Sciences - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
18.06.2015
’Complete Streets’ policies more popular in Michigan’s urban areas
ANN ARBOR-Complete Streets, policies that encourage local governments to take all users-pedestrians, cyclists, public transit users and drivers-into account when designing and constructing roads, hav
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
15.06.2015
200 years in the making: U-M Bentley Historical Library unveils new bibliography
200 years in the making: U-M Bentley Historical Library unveils new bibliography
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
11.06.2015
Variations in atmospheric oxygen levels shaped Earth's climate through the ages
Variations in atmospheric oxygen levels shaped Earth’s climate through the ages
ANN ARBOR-Variations in the amount of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere significantly altered global climate throughout the planet's history.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Social Sciences
10.06.2015
U-M class teaches Detroiters how to buy, fix homes
U-M class teaches Detroiters how to buy, fix homes
ANN ARBOR-Peter Allen, who's shared his real estate investing strategies with more than 3,500 University of Michigan students since 1981, turns his attention to Detroit, which he calls "one of the mo
Business/Economics - Pedagogy/Education Science
08.06.2015
U-M receives $4 million for education research training
Psychology
04.06.2015
Black women often cope with infertility alone
ANN ARBOR-African-American women are equally, if not more, likely to experience infertility than their white counterparts, but they often cope with this traumatic issue in silence and isolation, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Environmental Sciences
03.06.2015
Vehicle fuel economy rose in May
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. was up last month-its highest mark since last August, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Environmental Sciences - Administration/Government
03.06.2015
Federal funding extends Great Lakes climate research at U-M, MSU
Federal funding extends Great Lakes climate research at U-M, MSU
ANN ARBOR-Researchers at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University have been awarded $3.65 million from the federal government to continue the study of climate change adaptation and climate variability in the Great Lakes region for another five years.
Environmental Sciences - Social Sciences
02.06.2015
Most Americans support renewable energy standards
ANN ARBOR-Despite recent attempts in many state legislatures to repeal or weaken renewable energy requirements, a University of Michigan poll finds that a majority of Americans-of every race, income and education level, and religious and political affiliation-support such mandates.
History/Archeology
01.06.2015
Turkey's parliamentary elections 'practically impossible to call'
Turkey’s parliamentary elections ’practically impossible to call’
FACULTY Q&A Turkey's parliamentary elections will be held June 7 amid a weakening economy and concerns that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is becoming too powerful and authoritarian.
Event - Administration/Government
01.06.2015
Livingston Awards announced for young journalists
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
29.05.2015
Spending outlook favorable despite May decline in consumer optimism
ANN ARBOR- Consumer optimism retreated in May as consumers adopted more modest prospects for a rebound following the economy's dismal 1st quarter performance, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Medicine/Pharmacology
29.05.2015
When data is the best medicine
ANN ARBOR-One of the biggest challenges in health care is balancing cost with patient needs. Compounding the problem is a lack of good data and analysis. But Wally Hopp and Jun Li, professors at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, are trying to change that. They applied cost-benefit analyses common in operations management to surgery outcomes.
Business/Economics
28.05.2015
High finance, high anxiety
ANN ARBOR-Studying events like the 2008 financial crisis in hindsight leads many to ask, "How could they have gotten it so wrong?" New research by University of Michigan professor Martin Schmalz f
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
28.05.2015
Rumor-detection software IDs disputed claims on Twitter
ANN ARBOR-A week after the Boston marathon bombing, hackers sent a bogus tweet from the official Twitter handle of the Associated Press. It read: "Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured." Before the AP and White House could correct the record, the stock market responded, dropping more than 140 points in a matter of minutes.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
28.05.2015
Local leaders give high marks to road commissions
Social Sciences
27.05.2015
Getting to work: Cities with the longest commutes
ANN ARBOR-A New York minute may be an instant, but for workers in the Big Apple, their commute is anything but.
Physics/Materials Science - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
27.05.2015
Recycling nuclear waste: U-M helps test advanced reactor design
Recycling nuclear waste: U-M helps test advanced reactor design
ANN ARBOR-An advanced nuclear reactor under development by Hitachi could help solve the nuclear waste problem, and University of Michigan researchers were involved in verifying its safe performance through computer simulations.
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