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Medicine/Pharmacology - Chemistry
01.05.2015
Clinical trials begin for drug developed at U-M, licensed to U-M spinoff
ANN ARBOR-For any biotechnology company, getting the first product out of the lab and into patients in a clinical trial is a major milestone, and a cause for celebration.
Social Sciences
01.05.2015
Consumer optimism rises in April, spending outlook remains favorable for 2015
ANN ARBOR-Consumer optimism rose last month to its second-highest level since 2007-only below the January 2015 level, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. Conducted by the U-M Institute for Social Research since 1946, the surveys monitor consumer attitudes and expectations.
Earth Sciences - Social Sciences
30.04.2015
U-M pitches in relief work after Nepal earthquake
U-M pitches in relief work after Nepal earthquake
After surviving the massive earthquake, researchers and staff of the University of Michigan in Nepal are providing tents, food and other aid to hard-to-reach communities near the epicenter.
Event - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
30.04.2015
James Duderstadt is NSB’s 2015 Vannevar Bush awardee
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
30.04.2015
Premature deaths of black Americans alter politics, health care
ANN ARBOR-If a million black Americans who died prematurely had been alive to vote in the 2004 elections, the outcome in several key races would have been very different, a researcher at the University of Michigan and colleagues found.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
30.04.2015
Oakland County’s recovery keeps chugging along
ANN ARBOR-After adding nearly 80,000 jobs over the past four years, Oakland County continues its solid job recovery as it adds nearly 50,000 more in the next three years, say University of Michigan economists.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
30.04.2015
Committing to exercise: Facebook updates are a two-edged sword
ANN ARBOR-Facebook may be great for making social connections, but perhaps not so much for setting exercise goals.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
29.04.2015
Few local leaders satisfied with public transit options
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
29.04.2015
Glass ceiling is thicker for mothers
ANN ARBOR-Rising up the corporate ladder with kids in tow marks women for an extra helping of gender discrimination, new research finds. Recent headlines about women abandoning the tech industry highlight a stubborn area where women still face significant barriers-top leadership positions. Cindy Schipani, a business law professor at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, said her research on the impact of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 finds that women still face gender discrimination at work.
Earth Sciences
28.04.2015
Landslides, mudslides likely to remain a significant threat in Nepal for months
Landslides, mudslides likely to remain a significant threat in Nepal for months
ANN ARBOR-The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high across much of Nepal's high country, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, according to a University of Michigan researcher.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
28.04.2015
U-M scientists observe deadly dance between nerves and cancer cells
U-M scientists observe deadly dance between nerves and cancer cells
ANN ARBOR-In certain types of cancer, nerves and cancer cells enter an often lethal and intricate waltz where cancer cells and nerves move toward one another and eventually engage in such a way that the cancer cells enter the nerves.
Astronomy
28.04.2015
A crash in space: Six things you didn't know about MESSENGER's Mercury impact
A crash in space: Six things you didn’t know about MESSENGER’s Mercury impact
ANN ARBOR-The MESSENGER spacecraft, which involved some 75 University of Michigan engineers, scientists and students, is expected to crash into the planet Mercury this Thursday afternoon (April 30).
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
28.04.2015
Michigan’s University Research Corridor contributes $16.8 billion to Michigan economy
Report shows URC ranked second in Innovation Power Ranking among highly respected research university groups LANSING-Michigan's University Research Corridor remains competitive with the nation's
Environmental Sciences
27.04.2015
Want to save energy? Fly the environmentally friendly skies
ANN ARBOR-Flying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it's also better for the environment, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Architecture - Event
27.04.2015
A Wallenberg fellow seeks to understand how to create better refugee camps
ANN ARBOR-Bjornar Haveland didn't want to go straight to college after high school. He wanted to seek some adventure, experience a life radically different from his own.
Business/Economics - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
24.04.2015
Does Rust Belt manufacturing have a future?
FACULTY Q&A Bill Lovejoy William Lovejoy, professor of technology and operations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, shared his thoughts about manufacturing's future on
Business/Economics - Social Sciences
23.04.2015
Sending money back home: Can it be improved?
ANN ARBOR-Millions of people work abroad as maids, construction workers and other low-wage laborers.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
22.04.2015
Toward hydrogen-powered cars: U-M gets $1.2M grant
Toward hydrogen-powered cars: U-M gets $1.2M grant
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan researchers exploring more efficient materials for hydrogen fuel cells aim to isolate and develop "best-in-class" hydrogen storage technology.
Chemistry - Physics/Materials Science
22.04.2015
Toward hydrogen-powered cars: U-M gets $1.2M gran
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan researchers exploring more efficient materials for hydrogen fuel cells aim to isolate and develop "best-in-class" hydrogen storage technology.
Earth Sciences - Environmental Sciences
22.04.2015
Flight of the methane hunters
Flight of the methane hunters
ANN ARBOR-At just a bit over crop duster height, University of Michigan researchers are flying through a 50-square-mile hotspot of the greenhouse gas methane over the U.S. Southwest. For the rest of this month, they're part of a broad "air campaign" involving five planes and four institutions.
History/Archeology - Arts and Design
22.04.2015
U-M’s Schlissel, Deloria elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Social Sciences
22.04.2015
U-M’s Ciorciari, Lupia awarded Carnegie Fellowship
ANN ARBOR-Two University of Michigan professors are among the first 32 recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Fellowship, the Carnegie Corporation of New York announced today.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environmental Sciences
21.04.2015
Reducing school bus pollution improves children’s health
ANN ARBOR-Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses 25 million children ride every day could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year, based on a study by the University of Michigan and the University of Washington. In research believed to be the first to measure the individual impact on children of the federal mandate to reduce diesel emissions, researchers found improved health and less absenteeism, especially among asthmatic children.
Psychology - Business/Economics
17.04.2015
Leaders who can read the crowd do better
ANN ARBOR-Performers call it "reading the crowd" or "sizing up the audience." However you put it, new research from University of Michigan professor Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks shows this skill, which he calls emotional aperture, isn't just important for performers. It can define your success as a business leader.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
16.04.2015
Monitoring maternal and children health in rural India
Monitoring maternal and children health in rural India
ANN ARBOR-Imagine community health workers fanning out across rural villages and muddy fields to survey villagers in West Bengal, the fourth-most populous state in India.
History/Archeology
16.04.2015
The history of the Armenian genocide
When people think of genocide, what often comes to mind is the Holocaust, Rwanda and the killing fields of Cambodia.
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
16.04.2015
Mercury MESSENGER nears epic mission end
ANN ARBOR-A spacecraft that carries a sensor built at the University of Michigan is about to crash into the planet closest to the sun-just as NASA intended.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
16.04.2015
Cancer researcher named interim director of U-M Life Sciences Institute
ANN ARBOR-Dr. Stephen J. Weiss, a medical researcher who has focused his efforts on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the ways in which cancer cells invade tissues and metastasize, will become interim director of the University of Michigan's Life Sciences Institute.
Environmental Sciences - Earth Sciences
16.04.2015
U-M professor will serve as interim SNRE dean
ANN ARBOR-Professor Daniel G. Brown will serve as the interim dean at the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources and Environment beginning June 1.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Computer Science/Telecom
16.04.2015
High-tech robotics center coming to U-M
High-tech robotics center coming to U-M
David Remy, ME Professor, works in the Robotics and Motion Laboratory (RAMLab) in the GG Brown Building, testing the research group's new robot, Ramone, .
Literature/Linguistics
15.04.2015
U-M announces Tobin Siebers Prize for Disability Studies in the Humanities
Environmental Sciences
10.04.2015
U-M’s annual e-waste recycling event open to public
Astronomy - Physics/Materials Science
09.04.2015
U-M scientists to help build next-generation dark energy probe
U-M scientists to help build next-generation dark energy probe
ANN ARBOR-University of Michigan scientists and students will build components of a giant camera that will map 30 million galaxies' worth of the universe in three dimensions.
Medicine/Pharmacology - History/Archeology
09.04.2015
Three U-M professors awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship
Three U-M professors awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship
Medicine/Pharmacology
09.04.2015
Motion sickness in autonomous cars: Don’t read and ride
ANN ARBOR-Self-driving vehicles should make roads safer, save energy and improve mobility, but they also might make some people sick, say University of Michigan researchers.
Life Sciences - Chemistry
09.04.2015
U-M researchers track the toxicity of Lake Erie cyanobacterial blooms
ANN ARBOR-Efforts to reduce the amount of phosphorus and other nutrients washing off farm fields and into Lake Erie shifted into overdrive after high levels of a bacterial toxin shut down the drinking water supply to more than 400,000 Toledo-area residents last August.
Social Sciences - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
08.04.2015
In rural areas, white women more prone to depression than African-American women
ANN ARBOR-"Location, location, location" is key in determining a home's value, but the phrase is equally important regarding the mental health for women living in rural areas, according to a new University of Michigan study. Addie Weaver, a researcher at the U-M School of Social Work, and colleagues examined how the interaction of rural and urban residency and race/ethnicity affected lifetime and 12-month major depressive and mood disorders.
Social Sciences
08.04.2015
Up for debate: U-M captures second place in national tournament
ANN ARBOR-For the second consecutive year, the University of Michigan Debate Team won second place at the National Debate Tournament.
Environmental Sciences
06.04.2015
Public views vary on climate change based on science, political news platforms
ANN ARBOR-While greater knowledge alone is unlikely to overcome the political divide on climate change, conservatives and liberals become less polarized when the perception of harm increases, according to a new study by the University of Michigan and Ohio State University.
Environmental Sciences
06.04.2015
Vehicle fuel economy up slightly in March
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. ticked upward last month, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
03.04.2015
U-M economist: Collecting Social Security
FACULTY Q&A About 10,000 Americans retire every day, putting increasing pressure on the solvency of Social Security.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Social Sciences
01.04.2015
U-M’s Moss elected to National Academy of Education
Business/Economics
01.04.2015
E-commerce in groceries lags, but ready to take off
ANN ARBOR-Will your milk and eggs become part of the Internet-of-things? So far, e-commerce in the grocery and consumer packaged goods sector has lagged behind the rest of retail.
Event - Arts and Design
01.04.2015
U-M class teaches community engagement, visual literacy through Ann Arbor's annual Festifools parade
U-M class teaches community engagement, visual literacy through Ann Arbor’s annual Festifools parade
ANN ARBOR-Mark Tucker, art director and head puppeteer for the University of Michigan Lloyd Hall Scholars program, doesn't just throw parades for fun.
Medicine/Pharmacology
31.03.2015
Detroiters buck odds of dying of heart disease by walking, U-M study finds
ANN ARBOR-Statistics show Detroit residents are 1.65 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than other Americans. A group of 603 Detroiters challenged those odds by joining an organized walking program to improve their cardiovascular health. And it worked, University of Michigan researchers say.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
31.03.2015
Facebook app encourages individuals to get in touch with their DNA
ANN ARBOR-Have you ever wondered if your dad's fight with prostate cancer means you could face the same reality? Perhaps your family has several members who have struggled with obesity and you wonder if it's something you inherited or if it's caused by the environment.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
31.03.2015
Faulty modeling studies led to overstated predictions of Ebola outbreak
ANN ARBOR-Frequently used approaches to understanding and forecasting emerging epidemics-including the West African Ebola outbreak-can lead to big errors that mask their own presence, according to a University of Michigan ecologist and his colleagues.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
30.03.2015
World's most fuel-efficient vehicles to race in Detroit
World’s most fuel-efficient vehicles to race in Detroit
ANN ARBOR-In a torpedo-shaped one-seater powered by a lawnmower engine, a team of University of Michigan students is aiming for a fuel economy of thousands of miles to the gallon.
Environmental Sciences
30.03.2015
U-M sustainability report highlights progress in education, research, campus operations
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan is showing a positive impact on sustainability both locally and globally as highlighted in the university's online sustainability report released this week.
Social Sciences
27.03.2015
Consumers spring ahead in 2015
ANN ARBOR-Consumer optimism reached a 10-year peak of 95.5 in 1st quarter 2015-its highest level since 3rd quarter 2004, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
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