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Social Sciences
11:02
Consumer confidence falls slightly
ANN ARBOR-Consumer confidence declined in August mainly due to the recent volatility in stock prices, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Agronomy/Food Science - Business/Economics
08:02
Combating obesity as a market failure
ANN ARBOR-The obesity epidemic is growing and becoming ever more costly in the U.S. and other industrialized countries. Generally, that is where agreement ends on the subject. How to best combat obesity-and the proper role of the markets and government in that mission-is far from settled. That's why a new study by Aneel Karnani, professor of strategy at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, and colleagues looks at obesity as a market failure.
Psychology
27.08.2015
Marriages still resilient after the second child
ANN ARBOR-Many married couples can feel overwhelmed and stressed after their first child's birth, but the transition period isn't as long for the second child. While the initial four weeks after the second birth involves a period of adjustment, couples often adapt to the changes by four months-and the quality of their marriage returns to where it was before the birth, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
27.08.2015
Youth with solid educational goals may steer clear of violence
ANN ARBOR-Young African-American men who have well-established educational aspirations by the time they are in 9th grade are less likely than their peers to engage in violent behavior at age 22, researchers from the University of Michigan have found.
Social Sciences - Administration/Government
26.08.2015
Local leaders’ confidence in state’s direction erodes
ANN ARBOR-For the first time since 2012, fewer than half of Michigan's local leaders believe the state is headed in the right direction-chief culprits include road funding fumbles, state tax policies and general dysfunction in Lansing, according to a University of Michigan survey.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Agronomy/Food Science
25.08.2015
Healthy Choices program for middle schoolers helps reduce obesity, encourage healthy habits
ANN ARBOR-An interdisciplinary school program designed to promote healthy behaviors reduced the percentage of 7th graders who were overweight or obese and helped more than 20,000 middle school students cut back on TV viewing, increase their physical activity and make healthier food choices.
Psychology - Business/Economics
21.08.2015
Passion for your job? If not, it’s attainable
ANN ARBOR-People who have not found their perfect fit in a career can take heart: There is more than one way to attain passion for work.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Architecture
18.08.2015
Quiet design: Hospital experiments with sound panels to reduce noise
ANN ARBOR-One of the most common complaints about hospitals is the noise. Patients complain that they can't sleep soundly in the environment of multiple monitors, paging systems, wheel chairs and gurneys, and carts that squeak. Hospitals are using quiet hours and other methods to help patients get a good night's sleep.
Social Sciences
17.08.2015
Renovated West Quadrangle to reopen in the fall
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
17.08.2015
Gas mileage of vehicles on the road: Little progress since early ’90s
ANN ARBOR-Despite steady advancements in fuel-saving technologies in the last 25 years, on-road fuel economy for all vehicles has improved by less than a mile per gallon during that time-partly because it takes many years to turn over the fleet. In an update to research conducted six years ago, Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle of the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute say that actual, on-road fuel economy for the entire fleet of vehicles (including cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles) has improved from 16.9 mpg in 1991 to 17.6 mpg in 2013.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Psychology
13.08.2015
Bad report card: Are parents too tough?
ANN ARBOR-Before the new school year begins, here's a pop quiz for parents of middle-school children: What do you do when your child brings home a bad report card? Lecture the child. Restrict her activities, such as participating in sports or clubs. Create a home environment that stimulates learning.
Pedagogy/Education Science - Psychology
13.08.2015
Harsh parenting strategies undermine learning
ANN ARBOR-Before the new school year begins, here's a pop quiz for parents of middle-school children: What do you do when your child brings home a bad report card? Lecture the child. Restrict her activities, such as participating in sports or clubs. Create a home environment that stimulates learning.
Administration/Government
13.08.2015
Stamps professor's TED Talk: 'How I snuck a memorial for Iraqi civilians into the U.S. government'
Stamps professor’s TED Talk: ’How I snuck a memorial for Iraqi civilians into the U.S. government’
ANN ARBOR-Artist Matt Kenyon is now featured on the TED website for his provocative talk about how he snuck into the U.S. a list of Iraqi civilians who died during the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
Environmental Sciences - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
11.08.2015
U-Michigan part of new network to build sustainable, livable cities
U-Michigan part of new network to build sustainable, livable cities
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan is one of nine research universities in a new international effort, funded by a $12 million award from the National Science Foundation, to build better cities of the future.
Astronomy
11.08.2015
'teeny supermassive black hole'
’teeny supermassive black hole’
ANN ARBOR-In a dwarf, disc galaxy 340 million light years away, University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black hole ever observed in the center of a galaxy. At just 50,000 times the mass of the sun, it's more than two times smaller than any other known object of its kind. It's a full 100,000 times less massive than the largest black holes at the heart of other galaxies.
Business/Economics
11.08.2015
Crying in negotiations can help gain concessions
ANN ARBOR-Tom Hanks established the "no crying in baseball" rule in "A League of Their Own." But how about negotiations? New research by Shirli Kopelman, an assistant professor of management and organizations at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, shows that expressing sadness in certain circumstances can be beneficial when negotiating.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
10.08.2015
Data released on soldiers’ mental health risk, resilience
ANN ARBOR-Data from the most extensive study ever conducted on the mental health risk and resilience of U.S. military personnel is now available for use by the broader scientific community.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
05.08.2015
U-M seeds high-payoff research projects under MiBrain Initiative
ANN ARBOR-Unlocking the mysteries of brain disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, epilepsy, stroke and traumatic brain injury is at the heart of 11 new projects that have just received $1.1 million in seed funding from the University of Michigan provost and vice president for research.
Environmental Sciences
05.08.2015
Vehicle fuel economy stays the same in July
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. remained unchanged last month, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Arts and Design
05.08.2015
Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities receives Mellon funds
Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities receives Mellon funds
ANN ARBOR-The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) and the University of Michigan's ArtsEngine program have received an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
03.08.2015
Technology allows patients, caregivers to manage care with less stress
ANN ARBOR-There's no substitute for good communication when it comes to managing chronic health problems like heart failure, diabetes or asthma. For people who play a key role in the care of chronically ill friends or family members, targeted information provided on a systemized basis can help relieve the stress and burden of caregiving and improve outcomes for patients, research from the University of Michigan shows.
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.
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