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Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
04.02.2016
U-M acquires the archive of filmmaker Nancy Savoca
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan Library will welcome the papers of another veteran filmmaker to their growing archive of material that highlights visionaries in the genre of independent film.
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
04.02.2016
NEA chairman Jane Chu to speak at U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance commencement
NEA chairman Jane Chu to speak at U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance commencement
ANN ARBOR-Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will deliver the commencement address at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance' 2016 graduation ceremony in late April, the school has announced.
Environmental Sciences
03.02.2016
Fuel economy up last month
ANN ARBOR-Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. rose for the first time in eight months during January, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
03.02.2016
U-M Center for the Discovery of New Medicines announces grants for five drug discovery projects
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan Center for the Discovery of New Medicines has awarded funding for five new drug discovery projects by U-M faculty that address critical health areas including chronic kidney disease, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, toxoplasmosis and atherosclerosis. The center supports faculty from across U-M in developing promising biomedical research toward commercialization.
Business/Economics
01.02.2016
Common ownership of big banks kills competition
ANN ARBOR-Does the city you live in have a lot of different banks but they all seem to have high fees and offer low interest rates for savings? Those banks might have more in common than you think. New research by University of Michigan professor Martin Schmalz, U-M doctoral student Sahil Raina and economist Jose Azar of Charles River Associates found that most of the top shareholders of the largest U.S. banks are identical.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
29.01.2016
Consumer confidence: Low inflation critical for maintaining confidence
ANN ARBOR-Consumer confidence remained largely unchanged, as the January reading was just 0.6 percent below last month's level, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. The small downward revisions were due to stock market declines that were reflected in the erosion of household wealth as well as weakened prospects for the national economy, according to U-M economist Richard Curtin, who directs the surveys.
Business/Economics
28.01.2016
Innovation gets a boost with the right competition
ANN ARBOR-Competition has long been seen as a fuel that powers innovation in many industries. But the type of competition makes a huge difference on how much firms spend on research and development,
Life Sciences - Psychology
22.01.2016
Call of the wild: Male geladas captivate females with moans, yawns
Call of the wild: Male geladas captivate females with moans, yawns
ANN ARBOR-For female gelada monkeys, a grunt from a male primate won't suffice to get her attention. The call of the wild must involve moans, wobbles or yawns to entice these females, according to a new University of Michigan study involving the Ethiopian mammals. In findings appearing in Scientific Reports, U-M researchers found that female geladas who heard recorded playbacks of male vocal sequences containing one of three derived call types-moans, wobbles and yawns-lingered longer and spent more time near the speaker.
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
20.01.2016
U-M to digitize 19th-century sheet music collection
ANN ARBOR-In the early 20th century, the Edison Phonograph Company amassed a large collection of 19th-century American sheet music to select from it works to record for the American public. The recording company closed in 1929, but the Edison Sheet Music Collection remained, making its way to the Henry Ford family and into various other hands before the University of Michigan Library acquired it in 1989.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Environmental Sciences
20.01.2016
Smart grid: Modeling a year in the life of a power grid
ANN ARBOR-With a new $1.4 million grant, University of Michigan researchers will lead an effort to model a year in the life of a power grid, creating the most detailed, adaptable power grid simulation ever made.
Environmental Sciences
19.01.2016
More Americans of all ages spurning driver’s licenses
ANN ARBOR-While more and more teens and twentysomethings are forgoing driver's licenses, the most recent trend holds true for pretty much all age groups, say University of Michigan researchers.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
14.01.2016
U-M biologists support Ann Arbor deer cull
ANN ARBOR-A University of Michigan evolutionary biologist says he and many of his U-M colleagues support the city of Ann Arbor's plans to kill up to 100 deer this winter, calling the cull "a positive
Physics/Materials Science - Chemistry
14.01.2016
Nano-shells deliver molecules that tell bone to repair itself
Nano-shells deliver molecules that tell bone to repair itself
ANN ARBOR-Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a polymer sphere that delivers a molecule to bone wounds that tells cells already at the injury site to repair the damage.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
11.01.2016
Magic mold: Food preservative kills cancer cells, superbugs
Magic mold: Food preservative kills cancer cells, superbugs
ANN ARBOR-Nisin, a naturally occurring food preservative that grows on dairy products, delivers a one-two punch to two of medicine's most lethal maladies: cancer and deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A new University of Michigan study found that feeding rats a "nisin milkshake" killed 70-80 percent of head and neck tumor cells after nine weeks and extended survival, said Dr. Yvonne Kapila, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
Social Sciences
11.01.2016
Was that my phone?
ANN ARBOR-Has this ever happened to you: You think you hear your cell phone ring or ping, or feel it vibrate, but then look to find no call or message?
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
11.01.2016
Food preservative kills cancer cells, superbugs
Food preservative kills cancer cells, superbugs
ANN ARBOR-Nisin, a naturally occurring food preservative that grows on dairy products, delivers a one-two punch to two of medicine's most lethal maladies: cancer and deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A new University of Michigan study found that feeding rats a "nisin milkshake" killed 70-80 percent of head and neck tumor cells after nine weeks and extended survival, said Dr. Yvonne Kapila, a professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
08.01.2016
Low-resistance tires improve fuel economy
ANN ARBOR-Switching to tires with low rolling resistance may save gas and money, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
07.01.2016
The gender gap in venture capital explored
ANN ARBOR-Gender bias in venture capital, particularly in Silicon Valley, has grabbed a number of headlines with stories of challenges that women-led startups face.
Environmental Sciences
07.01.2016
Fuel economy down last year
ANN ARBOR-Fuel economy of vehicles sold in calendar year 2015 fell slightly compared to 2014, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Environmental Sciences - Life Sciences
04.01.2016
Asian carp could cause some Lake Erie fish to decline, others to increase
Asian carp could cause some Lake Erie fish to decline, others to increase
ANN ARBOR-If they successfully invade Lake Erie, Asian carp could eventually account for about a third of the total weight of fish in the lake and could cause declines in most fish species-including prized sport and commercial fish such as walleye, according to a new computer modeling study.
Social Sciences
23.12.2015
Consumer confidence rises: Discounts for all mean happy holidays
ANN ARBOR-Consumer confidence rose to its highest level since July, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Environmental Sciences - Business/Economics
21.12.2015
Forecast 2016: Corporate responses to climate change
FACULTY Q&A Andrew Hoffman, the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment, talks abo
Chemistry
17.12.2015
Turning rice farming waste to useful silica compounds
ANN ARBOR-"DO NOT EAT." That's what's marked on the innocuous little packets that contain the most widely known form of precipitated silica. They're used to absorb moisture that could damage new products, and most of us don't think much about them. But precipitated silica and other silicon compounds are essential for many products that we use every day.
Social Sciences
16.12.2015
Even with falling prices at the pump, consumers find home energy more affordable than gasoline
ANN ARBOR-Consumers say their home energy bills would have to more than double before they become unaffordable, according to the University of Michigan Energy Survey.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.12.2015
Teen cigarette smoking drops to historic low in 2015
ANN ARBOR-Cigarette smoking among teens in grades 8, 10 and 12 continued a decades-long decline in 2015 and reached the lowest levels recorded since annual tracking began 41 years ago.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
16.12.2015
Cigarillo use increases estimates of teen smoking rates by half
ANN ARBOR-The percentage of teens who smoked tobacco in the past 30 days increased by more than half when cigarillos-small cigars or little cigars-are included with regular cigarettes as a form of tobacco use.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.12.2015
Most youth use e-cigarettes for novelty, flavors--not to quit smoking
ANN ARBOR-In 2015, more than half of all students in 8th, 10th and 12th grades who used vaporizers such as e-cigarettes report that a primary reason for use was curiosity to see what they were like.
Medicine/Pharmacology
16.12.2015
Use of ecstasy, heroin, synthetic marijuana, alcohol declined among US teens in 2015
ANN ARBOR-The results from the latest national survey in the Monitoring the Future series on use of licit and illicit drugs by American teenagers show that some important improvements are taking place. The use of both alcohol and cigarettes reached their lowest points since the study began in 1975.
Social Sciences
16.12.2015
Cuba's new challenges: Inequality, emigration
Cuba’s new challenges: Inequality, emigration
As she made her way through the busy streets of Havana earlier this year, Ruth Behar stopped to check out some of the new boutiques, cafes, salsa dancing studios and a gelato store.
Business/Economics
15.12.2015
Forecast 2016: Mergers and acquisitions
FACULTY Q&A E. Han Kim , professor of finance and international business at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, forecasts a continuation of the record numbers of mergers
Medicine/Pharmacology - Careers/Employment
10.12.2015
Unhealthy choices cost company health care plans billions of dollars
ANN ARBOR-One out of every four dollars employers pay for health care is tied to unhealthy lifestyle choices or conditions like smoking, stress and obesity, despite the fact that most large employers have workplace wellness programs. In the largest study of its kind, researchers from the University of Michigan looked at 10 modifiable health risks in roughly 223,500 people across seven industries, said Michael O'Donnell, first author on the study and director of the U-M Health Management Research Center at the School of Kinesiology.
Business/Economics - Administration/Government
10.12.2015
Private-sector workers with PhDs help stimulate economy
ANN ARBOR-Students who graduate with doctorate degrees disproportionately find employment in large, high-wage entities of the private sector, a new study indicates. In many cases, these jobs are clustered near universities where the doctoral recipients conducted their research and received training-thereby contributing to local and national economic growth.
Administration/Government
08.12.2015
U-M debate program gets No. 1 ranking in polls
ANN ARBOR-Two top finishes in recent tournaments has led the University of Michigan to its first No. 1 ranking in nearly 20 years.
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
08.12.2015
Get your motor runnin’: Autonomous cars may spur young adults to hit the road
ANN ARBOR-The percentage of young adults without driver's licenses has been on the rise for more than 30 years, but self-driving vehicles may reverse that trend.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
07.12.2015
Life-saving, 3D-printed airway splint steps closer to market
Life-saving, 3D-printed airway splint steps closer to market
ANN ARBOR-A new agreement opens the door for groundbreaking, 3D-printed technology that saved four babies' lives to help more children.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Social Sciences
07.12.2015
ISR Health and Retirement Study enhanced with significant new federal support
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study has received significant support from the National Institutes of Health in order to carry out three important new enhancements to this important resource for aging research.
Environmental Sciences
04.12.2015
Gas mileage drops to lowest point this year
ANN ARBOR-Fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. dropped for the fourth straight month and to its lowest point this year, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Medicine/Pharmacology
02.12.2015
Mother’s weight gain between pregnancies may impact baby’s chance of survival
ANN ARBOR-Gaining weight from one pregnancy to the next can increase the risk that women will face stillbirth or lose their second babies within the first year of life, research led by the University of Michigan finds.
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
02.12.2015
Film producer, marketer Ira Deutchman donates archive to U-M Library Mavericks & Makers collection
Film producer, marketer Ira Deutchman donates archive to U-M Library Mavericks & Makers collection
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan Library will welcome the papers of another maverick to their growing collection of material that highlights visionaries in the genre of independent film.
Environmental Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
02.12.2015
Carbon capture analyst: ’Coal should stay in the ground’
ANN ARBOR-Serious flaws have been found in a decade's worth of studies about the best way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and stabilize the climate. The findings, from the University of Michigan, are released as world leaders at COP21 attempt to negotiate the globe's first internationally binding climate agreement.
Environmental Sciences - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
01.12.2015
U-M receives $5.4M for energy efficiency projects
ANN ARBOR-Two new Department of Energy grants that total $5.4 million will let University of Michigan engineering researchers work on "transformational" engine and battery projects.
Medicine/Pharmacology
01.12.2015
Childbirth an athletic event? Sports medicine used to diagnose injuries caused by deliveries
ANN ARBOR-Childbirth is arguably the most traumatic event the human body can undergo, and new imaging techniques show that up to 15 percent of women sustain pelvic injuries that don't heal. Researchers from the University of Michigan reasoned that using MRI to diagnose childbirth injuries-a technique usually reserved for sports medicine-makes sense because childbirth is as traumatic as many endurance sports.
Social Sciences - Business/Economics
25.11.2015
Consumer sentiment strong thanks to middle- and lower-income households
ANN ARBOR-The continued strength in consumer sentiment during the past two months has been due to gains among middleand lower-income households, while confidence retreated among households with income
Medicine/Pharmacology - Administration/Government
24.11.2015
Pay-for-performance fails to improve quality of health care payer programs
ANN ARBOR-Double bonuses paid to some Medicare Advantage plans under a pay-for-performance program did not result in higher quality ratings, according to research conducted by the University of Michigan. In fact, the only measurable change from the extra investment in quality was nearly a 6 percent increase in the number of plans offered, said lead author Andrew Ryan, associate professor in the Department of Health, Management and Policy at the U-M School of Public Health.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
24.11.2015
Six U-M faculty named AAAS fellows
ANN ARBOR-Six university of Michigan faculty members are among 347 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
23.11.2015
Tuberculosis: Daily antibiotics recommended to prevent resistant strains
Tuberculosis: Daily antibiotics recommended to prevent resistant strains
ANN ARBOR-A computer model of tuberculosis has shown that approved treatments prescribing antibiotic doses once or twice a week are more likely to lead to drug resistant strains than are daily antibiotic regimens. The finding, from a University of Michigan study, could help inform the treatment of the roughly 10 million people worldwide who fall ill with tuberculosis each year.
Life Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
23.11.2015
Dopamine: New theory integrates its role in learning, motivation
ANN ARBOR-If you've ever felt lackadaisical to start a new project, focus on imagining the joy of completing it, say University of Michigan researchers.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
20.11.2015
Multipronged intervention works to reduce youth violence and injury
ANN ARBOR-A comprehensive prevention approach in one Michigan city has reduced youth violence and injury as a result of an intervention involving a combination of existing programs, researchers at the University of Michigan report.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Psychology
20.11.2015
ADHD meds may be a prescription for bullying
ADHD meds may be a prescription for bullying
ANN ARBOR-Kids and teens who take medications like Ritalin to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are twice as likely to be physically or emotionally bullied by peers than those who don't have ADHD, a new University of Michigan study found. At even higher risk were middle and high school students who sold or shared their medications-those kids were four-and-a-half times likelier to be victimized by peers than kids without ADHD.
Business/Economics
19.11.2015
US economy to grow at fastest pace in 10 years
ANN ARBOR-The annual unemployment rate will likely fall below 5 percent next year-the first time since 2007-as the U.S. economy grows at its highest rate in a decade, say economists at the University of Michigan.
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