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Environment/Sustainable Development
11:02
Vehicle fuel economy in the US unchanged in November
ANN ARBOR'Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. remained the same last month, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Careers/Employment - Medicine/Pharmacology
07.12.2016
Perceived long-term job insecurity puts pressure on older workers
ANN ARBOR'The long-term threat of getting a pink slip is giving some older workers the blues. Employees believing for multiple decades that they will lose their jobs leads to heightened levels of fear and distress, a new University of Michigan study suggests. Unlike previous studies that tracked workers for only a few years, U-M researchers followed the same people for 25 years.
Administration/Government
30.11.2016
Peace in Colombia: U-M professor discusses
FACULTY Q&A The Colombian government and the leftist rebel group FARC, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, signed a modified peace agreement that, if ratified by Congress, would put an end to more than 50 years of violence in the South American country.
Business/Economics - Law/Forensics
30.11.2016
Why general counsels don’t stop corporate crime
ANN ARBOR?General counsels for corporations are well-versed in the law and should be able to detect and stop fraud, not profit from stock sales utilizing their fraud-related insider information.
Business/Economics
23.11.2016
Consumer optimism surges after the presidential election
ANN ARBOR'The initial reaction of consumers to Donald Trump's victory was to express greater optimism about their personal finances as well as improved prospects for the national economy, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Medicine/Pharmacology
21.11.2016
Scientists call on California to provide reparations to forced sterilization victims
ANN ARBOR?California should consider offering reparations to more than 800 survivors of the state's 20,000 forced sterilizations that took place between 1919 and 1952, say University of Michigan researchers.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
21.11.2016
U-M scientists, engineers elected to AAAS
ANN ARBOR'Nine University of Michigan faculty members are among 391 newly elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Careers/Employment - Business/Economics
18.11.2016
Michigan’s economy expected to grow amid political uncertainty
ANN ARBOR'The Michigan economy starts its eighth year of post-recession recovery with continuing job growth on the horizon for the next two years, say University of Michigan economists.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering
17.11.2016
Plug-in electric vehicles: A consumer wish list
ANN ARBOR'A national survey of consumer attitudes towards plug-in electric vehicles suggests that people would prefer control to convenience in many charging scenarios, and also that renewable energy sources are an important component.
Business/Economics
17.11.2016
Mixed signals: U-M consumer outlook for 2017
ANN ARBOR'Will consumer confidence plunge or will it improve in the wake of Donald Trump‘s election' An analysis of consumer sentiment data collected prior to the election provides mixed signals
Business/Economics
17.11.2016
US economy poised for steady growth
ANN ARBOR'The annual unemployment rate will remain below 5 percent next year as the U.S. labor market continues to tighten, say economists at the University of Michigan.
Social Sciences
16.11.2016
U-M researcher receives funding to study family planning in Africa
ANN ARBOR?Thanks to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a University of Michigan researcher will explore social norms affecting family planning in Niger. As a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations winner, Paul Fleming and colleagues will examine the social networks of husbands of adolescent girls in Niger, and how these networks influence family planning decisions.
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
16.11.2016
U-M to establish new China partnerships
SHENZHEN, China'In efforts to solve pressing global issues such as clean and safe water and next-generation transportation as the world's population grows, University of Michigan leaders are entering into several agreements with Chinese institutions.
Environment/Sustainable Development
10.11.2016
Vehicle fuel economy falls again
ANN ARBOR'Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. dropped for the third straight month in October and is now at its lowest mark since September 2013, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Careers/Employment
03.11.2016
When job insecurity leads to sabotage
ANN ARBOR'Fear over job security leads to lower productivity and disengagement at work. When people are nervous and upset, they check out.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Life Sciences
31.10.2016
Mutation causes incurable premature aging disease
Mutation causes incurable premature aging disease
ANN ARBOR?Scientists have demonstrated how a mutation in a specific protein in stem cells causes an incurable premature aging disease called dyskeratosis congenita, and were able to introduce the mutation into cultured human cells using gene editing technology. The study findings provide a drug target for the disease, said lead study author Jayakrishnan Nandakumar, assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology at the University of Michigan.
Event - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
31.10.2016
U-M could get new kind of on-demand transit system
U-M could get new kind of on-demand transit system
ANN ARBOR?Passengers could be trying out a new urban mobility system on the University of Michigan's North Campus as soon as summer 2017.
Psychology - Careers/Employment
28.10.2016
High-quality public preschools: U-M expert addresses what must be done
ANN ARBOR'As states and the nation rush to expand public preschool programs, a University of Michigan researcher says most states and programs are not using the most effective preschool models. In a recent study, U-M professor Christina Weiland'a research partner for the past nine years in the highly regarded Boston Public Schools prekindergarten program'finds that the curriculum and educator development most commonly used in preschool models fails to align with what scientific evidence shows to be the most effective models.
Careers/Employment
28.10.2016
Science: Public interest high, literacy stable
ANN ARBOR'While public interest in science continues to grow, the level of U.S. scientific literacy remains largely unchanged, according to a survey by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.
Business/Economics
28.10.2016
Consumer expectations post slight decline in October
ANN ARBOR?Consumers became a bit less optimistic about prospects for the economy in October but still maintained an optimistic outlook for their personal finances, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Mathematics - Computer Science/Telecom
27.10.2016
$2.5M to launch a new era in natural hazards engineering
ANN ARBOR?Advancing 'natural hazards engineering' and disaster science is the goal of a new $2.5 million project at the University of Michigan.
Social Sciences - Medicine/Pharmacology
26.10.2016
Poor young women at greater risk of unintended pregnancies
ANN ARBOR'Poor women have fewer but longer relationships, use contraceptives less frequently and use less effective methods than women from more advantaged backgrounds, according to a new University of Michigan study. These relationship and contraceptive patterns may place these young women at greater risk of unintended pregnancies, says the study's lead author Yasamin Kusunoki, assistant professor at the U-M School of Nursing and faculty associate at the Population Studies Center and the Survey Research Center at the Institute for Social Research.
Administration/Government - Business/Economics
20.10.2016
U-M annual research funding rises to $1.39 billion
ANN ARBOR'The total volume of research at the University of Michigan reached $1.39 billion in the fiscal year that closed June 30, 2016, a 7.2 percent increase from the previous year and a new record high.
Medicine/Pharmacology
19.10.2016
Income, education impact aspects of health in race, gender-specific ways
ANN ARBOR?Research long has shown that socioeconomic status has much to do with how healthy we are, but a study from the University of Michigan reveals that not all races and genders are equally insulated from certain health conditions, even when income and education levels are higher.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
19.10.2016
Housing market drives franchise expansion
ANN ARBOR'When the average housing wealth of homeowners in a particular area falls as much as it did during the Great Recession, a chain's entry into franchising could be delayed by roughly four months and its employment growth reduced by 9 percent, say University of Michigan researchers.
Life Sciences - History/Archeology
17.10.2016
U-M-led team recovers ’most complete Michigan mastodon skeleton in many decades’ from Thumb site
ANN ARBOR'The most complete ice age mastodon skeleton found in Michigan since the 1940s was recovered this month from the state's Thumb region by a University of Michigan-led team that included Tuscola County teachers who volunteered for the dig.
Business/Economics
17.10.2016
Executive pay gets boost from common owners
ANN ARBOR'The better the company performs compared to its peers, the more top executives should receive in pay, bonuses and stock awards.
Business/Economics - Environment/Sustainable Development
17.10.2016
Truck emissions: Survey gauges trucking industry attitudes
Truck emissions: Survey gauges trucking industry attitudes
ANN ARBOR'As the U.S. trucking industry faces new federal limits on greenhouse gas emissions, a University of Michigan team surveyed fleet managers to gauge their views on fuel usage, fuel economy and fuel-saving technologies.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
15.10.2016
$27M investment to globalize driverless vehicle research
SHENZHEN'A $27 million investment from a Chinese firm will strengthen the efforts of the University of Michigan, along with industry and government partners, to advance autonomous, connected vehicles and robotic technologies for a safer and more sustainable future around the world.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Business/Economics
14.10.2016
Public supports bringing back home ec cooking lessons for the health of it
ANN ARBOR'Gone are the days when most Americans learned how to cook from a parent or during a mandatory school home economics class.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
14.10.2016
Faster access to patient information results in improved emergency care
ANN ARBOR?Electronic access to prior medical records results in a better, less costly patient experience in the emergency department on a number of fronts, according to new University of Michigan research. In a study on the effectiveness of recent federal efforts to increase electronic sharing of patient health records, U-M researchers found that when information requests from external organizations were returned electronically instead of by fax, the information was seen by a doctor an hour faster-cutting a patient's time in the emergency department by nearly 53 minutes.
Social Sciences
13.10.2016
U-M launches Youth Policy Lab to improve young lives
ANN ARBOR?Researchers at the University of Michigan have launched a new lab designed to help state and local agencies, social service providers, nonprofits and educators improve life outcomes for Michigan youth, from birth through age 25.
Environment/Sustainable Development
06.10.2016
UPDATE: Hurricane Matthew could leave 9 million in the dark
Regularly updated hurricane power outage forecasts: myumi.ch/J2PQ3 ANN ARBOR?Hurricane Matthew could knock out power for 9.6 million people in the United States in a wide swath stretching from Miami to the Carolinas.
Administration/Government - Social Sciences
06.10.2016
Researchers to examine Common Core
ANN ARBOR'The University of Michigan is leading a team of colleges that will receive funding to analyze the Common Core State Standards initiative that overhauls academic achievement standards for K-12 students nationwide.
Business/Economics - Careers/Employment
06.10.2016
U-M battery startup enters $1.5M joint venture
U-M battery startup enters $1.5M joint venture
ANN ARBOR'In an effort to make safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries for technologies like electric vehicles, smartphones and laptops, a University of Michigan startup has formed a $1.5 million joint venture with two major players in the industry.
Environment/Sustainable Development
05.10.2016
Hurricane Matthew could leave 7 million in the dark
ANN ARBOR?Hurricane Matthew could knock out power for approximately 7 million people in the United States in a wide swath stretching from Miami to the Carolinas.
Environment/Sustainable Development
05.10.2016
Vehicle fuel economy dropped again last month
ANN ARBOR'Gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. declined for the second straight month in September, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
04.10.2016
Past climate linked to mammal communities in Africa today
Past climate linked to mammal communities in Africa today
ANN ARBOR?Scientists are increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change on the world's biodiversity, and much effort has been placed into forecasting the response of species to these changes over the next century.
Politics
04.10.2016
Colombia peace process: What’s next?
FACULTY Q&A Colombians recently rejected by a narrow vote a peace agreement that had been carefully crafted by the government of President Juan Manuel Santos and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) over more than four years of negotiations. The agreement would have put an end to a conflict that has lasted more than a half century, claiming more than 220,000 lives and displacing millions.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Physics/Materials Science
04.10.2016
'Atomic sandwiches' could make computers 100X greener
’Atomic sandwiches’ could make computers 100X greener
ANN ARBOR?Researchers have engineered a material that could lead to a new generation of computing devices, packing in more computing power while consuming a fraction of the energy that today's electronics require.
Careers/Employment - Medicine/Pharmacology
03.10.2016
U-M Tech Transfer reports 12 new startups, record number of agreements
ANN ARBOR'The University of Michigan signed a record 173 license and option agreements with companies seeking to commercialize the discoveries of university researchers in the past fiscal year.
Business/Economics
30.09.2016
September consumer confidence: Consumer expectations remain positive
ANN ARBOR?Consumers became a bit more optimistic about prospects for the economy as well as their own personal finances in September, according to the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.
Business/Economics - Sport Sciences
29.09.2016
U-M launches exercise and sport science initiative
ANN ARBOR'The University of Michigan today launched the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, a new research program that draws on experts from a wide range of faculty and students across campus,
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
28.09.2016
$4.8M NIH grant addresses environmental influences on child health
ANN ARBOR'The University of Michigan is part of a new research initiative to investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development'from conception through early childhood-influences the health of children and adolescents. A $4.8 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health was awarded to Michigan State University with collaborators from U-M, Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
History/Archeology
27.09.2016
U-M Clements Library acquires rare, previously unknown hand-drawn map of Detroit
U-M Clements Library acquires rare, previously unknown hand-drawn map of Detroit
ANN ARBOR'A recently discovered primary-source document providing new information about Detroit's early history is now part of the University of Michigan's WilliamL.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
26.09.2016
Thumb-area teachers to help U-M scientists dig mastodon bones
ANN ARBOR'Ten Thumb-area teachers will help University of Michigan paleontologists unearth the remains of an 11,000- to 13,000-year-old mastodon next month in Tuscola County, Mich.
Medicine/Pharmacology
23.09.2016
Compared with Europe, American teens have high rates of illicit drug use
ANN ARBOR?American youths in 10th grade have a high illicit drug use compared to their European counterparts, but have among the lowest rates of drinking and smoking, according to a new study.
Literature/Linguistics - Careers/Employment
22.09.2016
Former Congressman David Camp donates papers to U-M Bentley Historical Library
Former Congressman David Camp donates papers to U-M Bentley Historical Library
ANN ARBOR'Dave Camp, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1991 to 2015, has donated the collected materials from his 24 years in office to the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library.
Business/Economics
20.09.2016
Federal automated vehicle guidelines: U-Michigan statement
ANN ARBOR'The U.S. Department of Transportation announced today its Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, intended to facilitate the responsible introduction of automated vehicles to make transportation safer, cleaner, more accessible and more efficient.
Arts and Design
15.09.2016
U-M orchestra to perform new critical editions of Gershwin masterpieces
U-M orchestra to perform new critical editions of Gershwin masterpieces
ANN ARBOR'The University Symphony Orchestra at the University of Michigan will perform two George Gershwin masterpieces?"An American in Paris" (1928) and "Concerto in F" (1925)?in new critical editions that reveal, for the first time in decades, the composer's original intent for the works.
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