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January 20, 2018


November 15, 2013

Obituary: Vern Terpstra

Vern Terpstra, professor emeritus of international business, died Nov. 6. He was 86 years old.

November 15, 2013

Mutual benefits: Stressed-out trees boost sugary rewards to ant defenders

In a paper that appears in the journal PLOS Biology, University of Michigan ecologist Elizabeth Pringle and her colleagues identify a clear-cut case of a stress-strengthened ant-tree mutualism and suggest a possible mechanism underlying it, one based on interspecies carbon exchange. 

November 15, 2013

Bad boys: Research predicts whether boys will grow out of it

Using the high-tech tools of a new field called neurogenetics and a few simple questions for parents, a University of Michigan researcher is beginning to understand which boys are simply being boys and which may be headed for trouble.

November 15, 2013

Crowdsourcing meets crowdfunding as MCubed goes public

Anyone with a big idea or a stubborn problem to solve can soon have a direct line to U-M professors and researchers when the university opens its popular MCubed seed funding program to the public.

November 14, 2013

U-M leaders discuss implementation of Shared Services Center

The transition to a new Shared Services Center for financial and human resources transactions will occur without layoffs, or pay reductions for those who take comparable positions at the center, three top university officials said Thursday.

November 14, 2013

Federal judge rules in favor of Google in book-scanning lawsuit

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Google’s use of copyrighted works in its library books digitization project is “fair use” under copyright laws and therefore does not infringe on authors. U-M was the first library to sign a book scanning agreement with Google.