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January 21, 2014

Great Lakes evaporation study seeks to dispel misconceptions

The recent Arctic blast that gripped much of the nation will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014, new research shows. But the processes responsible for that welcome outcome are not as simple and straightforward as one might think.

January 17, 2014

Bailed-out banks issued riskier loans

Banks that received federal bailout money approved riskier loans and shifted capital toward risky investments, according to a University of Michigan researcher.

January 20, 2014

Scholarship and Creative Work

Ancient sharks reared young in prehistoric river-delta nursery

Like salmon in reverse, long-snouted Bandringa sharks migrated downstream from freshwater swamps to a tropical coastline to spawn 310 million years ago, leaving behind fossil evidence of one of the earliest known shark nurseries.

January 16, 2014

U-M researchers find Facebook memes can evolve like genes

What started as a politically liberal Facebook meme in support of health care reform morphed as it spread across the social network into hundreds of thousands of variations — some just a few words from the original, but others centered on taxes, beer, or "Star Wars" villain Jabba the Hutt.

January 15, 2014

Gift to help Community College Summer Program double enrollment

For more than 25 years, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program in LSA has offered students a chance to participate in high-level research early in their academic careers.

Since 1988 more than 10,000 first and second-year students have worked on research projects with faculty and research scientists across campus.

January 15, 2014

Grant to help Community College Summer Program double enrollment

For more than 25 years, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program in LSA has offered students a chance to participate in high-level research early in their academic careers.

Since 1988 more than 10,000 first and second-year students have worked on research projects with faculty and research scientists across campus.

January 15, 2014

Luck is more important than fantasy sports players think

Fantasy sports players can spend thousands of dollars and certainly that many hours developing sophisticated leagues and playing strategies steeped in analysis and superstition — all for teams that aren't real.

January 13, 2014

Most students are targets of food and beverage marketing at school

Most public elementary, middle and high school students are exposed to some kind of commercial marketing efforts at their schools, designed to increase sales of food and beverages or develop brand recognition and loyalty in order to increase future sales.

January 7, 2014

U-M reaches milestone in transferring Native American remains

With the beginning of the new year, U-M has completed the transfer of nearly half of its collections of Native American human remains and cultural objects from burial sites in Michigan to tribes that lived in the areas where they were found.

December 18, 2013

Teen smoking continues to decline in 2013, annual survey shows

Smoking among teens in grades eight, 10 and 12 continued to decline in 2013 — a positive trend since most smokers begin their habit in adolescence — according to the latest survey results from the nationwide Monitoring the Future study.

December 13, 2013

U-M researchers: Turn down the volume

As the nation continues to focus on health care prevention through reform, one cause of serious illness and even death gets ignored — environmental noise pollution.

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