New research from the Education Policy Initiative at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy found that many Michigan K-12 students experience very large core classes — with 40 or more students — but that some students are at greater risk.
Converting human urine into a safe fertilizer for agricultural crops is the goal of a new $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
College student marijuana use continues its nearly decade-long increase, according to the most recent national Monitoring the Future study.
In 2015, 38 percent of college students said they had used marijuana in the prior 12 months, up from 30 percent in 2006.
A strategic partnership between the University of Michigan and software company Yottabyte promises to unleash a new wave of data-intensive research by providing a flexible computing cloud for complex computational analyses of sensitive and restricted data.
Good instructors, have no fear: you can make up for a bad first impression.
A new University of Michigan study shows that while our first impressions of educators might affect our ratings of them, ultimately the quality of their instruction matters the most in student evaluations.
Squatters who illegally occupy vacant homes or buildings are not always contributing to apathy or social disorder, say University of Michigan researchers.
Children might find it particularly difficult to escape poverty if they live someplace where government-assisted housing is segregated across neighborhoods.
Others being afraid of you as you walk by. Shopping in a store and being followed by an employee. Being verbally assaulted with racist words or threatened.
A new study from University of Michigan researchers challenges the widely held assumption that biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel are inherently carbon neutral.
When Americans rely primarily on television shows, movies and the news media for information about Muslims, their attitude toward Muslims may be negatively influenced, a new University of Michigan study finds.
But relying on direct contact with Muslims for information produces the opposite effect.
Over three decades, the gap has remained steady between older blacks and whites in the expected number of years to be lived without disability, a newly released University of Michigan study found.
The good news: both groups are living longer.
Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan will get a major boost thanks to an initial $22 million commitment from the Toyota Research Institute, TRI CEO Gill Pratt announced Wednesday in an address to U-M faculty.
Virtually every state and metro area saw real wage gains in 2015 compared to 2014 with a 2.9 percent average rise nationally.
The vision for broad sharing of clinical data through Health Information Exchanges is a bit hazy, according to two University of Michigan research studies that show the number of public exchanges has declined, and sharing by private electronic health record vendors isn't taking place as intended in all markets.
Selecting the value meal or combo option at your favorite restaurant may save a few cents, but it isn't the healthiest option compared to choosing items a la carte.
Is honesty really the best policy? Isn't it more beneficial to cheat, if you can get away with it?
A study from the insect world provides a new perspective on honest communication by showing that paper wasps that send dishonest signals are aggressively punished, and the drubbing can have long-term impacts.
University of Michigan researchers and their partners predict that western Lake Erie will experience a less severe harmful algal bloom in 2016 than last year's record-setting event. The outlook reflects less discharge from the Maumee River and a return to an average nutrient runoff into the lake.
Michigan, Ohio and Indiana have lost more than 6,800 defense supply-chain positions in recent years — cuts spurred largely by the ending of two foreign wars and the current federal fiscal environment.
Youth who take Ritalin, Adderall or other stimulant medications for ADHD over an extended period of time early in life are no more at risk for substance abuse in later adolescence than teens without ADHD, according to a University of Michigan study.
A University of Michigan ecologist and colleagues from several institutions are forecasting a near-average Chesapeake Bay "dead zone" in 2016.
This year's forecast calls for an oxygen-depleted, or hypoxic, region of about 1.58 cubic miles, which is close to the long-term average measured since 1950.