September 16, 2021

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  1. September 16, 2021

    First-responder robots could team with wildfire fighters

    Tomorrow’s wildfire fighters and other first responders may tag-team with robotic assistants that can hike through wilderness areas and disaster zones, thanks to a U-M research project funded by a new $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

  2. September 16, 2021

    Professor behind weather data tools wins U-M innovation award

    Perry Samson has been named this year’s Distinguished University Innovator for developing a series of pioneering learning and weather-related tools and technologies and launching companies around them that serve millions.

  3. September 15, 2021

    New U-M exhibition explores bias, inequality within AI systems

    A new exhibition at the Stamps Gallery by renowned transmedia artist Stephanie Dinkins explores how the biases of people who create artificial intelligence algorithms might affect how those algorithms are used.

  4. September 15, 2021

    COVID antibodies reduce reinfection risk for up to six months

    A Michigan Medicine study found that most patients with mild COVID-19 infections produce antibodies that persist and protect them from reinfection for up to six months.

  5. September 15, 2021

    COVID-19 disproportionately affected state’s essential workers

    A disproportionate share of COVID-19 cases among working adults in Michigan were in the health care and social assistance industries, according to a new U-M survey.

  6. September 15, 2021

    U-M ADVANCE works to improve faculty diversity through hiring

    U-M’s ADVANCE Program has been vigorously spearheading an interdisciplinary effort to boost faculty diversity and excellence through recruitment efforts.

  7. September 14, 2021

    U-M ends general COVID-19 notifications for classrooms

    The university has discontinued its broad, generalized COVID-19 case notifications for classrooms and building spaces following recent changes to state guidance and community feedback that the notices were confusing and of limited benefit.

  8. September 14, 2021

    Second round of anti-racism faculty hiring proposals due Oct. 1

    As U-M’s Anti-Racism Faculty Hiring Initiative moves forward, the Office of the Provost is inviting proposals for the second round of clusters of new tenure-track faculty whose scholarship focuses on structural racism and racial inequality.

  9. September 14, 2021

    $2M grant to fund study of solar power use in fertilizer production

    The National Science Foundation has awarded U-M researchers $2 million to study the effectiveness of a new ammonia production process aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  10. September 14, 2021

    Barnes Arico inks contract extension through 2025-26

    Women’s basketball head coach Kim Barnes Arico, the winningest coach in the U-M program’s history, has signed a contract extension through the 2025-26 season.