1. October 7, 2013

    Mimicking nuclear reactor damage is goal of $5M grant

    A new $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will enable University of Michigan engineering researchers to advance the understanding of how radiation damages nuclear reactor components. The work could enable engineers to predict when and how components in nuclear power reactors will wear out, which would help them to keep reactors running…
  2. October 7, 2013

    New U-M online sustainability journal aims to appeal to broad audience

    A team of doctoral fellows from the Graham Sustainability Institute just launched the Michigan Journal of Sustainability — an online, open-access periodical designed to make academic sustainability research easier to understand and use. The new resource, which provides translated, peer-reviewed articles about a wide variety of sustainability subjects, aims to appeal to readers from a…
  3. October 7, 2013

    U-M awarded new center grant to improve transportation safety

    The U-M Transportation Research Institute has received a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish a new center to improve transportation safety. The Center for Advancing Transportation Leadership and Safety, or the ATLAS Center, will be headed by UMTRI in partnership with the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University. “We…
  4. October 7, 2013

    Old school: U-M in History

    The Doors at Homecoming

  5. October 7, 2013

    University rises in latest Times Higher Education world rankings

    The University of Michigan is ranked as the world’s 18th top institution according to Times Higher Education, moving up two spots from last year. The annual list ranks the top 400 universities worldwide and is based on 13 performance indicators separated into five categories: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. The London-based higher…
  6. October 7, 2013

    Faculty members honored for scholarship, service

    Twenty-five faculty members are being recognized Thursday for their teaching, scholarship, service and creative activities.

  7. October 7, 2013

    Don't miss: Summit, speaker celebrate social innovation

    Matt Flannery, co-founder and CEO of Kiva, a firm that has raised money through microlending to help the working poor worldwide, is keynote speaker for the Social Innovation Summit Oct. 11 in the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. The summit is from 9:30-4 p.m. Flannery’s talk is at 11:30 a.m. in Blau Auditorium. Flannery…
  8. October 7, 2013

    U-M professor earns Innovator Award

    Our bodies do a lot more than dream during sleep, and some of the changes that happen in the brain influence our ability to form long-term memories.

  9. October 7, 2013

    Computer science professor helps students bring apps to life

    Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography. Jeff Ringenberg’s office is a technophile’s dream. Shelves full of printers, computer accessories, and neat stacks of new Macbooks share space with hefty books — everything from “Microelectronic Circuit Design” to “Essential Matlab.” As a lecturer IV for the Computer Science Engineering Division of the College of Engineering,…
  10. October 7, 2013

    New committee to suggest changes to retirement savings, retiree health benefits

    University leaders have appointed a faculty-led committee to propose ways to reduce the cost of U-M’s retirement savings plan.