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April 25, 2019


November 17, 2016

U-M consumer outlook for 2017 provides mixed signals

Will consumer confidence plunge or will it improve in the wake of Donald Trump's election?

An analysis of consumer sentiment data collected prior to the election provides mixed signals, according to economist Richard Curtin, director of the University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers.

October 26, 2016

$800K in research awards aim to address data science

Four research teams from the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China are sharing $800,000 in awards to study depression, electric vehicles, urban green space and bone cancer.

October 17, 2016

U-M helps find solar system's second-most distant minor planet

Astronomers at the University of Michigan and their colleagues on the Dark Energy Survey have discovered a new dwarf planet that's more than 90 times farther from the sun than Earth, making it the second-most distant minor planet in the known solar system.

October 10, 2016

U-M, MSU, Wayne State collaborate to examine Flint water filters

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the type of point-of-use water filters being used by Flint residents.

The studies are supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.

September 29, 2016

University launches exercise and sport science initiative

The University of Michigan on Thursday launched the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, a new research program that draws on experts from a wide range of faculty and students across campus, Michigan Athletics and industry partners to optimize physical performance and health for athletes and exercisers of all ages and abilities.

September 28, 2016

NIH grant addresses environmental influences on child health

The University of Michigan is part of a new research initiative to investigate how exposure to a range of environmental factors in early development — from conception through early childhood — influences the health of children and adolescents.

September 23, 2016

Tech startup bets on slow water to power future

It's a perfect summer afternoon on the Saint Clair River in Port Huron, on the Canadian border just north of Detroit. Pleasure boats skim across the bright blue water as picnickers watch from the grassy bank.

September 23, 2016

Mercury contamination prevalent in western North America

Mercury contamination is widespread across western North America in the air, soil, lake sediments, plants, fish and wildlife, according to an international research team that included a University of Michigan biologist.


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