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April 18, 2019


December 11, 2018

HAIL promise effectively recruits low-income students to U-M

High-achieving, low-income students who received personalized commitment of financial aid are more than twice as likely to apply, be admitted to and enroll in a top-tier university, according to a new University of Michigan study.

November 28, 2018

Is your office messy? If so, you may be seen as uncaring, neurotic

An extremely messy personal space seems to lead people to believe the owner of that space is more neurotic and less agreeable, say University of Michigan researchers.

Psychologists from U-M’s Flint and Ann Arbor campuses explored the degree of messiness in one’s workspace and how it affects perceptions of the owner’s personality.

November 21, 2018

Hey, Alexa, stop listening to everything I say

They look to be one of the top Black Friday bargains this year — those smart speakers like Alexa and Google Home that can give you the weather forecast, turn on your favorite tunes or arm the alarm on your house.

November 19, 2018

Augmented reality at U-M improves driverless vehicle testing

Augmented reality technology can accelerate testing of connected and automated vehicles by 1,000 to 100,000 times, and reduce additional testing costs — beyond the price of physical vehicles — to almost zero, according to a new white paper published by Mcity.

November 16, 2018

State economy poised for record job growth, U-M economists say

The Michigan economy, with nine years of uninterrupted job growth from the third quarter of 2009 to the third quarter of 2018, sits on the brink of the longest period of job growth since the World War II era, University of Michigan economic forecasters say.

November 15, 2018

$1.6M funds solar cell windows, high-temperature solar power

Electricity-generating windows and high-temperature solar power are the aims of two new University of Michigan projects, funded with a total of $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office.

November 5, 2018

Q&A: Elections forensics help gauge legitimacy of outcomes

Voters will have their voices heard during Tuesday's midterm elections. Walter Mebane, professor of political science and statistics, is an expert on election forensics, a field devoted to using statistical methods to determine whether the results of an election accurately reflect the intentions of the electors.

October 31, 2018

U-M part of $6.8M initiative to enable American laser renaissance

In an effort to improve American competitiveness in high-intensity laser research, the U.S. Department of Energy has established LaserNetUS, a $6.8 million initiative that involves the University of Michigan — one of the field’s pioneers.

October 22, 2018

U-M researchers update device to quickly sniff out gases

University of Michigan researchers have refined a gas-sniffing device so it can detect poisonous gases and explosives in less than half a second.

The laser-based method could be used as a security device in airports or to monitor for pollutants or toxins in the environment.


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