With approval of the design of a unique environment for testing connected and automated vehicles, the university will proceed to the construction phase of the facility, which is part of the U-M's Mobility Transformation Center.
A schematic design was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.
Total research spending at the University of Michigan reached a record level of $1.3 billion in the fiscal year that closed June 30, 2013, capping steady growth over the last decade.
A U-M physicist's theory of how so-called cosmic inflation works is among the few models still plausible to describe how the fast and exponential expansion of the earliest universe led to the smooth distribution of galaxies in the cosmos we know today.
The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded one Boyd/Williams Fellowship for Research on Women and Work, 12 IRWG/Rackham Graduate Research Fellowships, and 11 Community of Scholars (COS) summer fellowships to U-M graduate students studying women, gender and sexuality.
The Institute for Research on Women and Gender has awarded highly competitive Faculty Seed Grants to five U-M faculty members whose diverse projects demonstrate the scope of women and gender studies today.
Shaomeng Wang has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2014.
Sponsored by the Office of Research, the award honors faculty who have made important and lasting contributions to society by developing novel ideas and insights through their research, and then translating them to practice.
Under President Mary Sue Coleman's leadership, U-M has seen a dramatic 77 percent growth in its annual research budget to more than $1.3 billion annually, greater than any other public university, and second among all universities.
When Pfizer announced it would close its research site in northeastern Ann Arbor in early 2007, the shock resonated throughout Michigan. When no private companies emerged to purchase the 174-acre, 30-building campus, the university stepped forward — and in June 2009 bought the site for $108 million.
Cloud technology and wider use of freelancers has more people working from home, remotely or even from coffee houses.
Reducing the size of the Lake Erie "dead zone" to acceptable levels will require cutting nutrient pollution nearly in half in coming decades, at a time when climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult.
The next time you go to Africa or the Middle East, you may want to stay off the roads.
Three University of Michigan scientists are among the 126 early-career professors from the United States and Canada selected as 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows.
Well-intended efforts to improve infant and child health in the developing world in the mid-20th century could be linked with increased risk of diabetes, obesity and heart disease for people born during this period when they reach older age, a University of Michigan researcher found.
About 50 percent more of the greenhouse gas methane has been seeping into the atmosphere than previously thought, according to far-reaching findings that synthesize two decades' worth of methane studies in North America.
Methane is the main ingredient in natural gas.
A thorny aerodynamics problem is about to get a Netflix-style big data treatment from a University of Michigan-led team of engineers.
High school seniors spend most of their earnings on clothes, music, movies, eating out and other personal expenses. Spending on cars and car expenses comes in second, especially for males. And way down the list come saving for college or other long-range goals and helping with family living expenses.
Despite concerns about Detroit's bankruptcy, 56 percent of local government officials in Michigan said it was the right thing to do, according to a poll by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.
When it comes to urban transit, both emerging and mature markets have some things in common — diminishing public resources, infrastructure constraints and air quality concerns.
Spraying fungicide to kill coffee rust disease, which has ravaged Latin American plantations since late 2012, is an approach that is "doomed to failure," according to University of Michigan ecologists.
Companies must see combating corruption and promoting human rights as connected and complementary moral duties in the countries where they operate, according to researchers at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business.