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March 20, 2014

Regents OK design for connected and automated vehicle test environment

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.

March 20, 2014

U-M looks to broaden sources of research funding

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.

March 19, 2014

Gravity wave discovery supports U-M physicist's 25-year-old theory

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.

March 19, 2014

Wang honored as 2014 Distinguished University Innovator

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.

March 10, 2014

Key initiatives: Research

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.

March 10, 2014

Top accomplishments: North Campus Research Complex

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. 

February 14, 2014

Poor conditions early in life may lead to health problems for many elderly

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.

February 14, 2014

Methane leaks in United States are undercounted, new study shows

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.

February 7, 2014

Most teenage workers spend their earnings on short-term wants

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.

February 7, 2014

U-M poll: Detroit bankruptcy was the right decision

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.

February 7, 2014

Global corporate responsibility goes beyond banning bribes

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.

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