• U-M professor, students bring rare music manuscript from Auschwitz archive to life

    ANN ARBOR—A new recording by U-M students will bring to life, for the first time since WWII, music that was arranged and performed by Auschwitz prisoners. Last summer, University of Michigan music theory professor Patricia Hall traveled to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum to conduct research on the music manuscripts in their collection. She became interested Read more

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  • U-M receives 12,600+ gifts on fifth annual Giving Blueday

    ANN ARBOR—Donors made 12,635 gifts to the University of Michigan on the fifth annual Giving Blueday, held on Giving Tuesday—a worldwide day of giving. For 24 hours on Nov. 27, all three university campuses—Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint—encouraged U-M supporters to make gifts of all sizes to causes of their choice. All together, donors gave Read more

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  • New collaboration supports education research between U-M, MSU and state of Michigan

    ANN ARBOR—The launch of a new research collaboration and a data center at the University of Michigan marks the start of a unique collaboration between U-M, Michigan State University, the Michigan Department of Education and the Center for Educational Performance and Information. The new Michigan Education Research Institute and Michigan Education Data Center will facilitate Read more

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  • 15 U-M scientists, engineers named AAAS fellows

      ANN ARBOR—Thirteen researchers at the University of Michigan have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year, 416 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS because of their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its Read more

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

    ANN ARBOR—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. In three Read more

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  • Parents: Take a timeout before you force your child to apologize

    ANN ARBOR—Parents who force unremorseful kids to apologize to others before they’re truly sorry may do more harm than good. That’s because the main point of an apology—to express remorse and repair relationships—is lost because children may dislike the apologizer even more after the insincere apology than before. Children know when you mean you’re truly Read more

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  • U-M announces record research expenditures in FY 2018

    ANN ARBOR—Research expenditures at the University of Michigan reached a record high in fiscal year 2018, which helped spur advancements in a variety of areas ranging from mobility and opioid addiction to sustainability and the arts. The volume of research at U-M totaled $1.55 billion in the fiscal year that spanned July 1, 2017, through Read more

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  • Hey, Alexa, stop listening to everything I say

    ANN ARBOR—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. If you haven’t adopted one yet or don’t have it on the holiday list, it’s Read more

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