• Strike up the band: U-M alumni teachers dominate in music classrooms across Michigan

    ANN ARBOR—Chances are good that if you or someone you know has taken a music class in Michigan in the last 70 years, it was taught by a University of Michigan graduate.

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  • U-M School of Kinesiology to create Michigan Concussion Center

    ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative has awarded $5.6 million in funding to the School of Kinesiology to create a comprehensive concussion center. The Michigan Concussion Center will use a multidisciplinary approach to answer fundamental questions about concussion prevention, identification, diagnosis, management and outcomes. The School of Kinesiology will have dedicated space for the Read more

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  • New video installation at U-M shows human impact of climate change

    EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT  ANN ARBOR—A new installation at the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities will show the human effects of flooding and climate change through a riveting five-channel video installation. As part of the institute’s 2018-19 theme Humanities and Environments, “Deluge” will be on view Nov. 9-Dec. 18. It is the culmination of artist Read more

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  • Can segregated neighborhoods change people’s genes?

    ANN ARBOR—Researchers know that African-Americans get sicker and die earlier than white people—and now, a University of Michigan researcher will study whether racial segregation plays a part by changing a person’s genes. Margaret Hicken, director of the U-M Racism Lab at the Institute for Social Research, has won a $3.6 million grant from the National Read more

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  • Goldilocks and the optimal mating distance: Neither too small nor too large but just right

    ANN ARBOR—Evolutionary theory predicts that the fitness of an individual is maximized when the genetic differences between its parents are neither too small nor too large but some ideal amount known as the optimal mating distance. However, decades of research have generally failed to validate this prediction or to identify the optimal mating distance. To Read more

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  • Elections forensics can enhance, challenge legitimacy of election outcome

    Faculty Q&A Voters will have their voices heard during Tuesday’s midterm elections. Walter Mebane, professor of political science and statistics at the University of Michigan, 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. Q: Describe Read more

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  • New digital archive at U-M highlights history of Detroit’s Jewish community

    ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan just unveiled a rich new resource that documents the history of Southeast Michigan’s Jewish community over the last century. On Monday, Nov. 5, the U-M Bentley Historical Library launched a new platform for the Detroit Jewish News Digital Archive, a free, searchable database containing more than 100 years of digital Read more

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  • Pay for Success model addresses population health in underserved areas

    ANN ARBOR—Projects that follow the Pay for Success funding model help deliver health interventions in disadvantaged populations, according to a University of Michigan study. Pay for Success is a relatively new model of funding for social programs that utilizes public-private partnerships. In this financing model, initial funding for an intervention or program is provided by Read more

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  • Holiday retail: U-M experts can comment

    EXPERTS ADVISORY University of Michigan faculty are available for interviews on where the retail industry is heading this year. Puneet Manchanda, professor of marketing, is an expert on marketing strategy problems in social media and the pharmaceutical, high-tech, gaming and insurance industries. Contact: 734-358-7168, pmanchan@umich.edu Florian Schaub, assistant professor of information, can address how consumers Read more

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