• Making their way: Brightmoor Maker Space builds businesses, confidence, community

    DETROIT—Woodworking equipment whirs as teens turn out the latest in creations and consumer products that have come from years of making things at the Brightmoor Maker Space in Detroit.

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  • 16,000+ U-M employees supported by research grants, report shows

    ANN ARBOR—More than 16,000 employees at the University of Michigan are supported each year by research grants, including about 5,000 students across the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses, according to a new report. Research led by the University of Michigan not only serves the world through groundbreaking discoveries and technologies, but it also plays Read more

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  • New U-M research center to focus on ethical, equitable practices in computing technology

    ANN ARBOR—Conduct an internet news search on “artificial intelligence” and interspersed among the steady stream of recent articles about the latest technological experiments, discoveries and promises are numerous pieces with a similar, and many would say, troubling theme: “Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence” (ABC News) “It’s time for AI ethics to grow Read more

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  • U-M’s Stamps Gallery receives $80K in Andy Warhol Foundation Support

    ANN ARBOR—The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts recently announced that the Stamps Gallery in downtown Ann Arbor will be the recipient of an $80,000 grant to support public exhibitions, public programs and publications dedicated to exploring inclusive, equitable futures through the lens of contemporary art practice. Part of the University of Michigan Penny Read more

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  • #Stayathomeparents tweet anti-spanking beliefs but for some, their behaviors might differ

    ANN ARBOR—Stay-at-home parents are likely to tweet anti-spanking beliefs and desires, but those 280-character messages may not always convey what’s happening in homes. Despite growing research that spanking leads to children’s behavior problems, many parents still support the use of spanking—and among such parents are those who may turn to Twitter and present themselves in Read more

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  • LX graduate certificate prepares students to create educational experiences with learners in mind

    ANN ARBOR—A new collaboration at the University of Michigan seeks to address a demand for people who can create learning experiences that are focused on the evolving ways people learn. The Center for Academic Innovation and School of Education have partnered to offer graduate students a Learning Experience Design Certificate Program (LXD). As modes for Read more

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  • Healthy commercial ads don’t change teens’ desire to eat junk food

    ANN ARBOR—How teens’ brains respond to TV commercials for fast food can predict what they are going to eat for dinner, according to new University of Michigan research. Teens who had greater responses in reward centers of the brain when viewing commercials for unhealthy foods—like cheeseburgers and milkshakes—from fast food restaurants ate more junk food Read more

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  • U-M survey finds sharp increase in energy efficiency steps among Michigan local governments

    ANN ARBOR—Half of Michigan’s local governments have taken steps to improve energy efficiency in their facilities—more than double the 22% who reported similar efforts a decade ago, according to a survey by the University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy. Local governments also describe other efforts they’re taking to promote environmental sustainability, including 40% Read more

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  • Home-cooked meals linked to higher diet quality but lower-income Americans still fall behind

    ANN ARBOR—Americans who cook meals at home frequently are more likely to have an overall better quality diet, but the association between cooking at home and diet quality differs between high- and low-income populations, according to a new study by University of Michigan researchers. The study highlights the importance of promoting meal preparation and cooking Read more

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  • Coronavirus: US officials start screening for illness, U-M experts can discuss

    EXPERTS ADVISORY Federal health officials announced they will start screening passengers for Coronavirus at three U.S. airports in response to the illness that has sickened hundreds of people in China and has already been detected in Japan, Thailand and South Korea. World Health Officials are worried the virus could spread as the Chinese prepare to Read more

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  • Second-warmest year, warmest decade: U-M experts available

    Last year was the planet’s second-warmest year since modern record keeping began in 1880, federal scientists announced today. Global surface temperatures in 2019 were second only to those of 2016 and continued the planet’s long-term warming trend: the past five years have been the warmest of the last 140 years, according to a statement issued Read more

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  • China-US trade deal: U-M experts can discuss

    The “phase one” China trade deal, announced today by President Trump, is intended to open China to U.S. goods, improve protection for American trade and technology secrets, and increase farm and energy exports. University of Michigan experts are available to discuss the deal and its implications. John Ciorciari, associate professor of public policy and director Read more

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