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Witness Links Suspect To U-M Med Student’s Death

A man who pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of a University of Michigan medical student has provided crucial details during testimony against an alleged accomplice.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/12/2014

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UM Survey Shows Concern About Security, Privacy Of Connected Vehicles

A majority of Americans, Australians and Britons believe that connected-vehicle technology will make driving safer, but most are also concerned about security and privacy, according to a University of Michigan survey.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/10/2014

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UM Internet Pioneer Honored For Building Web’s First Backbone

For about a decade that ended in the mid-1990s, the fledgling Internet ran out of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan. Now a UM School of Information professor who played a key role in bringing that early web to life has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/08/2014

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MSU, UM To Work On New Food Ingredient Research Institute

There will soon be a new independent academic center at Michigan State University studying the safe use of chemical ingredients in consumer packaged goods. MSU will operate the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety in association with the University of Michigan, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the food, beverage and consumer products industries.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/07/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 2: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about his proposal to raise the federal minimum wage at the University of Michigan on April 2, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Obama said every American deserves a fair working wage. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

In Michigan, Obama Presses For Higher Minimum Wage

President Barack Obama campaigned at the University of Michigan for raising the federal minimum wage, calling the proposal a “no-brainer.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2014

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Obama Calling For Higher Minimum Wage During Michigan Visit

Obama is also using his appearance in Ann Arbor to help boost a Michigan congressman running for the Senate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/02/2014

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UM’s Wolverine Venture Fund Invests In Life Sciences Startup

The University of Michigan’s Wolverine Venture Fund announced it has invested in NeuMoDx Molecular Inc., an Ann Arbor based company developing a new platform for high-speed, low-cost molecular testing for medical diagnostics.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/01/2014

University of Michigan student Steven Czyz wears a nuclear radiation detector in the Detecction for Nuclear Nonproliferation Group Lab in the UM Cooley Building, Photo: Joseph Xu, Michgian Engineering Communications and Marketing

UM Gets $25M Federal Grant To Work Against Nuclear Material Spread

A University of Michigan engineering professor will lead a new $25 million project to help nations with nuclear power safeguard their materials.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2014

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Mexican Auto Supplier Joins UM Hybrid Racing Team As Sponsor

SanLuis Rassini, a supplier of suspension and brake components in North America and Brazil, said Monday it had made a donation to become a silver-level sponsor for the University of Michigan’s student-run Michigan Hybrid Racing team for their 2014 season.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2014

Room of the White House on Jan. 14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Obama To Speak At U-M On Wednesday

The president is expected to talk about his proposal for an increase in minimum wage.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/31/2014

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