Environmental Threat Map Highlights Great Lakes Restoration ChallengesA comprehensive map three years in the making is telling the story of humans’ impact on the Great Lakes, identifying how “environmental stressors” stretching from Minnesota to Ontario are shaping the future of an ecosystem that contains 20 percent of the world’s fresh water.
UM Recruits Harvard Health Care Researcher For New InstituteA Harvard University doctor and leader in health policy research who has devoted his career to making health care better and more fair will head a large new University of Michigan institute that focuses on those same goals.
Event Notices From October 5-7The latest meeting and event notices from Michigan's technology focused companies, institutions and people
Nano-Origami Project Combines Art, EngineeringEngineers and artists at the University of Michigan will receive nearly $2 million from the National Science Foundation for a four-year research campaign to find out whether the ancient art of origami could bring nanotechnology into the third dimension.
EMU, UM Students Design No-Power Warming Blankets For Premature Babies OverseasA team of one Eastern Michigan University student and several from the University of Michigan recently designed a warming blanket that can help such babies retain or increase their body heat in order to improve their survival rate.
Construction Of New Rock Spawning Reefs Will Help Great Lakes Native FishThe first of nine rock reefs is under construction in the St. Clair River delta northeast of Detroit. The goal of the project, which is led by Michigan Sea Grant, is to boost populations of lake sturgeon and other rare native fish by providing river-bottom rock structures where they can spawn.
Student Entrepreneurs Earn Nearly $90,000 In UM CompetitionsThe Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business Monday announced the winners of the 2012 Michigan Business Challenge and recipients of the Applebaum Dare to Dream Grants and Mayleben Family Venture Shaping Grants for UM student startups.
UM Annual Sustainability Report Shows Success In Key AreasThe University of Michigan continues to make progress in key areas of energy reduction, alternative transportation and waste reduction, according to its newly released 2011 annual sustainability report.
UM Ecologist: Future Forests May Soak Up More CO2, Buffering Climate ChangeNorth American forests appear to have a greater capacity to soak up heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas than researchers had previously anticipated.
ExteNet Systems to Improve Wireless Coverage at University of MichiganIllinois-based ExteNet Systems Inc. has been selected to design, build and operate an open distributed wireless network at the University of Michigan for use by multiple carriers
UM Event Explores Safe, Sustainable Tech InnovationA two-day international symposium at the University of Michigan Risk Science Center on Sept. 20-21 will address real and perceived human health risks associated with emerging technologies.