University of Michigan http://wemu.org en University of Michigan Solar Car Team Prepares To Defend National Title http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-solar-car-team-prepares-defend-national-title <div>The <strong><a href="http://solarcar.engin.umich.edu/">University of Michigan's solar car</a></strong> team is making final plans as they look to defend their five consecutive national titles. &nbsp;The competition starts Saturday with a week of qualifying before the Austin to Minneapolis race gets under way. &nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:40:37 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48281 at http://wemu.org University of Michigan Solar Car Team Prepares To Defend National Title Diabetes Meds Could Do More Harm Than Good For Some http://wemu.org/post/diabetes-meds-could-do-more-harm-good-some <p>Side effects from taking medication outweighs its benefits for some patients with type 2 diabetes.</p><p></p><p></p><p>A new report from the University of Michigan has found insulin and other medications cause more harm than good for low-risk patients, especially those over the age of 50.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:52:32 +0000 Bob Eccles & Taylor Pinson 48231 at http://wemu.org Diabetes Meds Could Do More Harm Than Good For Some Woman Struck By U-M Bus in Ann Arbor Dies http://wemu.org/post/woman-struck-u-m-bus-ann-arbor-dies <div>Police say a 58-year-old University of Michigan employee who was struck by a bus has died. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Ann Arbor News reports Nancy Sanders was crossing a street on Thursday morning in Ann Arbor when she was struck by the university bus.</span></div><div> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:37:01 +0000 Associated Press 47631 at http://wemu.org Woman Struck By U-M Bus in Ann Arbor Dies U-M Keeps Undergraduate Tuition Hike To 2.6 Percent http://wemu.org/post/u-m-keeps-undergraduate-tuition-hike-26-percent <div>The University of Michigan has approved a 2.6 percent increase in tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates.&nbsp;</div><div> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:32:53 +0000 Associated Press 47612 at http://wemu.org U-M Keeps Undergraduate Tuition Hike To 2.6 Percent Digital Library Partnership Including University of Michigan Wins Court Case http://wemu.org/post/digital-library-partnership-including-university-michigan-wins-court-case <div>The <strong><a href="http://www.hathitrust.org/home" target="_blank">HathiTrust Digital Library</a></strong> has been cleared of accusations of copyright infringement by a Federal Appeals Court. The University of Michigan is part of this collaboration of over 90 libraries and universities that are compiling digital information on nearly every topic throughout history. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:15:53 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47508 at http://wemu.org Digital Library Partnership Including University of Michigan Wins Court Case U-M Study Links Snoring, High Blood Pressure With Sleep Disorders In Pregnant Women http://wemu.org/post/u-m-study-links-snoring-high-blood-pressure-sleep-disorders-pregnant-women <p>A new study from the University of Michigan has found half of pregnant women who snore and suffer from hypertension also have a sleep disorder.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>If left untreated, disorders like sleep apnea can result in a variety of health risks for the mother including high blood pressure, pre-eclampsia and a higher risk for C-sections.</p><p>The study's lead author, Dr. Louise O'Brien, says if a hypertensive pregnant woman snores more than three nights a week she should likely receive further evaluation by a sleep specialist.</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:22:50 +0000 Bob Eccles & Taylor Pinson 47068 at http://wemu.org U-M Study Links Snoring, High Blood Pressure With Sleep Disorders In Pregnant Women Working To Make Michigan's Lakeshores Safer http://wemu.org/post/working-make-michigans-lakeshores-safer <p>If a trip to one of Michigan's beautiful lakeshores is part of your summer plans, you should know about an organization that's working to make your trip safer.</p><p></p><p></p><p>As part of Rip Current Awareness week, the Michigan Sea Grant is installing beach safety kits at 10 public beaches along Lake Michigan.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:17:02 +0000 Bob Eccles 46761 at http://wemu.org Working To Make Michigan's Lakeshores Safer New Book On Ann Arbor's Architecture Released http://wemu.org/post/new-book-ann-arbors-architecture-released <div>A new book highlights the most important buildings of Ann Arbor. &nbsp;Susan Wineberg and Patrick McCauley's "Historic Ann Arbor: An architectural Guide" includes 375 of the city's outstanding structures. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 27 May 2014 20:54:14 +0000 Andrew Cluley 46467 at http://wemu.org New Book On Ann Arbor's Architecture Released University Of Michigan Again Receives Record Number Of Applications http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-again-receives-record-number-applications <div>Once again a record number of students applied to the University of Michigan. &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's the 8th consecutive year U of M's admissions office has set a record for applications received.</span></div><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:25:41 +0000 Andrew Cluley 46267 at http://wemu.org University Of Michigan Again Receives Record Number Of Applications Health Institutes Director Speaking At University Of Michigan In Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/health-institutes-director-speaking-university-michigan-ann-arbor <div>The director of the National Institutes of Health plans to speak at the University of Michigan on the future of biomedical research. &nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 14 May 2014 13:36:26 +0000 Associated Press 45823 at http://wemu.org Health Institutes Director Speaking At University Of Michigan In Ann Arbor U-M Expert: Keep MERS In Perspective http://wemu.org/post/u-m-expert-keep-mers-perspective <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A University of Michigan expert says we need to keep the threat posed by a new and potentially deadly respiratory infection in perspective.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The first U.S. case of MERS was recently discovered. It has infected about 400 people, mainly in the Middle East, since 2012. It's been fatal in about a third of those cases.</p><p>Dr. Howard Markel is a pediatrician, U-M's George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine, and a consultant to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 10:54:27 +0000 Bob Eccles 45631 at http://wemu.org U-M Expert: Keep MERS In Perspective Next Generation Autos To Be Tested In Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/next-generation-autos-be-tested-ann-arbor <div>A five mile test track on University of Michigan's North Campus may be the birthplace of the next generation of vehicles. &nbsp;The Michigan Mobility Transformation Center hopes to be testing automated and connected vehicles by September.</div><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 00:20:09 +0000 Andrew Cluley 45579 at http://wemu.org Next Generation Autos To Be Tested In Ann Arbor Student Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Sues School http://wemu.org/post/student-accused-sexual-misconduct-sues-school <p></p><p></p><div>A suspended University of Michigan student has sued the school, claiming it denied his rights in a sexual misconduct investigation.&nbsp;</div><div> Thu, 08 May 2014 09:43:10 +0000 Associated Press 45533 at http://wemu.org Student Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Sues School University of Michigan Website Features 3-D fossil Images http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-website-features-3-d-fossil-images <div>The University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology is developing a website featuring three-dimensional images of mastodons, mammoths and other prehistoric creatures.&nbsp;</div><p></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Paleontologist Daniel Fisher and his students began digitally scanning the images more than 20 years ago. </span></div><div> Tue, 06 May 2014 09:23:43 +0000 Associated Press 45427 at http://wemu.org University of Michigan Website Features 3-D fossil Images Ann Arbor Ready For Trash Created By University Of Michigan Students Moving http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-ready-trash-created-university-michigan-students-moving <p>As University of Michigan students prepare to leave town for the summer one common place to stop is the intersection of Oakland, East University, and Tappan.&nbsp; The city of Ann Arbor has once more set up dumpsters for bulk recycling and trash in the area.</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:28:02 +0000 Andrew Cluley 45133 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Ready For Trash Created By University Of Michigan Students Moving Gift From Alumnus Creates Congnitive Science Institute At U-M http://wemu.org/post/gift-alumnus-creates-congnitive-science-institute-u-m <p>The University of Michigan is creating an institute to study congnitive science, thanks to the generous donation of an alumnus.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Marshall Weinberg is giving the school $7.7 million for the creation of the Weinberg Institute for Congnitive Science.&nbsp;</p><p>Professor Sam Epstein is Director of the institute.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 23:58:29 +0000 Bob Eccles & Taylor Pinson 45080 at http://wemu.org Gift From Alumnus Creates Congnitive Science Institute At U-M U-of-M Health Expert Warns Of Dangers Of E-Cigarettes http://wemu.org/post/u-m-health-expert-warns-dangers-e-cigarettes <p>State legislators and the federal government are moving toward regulation of electronic cigarettes, and a local health expert says it's important to know the potential dangers of "vaping".</p><p></p><p>E-cigarettes heat up liquid nicotine to create the vapor that's inhaled.&nbsp;</p><p>University of Michigan dietician Sue Ryskamp says liquid nicotine can be harmful.<br /><br />"If it comes out too quickly it can result in acute nicotine toxicity, from either the direct skin contact, eye exposure, ingestion or inhalation," Ryskamp says.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:21:47 +0000 Bob Eccles & Laura Heffner 44915 at http://wemu.org U-of-M Health Expert Warns Of Dangers Of E-Cigarettes ACLU, U-M React To U.S. Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling http://wemu.org/post/aclu-u-m-react-us-supreme-court-affirmative-action-ruling <p>The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is not happy with the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that Michigan's voter-approved ban on the use of race as a factor in college admissions is constitutional.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:33:43 +0000 Bob Eccles 44759 at http://wemu.org ACLU, U-M React To U.S. Supreme Court Affirmative Action Ruling Earth Day Rally At U-M Focuses On Climate Change And Carbon Pollution http://wemu.org/post/earth-day-rally-u-m-focuses-climate-change-and-carbon-pollution <p>It's Earth Day, and there's a Climate Action Rally happening this afternoon on the University of Michigan campus.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Michigan Clean Water Action, Ann Arbor 350 and organizing for Action-Michigan are hosting the rally.&nbsp;</p><p>Clean Water Action Campaigns Director Eric Keller says it's one of many events taking place across the state today.<br /><br />"People are coming together as individuals and communities to act on climate," Keller says, "and to protect everything that the earth has to offer, and to protect the Great Lakes today."</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:54:46 +0000 Bob Eccles & Laura Heffner 44755 at http://wemu.org Earth Day Rally At U-M Focuses On Climate Change And Carbon Pollution Michigan Student Group Report Critical Of University Response To Sexual Misconduct Allegations http://wemu.org/post/michigan-student-group-report-critical-university-response-sexual-misconduct-allegations <p>A student task force has found that the University of Michigan failed to explain a years long delay between the alleged sexual assault of a student by former football player Brendan Gibbons and his expulsion in December.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Central Student Government examined the school's student sexual misconduct policy and released its task force's findings Sunday.&nbsp; Central Student Government President Michael Proppe says one finding really stuck out.</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:20:54 +0000 Bob Eccles & Associated Press 44363 at http://wemu.org Michigan Student Group Report Critical Of University Response To Sexual Misconduct Allegations International Soccer Game at Michigan Stadium Sold Out http://wemu.org/post/international-soccer-game-michigan-stadium-sold-out <p>Fans interested in attending the <strong><a href="http://www.manutd.com/" target="_blank">Manchester United</a></strong>-<strong><a href="http://www.realmadrid.com/" target="_blank">Real Madrid</a></strong> game at Michigan Stadium will likely need to turn to the secondary market if they don't have tickets yet. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:22:01 +0000 Andrew Cluley 44215 at http://wemu.org International Soccer Game at Michigan Stadium Sold Out Soccer Powers Manchester United And Real Madrid To Play At Michigan Stadium http://wemu.org/post/soccer-powers-manchester-united-and-real-madrid-play-michigan-stadium <p>Two of the biggest teams in soccer will meet this summer at Michigan Stadium. &nbsp;<strong><a href="http://www.manutd.com/" target="_blank">Manchester United</a></strong> will take on <strong><a href="http://www.realmadrid.com/en" target="_blank">Real Madrid</a></strong> in Ann Arbor on August 2nd, as part of the <strong><a href="http://internationalchampionscup.com/" target="_blank">Guinness International Champions Cup</a></strong>. &nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:53:53 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43909 at http://wemu.org Soccer Powers Manchester United And Real Madrid To Play At Michigan Stadium Making A Foolish Weekend For Ann Arbor, FoolMoon And Festifools http://wemu.org/post/making-foolish-weekend-ann-arbor-foolmoon-and-festifools <p>University of Michigan students have been hard at work the last six weeks in a studio at the back of the university’s public safety building preparing for Ann Arbor’s foolish weekend.&nbsp; Most of the large puppets that are the heart of Sunday’s <em><strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/575177205901858/" target="_blank">Festifools </a></strong></em>come from students most of who aren’t art students.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 04:57:39 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43890 at http://wemu.org Making A Foolish Weekend For Ann Arbor, FoolMoon And Festifools Foolish Weekend On Tap For Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/foolish-weekend-tap-ann-arbor <div>Expect plenty of foolishness in Ann Arbor this weekend, with <em><strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/409571442510867/" target="_blank">FoolMoon</a></strong></em> Friday night, and <em><strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/575177205901858/" target="_blank">Festifools</a></strong></em> taking over Main Street Sunday afternoon. &nbsp;Several hundred illuminated decorations are expected to be part of the FoolMoon processionals Friday evening around eight. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:14:45 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43875 at http://wemu.org Foolish Weekend On Tap For Ann Arbor President Obama Gets Good Response From University Of Michigan Students http://wemu.org/post/president-obama-gets-good-response-university-michigan-students <p>President Barack Obama got a positive response from University of Michigan students as he discussed a hike in the minimum wage.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:10:16 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43817 at http://wemu.org President Obama Gets Good Response From University Of Michigan Students