The University of Michigan (U-M) was founded in 1817. The main campus is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan with campuses in Flint and Dearborn Michigan. The University of Michigan is a preeminent science and medical research institution. University of Michigan is a public institution that confers undergraduate degrees and advanced degrees in a host of subject areas. The Ann Arbor campus is comprised of 500 buildings and is noted for its world class studies. U-M is ranked 18 among the best universities world-wide by World University Rankings.
Improving transfer of migrant remittances
Millions of people work abroad as maids, construction workers and other low-wage laborers. The money they send back home is essential to their families, helping them start businesses, send children to school ...
Flight of the methane hunters
At just a bit over crop duster height, University of Michigan researchers are flying through a 50-square-mile hotspot of the greenhouse gas methane over the U.S. Southwest.
Lack of attention, self-control predict dangerous texting behaviors
Texting while driving or walking can be dangerous, but people still engage in the behavior without thinking.
Leaders who can read the crowd do better
Performers call it "reading the crowd" or "sizing up the audience."
Mercury MESSENGER nears epic mission end
A spacecraft that carries a sensor built at the University of Michigan is about to crash into the planet closest to the sun—just as NASA intended.
Thwarting cheaters with 'smart' tax returns
Research by the University of Michigan examines whether changes to the income tax return could help cut evasion, which costs federal, state and local governments more than $400 billion a year.
Motion sickness in autonomous cars: Don't read and ride
Self-driving vehicles should make roads safer, save energy and improve mobility, but they also might make some people sick, say University of Michigan researchers.
Scientists building next-generation dark energy probe
University of Michigan scientists and students will build components of a giant camera that will map 30 million galaxies' worth of the universe in three dimensions.
Researchers track the toxicity of Lake Erie cyanobacterial blooms
Efforts to reduce the amount of phosphorus and other nutrients washing off farm fields and into Lake Erie shifted into overdrive after high levels of a bacterial toxin shut down the drinking water supply to more than 400,000 ...
Public views vary on climate change based on science, political news platforms
While greater knowledge alone is unlikely to overcome the political divide on climate change, conservatives and liberals become less polarized when the perception of harm increases, according to a new study ...
E-commerce in groceries lags, but ready to take off
Will your milk and eggs become part of the Internet-of-things? So far, e-commerce in the grocery and consumer packaged goods sector has lagged behind the rest of retail.
People experience embarrassment buying personal products online
Do you blush or avoid eye contact when you're standing in line to buy personal items? What about when you buy them online?
Do government technology investments pay off?
Studies confirm that IT investments in companies improve productivity and efficiency. University of Michigan professor M.S. Krishnan wondered if the same was true for government.
Gasoline use at lowest rate in three decades
Average fuel consumption by American drivers is at its lowest level in at least 30 years, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Simple equation: Moms talking math to preschoolers equals knowledgeable kids
Preschool children improve their math skills when their mothers talk to them about math during meal times.