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.
High finance, high anxiety
Studying events like the 2008 financial crisis in hindsight leads many to ask, "How could they have gotten it so wrong?"
Harvesting invasive cattails to restore marsh biodiversity
The diesel-powered harvester roars as ecologist Shane Lishawa crashes through dense, 7-foot-tall cattails toward an experimental plot established in the marsh in 2011.
Americans cutting down on daily trips
Americans spend 10 percent less time making trips for daily activities than they did a decade ago, says a University of Michigan researcher.
Little progress since early '90s for gas mileage of vehicles on the road
Despite steady advancements in fuel-saving technologies in the last 25 years, on-road fuel economy for all vehicles has improved by less than a mile per gallon during that time—partly because it takes many years to turn ...
Majority prefer driverless technology
While only a small percentage of drivers say they would be completely comfortable in a driverless car, a sizable amount would have no problem as long as they retain some control, according to a University of Michigan report.
Using debt to maintain status quo leaves families on rocky road to recovery
Economically vulnerable families are increasingly willing to take on debt to maintain a basic standard of living—a situation that can put them into a deep financial hole, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Milkweed plants in CO2 growth chambers provide glimpse of biosphere change
The milkweed plants growing in 40 cube-shaped chambers on a hilltop at the University of Michigan Biological Station provide a glimpse into the future that allows researchers to ask a question: How will monarch butterflies ...
Multiple factors may shape toxicity of Lake Erie cyanobacterial blooms
The most detailed genetic study of western Lake Erie's shifting cyanobacterial communities is yielding new insights into the factors that were at play last August when high levels of a bacterial toxin shut down the drinking ...
Recycling nuclear waste via advanced reactor design
An advanced nuclear reactor under development by Hitachi could help solve the nuclear waste problem, and University of Michigan researchers were involved in verifying its safe performance through computer simulations.
Diesel vehicles save money over a period of years
Vehicles with clean diesel technology may be more expensive to buy or lease than those that run on gasoline, but they can save their owners thousands of dollars within just a few years, says a University of Michigan researcher.