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Detroit News October 4, 2016

UM faculty stands in solidarity against racist fliers

“A lot of my students were upset because these posters violate safe space on campus. We are committed to diversity and raising awareness and demonstrating equality,” Stern said Tuesday.
Popular Science October 3, 2016

We’re about to get regional forecasts for solar storms

U-M researchers have developed a model that can give utilities up to 45 minutes of warning of severe solar activity, less if the solar storm is moving particularly quickly.
Popular Science October 3, 2016

We’re about to get regional forecasts for solar storms

The model, which was developed by researchers at U-M and Rice University, can give utilities up to 45 minutes of warning of severe solar activity, less if the solar storm is moving particularly quickly.
Detroit News October 3, 2016

UM sets record for industry licenses

U-M set a record last year with 173 license and option agreements with companies looking to commercialize discoveries of university researchers — including 12 launched from UM’s Tech Transfer Venture Center.
Detroit News September 30, 2016

DMC, state agree to monitor for instrument woes

Jahan Azizi, retired clinical engineer, discusses how they need a neutral party, one who is not attached to politics or bickering, to make sure the problems are solved.
Detroit Free Press September 28, 2016

Far more Flint homes have lead lines than expected, report shows

Jacob Abernethy, EECS professor, and colleagues discuss how more than half of Flint's homes could be connected to the city's water system through a lead service line, a figure much higher than originally estimated.
Chemistry World September 28, 2016

Layers of complexity uncovered in new nanocrystal superlattices

Sharon Glotzer, CHE professor, discusses her leading of a team that has slowly dried binary solutions of nanocrystals, to produce elaborate quasicrystalline frameworks in Chemistry World.
The New York Times September 24, 2016

Jack Garman, whose judgment call saved moon landing, dies at 72

Jack Garman, alum, had saved mankind's first lunar landing as a 24-year-old NASA engineer.
Scientific American September 22, 2016

Air traffic control without towers

Nadine Sarter, IOE professor, discusses how multiple remote towers create the potential for “location error”—namely thinking you are controlling one airport, when in fact you are managing another.
Detroit News September 15, 2016

Ford to work on autonomous cars in new UM lab

Alec Gallimore, AERO professor and Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, discusses how Ford engineers and researchers will begin working shoulder-to-shoulder with UM faculty and students to test and learn about autonomous vehicle technology and innovation.
Business Insider September 12, 2016

A hot new app is hoping to change the way you manage your money

Jason Mars, CS assistant professor, and colleagues are trying to change the way we manage money. Clinc, a startup they created was one of the companies to win "Best in Show" at Finovate.
Detroit Free Press September 10, 2016

Michigan experts skip the man, turn to robots to boost productivity

Dawn Tilbury, ME professor and associate dean for research, discusses a project that aims to increase factory productivity and American competitiveness in the Detroit Free Press.