President Obama spoke at the University of Michigan to several thousand students, where he called on universities and states to do more to reduce the cost of higher education.
Photographer Jay Cassidy was the Michigan Daily's man on the spot during the turmoil and violence of the late 1960s.
U-M's School of Nursing has become the first school in the nation to partner with the Peace Corps on a nursing master's degree program, which includes 27 months of overseas service. Peace Corps service will be part of the School of Nursing's new International Health Concentration, and the option will be available to U-M nursing students starting in fall 2012.
A science boom at the North Campus Research Center; human trafficking clinic helps more victims; athletic alums make an impact in baseball and hockey; the 'Adam and Eve' of computer dating met at U-M; UM-Flint scholarships draw students; another actor-musician rises from StarKid; and more.
New research by U-M's Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks and Suntae Kim shows that walking and even gesturing with your hands enhances creative problem-solving.
"We didn't understand what mechanism might create a magnetic field, and even if it happened, we didn't understand why the magnetic field is still there," says U-M's Paul Drake. "It has been a very enduring mystery." But now it seems to have been solved.
"Even though narcissists have grandiose self-perceptions, they also have fragile views of themselves, and often resort to defensive strategies like aggression when their sense of superiority is threatened," says David Reinhard, co-author with U-M's Sara Konrath of a new study. "These kinds of coping strategies are linked with increased cardiovascular reactivity to stress and higher blood pressure."
While the major share of media attention has focused on third-party online social networks such as Facebook, many companies have made the choice to build their own social networks. It's well worth the investment, say U-M researchers, who find that such networks increase profits and loyalty not only online but in brick-and-mortar stores as well.
A U-M project that helps Flint middle school students contribute to their community turns out to reduce violence and crime among the kids.
The drugs Avastin and Sutent have been looked at as potential breast cancer treatments. But while they do shrink tumors and slow the time till the cancer progresses, the effect does not last, and the cancer eventually regrows and spreads. Now U-M researchers have discovered why—and what can be done about it.