U-M finds the key to attracting underrepresented minorities to medical school: ‘Start them young, get them motivated, and get them on the path.’
Sept. 21, 2017 — In December, NASA launched a system of eight suitcase-sized microsatellites called the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System, or CYGNSS, into orbit. The satellites measure surface winds near the inner core of a hurricane, such as between the eyewall and the most intense bands of rain, at least a couple of times a day. Those regions have previously been invisible to satellites, measured only by hurricane-hunter airplanes darting through the storm.
“Improving forecasts of rapid intensification, like what occurred with Harvey on August 25, is exactly what CYGNSS is intended to do,” says Christopher Ruf, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and the lead scientist for CYGNSS.
Oct. 11, 2017 — College students might appreciate free speech in the abstract, but question them on more granular issues, and their support softens, according to a new survey.
How 22 undergrads and one fearless leader used 200 bales of straw to build U-M’s first off-the-grid structure.
Oct. 11, 2017 — Two U-M professors and one alumna received 2017 MacArthur Foundation grants. The fellowship, which honors “exceptionally creative people,” comes with a no-strings-attached grant of $625,000, to be awarded over five years. It is known colloquially as the “genius” award, to the sometime annoyance of the foundation.
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