May 4, 2015 — A transplanted centuries-old tree on the campus of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at U-M is showing signs of life in its new home. The 250-year-old, 65-foot-tall bur oak, which predates the university, is beginning to sprout leaves. Chances for survival are high but workers have taken many precautions. They include close monitoring, irrigation around the tree and fertilizer application atop the root ball.
A. Alfred Taubman dies at 91 … Don’t eat for two while pregnant … Teen smoking falls, e-cigarettes rise … U-M breaks ground on new architecture facility … U-M robotics lab planned … VC in state faces $1.3B gap … Forbes names UMHS one of nation’s best employers … 3 earn Guggenheim fellowships … Death and your brain … M-City set to open … Facebook app aids genetic research.
May 4, 2015 — Hundreds of studies have demonstrated that the odds of economic success vary across neighborhoods. The far more difficult question is whether that’s because neighborhoods nurture success (or failure), or whether they just attract those who would succeed (or fail) anyway.
May 4, 2015 — Consumer confidence increased in April to the second-highest level in more than eight years as Americans grew more upbeat about their financial prospects. Researchers at U-M report that its final index for the month increased to 95.9 from 93 in March. The median projection in a Bloomberg survey of economists was for 96, little changed from the preliminary April reading of 95.9.
Driverless cars could cut sales in half … Female b-school deans make history … Obesity breakthrough … War on words … Fake city helping create tomorrow’s cars … Did this 100-year-old film make people racist? … Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at U-M … New tougher laws on human trafficking.