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Media coverage of the University of Michigan — September 2015

First look inside U-M’s $50M state-of-the art nursing school … New hand transplant program debuts … U-M is world’s fifth-most innovative university … U-M regents give praise — and a raise — to President Schlissel … Former U-M president is named next leader of AAU … Michigan gets $9.5M for study of impact of environmental factors on children’s health … U-M computer model shows Straits pipeline break would devastate Great Lakes … A million thanks: Pro athletes are sharing the wealth with their alma maters … Researchers finish study of Michigan oil, gas fracking.

A hellish July validates climate change forecasts — USA Today

July 30, 2018 — This month’s weather has been downright hellish in parts of the United States and across the globe, providing further evidence that the impact of climate change is no longer relegated to starving polar bears and shrinking ice caps. If there’s good news, it’s that more citizens understand the problem, even as Washington fritters away valuable time with its inaction: 73 percent now say there’s solid evidence of global warming, and a record 60 percent agree that humans are at least partially to blame, according to a University of Michigan survey.

Media coverage of the University of Michigan — August 2015

A ‘diary’ unlocked: Stamps professor’s coming-of-age story put on film … States are racing to attract self-driving car industry. How does Michigan compare? … Little big black hole is supermassive oxymoron … What you need to know about toxic algae blooms … U-M unveils state of the art medical library … U-M sets school record with nearly 52,000 freshman applicants … Clean energy expected to power up more jobs in Michigan.

How students are trying to bring solar-powered cars to our roads — Vice

July 29, 2018 — In April 2018, University of Michigan student Xiaozhou Che discovered a new method of solar panel design that increased panel efficiency to 15 percent—up from 11-12 percent. Discoveries like Che’s could pave the way for a completely solar-powered car. But just like solar power itself, it’ll likely be a slow and steady race to the finish line.

Media Coverage of the University of Michigan — July 2015

Money magazine ranks U-M as 5th-best public school … U-M to test driverless 3-D printed carts … Rethinking exercise as a source of immediate rewards … U.S. News names best hospitals: 7 in Michigan, 4 in metro Detroit … Obama picks Michigan professor for Fed board … Inside the fake town in Michigan where self-driving cars are being tested.