Aug. 13, 2015 — Graphic artist and U-M professor Phoebe Gloeckner had an unconventional upbringing. When she was 15, she lost her virginity to an older man—who also happened to be her mother’s boyfriend. Gloeckner chronicled the experience in her teenage diaries, which she put aside and then revisited when she found them decades later. Gloeckner tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross: “To hear this child’s voice, kind of, talking to me as an adult, it felt like it was crying out to be heard.”
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.
Aug. 13, 2015 –”MCity” is the 32-acre replica suburb designed to let researchers test self-driving cars in real-world conditions, safely away from pedestrians and other vehicles. Its recent opening in Ann Arbor is a clear sign that Michigan intends to be a leader in developing self-driving cars.
Aug. 11, 2015 — Astronomers have discovered the smallest supermassive black hole lurking in the center of a dwarf galaxy around 340 million light-years away. Small it may be, but it could help to unlock some pretty hefty black hole mysteries.
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.