Media coverage of the University of Michigan — March 2015


Social media fast turning parenting into ‘sharenting’ 
(The Times of India, March 18, 2015)
Today’s parents’ love to share things concerning their kids on social media, but a new U-M study suggests they need to draw a line to keep the “sharenting” in control. More

Machine keeps lungs alive outside the body
(USA Today, March 16, 2015)
A new machine offered at the University of Michigan keeps donor lungs “alive” outside the human body for up to six hours. That gives doctors critical extra time to inspect the lungs as the machine pumps special fluid through them, essentially “reconditioning” them for transplant, said Dr. Paul Lange, the medical director for Gift of Life MichiganMore

U-M to grow China ties 
(China Daily, March 13, 2015)
The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, rated one of the top MBA programs in the country, is looking to expand its presence in China and ramp up research efforts with partner schools, the business school’s dean said. More

You might as well flip a coin to fill in your NCAA brackets, U-M researcher says
(Huffington Post, March 14, 2015)
Flipping a coin to fill in your NCAA Tournament brackets may yield better results than making selections based on your personal assessment of the teams, a University of Michigan professor says. More

Household wealth is the highest ever. Probably not your household’s, though
(, March 13, 2015)
An analysis by researchers at the University of Michigan last year found that the median wealth of a U.S. household, in inflation-adjusted dollars, dropped 36% from 2003 to 2013. In that same period, the richest 5 percent of households saw their median net worth increase by 12 percent. More

In Michigan, access to justice a click away
(Detroit News, March 12, 2015)
Judges want fairness and efficiency in court. People want the freedom that comes with knowing they can use the courts to solve — rather than deepen — their problems. Police and prosecutors want justice. Making minor offenses easy to resolve online is the way to address all of these needs and ultimately ensure an accessible, just court system, says Michigan Law Professor J.J. Prescott.  More

Researchers to study adapting to Great Lakes ups and downs
(Detroit Free Press, March 10, 2015)
U.S. and Canadian researchers will use funding from the University of Michigan to help shoreline communities deal with changes in Great Lakes water levels. The University’s Graham Sustainability Institute has awarded seven research teams grants of $10,000 each. The teams will examine strategies that could be used for adapting to water level fluctuations. They’ll consider factors such as property values, erosion, the effects of climate change and the need for education and resiliency planning. More

Death dogs of ancient Egypt come to Ann Arbor
(Michigan Radio, “Stateside,” March 9, 2015)
We seem to have an endless fascination with Ancient Egypt. So it’s worth noting that we’ve got a chance to see Egyptian artifacts discovered in the 1920s and 1930s – objects the public has never had the chance to see before. The University of Michigan’s Kelsey Museum of Archeology is putting on an exhibition, called Death Dogs: The Jackal Gods of Ancient EgyptMore



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