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In the News

  1. Quitting junk food may trigger withdrawal-like symptoms — Live Science

    Sept. 27, 2018 — Junk-food lovers who try to cut back on fries or chocolate may experience symptoms similar to drug withdrawal, a new study suggests. Researchers found that people attempting to cut down on eating highly processed foods experience some of the same physical and psychological symptoms — such as mood swings, cravings, anxiety, headaches and poor sleep — as those quitting smoking cigarettes or using marijuana, according to the study, which was published online Sept. 15 in the journal Appetite.

  2. World University Rankings 2019 — The Times Higher Education

    Sept. 26, 20018 — The University of Michigan ranks No. 20 in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. The list includes more than 1,250 universities, making it the publication’s biggest international league table to date. It is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The organization uses 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

  3. Inspired by Parkland, a surge in young voter registration in Michigan — Bridge

    Sept. 13, 2018 — With every election cycle, political parties harbor a fantasy: that like-minded young people will shed their reputation as voting slackers and, finally, play a key role in the party’s victory. Registration data obtained by Bridge Magazine suggests 2018 may well deliver on the long-promised youth vote in Michigan. And if so, it looks like advantage Democrats. Michigan voter registration surged earlier this year among young adults ages 18 to 29, according to an analysis provided to Bridge by TargetSmart, a national Democratic polling firm. The numbers suggest that much of the rise, at least early in the year, is tied to the Feb. 14 high school shootings in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people, mostly students.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Media coverage of the University of Michigan — June 2015

    This could be the biggest threat to your stocks … CEO succession: The real ‘Game of Thrones’ … Earth’s oxygen levels can affect its climate … Survey: 22% of female students at U-M sexually assaulted … U-M president: It’s time we talk openly about sexual misconduct … U-M president heading to China … U-M Regents approve $153.6M athletic budget … Concerns over Great Lakes rise to new levels … American universities: Reclaiming our role in society.

  8. Media coverage of the University of Michigan — May 2015

    U-M expands partnership with China … Archivists find fragments of Orson Welles autobiography … Deaf doctor makes patients feel heard … Combination Of medical marijuana, opioids does not increase substance abuse risk … U-M grads making a big splash on stage … Dingell papers go to U-M … U-M faculty members get $6.4M in grants to fund six learning transformation projects …Taubman leaves a continuing legacy of giving.

  9. Media coverage of the University of Michigan — April 2015

    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.