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Innovation

  1. Peeling Kadafi's image from Libya

    U-M professor and poet Khaled Mattawa describes life under the “homicidal clown” Moammar Kadafi, and his hopes for his native Libya.

  2. U-M startup wins Clean Energy Prize

    A startup company built on the inventions of graduate students in UM-Dearborn Prof. Pravansu Mohanty won the 2011 Clean Energy Prize.

  3. The state of the symphony orchestra

    U-M assistant professor Mark Clague talks about the challenges facing the symphony orchestra and how to make it more economically viable.

  4. Four U-M startup companies win prizes in business plan competition

    University of Michigan startup companies took home the $500,000 grand prize and the $150,000 first runner-up prize on Saturday at one of the nation’s largest business plan competitions. Two other U-M-created companies received cash awards as well.

  5. Rock and roll, bling and the new economy

    Looking for hopeful economic signs? Startups launched by students and faculty are transforming the way Michigan thinks about business.

    Related: Four U-M startup companies win prizes in business plan competition

  6. A shark inspires an artist to build a new hydropower generator

    At U-M’s marine hydrodynamics lab, artist and inventor Anthony Reale is testing a portable generator, based on the shape of the basking shark’s mouth, that provides electrical power from river currents.

  7. The protest psychosis

    In the 1960s, psychiatry saw an astonishing but largely hidden phenomenon. Schizophrenia, once seen as a disease of anxious, well-off white women, became a go-to diagnosis of angry, urban black men. How did madness, blackness and civil rights become linked, and what were the consequences for patients and society? U-M psychiatry professor Jonathan Metzl looks for answers.

  8. Going global

    Why would U-M embark on a formal research collaboration with a university in Shanghai?

  9. Sustainable mobility

    Automakers at the 2010 North American International Auto Show have big hopes for their new vehicles—hipper, more fuel-efficient, environmentally sound cars.