June 2017 Newsletter Articles

Jun. 27, 2017
MSU chemist Thomas Hamann is working on a dye-sensitized solar cell that is cost-effective, but not efficient. He is exploring new materials for semiconductors as well as new redox molecules.
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Jun. 6, 2017
Modern medicine has helped to double the average life expectancy over the past 150 years. Sadly, the risk of getting Alzheimer’s increases with every year of age over 65, making innovative research an...
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Jun. 6, 2017
Children’s brains develop very quickly in their early years, and this development is influenced by their environment. Understanding exactly how mothers’ and children’s exposure to adverse environm...
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Jun. 6, 2017
In this episode, URC Executive Director Jeff Mason speaks to Jeff Guilfoyle of Public Sector Consultants about the report “Leading Discovery: URC Contributions to the Life, Medical and Health Scie...
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Jun. 5, 2017
Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing Some of the research emerging from URC universities can seem like science fiction, but it has practical, real-world applications to ...
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Feb. 4, 2015
MICHIGAN’S UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CORRIDOR CONDUCTS $1.2 BILLION IN LIFE, MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES GROWING SECTOR EMPLOYED 533,000 MICHIGANDERS IN 2015, REPRESENTING ONE IN EIGHT JOBS IN THE STATE...
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April 2017 Newsletter Articles

Apr. 18, 2017
Health care organizations and innovators from across Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ontario gathered to explore technology-based solutions to the region’s key health care challenges at the first ann...
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Apr. 14, 2017
By Tom Walsh LONG before The Great Recession would rock the nation in 2008, the state of Michigan’s economy was already in a frightening free fall. From 2000 to 2007, Michigan lost 391,000 jobs, while...
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Apr. 14, 2017
In this episode, Jeff Mason speaks with Tom Walsh, renowned business writer for the Detroit Free Press.  Tom reported on the activities of the URC during his time at the Free Press and recently he was ...
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Apr. 14, 2017
Representatives from the URC’s research universities – Michigan State University (MSU), the University of Michigan (U-M) and Wayne State University (WSU) – discussed the recently released report f...
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February 2017 Newsletter Articles

Feb. 22, 2017
In this episode of the Michigan’s Research Corridor Radio podcast, URC Executive Director Jeff Mason interviews Alex Rosaen about the impact of university research on Michigan’s economy. Ros...
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Feb. 21, 2017
University of Michigan Climate and Space Science Professor Nilton Renno loves solving problems. And as he readily admits, “I’m always looking for problems related to my research interests that are f...
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Feb. 21, 2017
Allergan plc, a leading global pharmaceutical company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, has acquired substantially all of the assets of Wayne State University startup, RetroSense Therapeutics LLC. Retro...
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Feb. 21, 2017
Michigan State University professor Dr. James Hancock has developed the first day-neutral strawberry cultivars released outside of California in over 30 years. Dr. Hancock, a professor of agriculture an...
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January 2017 Newsletter Articles

Jan. 24, 2017
URC Tops $2.1B in R&D, 53% Increase Since Founding R&D INCREASE SURPASSES OTHER UNIVERSITY CLUSTERS, AS WELL AS THE AVERAGE FOR ALL U.S. INSTITUTIONS (LANSING, Mich. – January 24, 2017) ...
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November 2016 Newsletter Articles

Nov. 1, 2016
In late 2010, the University Research Corridor (URC) and the vice presidents of research from the three universities that make up the URC—Michigan State University (MSU), the University of Michigan (U...
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Nov. 1, 2016
The U.S. National Institutes of Health awarded $9 million in funds over the next 5 years to a new statewide center to enhance the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementi...
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Nov. 1, 2016
Researchers from Wayne State University (WSU), Michigan State University (MSU) and the University of Michigan (U-M)—which make up the University Research Corridor (URC)—will receive $2.5 million ove...
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Nov. 1, 2016
In this episode, URC Executive Director, Jeff Mason, takes a look back at the launch of the URC with Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscr...
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Nov. 1, 2016
How much do you know about what’s happening at Michigan’s research universities (Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and Wayne State University)? Quiz yourself here!
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June 2016 Newsletter Articles

Jun. 3, 2016
A collaboration of universities, government entities, and the private sector, the new composite manufacturing scale-up facility, part of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (I...
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Jun. 3, 2016
According a report released today, titled “Engaging Detroit: URC’s Contributions to Resurgence in the Motor City,” URC universities have a tremendous impact on the city of Detroit as its residents...
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Jun. 3, 2016
In this episode of Michigan’s Research Corridor Radio, Jeff Mason talks with Jeff Guilfoyle, vice president at Public Sector Consultants, who developed the URC’s recent report, “Engaging Detro...
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Jun. 3, 2016
Studies have documented disparities in disease occurrence and health outcomes among non-white and economically disadvantaged populations, including higher death rates from cardiovascular disease and gre...
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January 2016 Newsletter Articles

Jan. 11, 2016
University Research Corridor Podcast Doug Rothwell Interview Title: Michigan’s Research Corridor Radio Episode 2 – The Intersection of Business and Research Description: In this episode of Michigan&...
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Jan. 11, 2016
Research will impact electric vehicles, aid military missions and maintain smart electricity grids By Julie O’Connor Batteries are one of the most critical enabling technologies for achieving clean, e...
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Jan. 11, 2016
By Susan Carney Transform the future of transportation. That was the goal in 2013 when the University of Michigan established the Mobility Transformation Center (MTC), a public-private partnership whose...
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Jan. 11, 2016
Growing up in Detroit as the son of an auto manufacturing father, Drzal — now a university distinguished professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at Michigan State University’s Colleg...
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September 2015 Newsletter Articles

Sep. 15, 2015
In the introductory podcast of Michigan’s Research Corridor Radio, Jeff Mason talks with Dr. Stephen Rapundalo, President and CEO of MichBio. The episode highlights Michigan’s biosciences in...
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Sep. 9, 2015
The Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation has awarded two grants totaling more than $1 million to Wayne State University for projects aimed at improving water and air quality in Michigan. The Hea...
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Sep. 9, 2015
By Alex Piazza Some people dip their toes in Lake Superior to cool off on hot summer days. Others stock their tackle boxes and head out to Lake Michigan to reel in salmon. And a handful board freighters...
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Sep. 9, 2015
By Mackenzie Kastl, Michigan State University Viral invasions would make for a good plot in the next Spielberg blockbuster, but according to Michigan State University water researchers, it’s not a Hol...
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June 2015 Newsletter Articles

Jun. 3, 2015
Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel and Wayne State University President Roy Wilson launched the University Research Corridor’s Attra...
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Jun. 3, 2015
Antonio Lück Wayne State University Antonio Lück had completed degrees in civil engineering and law and was serving as an advisor to the president of Tuiuti University of Paraná in Brazil when he me...
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Jun. 3, 2015
  David Merritt University of Michigan Former University of Michigan basketball captain, David Merritt believes in “good business.” Born in West Bloomfield, Mich., Merritt graduated from U-M and la...
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Jun. 3, 2015
A new study, “Attracting, Fostering, and Inspiring Talent for the Global Economy,” reports that the URC universities, ranked among the nation’s top research clusters as first in medical degrees, t...
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May 2015 Newsletter Articles

May. 5, 2015
In 2007, Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC), one of the nation’s top academic research clusters and an alliance of Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State Un...
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May. 5, 2015
Michigan’s fruit industry boasts more than 22,000 acres devoted to small fruit production; blueberries account for a whopping 20,900 of those. Valued at $118.5 million, the blueberry industry has help...
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May. 5, 2015
By John Callewaert The University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute has awarded seven grants, totaling $70,000, to U.S. and Canadian researchers who will help residents of shoreline commun...
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May. 5, 2015
By Cheryl Deep, Wayne State University Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, may be one of Alzheimer’s earliest signs.  The subtle changes of MCI include problems with memory, language, thinking and jud...
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February 2015 Newsletter Articles

Feb. 28, 2015
George S. Abela, MD, MSc, MBA While many think of paper hearts in February, the University Research Corridor is focused on the cardiovascular research being conducted in Michigan. According to the Unive...
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Feb. 28, 2015
Ved Gossain, M.D. By Sarina Gleason and Ved Gossain A Michigan State University study is the first to indicate that the state’s autoworkers are at a higher risk of heart disease compared to the U.S. ...
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Feb. 28, 2015
By Jared Wadley Do you believe in love at first sight? If so, chances are you’re not missing an episode of “The Bachelor” or “Millionaire Matchmaker.” And if seeing a romantic movie is your i...
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Feb. 28, 2015
Prashant V. Mahajan, M.D. (Modified Photo Courtesy of Umberto Brayj) An exhaustive analysis of data from more than 40,000 cases of brain trauma in children – published by the authoritative New England...
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January 2015 Newsletter Articles

Jan. 28, 2015
By: Patricia Mroczek, Communicator, MSU College of Engineering A team led by Guoming “George” Zhu, MSU professor of mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering, successfully compl...
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Jan. 28, 2015
(Photo Courtesy of the University of Michigan Engineering Department) By: Alex Piazza A U.S. Army vehicle with five soldiers aboard maneuvers along a barren stretch in southern Afghanistan. As the vehic...
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Jan. 28, 2015
(Photo courtesy of the University of Michigan Department of Engineering) The University Research Corridor commissioned an Anderson Economic Group study of the URC’s contributions to the automotive sec...
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December 2014 Newsletter Articles

Dec. 28, 2014
Photography and ideas about the “American West” grew in cultural significance throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and have informed ideas about each other ever since. As photogr...
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Dec. 28, 2014
By Marilou Carlin A fully restored 1933 Model A Steinway piano, once owned and played by George Gershwin, now calls the U-M School of Music, Theatre & Dance its permanent home. Marc Gershwin, Georg...
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Dec. 28, 2014
by Linda Dunn, MSU Advancement Marketing and Communications A Culture of Jazz The great jazz drummer Art Blakey said, “Music washes away the dust of everyday life.” Why is jazz important? It’s Ame...
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Dec. 28, 2014
Melanie Kauffman, Office of Research and Graduate Studies MSU Michael Rush is the Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. He spoke with the URC about the p...
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Dec. 28, 2014
Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University have a rich array of cultural opportunities open to the public – take advantage of them using the links below: Michigan...
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November 2014 Newsletter Articles

Nov. 1, 2014
(Image courtesy of Michigan State University) By Kim Ward   Each year, 2.5 million children die worldwide because they don’t receive life-saving vaccinations at the appropriate time. Michigan State U...
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Nov. 1, 2014
(Image courtesy of Wayne State University) By Julie O’Connor DETROIT – Although studies of the health effects of stress have been published for years, few have examined how chronic and momentary —...
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Nov. 1, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Wayne State University) While looking for a way to plot environmental pollutants while working on his master’s degree in civil engineering at Wayne State University, Anderson develo...
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Nov. 1, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Kwanie) By Dan Meisler Here are two undisputed facts of American life today: Almost everybody has a smartphone, and smartphones seem to be able to do almost anything you want them to...
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October 2014 Newsletter Articles

Oct. 1, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Michigan State University) By Patricia Mroczek There are nearly 3.95 million miles of public roads in the United States, valued at more than $1.75 trillion. Research at Michigan State...
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Oct. 1, 2014
The first two stops of the University Research Corridor’s (URC) Blue Economy tour have brought together water researchers and leaders from higher education, state and local government and economic dev...
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Oct. 1, 2014
(Photo courtesy of Wayne State University) In order to support the world’s needs to make cheaper and more effective fuels, chemicals, polymers and more, new and more efficient catalytic materials and ...
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Oct. 1, 2014
(Photo courtesy of the University of Michigan) By Bruno Vanzieleghem Everyone knows about America’s long-standing love affair with the automobile. But with its on-going economic transformation, Chines...
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September 2014 Newsletter Articles

Sep. 1, 2014
Craig Pearson says his undergraduate research at Michigan State University helped him become a Marshall Scholar.  (Photo Courtesy of Kurt Stepnitz). By Shareé Fink Craig Pearson is just one of several...
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Sep. 1, 2014
Many Wayne State undergraduates are involved in research. (Photo courtesy of Wayne State University). By Kathy Barks Hoffman In addition to wearing their college hoodies, blue jeans and flip flops, stud...
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Sep. 1, 2014
Richmond Starbuck began classes at the university of Michigan after participating in the university’s summer research program. (Photo courtesy of U-M). For Richmond Starbuck, who returned to school at...
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Sep. 1, 2014
Michigan’s University Research Corridor this month kicked off its “Blue Economy Tour” to discuss the findings of its 2014 “Innovating for the Blue Economy” report and ways to promote more wate...
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Sep. 1, 2014
By Julie O’Connor Wayne State University held a research symposium recently that gave students from 11 summer research programs an opportunity to showcase their gained knowledge from their recent expe...
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August 2014 Newsletter Articles

Aug. 1, 2014
(Photo Courtesy Harley Ellis Devereaux Corp.) By Nicole Casal Moore and Kimberly Gibson The new $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) announced in Febr...
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Aug. 1, 2014
(Photo Courtesy Wayne State University) Stephen M. Lanier was appointed Wayne State University’s vice president for research in June after a nationwide search. He received his bachelor’s degree in b...
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Aug. 1, 2014
(Photo Courtesy Michigan Municipal League) A new study by Michigan State University finds that “walkability” is among the top factors that influence home purchase decisions, along with safety, short...
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Aug. 1, 2014
(Photo Courtesy Wayne State University College of Engineering) By Julie O’Connor Guangzhao Mao, Wayne State University College of Engineering A professor from Wayne State University’s College of Eng...
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July 2014 Newsletter Articles

Jul. 1, 2014
Less than one year after Michigan State University added a commercial-sized anaerobic digester to its campus sustainability arsenal, the magic of bioengineering has transformed thousands of tons of orga...
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Jul. 1, 2014
Dancer Patty Solorzano performs in the Ann Arbor Dance Works production of “Into the Wind.”/Kirk Donaldson Photography University of Michigan dance professor Robin Wilson—tonight a performer—lic...
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Jul. 1, 2014
Naeim Henein, is the director and founder of Wayne State’s College of Engineering’s Center for Automotive Research. Mention engine optimization these days and minds instinctively turn to the Interne...
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Jul. 1, 2014
Michigan State University’s 5,200-acre campus is primarily powered by the T.B. Simon Power Plant, which burns coal, natural gas and biomass to produce steam that is used for heat and electricity. Coal...
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June 2014 Newsletter Articles

Jun. 1, 2014
By Jim Erickson and Jennifer Read The University of Michigan Water Center in the most recent academic year has awarded nine major research grants totaling more than $3 million to support Great Lakes res...
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Jun. 1, 2014
By Layne Cameron Michigan State University scientists are proposing alternatives that will halt and hopefully reverse the unsustainable use of water drawdown in the Ogallala Aquifer, one of the largest ...
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Jun. 1, 2014
(Above: URC Executive Director Jeff Mason, MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, U-M President Mary Sue Coleman, WSU President M. Roy Wilson and AEG CEO Patrick Anderson share the results of the URC’s wat...
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Jun. 1, 2014
(Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons) The Office of the Vice President for Research at Wayne State University recently announced the finalization of a license agreement with a new start-up company, Detroit...
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Jun. 1, 2014
Universities promote economic opportunities through sustainable water use.
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May 2014 Newsletter Articles

May. 2, 2014
The Michigan State University (MSU) Center for Integrative Toxicology is directing a $14.1 million initiative to better understand how environmental contaminants called dioxins affect human health and t...
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May. 1, 2014
By Julie O’Connor Melissa Runge-Morris, WSU Institute of Environmental Health Sciences DETROIT — A team of researchers at Wayne State University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Univ...
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May. 1, 2014
[Photo Courtesy Kevin Ward] By Terri Mellow Plant trees near freeways to serve as green buffers for neighborhoods. Install air filters in city schools. Develop community campaigns to get everyone involv...
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May. 1, 2014
For nearly three years, researchers at the three University Research Corridor (URC) universities have worked together to study asthma among Arab Americans in the Detroit area with the goal of making sug...
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April 2014 Newsletter Articles

Apr. 1, 2014
[Photo Courtesy Kimberly Vardeman] By Terry Kosdrosky Aradhna Krishna, U-M Ross School of Business ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Looking at a picture of a hot chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven, you can...
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Apr. 1, 2014
[Photo courtesy Michigan State University]  By Russell Johnson Managers who carefully monitor the fairness of workplace decisions make their employees happier and, ultimately, their companies more prod...
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Apr. 1, 2014
[Photo Courtesy Jonas Smith] by Steven Townsend When well-known companies prepare for an initial public offering (IPO) of their stock, the global markets stand up and take notice. While last spring’s ...
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Apr. 1, 2014
Few have doubted that university research is a key component of the US economic ecosystem, providing enormous public value and impact on employment, business, and manufacturing nationwide. But until now...
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Apr. 1, 2014
Title: Founder Company: Sweet Flour Bake Shop Year founded: 2009 Industry: Retail Food Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada (production kitchen and retail store) Activity: Gourmet baked goods sold online ...
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March 2014 Newsletter Articles

Mar. 1, 2014
[Photo Courtesy MCubed] By Nicole Casal Moore Anyone with a big idea or a stubborn problem to solve can have a direct line to professors and researchers at the University of Michigan. The university lat...
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Mar. 1, 2014
[Photo courtesy Michigan State University]  By Natasha Berryman Michigan State University’s Robert Abramovitch has genetically engineered a green-glowing protein to find latent tuberculosis, a tiny t...
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Mar. 1, 2014
[Photo courtesy Wayne State University] By Phil Van Hulle Survival among people with lung cancer has been better for women than men, and the findings of a recent study indicate that female hormones may...
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Mar. 1, 2014
[Photo by Sean Mathis, Courtesy SXSW] By Kathy Barks Hoffman  When one of the nation’s premier emerging technology conferences kicks off on Friday, Michigan’s University Research Corridor (URC) and...
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February 2014 Newsletter Articles

Feb. 1, 2014
Michigan State University has announced plans to open a new research institute in Midland, Mich., focusing on value chain creation and management and tackling many of today’s grand challenges in busin...
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Feb. 1, 2014
  [Wayne State President M. Roy Wilson, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman, Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon and URC Executive Director Jeff Mason speak to reporters...
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Feb. 1, 2014
By 2021, Ann Arbor could become the first American city with a fleet of networked, driverless vehicles on its streets. That’s a key goal of the Mobility Transformation Center (MTC), a cross-campus Uni...
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Feb. 1, 2014
By Julie O’Connor DETROIT — A research team led by Wayne State University (WSU), in collaboration with Michigan State University (MSU), has identified a single gene in honeybees that separates the q...
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January 2014 Newsletter Articles

Jan. 28, 2014
By: Tracy Walker A Wayne State University interdisciplinary research team in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has made a surprising discovery: older, more mature motorists ...
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Jan. 1, 2014
[Ayalla Ruvio, MSU assistant professor of marketing.  Photo courtesy Michigan State University.] By Andy Henion and Ayalla Ruvio Materialistic people experience more stress from traumatic events such...
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Jan. 1, 2014
[Image courtesy Association of American Medical Colleges] Huda Akil, Ph.D., is co-director of the University of Michigan’s Molecular & Behavioral Neuroscience Institute and Gardner C. Quarton Dist...
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Jan. 1, 2014
[Photo credit: Doug Coombe] Title: Founder, CEO and President Company: Health Providers Choice Year founded: 2002 Industry: Health Services Offices: Detroit Activity: Nurse staffing firm Annual Revenue:...
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Jan. 1, 2014
[Photo courtesy David Martyn Hunt] By Julie O’Connor With its many pressures, the workplace can be a stress hub. Studies have shown that work stress can creep into everyday family life and negatively ...
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Jan. 1, 2014
[Photo courtesy Michigan State University] When the woods get crowded, female squirrels improve their offspring’s odds of survival by ramping up how fast their offspring grow. In a study led by Michig...
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December 2013 Newsletter Articles

Dec. 1, 2013
Esther Liu, Interactive Designer at Vectorform When Esther Liu recently moved to Michigan to be with her husband, she wasn’t sure where she would find work.  But then her husband forwarded informatio...
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Dec. 1, 2013
By Mandira Banerjee U-M President Mary Sue Coleman joins with other dignitaries to light a lamp–a common ritual in India that pays tribute to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge. President Mary Sue Co...
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Dec. 1, 2013
By Sue Nichols Jianguo “Jack” Liu, Michigan State University Rachel Carson Chair in Sustainability and University Distinguished Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife, is director of MSU’s Center for...
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Dec. 1, 2013
In 2012, Wayne State University was awarded two Grand Challenges Explorationsresearch grants, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, totaling nearly $200,000. Both research tea...
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Dec. 1, 2013
S. Jack Hu, Interim VP for Research at the University of Michigan At their regular November meeting, the University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the appointment of S. Jack Hu, a professor in th...
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November 2013 Newsletter Articles

Nov. 1, 2013
Michigan’s leading research universities have created a free online portal enabling companies throughout the United States to tap into a knowledge pool of faculty researchers, high-tech facilities and...
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Nov. 1, 2013
Title: Co-Founder Company: TGap Ventures Year founded: 2002 Industry: Venture Capital Offices: Kalamazoo, Mich. Activity: Early and growth stage investment in companies primarily within the software, li...
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Nov. 1, 2013
By Kara Gavin Two neighboring brain cells “talk” to one another by sending signals across a gap called a synapse. The more active the synapse during development, U-M researchers found, the more a pr...
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Nov. 1, 2013
Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers have shown that brain connectivity in human fetuses can be measured, which could translate into new ways to diagnose, prevent and treat brain disord...
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Nov. 1, 2013
Jodene Fine, MSU assistant professor of counseling educational psychology, and special education, was the first to discover that the brains of children with nonverbal learning disabilities are different...
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Nov. 1, 2013
[Lena Brundin, an associate professor in the college and a researcher with the Van Andel Institute. Courtesy photo.] Reversing inflammation in the fluid surrounding the brain’s cortex may provide a so...
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October 2013 Newsletter Articles

Oct. 1, 2013
[Photo Courtesy Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan] University of Michigan cardiovascular researchers examine behavior trends that can lead to obesity, future heart risk Among middle-school children, th...
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Oct. 1, 2013
[Photo Courtesy Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan] In July 2013, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Michigan Fitness Foundation, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, the University of Michigan and Wayn...
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Oct. 1, 2013
By Julie O’Connor and Philip Van Hulle While obesity is a growing problem for all Americans, it poses a greater problem for African-Americans, particularly children and adolescents. There haven’t be...
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Oct. 1, 2013
Jim Pivarnik, Michigan State University kinesiology professor and MSU’s Research Integrity Officer, and his department colleague Karin Pfeiffer both serve on the 16-member Science Board of the Preside...
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Oct. 1, 2013
[Photo: Winning this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Student Startup Madness 2012-13 national championship were Benny Ebert-Zavos (second from left), Adam Proschek, Phil Getzen and Josh Leider.] Tit...
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September 2013 Newsletter Articles

Sep. 1, 2013
Company: Baby Einstein, 1996 (Acquired by the Walt Disney Co. in 2001 for undisclosed amount) Industry: Infant Education & Entertainment Activity: Series of educational & entertainment materials...
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Sep. 1, 2013
[Photo Courtesy Girl Scouts of the USA] By Julie O’Connor Many students, particularly girls, don’t realize the vast opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) researc...
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Sep. 1, 2013
[Photo: Michigan State University education major Christopher Waston, the Michigan Student Teacher/Intern of the Year, enjoys teaching urban students] When it comes to making sure education students ge...
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Sep. 1, 2013
[Associate Professor Cary Roseth, left – Photo Courtesy of MSU School of Education] By Nicole Geary Recent media coverage has hyped the potential of online education, especially the new offerings of ...
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Sep. 1, 2013
This episode of the Big Ten Network’s Out of the Blue series features the U-M School of Education’s plan to refocus its teacher education program on skills of professional practice.  The correct ap...
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Sep. 1, 2013
DETROIT — A Wayne State University researcher’s innovative use of a new tool may make surgery a more viable option for sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). Ho-Sheng Lin, M...
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August 2013 Newsletter Articles

Aug. 1, 2013
Wayne State University researchers announced July 23 that they received a $25,000 planning grant from the National Science Foundation to develop a strategic plan for a field-based water research center...
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Aug. 1, 2013
By Kevin Brown Mariama Nagbe started an empowerment dance program for at-risk youth in Detroit’s Delray neighborhood. Erica Andrews helped create an Emerging Leader Award program to promote Detroiter...
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Aug. 1, 2013
By Nicole Casal Moore In a pellet of glass the size of an apple seed, University of Michigan engineering researchers have packed seven devices that together could potentially provide navigation in the a...
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Aug. 1, 2013
Company: Chalkfly.com Year Started: 2012 Industry: E-Commerce Office: Detroit, Mich. Headquarters: Detroit, Mich. Activity: Online school and office supply retail sales Annual Revenue: $2 million Employ...
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Aug. 1, 2013
Ned Staebler is vice president for economic development at Wayne State University, responsible for using the university’s assets as a catalyst for growth across the university and community. Before jo...
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Aug. 1, 2013
By Kathy Barks Hoffman Jason Garland held the smooth square of glass in his hand before carefully adding the artwork of a brightly colored house that would turn it into a decorative coaster. Beside him,...
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Aug. 1, 2013
[2012 Award Winners; Photo Courtesy of Accelerate Michigan] By Kathy Barks Hoffman An international business competition designed to bring together entrepreneurial companies with local, national and in...
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Aug. 1, 2013
By the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Dr. Richard Neubig, the new chair of MSU’s Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, appreciates the freedom he’s experienced in academia to pursue his re...
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July 2013 Newsletter Articles

Jul. 1, 2013
Hilary Ratner, Ph.D., vice president for research at Wayne State University, announced the appointment of Joan C. Dunbar, Ph.D., of Bloomfield, Mich., as associate vice president of technology commerc...
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Jul. 1, 2013
Analyzing soil lead in an urban garden plot is important and sampling approaches may involve tradeoffs between finding ‘hotspots’ versus looking at the average amount of lead when checking for safe ...
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Jul. 1, 2013
Jim Kelly has been breeding new varieties of beans for more than 30 years. During a trip to Rwanda 10 years ago with Michigan State University graduate student and Rwandan native Gerardine Mukeshimana, ...
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Jul. 1, 2013
Michael Hamm is the C. S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at Michigan State University and director of MSU’s Center for Regional Food Systems. The center brings together the research and o...
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Jul. 1, 2013
By Kevin Merrill and Jim Erickson Researchers at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment are leading a five-year, $4 million study of disparities in access to healthy...
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Jul. 1, 2013
Title: Founder Company: McClure’s Pickles Year Founded: 2006 Industry: Food Products Offices: Brooklyn, N.Y.; Detroit, Mich. Activity: Pickled food manufacturer Annual Revenue: $2 million Employees: 2...
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June 2013 Newsletter Articles

Jun. 1, 2013
Current Company: David Salzman Enterprises Industry: Entertainment Offices: Hollywood, Calif. Activity: Serial entrepreneur in television production and distribution, event production (sports, arts) and...
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Jun. 1, 2013
U-M has established the Michigan Mobility Transformation Center as a partnership with government and industry to dramatically improve the safety, sustainability and accessibility of ways that people and...
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Jun. 1, 2013
Wayne State University received notice of a $820,398 grant from the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan (NEI) that will continue to support the Technology Commercialization Office’s efforts ...
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Jun. 1, 2013
Thanks to a $1.09 million grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund, plus matching funds from Michigan State University (MSU), several bio-based MSU research projects will be fast-tracked for commercial de...
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Jun. 1, 2013
The new U-M Water Center has awarded 12 research grants, totaling nearly $570,000, to support Great Lakes restoration and protection efforts. The two-year grants of up to $50,000 will support diverse pr...
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Jun. 1, 2013
Michigan’s reputation as a place to visit continues to grow, fueling a steady increase in tourist spending despite the sluggish economy, finds an annual report from two Michigan State University touri...
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Jun. 1, 2013
MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. – Michigan’s University Research Corridor is proving to be a powerful business incubator for students and alumni, playing a dramatically increased role in nurturing start-u...
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Jun. 1, 2013
Michigan State University President Lou Anna K. Simon, University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman and Wayne State University President Allan Gilmour launched the University Research Corridor’s ...
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