Founded in 1817, the University of Michigan is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading research universities. The hallmark of the university is the breadth of excellence across its 19 schools and colleges and the exceptional degree of interdisciplinary cooperation among them.

With more than a billion dollars in research expenditures annually, and 100 graduate and professional programs ranked in the top ten in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, U-M is a global leader in science and technology; health, law and public policy; the arts and humanities; and a wide range of other academic disciplines.

More than 61,000 students on three U-M campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint) come from every state and 129 countries. And with more than 540,000 living degree holders, U-M has one of the nation’s largest alumni bodies.

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U-M News

Mar. 27, 2017
Driverless vehicle research under way at the University of Michigan aims to improve safety, reduce fuel consumption, cut emissions and boost accessibility to transportation in urban areas.
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Mar. 21, 2017
Teens should think twice if they believe the negative effects from misusing medication to treat ADHD are short-term. In fact, problems associated with prescription stimulant misuse can last through age ...
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Mar. 13, 2017
A team of researchers at the University of Michigan, Purdue University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will try to get to the root cause with a $4.2 million grant from the Air Force Resear...
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Mar. 8, 2017
Mercury concentrations in Hawaiian-caught bigeye and yellowfin tuna are steadily rising, new research shows.
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Mar. 6, 2017
High school athletes who play high-contact sports like hockey are at greater risk for heroin use and nonmedical use of prescription opioids, a new University of Michigan study found.
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Feb. 27, 2017
University of Michigan students received 21 Fulbright grants for the 2016-17 academic year—the most of any public university in the nation for the 12th year in a row, the U.S. State Department announc...
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Feb. 20, 2017
The number of older Americans taking three or more brain-affecting medicines has more than doubled in just a decade, a new study from the University of Michigan and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System finds....
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Feb. 13, 2017
Pregnancy has long been blamed for causing permanent weight gain and obesity in childbearing women, but the real culprit seems to be lifestyle and age, according to a new University of Michigan study.
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Feb. 8, 2017
MRIs before and after space missions reveal that astronauts’ brains compress and expand during spaceflight, according to a University of Michigan study.
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Jan. 25, 2017
A University of Michigan scientist has linked the frequency of feeling phantom vibrations to a person’s cell phone dependency.
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Jan. 18, 2017
As part of its new Poverty Solutions initiative, University of Michigan researchers are partnering with communities and policymakers to test a variety of models to ease the effects of poverty.
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Jan. 9, 2017
Eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and omega-3-rich foods improved fatigue and sleep quality in breast cancer survivors, a University of Michigan study finds.
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Dec. 19, 2016
NASA has successfully launched a constellation of eight hurricane-tracking microsatellites in a $151 million mission that’s led by the University of Michigan.
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Dec. 9, 2016
A fully autonomous, 15-passenger electric shuttle manufactured by French firm NAVYA will support research and provide self-guided tours of Mcity, the University of Michigan’s one-of-a-kind test si...
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Dec. 8, 2016
A new University of Michigan-led study suggests that app makers are falling short on many counts when it comes to actually serving those who could get the most benefit from mobile health, or mHealth, ap...
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Nov. 29, 2016
An international team of scientists led by the University of Michigan has discovered a new type of photoreceptor—only the third to be found in animals—that is about 50 times more efficient at captur...
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Nov. 21, 2016
In a hopeful sign for the health of the nation’s brains, the percentage of American seniors with dementia is dropping, a new study finds.
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Nov. 16, 2016
New University of Michigan research vehicles will be open testbeds for academic and industry researchers to rapidly test self-driving and connected vehicle technologies at a world-class proving ground.
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Nov. 14, 2016
Launch is fast approaching for a $151 million, University of Michigan-led NASA satellite mission that will help improve forecasts of hurricane track, intensity and storm surge.
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Nov. 7, 2016
A new four-university alliance will help researchers across the Midwest turn their inventions into marketable products to benefit society.
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Oct. 28, 2016
The total volume of research at the University of Michigan reached $1.39 billion in the fiscal year that closed June 30, 2016, a 7.2 percent increase from the previous year and a new record high.
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Oct. 24, 2016
The most complete ice age mastodon skeleton found in Michigan since the 1940s was recovered this month from the state’s Thumb region by a University of Michigan-led team.
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Oct. 17, 2016
Stress isn’t good for your waist line. For older married couples, the added pounds may be caused by a spouse’s long-term stress levels, according to a University of Michigan study.
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Oct. 11, 2016
Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies to determine the best ways to manage the type of point-of-use water filters being...
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Sep. 29, 2016
The University of Michigan launched the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, a new research program that draws on experts from a wide range of faculty and students across campus, Michigan Athletics ...
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Sep. 26, 2016
Mercury contamination is widespread across western North America in the air, soil, lake sediments, plants, fish and wildlife, according to an international research team that included a University of Mi...
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Sep. 12, 2016
A new molecular gel recipe developed at the University of Michigan is at the core of a prototype for a more accurate lead paint test.
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Sep. 7, 2016
Spotting a glitch on the factory floor in real time—and reconfiguring around it—are the goals of a new $4 million project led by University of Michigan engineering researchers.
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Aug. 29, 2016
Whether their preference is Belgian waffle, kettle corn, sweet tea or endless other choices, it’s the flavor—not the nicotine—that entices U.S. teens to vape, a new University of Michigan stud...
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Aug. 22, 2016
Teen athletes are not as likely to abuse prescription painkillers or heroin as non-athletes, according to a new University of Michigan study.
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Aug. 15, 2016
Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan will get a major boost thanks to an initial $22 million commitment from the Toyota Research Ins...
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Aug. 8, 2016
When it comes to quitting smoking, older African-Americans and Latinos have an edge over whites, according to a University of Michigan researcher and colleagues.
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Aug. 1, 2016
Does the kind of interface used by customers affect their food choices? New research at the University of Michigan shows it can.
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Jul. 21, 2016
700,000 young people visit a hospital emergency ward each year due to assault. That does not sit well with University of Michigan researchers who are working with community groups to reduce youth violen...
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Jul. 14, 2016
This year’s bloom is expected to first appear in late July and increase in August in the far western basin of Lake Erie. The location and effects will depend on prevailing winds.
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Jul. 7, 2016
A new University of Michigan study shows measurable changes in the brain’s reward system with marijuana use—even when other factors like alcohol use and cigarette smoking were taken into account
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Jun. 30, 2016
The U.S. Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment has awarded $8 million to the University of Michigan’s Institute for Research on Labor, Employment and the Economy to assist c...
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Jun. 23, 2016
Two new data science projects will bring together interdisciplinary teams of researchers from the University of Michigan and UM-Dearborn to tackle the grand problems of the future of transportation usin...
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Jun. 16, 2016
An investigation from the University of Michigan could eventually lead to new therapies that take aim at the most aggressive type of breast cancer.
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Jun. 9, 2016
With a focus on driverless and connected vehicles, the National Academy of Engineering recently held its regional meeting at the University of Michigan.
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Jun. 2, 2016
Children of mothers with graduate degrees had less electronic media exposure than kids of mothers with high school degrees and/or some college courses, a University of Michigan study showed.
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May. 26, 2016
Climate change remains a critical policy issue leading up to the November presidential election, and according to University of Michigan researchers, it is not only already happening, but it also poses ...
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May. 19, 2016
A pioneering study of worldwide sleep patterns, led by University of Michigan researchers, combines math modeling, mobile apps and big data to parse the roles society and biology each play in setting sl...
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May. 5, 2016
A partnership between Google and the University of Michigan’s Flint and Ann Arbor campuses aims to provide a smartphone app and other digital tools to Flint residents and officials to help them ma...
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Apr. 28, 2016
An analysis of 50 years of research showed no evidence that spanking does any good for children; instead, it increases their risk of detrimental outcomes, University of Michigan study shows.  
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Apr. 21, 2016
As researchers worldwide investigate risk factors associated with autism spectrum disorder, University of Michigan professors focus their efforts on improving the lives of children with autism.
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Apr. 14, 2016
In a step that bolsters the region’s strong driverless technology development ecosystem, the University of Michigan will be collaborating with Toyota in the automaker’s plan to establish a m...
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Apr. 7, 2016
People with diabetes who rely on insulin have seen the cost of that drug triple in just a decade — even as doctors have prescribed higher doses to drive down their blood sugar levels, according to...
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Mar. 31, 2016
A new University of Michigan study suggests cannabis is an effective pain medication and agent to prevent opioid overuse.
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Mar. 23, 2016
Researchers from all three U-M campuses are working with Flint community partners on projects that received initial seed funding from President Mark Schlissel.
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Mar. 17, 2016
Exposure to lead during early development can alter the gut microbiota, increasing the chances for obesity in adulthood, researchers from the University of Michigan School of Public Health have found.
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Mar. 10, 2016
An organization’s level of gender inequality may reflect its managers’ political ideology, according to a nationwide study of male law partners by a University of Michigan professor.
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Mar. 3, 2016
Children with brain cancer may soon get some help from mice with the same disease, thanks to new research from University of Michigan Medical School scientists and their colleagues.
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Feb. 24, 2016
The spacecraft engine that someday will help transport humans to Mars could be based on a prototype developed by University of Michigan engineers.
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Feb. 18, 2016
A prototype being developed by University of Michigan engineers, with financial backing from the NFL, could lead to a lightweight and affordable helmet that effectively dissipates the energy from hit af...
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Feb. 11, 2016
Contrary to what researchers expected, a new University of Michigan study shows that pregnancy may actually reduce women’s PTSD symptoms. Or at the least, it won’t cause a flare-up.
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Jan. 22, 2016
University of Michigan researchers found that people with higher attachment anxiety—high levels of insecurity in interpersonal relationships—are more prone to phantom cell phone rings and notificati...
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Dec. 17, 2015
A number of researchers at the University of Michigan study prisoner reentry and highlight how incarceration impacts communities, families and the economy. Their work could lead to prison reform and in...
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Dec. 10, 2015
Drivers may one day be able to find a parking space on their smartphones instead of hunting for one on the street if a new system envisioned by U-M researchers becomes reality.
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Dec. 3, 2015
University of Michigan researchers found that for every $1 tax increase per pack of cigarettes, about two infant deaths were averted each day.
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Nov. 19, 2015
A U-M researcher is working with NASA to shed some light on how the brain changes and responds to microgravity. The results of her research will help scientists and physicians develop countermeasures t...
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Nov. 13, 2015
U-M researchers have discovered that a common ingredient found in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as pacemakers and replacement joints, thus helping to p...
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Nov. 5, 2015
A banana a day may not keep the doctor away, but a substance originally found in bananas and carefully edited by scientists could someday fight off a wide range of viruses, new U-M research suggests.
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Oct. 29, 2015
Researchers at U-M and Wayne State found that patients with diabetes are 50 percent more likely to have infections at the surgical site than nondiabetics.
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Oct. 22, 2015
The adverse impact of maternal drinking on children’s health is well documented, but what about other environmental exposures? U-M researchers are studying the impact of the environment on childre...
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Oct. 6, 2015
The owner of the partial mammoth skeleton uncovered near Chelsea decided to donate the bones to the University of Michigan for display and study.
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Oct. 1, 2015
A U-M researcher played a key role in a project to survey genetic information from across the world, which completed its final phase after analyzing the genomes of 2,504 individuals from 26 populations...
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Sep. 16, 2015
Researchers at the University of Michigan make a good case for millions of Americans to realign their priorities and embrace exercise.
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Sep. 3, 2015
Americans spend 10 percent less time making trips for daily activities than they did a decade ago, says a University of Michigan researcher.
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Aug. 5, 2015
Unlocking the mysteries of brain disorders is at the heart of 11 new projects that have just received $1.1 million in seed funding from the University of Michigan’s provost and vice president for ...
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Jul. 28, 2015
Some people get the creeps when they walk through a parking structure or other public place that’s not well-lit or crowded, leading them to avoid places that are otherwise safe. But new researc...
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Jul. 20, 2015
The University of Michigan has publicly unveiled Mcity, a 32-acre test environment designed to transform the future of mobility. A transformation that could mean safer commutes to work, limited congesti...
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Jul. 7, 2015
Taking a nap may be an effective strategy to counteract impulsive behavior and to boost tolerance for frustration, according to a University of Michigan study.
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Jun. 24, 2015
A new University of Michigan study shows that sexual assaults were less likely in neighborhoods where more registered sex offenders live.
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Jun. 16, 2015
Dad has taken on a more substantial role over the years in terms of caregiving, yet much of what we know about parenting focuses solely on mothers. U-M researchers are working to change that.
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May. 28, 2015
A team of researchers at the University of Michigan have developed software to help society identify and correct erroneous claims on Twitter.
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Apr. 27, 2015
Flying in a plane is not only safer than driving a car, it’s also better for the environment, says a University of Michigan Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute, who found th...
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Mar. 16, 2015
More than half of moms and one-third of dads discuss parenting on social media; three-quarters of parents know someone who “oversharents”
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Mar. 11, 2015
An open-source computing system you command with your voice like Apple’s Siri is designed to spark a new generation of “intelligent personal assistants” for wearables and other devices...
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Feb. 16, 2015
Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing small devices with new technologies for patients to monitor their chronic conditions, particularly the elderly and those in underserved populatio...
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Jan. 13, 2015
A 32-acre “mini-city” designed expressly for testing connected and automated vehicle systems, and other emerging 21st-century smart city technologies, is taking shape on the University of Mi...
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