Category: University of Michigan

Global case writing competition will help future leaders strengthen diversity, equity, inclusion skills

In recognition of recent events across the world, it’s an important time to support and strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion skills and knowledge for today’s students, who will become tomorrow’s…

U-M’s Ford School of Public Policy dean shares insights on election, economy and Supreme Court

For Michael S. Barr, dean of University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy, insights into the executive and judicial branches of the U.S. government are more than academic: He…

Higher vitamin D levels in first year of life could help against obesity in adolescence

Low levels of vitamin D during the first year of life are inversely associated with metabolic syndrome in adolescence—which is closely linked to obesity—according to a new University of Michigan…

Higher vitamin D levels in first year of life could help against obesity in adolescence

Low levels of vitamin D during the first year of life are inversely associated with metabolic syndrome in adolescence—which is closely linked to obesity—according to a new University of Michigan…

Chesapeake Bay dead zone smaller than in recent years

Experts from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources report that the 2020 dead zone is the second smallest observed in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay since monitoring began…

Personal cold plasma ‘air curtain’ design for COVID-19 protection moves forward

The next generation of protective masks—under development at the University of Michigan—could harness the power of nonthermal, or cold, plasma into a small headset that both blocks and neutralizes airborne…

Virtual panel: The importance of the Latinx vote

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT DATE: 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 EVENT: “Tu Voto, Tu Voz: The Importance of the Latinx Vote” University of Michigan Latino organization La Casa will join groups from…

Michigan community leaders trust local governance more than state, federal institutions

“All politics is local,” goes the adage, and the same could be said of how local leaders feel about the health of democratic governance. A survey of Michigan’s local leaders…

Localized vaccination surveillance could help prevent measles outbreaks

Access to more localized data on childhood vaccination coverage, such as at the school or neighborhood levels, could help better predict and prevent measles outbreaks in the United States, according…

Mythbusting: 5 common misperceptions surrounding the environmental impacts of single-use plastics

Stand in the soda pop aisle at the supermarket, surrounded by rows of brightly colored plastic bottles and metal cans, and it’s easy to conclude that the main environmental problem…