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Driverless-car law moves auto industry

December 30, 2013
| By AP
LANSING — A new law that will allow companies to test driverless cars on Michigan roads will be a boost for the state's auto industry, according to Gov. Rick Snyder and the sponsor of the legislation. Read More

U-M researcher shoots to speed image and video processing 1,000x

August 15, 2013
| By AP
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A University of Michigan researcher is leading a project to build computer hardware that would process images and video 1,000 times faster than current systems. Read More

U-M dedicates statue of President Gerald Ford

April 17, 2013
| By AP
ANN ARBOR — The University of Michigan is home to a new statue of one of its most famous alumni, President Gerald Ford. Read More

Economists predict moderate growth in Michigan

November 20, 2012
| By AP
ANN ARBOR –– University of Michigan economists say they expect the state to stay along a path of moderate growth during the next two years. Read More

FoodCircles app receives microloan funding

October 26, 2012
Jonathan Kumar had a vision for tasty charity. The recent University of Michigan grad wanted to create a business that blended impoverished children’s mouth-watering need for food with a philanthropic entrepreneurship supporting the food industry. “Can we leverage our purchasing intentions to do something powerful?” Kumar asked. “People eat out a billion times a week, but there are still a billion hungry. Can we connect those two stories?” Read More

U-M professor explores 'presidential' personalities

October 26, 2012
A president of the United States is a complicated person. He is (so far) a man comprised of his past, present and future, said David Winter, and the answer to who he truly is might be fuzzy unless you look at him from a broader perspective. A University of Michigan professor of psychology with a Ph.D. from Harvard, Winter was opening speaker Thursday for Grand Rapids Community College’s first of four planned sessions on psychology in GRCC’s Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center.  Read More

U-M's record-setting innovation yields eight new state businesses

October 18, 2012
ANN ARBOR -- University of Michigan technology faculty and researchers have a lot to celebrate at their 12th annual Celebrate Invention reception today. The university saw a total of 368 new inventions recorded this fiscal year. U-M’s Tech Transfer also reported 123 commercial licenses and options -- 22 more than they saw last year. All around, it was a record-setting year for the biggest research institution in the state. Read More