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Thursday, January 29, 2015

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Survey finds support for federal emission limits

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BY EMMA KINERY

According to a University survey released earlier this month, 67 percent of Americans support the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, a framework for curbing carbon emissions.

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Safer lithium battery shell developed in University program

BY CARLY NOAH

In 2013, the lithium-ion battery on a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner caused a fire.
Though no one was harmed in the accident, the issues still needed a solution.

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Israeli writer discusses nation's internal politics

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BY GENEVIEVE HUMMER

Ari Shavit, an Israeli author and columnist for the newspaper Haaretz, one of the nation's most influential newspapers, spoke to a group of about 300 people in the Union on Tuesday about Israel’s political strife and the role Jewish-Americans can play in alleviating the country's challenges. The University's Hillel sponsored the event.

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LGBTQ panelists examine job search

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BY JING JING MA

LGBTQ individuals and allies at the University gathered Tuesday to discuss personal and public issues facing LGBTQ graduate students searching for employment.

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Award-winning filmmaker talks inclusion, diversity

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BY EMILY MIILLER

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Yoruba Richen spoke Tuesday as part of the University’s month-long symposium honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Senate Assembly approves confidentiality resolution

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BY CARLY NOAH

After discussing digital learning and affordability with University Provost Martha Pollack during their monthly meeting Monday, the Senate Assembly approved a resolution discouraging faculty from signing confidentiality agreements or orally agreeing to not disclose information from

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First patient leaves UMHS with artificial heart

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BY NABEEL CHOLLAMPAT

For a man without his heart, Stan Larkin is in good spirits.
The University’s Samuel and Jean Frankel Cardiovascular Center recently provided 24-year-old Stan Larkin with a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart that has allowed him to return home while waiting for a regular heart transplant.

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University considers data collection policy changes

BY CARLY NOAH

The University is exploring innovative methods to use existing data to improve teaching and learning techniques.
Though the University currently retains student data, such as course grades, some officials argue the information should be more accessible to researchers and professors, who can in turn use it to improve the student experience inside the classroom.

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EnspiRED fashion show represents global trends

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BY MAYA SHANKAR

Models sporting clothing from around the world hit the runway Saturday night for EnspiRED’s charity fashion show.

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Laboratory begins testing self-driving automobiles

BY KRISTEN ANDERSON

The Next Generation Vehicle project at the University’s Perceptual Robotics Laboratory is envisioning a 21st century where car-related injuries and deaths are preventable using software tested on the streets of Ann Arbor.

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University lab makes new E. Coli discovery

BY ALAINA WYGANT

University researchers have discovered CsgC, a protein made by the gut bacteria E. coli, which may one day play a role in treating dieses such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.

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Urban health expert talks community partnernships

BY JACKIE MILLER

Inside several Brooklyn barbershops and salons, stylists are beginning to talk not only about hair, but also health.
Wednesday afternoon, Ruth Browne, CEO of the Arthur Ashe Institute of Urban Health, lectured on the Community Health Empowerment model, of which the Institute’s barbershop programs are just one example.

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CSG approves installation of UGLi outlets

BY LEA GIOTTO

The Central Student Government Assembly focused on two initiatives Tuesday night: enacting its Winter 2015 budget and voting on a previously proposed resolution to increase the availability of power outlets in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library.

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Graduate student's auto hybrid project shown at Detroit Auto Show

BY ALYSSA BRANDON

The Flintstones’ foot-operated vehicles may not be so archaic after all.

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Discovery may impact treatment of diabetes

BY KATIE PENROD

Researchers from the United Kingdom and the Michigan Comprehensive Diabetes Center have identified the brain cells wired to detect glucose levels — a discovery which could improve how patients and doctors manage diabetes.

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Fraternity suspended for resort vandalism

BY AMABEL KAROUB

The Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity caused thousands of dollars worth of damage at Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Mich., according to the resort’s manager. Members from several other University Greek Life chapters also caused damage at Boyne Highlands, a ski resort in Harbor Springs, Mich.

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University to take part in study on misconduct

BY MICHAEL SUGERMAN

In addition to developing a University-centric sexual assault survey, which will be randomly distributed to a pool of 3,000 students, the University is teaming up with the Association of American Universities to conduct a uniform sexual assault survey across 28 college campuses.

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