Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 9:51pm

Despite the perception that contraceptive pills positively impact women’s lives, a new study by a faculty member in the University of Michigan sheds new light on the safety of using commonly available pills.

Anthropology Prof. Beverly Strassmann recently published a study identifying increased risk of breast cancer in women who use contraceptive pills. Strassmann’s research study detected substantially larger levels of progesterone and estrogen hormones in the bodies of women who use birth control pills, compared to those who do not.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 2:48pm

City Council voted on July 3 to approve a $1.1 million taxpayer-funded project that will install new LED streetlights on Liberty Street and in Kerrytown.

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 4:59pm

Two incidents of home invasion are reported to have occurred in off-campus student housing apartments early Sunday and Monday mornings, according to a crime alert issued this afternoon by the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security.

Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 12:19pm

The University of Michigan launched the Summer17 program this summer, partnering with Washtenaw County to match 45 young adults with jobs throughout the University and county.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 7:22pm
The University of Michigan School of Public Health.building.

Over 100 attended day one of a symposium on Big Data, Human Health and Statistics, hosted by The School of Public Health Big Data Summer Institute, in the Rackham Amphitheater Thursday.

The event brought together University of Michigan professors and undergraduate students from around the world. Among the schools represented in Thursday’s portion of the symposium were Yale University, Harvard College, McGill University and Johns Hopkins University.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 8:33pm

An agreement signed at the Paris Air Show in June will create a partnership between Airbus, a global company that produces both civilian and military aerospace products and services, and the Aerospace Engineering program at the University of Michigan.

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 2:21pm

More than half of opioid prescriptions in the United States go to adults with mental health disorders, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 7:14pm

On Monday afternoon, the University of Michigan hosted leaders from nine of the world’s most highly ranked universities to discuss the public role of research universities for the ongoing celebration of the school's Bicentennial.

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 9:50pm
Environmental journalist Steven Curwood talks about the role of academics and scientific communication at the AEESP Conference at Rackham on Tuesday.

The Advancing Healthy Communities through Environmental Engineering and Science conference took place at the Michigan League Tuesday through Thursday. With approximately 200 attendees, the conference looked at accomplishments in improving and investigating air and water quality, as well as strategies to improve communities, among other notable aspects of environmental engineering, science and public health fields.

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 10:41pm
Booksellers crowd the street at the Ann Arbor Book Festival on Saturday.

Dozens of Ann Arbor residents and University of Michigan students walked between 4th and 5th Avenue for the 14th annual Ann Arbor Book Festival Saturday afternoon. Visitors could meet with about 20 authors, both local and from around the country, ready to pitch and sell their novels.

The fair was organized and run with the help of dedicated people like Renee Tembeau, the chair of the fair. She explained that the event used to be centered much more around the University, but has changed over the years.