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.

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 8:51pm
Students stand in prayer druing the Open Campus Iftar at the Trotter Multicultural Center on Friday.

About 100 people gathered together Thursday evening at the Open Campus Iftar, hosted at the University of Michigan Trotter Multicultural Center. The event, organized by the Muslim Students’ Association and the Felicity Foundation, welcomed students and community members alike to participate in the Muslim tradition.

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 1:05pm
Greg Gage presents during the Tech Talk at the Michigan Theater on Friday.

Entrepreneurship organization Ann Arbor SPARK hosted its first annual “Tech Talk” at the Michigan Theater Friday, celebrating entrepreneurship in the Ann Arbor community.

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 9:23pm
The School of Public Health

Since the alarming incidences of the Zika virus in North and South America in 2015, efforts to study the formidable infectious agent and find ways to prevent its spread have intensified. Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study to investigate the link between exposure to pesticides like naled and chlorpyrifos — which are used to kill mosquitoes that could potentially be carrying the virus — and child neurodevelopment.

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 9:14pm

Two University of Michigan Ross School of Business alumni won a $1 million investment for their app, Companion, on the first episode of Apple’s new series Planet of the Apps last week.

Friday, June 9, 2017 - 10:24pm
Ann Arbor mayor Christopher Taylor accepts a $15,000 award from DTE Energy for the city's commitment to the environment at the Mayor's Green Fair in downtown Ann Arbor.

On Friday evening, dozens of booths, displays and activities all supporting environmental causes and programs lined Main Street. A variety of groups and individuals gathered for the 17th Annual Mayor’s Green Fair with the purpose of educating the Ann Arbor community about the importance of a “green” lifestyle and a healthy planet, as well as celebrating the city's own achievements in environmentalism.

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 4:55pm

A new study found women have contributed to substantial economic growth by entering the workforce in larger numbers than the previous generation. The study, conducted by the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, examined the relationship between parents and children's occupations and wages.

Primary investigators Frank Stafford, a University professor of economics, and Ping Li of South China Normal University found wages have increased 22 percent for those 30 to 55 years of age, in comparison to their parents.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 1:33pm

Close to 200 attendees filled the Kahn Auditorium of the Biomedical Science Research Building Wednesday morning for a symposium titled “Strategies to Empower Women to Achieve Academic Success,” which examined gender gaps and inequities in the medical academic world, as well as strategies to overcome them.