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.
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.
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.
Two University of Michigan professors conducted research on three Detroit neighborhoods — Grandmont Rosedale, East English Village and MorningSide — and discovered these three neighborhoods were better equipped to survive the mortgage crisis and recession due to the strong emphasis they placed on community development corporation and volunteer efforts.
Between 2005 and 2014, Detroit suffered severely from home foreclosures.
This fall, students in Statistics 250 will be some of the first to utilize M-Write’s new expansion — an automated text analysis tool that can predict a student’s writing score.
In large courses, M-Write is used to assist students in their understanding of the material. Ginger Schulz, one of the developers of M-Write and the new ATA tool, emphasized the importance of writing in such large classroom settings.
A set of recent studies led by a 25-person team of scientists from the University of Michigan, University of Tennessee and James Madison University have offered insight into the reason for the contamination of Toledo’s water supply in 2014.
The University of Michigan became the first Division I university to earn a campus-wide environmental stewardship certification by the Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program Friday morning, when the organization held an award ceremony in honor of the certification.
Ford Motor Company announced last Monday that Jim Hackett, former University of Michigan interim athletic director, will become the automaker’s new CEO. Although the decision was rather sudden, Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford told the Detroit Free Press he believes it was time for change.
About 50 attendees packed a room of Washtenaw Community College’s Morris Lawrence Building Wednesday evening for a town hall hosted by state Rep. Adam Zemke (D–Ann Arbor), titled “How to Create a School to Success Continuum: Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline.”
The town hall featured a panel of experts discussing and answering questions regarding disciplinary systems in schools and the mechanism by which these systems often penalize disadvantaged students from an early age and funnel them into the U.S. prison system.