Friday, August 4, 2017 - 12:44pm

At the 13th annual Traverse City Film Festival, two short films created by University of Michigan undergraduates were showcased on the big screen. The five-day event featured a variety of films, workshops and discussions about filmmaking.

The two student productions, “Malignant Humor” and “Chasing the GOAT,” were developed throughout the semester by students in screenwriting program director Jim Burnstein's and lecturer Robert Rayher’s Screenwriting 423 class and carried out with the help of fellow undergraduate writers, actors and producers.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 6:06pm
Sen. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) speaks to the audience at a town hall-style forum.

Nearly 30 entrepreneurs gathered at the Ann Arbor SPARK headquarters on South Division Street to discuss emerging initiatives in the entrepreneurship community in Michigan Tuesday afternoon.

In addition to hosting CEOs from a variety of industries — from healthcare technology to gaming — the event also featured Rep. Debbie Dingell (D–Mich.), who represents Michigan’s 12th District.

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 12:31pm

J.R. Rothstein, a 2005 graduate from the University of Michigan, has received a Fulbright Award from the U.S. Department of State and will be a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto School of Law. Rothstein will be engaging in a comparative law analysis regarding the role of Jewish-Islamic law and secular law in the context of real estate.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:21am

As a result of heavy rainfall this past spring, Lake Erie is now home to a large — and potentially toxic — algal bloom. The abundant rainfall caused an overflow of phosphorus, which is used in agriculture as a fertilizer, from the Maumee River to flow into the lake. The phosphorus will further stimulate the bloom’s growth during the summer.

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.