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2014-09-23 12:36:41

Altair technology helps Vertu increase design processing efficiency by up to 50 percent TROY, Mich., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair announced today that world-renowned English luxury mobile phone manufacturer Vertu has invested in and deployed Altair's complete range of technology and services through the company's new HyperWorks Unlimited(TM) (HWUL) appliance. HWUL is a fully managed, state-of-the-art private cloud solution for computer-aided engineering (CAE), with fully...

2014-09-23 12:21:01

New bearing revolutionary; actively controllable PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg Schwab Vibration Control is introducing a world-first for railed vehicles at the International Trade Fair for Transport Technology (InnoTrans) starting Sept. 23 in Berlin. The specialist in vibration control technology is bringing out a revolutionary, actively controllable component: the active hydraulic axle guide bearing HALL 2.0. The active HALL 2.0 receives its control...

2014-09-23 08:27:41

WIXOM, Mich., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ArtServe Michigan - the state's leading statewide arts and cultural advocacy organization - announced it has changed its name to Creative Many Michigan, effective immediately. The change to Creative Many Michigan emphasizes the evolution and inclusivity of the organization's work for arts, culture and creative and design industries in both for-profit and nonprofit sectors and broadens the function of its efforts as an economic development...

2014-09-23 08:27:08

The popular San Diego culinary radio show hosted by Royal Oak native David Boylan has secured the sponsorship of Michigan Restaurant Association to help bring Lick the Plate back to his home state and feature the chefs, restaurant owners, growers, brewers and vintners behind the culinary revolution happening there. ROYAL OAK, Mich., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lick the Plate, the popular San Diego food show produced and hosted by Royal Oak, Michigan, native David Boylan is...

2014-09-23 08:21:39

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sika Corporation, Target Market Industry announces the promotion of Carl Tompkins to National Sales Manager - Flat Glass, effective January 02, 2015. Tompkins was previously Global AGR-Strategic Marketing Manager, and Western Region Manager- Aftermarket. In his new role Tompkins will manage the USA strategy, execution and growth targets of Sika Target Market Industry in the Flat Glass segment. "As an adjacent Market opportunity...

2014-09-22 16:26:44

DLECTRICITY, Detroit's nighttime festival of art and light, features 39 art and light installations, family programming, performances, Light Bike Parade and more DETROIT, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This weekend Midtown Detroit will light up with DLECTRICITY, presented by DTE Energy, where thousands are expected to walk, bike and explore an illuminated Woodward Corridor for the nighttime festival of art and light. The two-day free, outdoor Nuit Blanche festival features artists from around...

2014-09-22 12:31:22

U-M research shows almost three-quarters of parents aware of physician-rating Web sites, about a quarter have used them to select children's docs ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Almost three-quarters (74%) of parents are aware of online rating sites for physicians, and more than one-quarter (28%) have used those online ratings to choose a healthcare provider for their children, according to U-M research published today in Pediatrics. Using the University...

2014-09-22 12:25:31

Those who saw video or presentation most likely to say they are confident about managing a child's concussion, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many parents whose kids participate in athletics will be asked to sign a waiver about concussion education, but that's not enough to ensure parents are confident about handling the injury, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National...

2014-09-22 12:25:19

ProQuest and Rutgers University collaborate to widen access to papers that document the inventor's life and work ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest and Rutgers University are teaming to make the University's acclaimed Thomas A. Edison Papers more accessible to scholars and students around the world. More than 175,000 of Edison's laboratory notebooks, diaries, business records, correspondence, and other documents will now be available in ProQuest® History Vault,...

2014-09-22 12:24:54

DETROIT, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) has been awarded a 2014 Gold Magellan Award by Travel Weekly for its Comeback City advertising campaign. The award was in the category United States/Canada - Overall Destinations - City. The DMCVB's agency of record SMZ designed and submitted the creative campaign. The campaign, which was integrated across all media, including print, video, trade show, collateral, social and...


Latest Michigan Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Cartercar 1912
2014-02-25 08:47:20

Cartercar is a vehicle manufacturer, founded by Byron J. Carter in 1905, Jackson, Michigan. The company moved to Detroit in 1906, then to Pontiac, Michigan from 1907 to 1915. Originally, Carter started his own company named the Motorcar Company in 1905 after leaving the Jackson Automobile Company. At the end of the year, he moved to Detroit due to financing. The company was renamed the Cartercar Company in 1907 when it relocated to Pontiac, Michigan and merged with the Pontiac High...

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'