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2014-04-11 12:24:33

Silverpop, one of the student-led venture fund's first investments, under agreement to be acquired by IBM ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wolverine Venture Fund, managed by students at the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, today announced that one of its early portfolio companies, Silverpop, is under agreement to be acquired by IBM. Silverpop, a privately held...

2014-03-31 12:20:41

Collaboration with University of Michigan Students to Help Develop Next Generation of Automotive Engineers PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SANLUIS Rassini, a leading and preferred automotive supplier of suspension and brake components in North America and Brazil, announced today that as part of its ongoing collaboration for automotive research and development, has made a donation to become a silver-level sponsor for the University of Michigan's (U-M) student-run...

2014-03-28 09:23:18

You've switched to the night shift and your weight skyrockets, or you wake at 7 a.m. on weekdays but sleep until noon on weekends—a social jet lag that can fog your Saturday and Sunday. Life runs on rhythms driven by circadian clocks, and disruption of these cycles is associated with serious physical and emotional problems, says Orie Shafer, a University of Michigan assistant professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology. Now, new findings from Shafer and U-M doctoral...

2014-03-26 23:24:39

Program to Provide Training to Midwest-based Researchers and Engineers to Help Them Move Ideas Out of the Lab and into the Market Detroit, MI (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 NextEnergy will work in partnership with Michigan I-Corps, a program of the University of Michigan College of Engineering Center for Entrepreneurship, to conduct the I-Corps Energy and Transportation training program at NextEnergy beginning May 20, 2014. I-Corps, or Innovation Corps, is a National Science Foundation-funded...

Chandra And XMM-Newton Show Direct Measurement Of Distant Black Hole's Spin
2014-03-06 08:15:43

[ Watch the Video: Measuring a Distant Black Hole's Spin ] NASA Astronomers have used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency's (ESA's) XMM-Newton to show a supermassive black hole six billion light years from Earth is spinning extremely rapidly. This first direct measurement of the spin of such a distant black hole is an important advance for understanding how black holes grow over time. Black holes are defined by just two simple characteristics: mass and...

2014-02-25 23:03:37

A leadership team from EWI, The Ohio State University, and the University of Michigan has been chosen by the Department of Defense to lead its new institute to advance lightweight and modern metal manufacturing technologies. The institute will ensure that the U.S. is the world leader in the application of innovative lightweight metal production and component/subsystem manufacturing technologies. Columbus, Ohio (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The launch of a new public-private institute geared...

2014-02-25 23:01:35

A leadership team from EWI, University of Michigan, and The Ohio State University has been chosen by the Department of Defense to lead a new national institute to advance lightweight and modern metal manufacturing technologies. The American Lightweight Materials Innovation Institute (ALMMII) will ensure that the U.S. is the world leader in the application of innovative lightweight metal production and component/subsystem manufacturing technologies. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 25, 2014...

2014-02-24 12:25:31

Variations as much as nine-fold in some cases, reinforces need for standardized practices to cut costs and improve quality, says new study ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Costs of care differ significantly across hospitals for children born with heart defects, according to new research led by a University of Michigan researcher. Congenital heart defects are known to be the most common birth defects, impacting nearly 1 in every 100 births. The cost of care...

2014-02-14 08:23:58

Pre-seed investments made in Michigan-based AdAdapted and AlertWatch ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Michigan's Zell Lurie Institute at the Ross School of Business today announced that its student managed Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund has made two investments. The fund provided pre-seed investments to healthcare startup AlertWatch and ad tech start up AdAdapted. The collective investments total $90,000 and closed in November 2013 and January...

2014-02-13 12:21:42

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- G2 Consulting Group, a nationally recognized Michigan-based engineering services firm specializing in geotechnical, environmental and construction engineering services, announced today that it has opened a new full service office in Ann Arbor to work with clients in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and the surrounding area. G2 has completed several campus improvement and infrastructure projects at the University of Michigan with its...