u of m http://michiganradio.org en Big-time soccer coming to The Big House http://michiganradio.org/post/big-time-soccer-coming-big-house <p>Two of the world's biggest soccer teams are officially coming to Ann Arbor. English champions Manchester United will play Spanish giants Real Madrid in the Big House on Aug. &nbsp;2. The match is part of an off-season tournament that follows the World Cup in Brazil.</p> Sat, 05 Apr 2014 00:58:26 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 17107 at http://michiganradio.org Big-time soccer coming to The Big House MSU and U of M reach the Elite Eight http://michiganradio.org/post/msu-and-u-m-reach-elite-eight <p>UNDATED (AP) - The NCAA men's regional finals are set following Friday night's action. Second seed Michigan will take on No. 8 Kentucky in the Midwest final at Indianapolis, and fourth seed Michigan St. will battle No. 7 Connecticut in the East at New York's Madison Square Garden.<br /> Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:25:41 +0000 The Associated Press 17023 at http://michiganradio.org MSU and U of M reach the Elite Eight March Madness begins for three Michigan universities today http://michiganradio.org/post/march-madness-begins-three-michigan-universities-today <p>Big Ten tournament champion Michigan State University, runner-up University of Michigan and Mid-American conference champion Western Michigan University all play their first tournament games today.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:50:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 16900 at http://michiganradio.org March Madness begins for three Michigan universities today Feds will investigate U of M for how it handled a rape allegation against a football player http://michiganradio.org/post/feds-will-investigate-u-m-how-it-handled-rape-allegation-against-football-player <p>Federal education officials are investigating the University of Michigan’s response to an alleged sexual assault involving a U of M football player in 2009.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Brendan Gibbons was expelled from U of M in 2013 for allegedly violating the school’s sexual misconduct policy. Gibbons was arrested, but never charged in the alleged 2009 rape. He was the starting kicker for the Wolverines until December 2013.</span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:27:17 +0000 Steve Carmody & Mark Brush 16606 at http://michiganradio.org Feds will investigate U of M for how it handled a rape allegation against a football player Study: Fewer teens smoking cigarettes, but marijuana use rises http://michiganradio.org/post/study-fewer-teens-smoking-cigarettes-marijuana-use-rises <p>Fewer high school students are smoking cigarettes, according to <a href="http://www.monitoringthefuture.org//pressreleases/13cigpr_complete.pdf">a new study</a> from the University of Michigan.</p><p>Researchers with <a href="http://www.monitoringthefuture.org/">U of M’s Monitoring the Future program</a> have been asking teens about their smoking habits since 1975. &nbsp;The research is funded by the National Institutes of Health.</p><p>In 1996, 49% of 8th graders admitted they had tried smoking a cigarette. This year that number dropped to just 15%.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:59:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15743 at http://michiganradio.org Study: Fewer teens smoking cigarettes, but marijuana use rises Michigan college grads facing increasing student loan debt http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-college-grads-facing-increasing-student-loan-debt <p>A new report shows <a href="http://projectonstudentdebt.org/state_by_state-view2013.php?area=MI">Michigan college students are carrying a lot of student loan debt.</a></p><p>The <a href="http://projectonstudentdebt.org/files/pub/Student_Debt_and_the_Class_of_2012_NR.pdf">Institute for College Access and Success</a> says Michigan college graduates who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2012 owed nearly $29,000 in student loans.</p><p>Debbie Cochran is with the institute. She blames the recession and declining government support for forcing students to borrow more to pay for college.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15543 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan college grads facing increasing student loan debt U of M researchers say sex-starved flies live shorter lives http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-researchers-say-sex-starved-flies-live-shorter-lives <p>There’s <a href="http://www.uofmhealth.org/news/archive/201311/fruitflysex">new research</a> out of the University of Michigan that suggests that being sexually frustrated can shorten lifespans. The lifespans of male fruit flies, that is.</p><p></p><p>U of M researchers toyed with the affections of male fruit flies for their study of sex and health.</p><p></p><p>The researchers immersed male fruit flies in an environment thick with female pheromones, but with no female fruit flies to mate with.</p><p></p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 15:07:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15478 at http://michiganradio.org U of M researchers say sex-starved flies live shorter lives U of M research points to ways to help elderly patients recover more independence http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-research-points-ways-help-elderly-patients-recover-more-independence <p>New research from the University of Michigan may show a way to help older people recover their independence after suffering a serious injury.</p><p></p><p>It’s estimated that 40% of trauma patients will be 65 and older during the next four decades.</p><p></p><p>Getting geriatric patients back on their feet and independent is especially difficult.</p><p></p><p>U of M researchers interviewed older patients a year after being seriously injured in an accident.</p><p></p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 16:45:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15476 at http://michiganradio.org U of M research points to ways to help elderly patients recover more independence University of Michigan: Good finances this year, $11.5 billion in holdings http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-good-finances-year-115-billion-holdings <p>ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan says its financial position is looking pretty good, with a three-quarter-billion-dollar increase in its net worth in the latest year.<br /><br />The university's financial report released last week shows that the Ann Arbor school's net holdings stand at $11.5 billion. That's up $730 million from a year earlier.<br /><br />The report says the school's investments have done well in a decade that includes the nation's worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.<br /> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 20:58:00 +0000 The Associated Press 14915 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan: Good finances this year, $11.5 billion in holdings The University of Michigan selling 51 acres of land for $3.5 million http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-selling-51-acres-land-35-million <p>ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - The University of Michigan has agreed to sell 51 acres of vacant land to NSF International for $3.5 million.<br><br>The school's eight-member board of regents unanimously approved the sale during a meeting this past week.<br><br>The Ann Arbor News reports officials expect to close the sale by the end of October.<br><br>The site is in Washtenaw County's Ann Arbor Township. The university plans to retain mineral rights in the sale and to have first opportunity to buy the property if NSF decides to sell.<br> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 20:08:00 +0000 The Associated Press 14536 at http://michiganradio.org The University of Michigan selling 51 acres of land for $3.5 million College dorms opening at campuses around Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/college-dorms-opening-campuses-around-michigan <p>EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Get out the laundry carts: students are returning to college dorms.<br><br>More than 7,000 freshmen at Michigan State University begin moving in Sunday while other students check in Monday. Classes start Wednesday in East Lansing.<br><br>In Marquette, classes start Monday at Northern Michigan University. Wayne State University in Detroit is welcoming freshmen on Saturday, with sophomore, juniors and seniors following on Sunday.<br> Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:58:50 +0000 The Associated Press 14130 at http://michiganradio.org U of M study: Association found between risk of autism and induced labor http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-study-association-found-between-risk-autism-and-induced-labor <p>A new University of Michigan study finds an association between inducing or augmenting labor during childbirth and an increased risk of autism.</p><p></p><p>The study compared birth records of more than 600 thousand North Carolina children and their corresponding public school records. Researchers found a 35% increased risk of autism in boys whose mothers' labors were induced or augmented.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 21:50:54 +0000 Steve Carmody 13948 at http://michiganradio.org A former University of Michigan neurologist could be a key witness in federal insider trading case http://michiganradio.org/post/former-university-michigan-neurologist-could-be-key-witness-federal-insider-trading-case <p>A huge Connecticut-based hedge fund owned by an embattled billionaire is facing insider-trading charges.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; And a former University of Michigan professor may have played a part.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:45:00 +0000 Steve Carmody & The Associated Press 13701 at http://michiganradio.org A former University of Michigan neurologist could be a key witness in federal insider trading case Rolling back a student loan rate increase on Congress' agenda this week http://michiganradio.org/post/rolling-back-student-loan-rate-increase-congress-agenda-week <p>Congress could act this week to roll back an interest rate hike on a student loan program that many Michigan college students use.</p><p></p><p>The interest rate doubled for federally subsidized Stafford loans on July 1<sup>st</sup>.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The rate went from 3.4% to 6.8%.</p><p></p><p>Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow says the federal government will make a $50 billion profit from the student loan interest rate hike.</p><p></p><p></p> Sun, 07 Jul 2013 18:07:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 13401 at http://michiganradio.org Rolling back a student loan rate increase on Congress' agenda this week University of Michigan students are being evacuated from Egypt http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-students-are-being-evacuated-egypt <p>The University of Michigan says a group of U of M students are scheduled to leave Egypt Thursday as unrest continues in that country.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>The eight students were studying at the American University in Cairo when the Egyptian military ousted the government. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;They were midway through a two-month cultural program offered through the U-M Center for Global and Intercultural Study, affiliated with the College of Literature Science, and the Arts.&nbsp;</p><p>Other U of M students are scheduled to leave for Jordan and Morocco.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 03:12:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 13377 at http://michiganradio.org New poll shows Michiganders holding conflicting views of 'fracking' http://michiganradio.org/post/new-poll-shows-michiganders-holding-conflicting-views-fracking <p>A new poll shows a slim majority of Michiganders support natural gas fracking, though they want the industry to face more regulations and pay more taxes.</p><p></p><p>Michigan’s natural gas industry has grown as companies have used a technique called Hydraulic Fracturing, or fracking, to break up shale deposits releasing natural gas.</p><p></p><p>Critics complain fracking is contaminating drinking water and causing other environmental problems.</p><p></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:21:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 12558 at http://michiganradio.org New poll shows Michiganders holding conflicting views of 'fracking' U-M study: Most parents are distracted drivers http://michiganradio.org/post/u-m-study-most-parents-are-distracted-drivers <p>A new University of Michigan survey finds many parents are distracted behind the wheel.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U-M researchers surveyed more than 600 parents to find out what distractions they face while driving with their children.</span></p> Mon, 06 May 2013 15:05:12 +0000 Steve Carmody 12423 at http://michiganradio.org U-M study: Most parents are distracted drivers Report: many parents give toddlers cough and cold medicine when they shouldn't http://michiganradio.org/post/report-many-parents-give-toddlers-cough-and-cold-medicine-when-they-shouldnt <p>University of Michigan researchers say more than forty percent of parents are making a serious mistake when they try to treat their toddlers for a cough or cold.</p><p></p><p>In 2008, the Food and Drug Administration issued an advisory that over-the-counter cough and cold medicines should not be used in children under age of four. The drugs have not been proven effective for young children and may cause serious side effects.</p><p></p><p>But a new poll by U of M researchers says more than 40% of parents are using the medicine to treat their toddlers.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:13:47 +0000 Steve Carmody 12236 at http://michiganradio.org Report: many parents give toddlers cough and cold medicine when they shouldn't University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman retiring http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-president-mary-sue-coleman-retiring <p>The president of the University of Michigan is stepping down.</p><p></p><p>Mary Sue Coleman officially announced her retirement today:&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>The University of Michigan deserves the best in a leader, and I want to give the Board ample time to select the next president. I am committed to working with the Board members to ensure a smooth leadership transition.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:20:53 +0000 Kate Wells 12212 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman retiring Wolverine guard Trey Burke leaving Ann Arbor for the NBA http://michiganradio.org/post/wolverine-guard-trey-burke-leaving-ann-arbor-nba <p>The Michigan Wolverines are losing a key player on their men’s basketball team.</p><p>Sophomore guard Trey Burke led the team to the NCAA championship this month.&nbsp; &nbsp;Along the way, Burke picked up multiple awards, including the Associated Press college player of the year. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;So it’s not really a surprise that he will forego his final years of college eligibility to possibly a big pay day in the NBA.&nbsp;</p><p>Burke considered going pro a year ago, but decided to come back for his sophomore season. He led Michigan to the NCAA title game, where the Wolverines lost to Louisville.</p><p> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:29:00 +0000 Steve Carmody & The Associated Press 12135 at http://michiganradio.org Wolverine guard Trey Burke leaving Ann Arbor for the NBA