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Teens who misuse pain meds are more likely to abuse drugs as adults

July 26th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—A new University of Michigan study about substance abuse confirms why parents should properly dispose of leftover prescription opioids. When teens use codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone and other prescription opioids for nonmedical purposes, they become at risk to develop a…

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U-M political science experts: no voter fraud in Austrian election

July 1st, 2016

A team of researchers at the University of Michigan’s Center Political Studies (CPS) says their Elections Forensics Toolkit shows no signs of voter fraud in the Austrian 2016 presidential election. The Constitutional Court of Austria issued an order today to…

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Tap into positive energy for a better workday

June 30th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—It’s no secret that feeling positive vibes from people you work with makes the job more enjoyable. But a new University of Michigan study shows a leader’s positive energy has a direct impact on productivity, absenteeism and commitment. People…

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Consumer spending keeps economy afloat in June

June 24th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Consumers were a bit less optimistic in June due to rising concerns about prospects for the economy, according to the University of Michigan (U-M) Surveys of Consumers. While no recession is anticipated, consumers increasingly expect a slower pace of…

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Article using ICPSR’s NCAA archive data explores influence of student-athlete identity on GPA

June 23rd, 2016

How student-athletes identify themselves directly influences their GPA, according to research findings published in the June edition of Social Science Quarterly. GPAs are “directly influenced by their athletic versus academic identity, the athletic context including the coach’s influence, and the…

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U-M conference to emphasize health science communication

June 13th, 2016

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT DATES: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., June 17, 2016; 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 18, 2016 EVENT: A two-day conference brings together scholars in health communication, information processing, decision making, and learning to formulate more effective ways to convey health research findings…

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Small talk: Electronic media keeping kids from communicating with parents

June 2nd, 2016

ANN ARBOR—It happens in many households. Kids are tapping on their cell phones or are preoccupied by their favorite TV show as their parents ask them a question or want them to do a chore. It’s not just teens caught…

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Consumer confidence rebounds in May: Renewed strength in personal finances

May 27th, 2016

ANN ARBOR—Consumer sentiment rebounded in May to its highest level in the last nine months. There have been only four times out of the last 110 monthly surveys that the Sentiment Index was higher, according to the University of Michigan…

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U-M helps India start first consumer sentiment index

May 19th, 2016

ANN ARBOR – For the first time, India has started measuring consumer sentiment defined as the degree of confidence the consumers express in the economy through their spending. The monthly consumer sentiment indicator has been launched in India by the…

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U-M panel examines ‘The Trump Phenomenon’

May 18th, 2016

DATE: 12-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016 EVENT: Political scientists at the University of Michigan and Duke University will hold a roundtable discussion examining “The Trump Phenomenon”—Donald Trump’s political rise to power from a former Democratic Party supporter to presumptive…

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