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New U-M institute to measure impact of university research

November 3rd, 2014

ANN ARBOR—Government, industry and foundations spend more than $65 billion each year on research at the nation’s universities. The University of Michigan has launched a new initiative at the U-M Institute for Social Research that will coordinate efforts from across…

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Bloomberg to release U-M Surveys of Consumers starting in 2015

October 9th, 2014

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan has established a new long-term partnership with Bloomberg to release the U-M Surveys of Consumers starting in January 2015 on a non-exclusive basis. “I am very pleased with this new agreement, which provides for the…


NIH grant supports U-M analysis of big data from mobile health sensors

October 9th, 2014

ANN ARBOR—The University of Michigan is one of a dozen centers sharing a $10.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health aimed at developing innovative tools to gather, analyze and interpret health data generated by mobile and wearable sensors.…

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Preschoolers with low empathy at risk for continued problems

October 6th, 2014

ANN ARBOR—A toddler who doesn’t feel guilty after misbehaving or who is less affectionate or less responsive to affection from others might not raise a red flag to parents, but these behaviors may result in later behavior problems in 1st…

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: U-M professor will discuss midterm elections

September 30th, 2014

DATE: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 EVENT: University of Michigan political scientist Michael Traugott will speak on “Elections 2014: A Government Even More Divided?” The 2014 election is shaping up to be a season of strong partisan viewpoints,…

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Consumer sentiment strengthens in September

September 29th, 2014

ANN ARBOR—Consumer confidence posted a healthy gain in September due to more favorable prospects for the domestic economy as well as more favorable personal income expectations, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers. The September reading, the…


American National Election Studies receives $10 million in federal funding

September 18th, 2014

ANN ARBOR—The National Science Foundation has awarded $10.23 million to researchers at the University of Michigan and Stanford University to conduct a series of surveys on political participation and vote choice in the 2016 presidential election. The project is part…

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Happy Wife, Happy Life: New study finds some truth for older couples

September 9th, 2014

ANN ARBOR—A husband who’s unhappy with his marriage is still likely to be happy with his life—if his wife gives their marriage high marks, a new study shows. “Older husbands and wives in better marriages are more satisfied with their…

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Stock market participation has dropped most among small investors

September 8th, 2014

ANN ARBOR—The share of U.S. families who own stocks has dropped from about 30 percent in 2001 to under 18 percent in 2011, according to a new University of Michigan analysis that adds detail to a recently released Federal Reserve…

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Almost half of older adults have care needs

September 8th, 2014

ANN ARBOR—Nearly half of older adults—18 million people—have difficulty or get help with daily activities, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Michigan and the Urban Institute analyzed data from a national sample of older adults drawn…

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