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Environmental justice expert is U-M’s first U.S. Science Envoy

Environmental justice expert is U-M’s first U.S. Science Envoy

University of Michigan environmental justice expert Kyle Whyte is one of seven distinguished scientists in the country named U.S. Science Envoys by the U.S. Department of State. Through the Science Envoy Program, eminent U.S. scientists and engineers travel to foreign countries as private citizens, leveraging their expertise and networks to forge connections and identify opportunities for sustained international cooperation.
Published 12.7.2022
SEAS Assistant Professor Brian Weeks receives Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

SEAS Assistant Professor Brian Weeks receives Packard Fellowship in Science and Engineering

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation announced today the 2022 class of Packard Fellows in Science and Engineering. This year’s class features 20 innovative early-career scientists and engineers—including University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS) Assistant Professor Brian Weeks—who will each receive $875,000 over five years to pursue their research.
Published 10.20.2022
Misha Teplitskiy awarded grant to investigate discrimination in peer reviews

Misha Teplitskiy awarded grant to investigate discrimination in peer reviews

Misha Teplitskiy, assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Information, was awarded a $115,655 grant from Schmidt Futures for his research project “Study of Discrimination in Science - Exploring Whether the Identities of Scientists Affect Peer Evaluations.” The award provides funding for one year. Teplitskiy’s research has frequently focused on making sure science is equitable and reproducible. For this project, Teplitski will investigate how biases show up during peer reviews and how that might affect researchers.
Published 7.14.2022
‘Mad Men’ writer among Hollywood heavy hitters helping University of Michigan program grow

‘Mad Men’ writer among Hollywood heavy hitters helping University of Michigan program grow

The history between Hollywood and the University of Michigan goes back decades. For example, there’s 1955 alumnus and Darth Vader voice James Earl Jones and the 1983 film “The Big Chill,” in which all the main characters graduated from UM together. The Film, Television and Media department, part of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, has been partially funded by the John H. and Patricia W. Mitchell Scholarship since the 2020-21 school year. The scholarship is named for the Columbia Pictures Television founder and his wife.
Published 7.12.2022
U-M researchers track protein binding, build synthetic proteins to study gene expression

U-M researchers track protein binding, build synthetic proteins to study gene expression

Ateam of researchers at three University of Michigan labs have been able to track how a protein binds to its chromatin substrate within a living cell by establishing a collaboration that combines state-of-the-art ultra high-resolution imaging, synthetic protein design and computational modeling. Their results are published in Science Advances.
Published 7.11.2022
Tool developed by U-M business professor helps prepare aid supplies for typhoons in the Philippines

Tool developed by U-M business professor helps prepare aid supplies for typhoons in the Philippines

Distributing relief supplies to typhoon victims requires storing the goods in the best location before the typhoon hits. The tricky part is knowing where that is. Joline Uichanco Joline Uichanco Joline Uichanco, assistant professor of technology and operations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, developed a method to figure it out. As detailed in a study recently published in Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Uichanco developed a data-driven model for demand prediction and relief distribution. It allows a government or relief agency to input information ahead of a storm and receive recommendations on the most effective way to position relief supplies before the storm hits.
Published 6.27.2022
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