Astrophysicists have detected, for the first time, the oscillating signal that heralds the last gasps of a star falling victim to a previously dormant supermassive black hole. Led by researchers at U-M, the team documented the event with the Suzaku and XMM-Newton orbiting X-ray telescopes. A paper on the work published last week in Science Express. Image courtesy NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
U-M is one of the best university workplaces in the United States, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2012 Great Colleges to Work For. The list was announced by the publication’s editors Aug. 6 and marked the fifth consecutive year the university has been recognized.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has selected U-M to become one of its Injury Control Research Centers, a rare designation held by only 10 other institutions.
The University Record is adopting the Campus Information Centers (CIC) UM Events calendar, effective today (Aug. 13).
The Mars Science Laboratory's unprecedented and precarious landing procedure unfolded as NASA engineers had designed, inspiring applause in crowd of more than 100 people gathered at a party hosted by the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences Department and the Space Physics Research Lab.
University leadership has made another financial investment in Voices of the Staff, also known as VOICES. The executive officers recently approved funding for two VOICES initiatives.
Janet Kinney, clinical assistant professor in the Division of Dental Hygiene at the School of Dentistry, has been named the new director of the dental hygiene program, effective Sept. 1.
Predatory beetles can detect the unique alarm signal released by ants that are under attack by parasitic flies, and the beetles use those overheard conversations to guide their search for safe egg-laying sites on coffee bushes.
Marti Towas, administrative assistant senior, Comprehensive Cancer Center, on learning to organize events: “Mostly you learn by doing and you learn how to make it better as you go along.”
“DNA and the Tree of Life” exhibit, through Oct. 19, Museum of Natural History rotunda.