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USA Gymnastics hires NBA VP to lead embattled organization

USA Gymnastics, its future threatened by both bankruptcy proceedings and decertification by the U.S. Olympic Committee, has once again hired a sports marketing professional to change the culture within the American sport that enabled sexual abuse of hundreds of young athletes by Larry Nassar and other predatory coaches and officials. Li Li Leung, an NBA vice president, was appointed USA Gymnastics’ fourth president and chief executive officer in 23 months on Tuesday, taking over an organization ...
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USA Gymnastics hires NBA exec Leung as CEO

Li Li Leung spent two years watching USA Gymnastics struggle through the aftermath of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. A former college gymnast at the University of Michigan who still considered herself "embedded" in the sport while serving as a...
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Researchers teach self-driving cars to predict pedestrians’ next moves

University of Michigan researchers are developing a system that teaches self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement. Humans don't always act in their own best self-interest, so autonomous cars will need to practice protective driving. The post Researchers teach self-driving cars to predict pedestrians’ next moves appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Vision system for autonomous vehicles watches not just where pedestrians walk, but how

The University of Michigan, well known for its efforts in self-driving car tech, has been working on an improved algorithm for predicting the movements of pedestrians that takes into account not just what they’re doing, but how they’re doing it. This body language could be critical to predicting what a person does next. Keeping an eye on pedestrians and predicting what they’re going to do is a major part of any autonomous vehicle’s vision system. Understanding that a person is present and whe...
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New Wave: Turning Rebellion into Money

None "Don't Call it Punk." -- Seymour Stein, President of Sire Records, 1977. Few today would use the expression "New Wave" to describe early '70s proto-punk bands like the Stooges and the New York Dolls, but it was for them that the term was initially applied in the music papers. Later, when media outlets began covering the CBGB bands, the label lingered, often used interchangeably with "punk". Soon the British media were also oscillating between the two tags in describing their home-grown...
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Running an LED in reverse could cool future computers

In a finding that runs counter to a common assumption in physics, researchers at the University of Michigan ran a light emitting diode (LED) with electrodes reversed in order to cool another device mere nanometers away.
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Ottawa Senators’ Prospect Pyramid

As the Ottawa Senators rebuild is in full swing, most fans turn to look at the future of the organization. Teams’ prospects are scrutinized as much, if not more, than the players already in the NHL lineups. Introducing a prospect pyramid can further categorize a team’s prospects, placing them into tiers to evaluate what to expect from them in the future and how they might progress moving forward in their careers. The Senators are at a point where the prospects are the most important part of the ...
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Teaching self-driving cars to predict pedestrian movement

By zeroing in on humans' gait, body symmetry and foot placement, University of Michigan researchers are teaching self-driving cars to recognize and predict pedestrian movements with greater precision than current technologies.
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Opera singer, husband appear in court on sex assault charge

HOUSTON (AP) — A renowned Michigan opera singer and his husband have appeared in a Texas court to face charges of sexually assaulting another man in 2010. University of Michigan professor and countertenor David Daniels and William Scott Walters each made an initial appearance in a Harris County court Monday and were released on $15,000 […]
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Scientists say these 10 major cities could become unlivable within 80 years

As global temperatures and sea levels rise, some of the world's major cities could experience unbearable living conditions.  Cities like Chicago and Delhi have already endured fatal heat waves, which could get worse in the future. While climate scientists don't anticipate any location to become fully uninhabitable, they worry that some areas will struggle to support human life.  As scientific projections of the impacts of climate change become more robust, the threats of extreme storms, cat...
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Roundup: Riser Leaving TechTown, STEM Summit, U-M AV News, and More

Let’s catch up on Michigan’s latest innovation news:—Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12) announced that the University of Michigan will receive a $2.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Centers program to continue funding for the . The center is a regional consortium that also includes Washtenaw Community College, Purdue University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Akron, and Central State University....
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Roundup: Riser’s New Role, STEM Summit, U-M AV News, and More

Let’s catch up on Michigan’s latest innovation news:—[Clarification, 2/11/19, 9:31 p.m.; see below.] Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12) announced that the University of Michigan will receive a $2.5 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s University Transportation Centers program to continue funding for the . The center is a regional consortium that also includes Washtenaw Community College, Purdue University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Un...
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SXSW Startups: Pathware

The Pathware team takes a nature break. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 9, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in the Health and Wearable category, which will pitch at 5 pm Sunday, March 10, Pathware is creating hardware and software so...
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Tyson Told Five People of Fairfax Allegations before Going Public

Several months before going public with her sexual-assault claim against Virginia lieutenant governor Justin Fairfax, Vanessa Tyson described the alleged attack to several of her colleagues at Stanford University, the New York Times reported Friday. During a lunch she hosted in the fall for fellow academics, Tyson described being sexually assaulted during the 2004 Democratic National Convention by a man who has since enjoyed political success. “What she told us was pretty much exactly what was...
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Genomenon Raises $2.5M, Plans to Increase Work with Pharma Customers

Genomenon, the Ann Arbor, MI-based genomics search engine startup, has raised $2.5 million in what the company calls a “seed extension” round.The equity financing included investments by IrishAngels, a group founded by Notre Dame alumni; H.W. Kaufman Group; Invest Michigan; and all previous investors, including Genomenon CEO Mike Klein. He says the company will use the new capital to beef up commercial development, sales, and marketing. It also plans to add at least three employees, bringing it...
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Going to College Should Not Be a Financial Albatross

Our country has most of the best colleges in the world. Students should be able to afford them, and borrowers should not be crushed by debts.
Tags: News, Senate, Student Loans, Tuition, University Of Michigan, University of Tennessee, Credit and Debt, Colleges and Universities, Financial Aid (Education

Twenty Things You Didn’t Know about Cory Booker

1. Henry Louis Gates tested Senator Booker’s DNA for an episode of his ancestry-research program Finding Your Roots and found that Booker’s ancestry was 47 percent African, 45 percent European, and 7 percent Native American. 2. If elected president, Booker would be the best football player in the Oval Office since Gerald Ford. In fact, former president Ford called to urge Booker to play for his alma mater, the University of Michigan, when the future senator was in high school.
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RIP, author Carol Emshwiller

Author Carol Emshwiller has died at the age of 97, after a long and distinguished career in science fiction, fantasy and other genres. Emshwiller has been publishing since 1955, and while she is best known for her fantasy and science fiction, my favorite work of hers is the superb and moving western Ledoyt, published in 1995. Carol Emshmiller was married to the illustrator and experimental filmmaker Ed "Emsh" Emshwiller, with whom she had three children. I never met Carol Emshwiller, but...
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What drives patients to use medical marijuana: mostly chronic pain

A new University of Michigan study seeks to understand whether people are using medical cannabis for evidence-based reasons.
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Ifetayo Ali-Landing (Kevin Kennedy) Detroit Public Television Detroit Public Television partners on Live coverage – Starting tonight - Through Sunday afternoon at The Sphinx Organization, famed for opening doors for young minority musicians, will be raising its baton once again this weekend for its annual celebration of arts and diversity. This year, the Finals Concert in the Sphinx Competition will move to Saturday night, offering jun...
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Ron Fournier Is President Of A ‘Bipartisan’ PR Firm, But His Clients Are Republicans

When veteran political journalist Ron Fournier, a perennial pundit who rails against “tiny politics,” left the profession back in April to become president of the Michigan-based public relations firm Truscott Rossman, he said he would provide a needed Democratic perspective in the wake of one of its co-founder’s retirement. Kelly Rossman-McKinney, the firm’s Democratic co-founder, was quitting to focus on a state Senate run, leaving behind Republican PR veteran and firm co-founder John Truscott....
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E-cigarettes help more smokers quit than patches and gum, study finds

The study, involving almost 900 smokers, found that 18 percent of e-cigarette users were smoke-free after a year, compared to 9.9 percent who tried quitting using other products. "This is great news for cigarette smokers who want to quit," said Richard Miech, from the University of Michigan in the United States who has studied e-cigarettes but was not involved in this trial. Many big tobacco companies, including British American Tobacco, Imperial Brands and Japan Tobacco, sell e-cigarettes.
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​Vegan burgers make men feel fuller than beef, study finds

A recent study compared mens' physiological responses after eating beef and plant-based burgers.All men said they felt fuller after eating the plant-based burger.Vegan burgers are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. and abroad, likely due to their health and environmental benefits. None Which do you think would leave you feeling more satiated: a cheeseburger made of good ol'-fashioned meat and cheese, or a vegan burger with tofu? The likely answer is the vegan burger, according to new rese...
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Patagonian Afrikaans.

QuartzAfrica reports on a surprising linguistic survival: The Patagonian desert in southern Argentina is a harsh environment. Little seems to thrive on its seemingly endless red plains and parched land. Yet in this unlikely place there is a unique bilingual community. It’s made up of the Afrikaans and Spanish-speaking descendants of the about 650 South African Boers, who came to Patagonia in the first decade of the twentieth century. […] The first Boer generations in Patagonia eked out an isolat...
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Many Challenges Inhibit An Independent White House Bid

Rachel Martin talks to political scientist Brendan Nyhan of the University of Michigan about the long odds against independent political candidates.
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You Need to Have Desire to Achieve Your Goals

--> In order for you to achieve the things you are capable of, you need to constantly be creating goals for yourself and create a massive desire deep down to achieve these goals. There is nothing more important than having a desire deep down to achieve goals. Every single day, you should have both long and short term goals that are fueled by desire. The larger your goals are, the greater your desire needs to be. A wish is far different than a desire. Everybody has wishes, but wishes are meaningl...
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Roundup: Erie Hack, MedHealth Summit, PlanetM, DTX Detroit, WMU

Now that the holidays are over—heck, January is almost over—Michigan’s innovation hubs are hard at work. Here is a selection of recent tech news from around the state:—Do you wonder what the deal is with driverless cars? Do you have questions as a consumer about safety, technology, or cost? The University of Michigan will host an online “teach out” about these topics, and more, pertaining to autonomous vehicles. Enrollment opens on Feb. 4, and the class will be offered on Coursera between Feb. ...
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Former U.S. Attorney Weighs In On Where The Mueller Investigation Stands

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with former U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, a law professor at The University of Michigan, about the trajectory of the Mueller investigation.
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New 3D Printing Technique Is 100 Times Faster Than Standard 3D Printers (slashdot)

A new 3D-printing technique could render a three-dimensional object in minutes instead of hours -- at up to 100 times current speeds. The experimental approach uses a vat of resin and some clever tricks with UV and blue LED lights (no lasers needed) to accelerate the printing process. From a report: The technique looks almost like a time-reverse film loop of an object dissolving in a reservoir of acid. But instead of acid, this reservoir contains a specially-designed resin that hardens when expo...
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Tesla got slammed with almost $30,000 in fines after California regulators found its production tent riddled with safety hazards (TSLA)

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health inspected GA4, an assembly line Tesla constructed in an open-air structure outside its main vehicle factory, and issued penalties for six violations of California's labor regulations. The citations resulted in fines that total $29,365. Thomas Armstrong, a professor at the University of Michigan, told Business Insider that the violations are not surprising due to the speed with which Tesla built GA4, but he said the violations do not neces...
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