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Cranbrook Institute of Science to Debut Chocolate: The Exhibition on Saturday

The Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills will be debuting Chocolate: The Exhibition, where guests can learn the history of chocolate, its evolution, and its commercial success. The exhibit opens on Saturday and runs through Jan. 7, 2018.

University of Michigan Researchers Use Labyrinth Technology to Separate Cancer Cells

Inspired by the Labyrinth in Greek mythology, researchers at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor today announced they have created a chip that channels blood samples through a hydrodynamic maze to separate rare circulating cancer cells for analysis.

Ford Tests Microsoft’s Mixed Reality Visualization Software for Automotive Design

Ford Motor Co. designers today announced the automaker has been swapping clay-sculpting steels and rakes for mixed reality headsets and visualization software from Microsoft and its HoloLens platform that can update side mirrors, grilles, vehicle interiors, and more in seconds.

Arthur Jemison Named President and CEO of Detroit Economic Growth Corp.

The Board of Directors for the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. (DEGC) today announced the selection of Arthur Jemison as president and CEO. Jemison leaves his position as director of housing and revitalization for the City of Detroit, where he’s served since Sept. 2014. He is expected to begin his new role by Dec. 15.

Michigan State University Opens $88.1M Research Center in Grand Rapids

Michigan State University today announced the opening of an $88.1 million research center in Grand Rapids. The six-story, 162,800-square-foot facility will initially accommodate 33 principal investigators and their research teams, with space to eventually house 44 full teams.

Report: New Camera, Display Mirrors Enhance Vehicle Safety and Fuel Efficiency

IHS Markit, a technology analysis company in Southfield, today released a Camera and Display Mirrors Report, which indicates a combination of high-definition cameras and displays in place of traditional mirror designs can help automakers and drivers improve fuel efficiency, battery range, visibility, and safety.

Report: Michigan Employers Budgeting for Modest Pay Raises

The American Society of Employers has released its annual salary budget survey findings, which included participation by 225 manufacturing, trades, and service organizations from across Michigan.

Delphi Partners with Blackberry to Provide Autonomous Driving Operating System

Delphi Automotive, an automotive technology supplier which operates its North American headquarters in Troy, has signed a commercial partnership with Blackberry Limited, a mobile communications and enterprise software company, to produce the operating system for a new autonomous driving system.

Beaumont Health Debuts ReActiv8 System to Treat Chronic Low Back Pain

With a reported 60 percent of U.S. adults struggling with low back pain during their lifetime, Beaumont Health in Royal Oak today announced it has started research on the ReActiv8 implantable stimulation system, a new approach to pain management.

Detroit Officials to Develop Banglatown School in Residential Units

As development continues in Detroit’s neighborhoods, city officials today announced a $6.4-million plan to collaborate with Ethos Development Partners to create residential housing in the former Transfiguration School in the Banglatown Neighborhood, near the Hamtramck border. The Catholic school, vacant since 2005, will become a 23-unit apartment building will feature one and two-bedroom units, all of which will be provided at 60 percent of the area median income.

Henry Ford Museum to Open Mathematica Exhibit Sept. 23

The Henry Ford, an American history campus in Dearborn, will unveil Mathematic: A World of Numbers and Beyond on Sept. 23. The exhibition at the Henry Ford Museum, conceptualized by Charles and Ray Eames in 1961, is an interactive display of numbers and mathematics.

Philanthropist Bonnie Ann Larson Donates $5M to Detroit Institute of Arts

Bonnie Ann Larson, a Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) board member, has made a $5 million donation to the museum’s operating endowment. In recognition, the DIA has established the Bonnie Ann Larson Modern European Masters Series, an initiative that will support the study and exhibition of masterpieces by Van Gogh, Matisse, Renoir, and Monet.

Somerset Collection in Troy Announces New Retailers, Expanded Shops and Restaurants

The Somerset Collection in Troy today announced it is adding 15 new stores over the next year, bringing nearly 60,000 square feet of new retail investment to the state. Additionally, several signature stores at Somerset Collection have experienced expansions and new line introductions. 

Bedrock to Invest $2.1B and Create 24K Jobs in Downtown Detroit

Detroit-based Bedrock, part of the Quicken Loans Family of Companies, today announced it will invest $2.1 billion in four large projects in downtown Detroit that will create up to 24,000 jobs — 15,000 construction positions and 9,000 jobs — once the redevelopment efforts are completed over the next five years.

University of Michigan Receives $50M Gift from Stephen Ross

Real estate developer and alumnus Stephen Ross today announced his latest donation to the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Ross’ gift of $50 million brings his lifetime giving total to $378 million. The latest gift will support career development programs for students, action-based learning experiences, and resources for attracting and developing junior faculty.
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