Latest LiveBIG: Michigan News

BTN LiveBIG: Michigan, Ohio State teammates in innovation

Every November, the states of Michigan and Ohio get fired up for the annual gridiron showdown between the Wolverines and the Buckeyes. Fans of both teams often measure overall success for the season by the results of this single game.

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BTN LiveBIG: Michigan impacting healthcare in Ghana

It’s no secret that many Sub-Saharan African countries face challenges in developing and delivering high-quality health care to their citizens, and some of the reasons for that are well-known. Extreme poverty. Remote and untamed geography. Destructive conflicts that often do the most harm to women and children.

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BTN LiveBIG: Michigan's Project LIAison combines arts, smarts

You enter a small, egg-shaped chamber and take a seat on a stool inside. After sitting, you put on a headset and stare into a mirror placed in front of you. As your thoughts slow down and your brain enters a meditative state, your reflection fades into nothing.

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BTN LiveBIG: Evans Scholarships driving education home

The Evans Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards available in the United States, and it has an influence over its scholars for not only the time they are in college but the years that follow. But the influence goes beyond the financial aid it provides the college students.

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BTN LiveBIG: B1G social influence rated nationally

Recently, Coldlime analysed how the top 100 U.S. universities (as ranked by Forbes) are using Twitter, utilizing Moz’s Social Authority, and the Big Ten was very well represented. Six Big Ten universities were included in Forbes’ top 100, and four of them were among Coldlime’s top 14 overall.

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BTN LiveBIG: Matthew Schuyler sees change, growth at Hilton

Over the past 25 years, a relatively unheard of corporate department – Human Resources – has become a critical cog in the success or failure of a business or enterprise.

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BTN LiveBIG: B1G Continues To Lead Concussion Conversation

Just last Thursday, President Obama admitted to having one as a child. Major League Baseball star Justin Morneau is making national headlines for recovering from one. More and more parents of kids in sports are becoming increasingly fearful of one.

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BTN LiveBIG: Share A Solution Stories

We are less than two weeks away from the deadline for Big Ten students to submit their stories to BTN LiveBIG Share a Solution. We are seeing so many examples of student journalists sharing the best of their universities, using reporting highlights not just what is being done, but details on how or why the approach is working.

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BTN LiveBIG: Jim Abbott continues to inspire

Pitching a no-hitter in Yankee Stadium, winning an Olympic gold medal game, and being named the nation’s top amateur athlete would all be great accomplishments on their own. Former University of Michigan pitcher Jim Abbott accomplished all three. And he did so despite being born without a right hand.

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BTN LiveBIG: Jalen Rose Q&A (part 2)

As the Wolverines take on the Buckeyes in the Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis today, let’s continue with our exclusive interview with Jalen Rose. From his time at Michigan through the NBA and now as a media personality, Rose has always been a leader. At the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, he’s helping equip another generation for success.

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BTN LiveBIG: Jalen Rose Q&A (part 1)

On the court, Jalen Rose was a brash star of the University of Michigan’s iconic Fab Five squad that reformed the culture of college basketball in the early 1990s with shaved heads, baggy shorts, and black socks. Now, his playing days behind him, he’s a business-savvy national basketball analyst who is pouring his heart and soul into change the lives of the youth of Detroit.

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BTN LiveBIG: JFK's historic visit to Michigan

Peace Corps Week comes to a close today. Big Ten universities play a significant role in the Peace Corps today, but Ann Arbor, Mich., was witness to an incredible moment in American history.

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BTN LiveBIG: Detroit students feeling MPowered

Born out of passion and fueled by desire or necessity, entrepreneurship lives at the intersection of innovation and ownership. And, from small clubs across the country to the television show “Shark Tank,” entrepreneurship is all the rage right now.

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BTN LiveBIG: Michigan premiere

Tonight after the Wolverines take on Minnesota in men’s hockey, learn more about two incredible programs at the University of Michigan: its rehab robotics group, and a class of students that’s developing software for a 13-year-old girl with cerebral palsy named Grace.

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BTN LiveBIG: Tom Brady's Super buddies

A superstar with three Super Bowl rings, two Super Bowl MVPs and nine Pro Bowls could easily keep his offseason to himself, but Tom Brady chooses to devote some of his time to Best Buddies.

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BTN LiveBIG: Brian Griese helping kids cope with loss

As a 21-year-old quarterback at Michigan, Brian Griese was on top of the world after leading the Wolverines to their first national championship in 49 years.

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BTN LiveBIG: Merritt leading from hoops to fashion

David Merritt knows a little bit about hard work paying off.

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BTN LiveBIG: Marlin Jackson helping kids beat the odds

In the United States, 22 percent of children under the age of 17 live in poverty, 36 percent live in single- or no-parent households, and 46 percent live in inadequate housing. Former University of Michigan defensive back Marlin Jackson was once a textbook example of the large number of underserved youth in this country.

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BTN LiveBIG: Wolverines providing hope in Florida hometown

In last January’s Outback Bowl, South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney produced the highlight of the year when he hit Michigan running back Vincent Smith, sending Smith’s helmet flying.

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BTN LiveBIG: Michigan Solar Car Team driven to succeed

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that a 100-member team from Ann Arbor, Mich., defines success as no less than a national championship. It also shouldn’t surprise you that the team works together around the clock preparing for a grueling competition driven by a desire to leave a legacy for future Wolverines. What may come as a surprise is this team doesn’t play in the Big House.

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BTN LiveBIG: Michigan research & community outreach

BTN’s new series ” BTN LiveBIG” continues Friday following the Michigan at Ohio State men’s hockey game, with stories about a Michigan program focused on preventing auto accidents while improving roadside safety and a mentoring program designed to increase participation of inner-city youth in STEM education. The episode will air at 9 p.m. ET on Friday.

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