Matt Roush

About Matt Roush

Matt Roush, a former business and technology journalist for such publications as the Traverse City Record Eagle, Crain's Detroit Business and WWJ News Radio's GLTR, is now Director of Media Relations and Managing Editor, University News Bureau. He also is editor of the Engineering Society of Detroit's Technology Century website, plus a co-host of M2 TechCast on the PodcastDetroit Network.

New Video Installation At UM Shows Human Impact Of Climate Change

ANN ARBOR – A new installation at the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities will show the human effects of flooding and climate change through a riveting five-channel video installation. As part of the institute’s 2018-19 theme Humanities and Environments, “Deluge” will be on view Nov. 9 through Dec. 14. It is the culmination

By |2018-11-08T18:09:34+00:00November 8th, 2018|Clean Update|

Duo Security Achieves Federal Certification Milestone

ANN ARBOR — Duo Security, the Ann Arbor technology security provider, announced its entrance into the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization process, with sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Duo’s cloud-based Duo Access product, which offers federal agencies an alternative to traditional card and token-based authentication methods with two-factor authentication

By |2018-11-08T18:09:34+00:00November 8th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

ProQuest Launches Online Idea Exchange For Librarians

ANN ARBOR – ProQuest has launched Idea Exchange aimed at librarians who use ProQuest’s OASISand  LibCentral products. Current OASIS and LibCentral customers are invited to propose ideas or vote or comment on their favorite ideas, allowing groups of colleagues to shape suggestions together. ProQuest will read, monitor and respond to customer submissions, and those with the most votes will move

By |2018-11-08T18:09:34+00:00November 8th, 2018|New Products / Contracts|

Two Business Expansions Creating 100 Jobs Get State Aid

LANSING — The Michigan Strategic Fund has supported two business expansions, in Washtenaw County’s Pittsfield Township and in Kent County’s Plainfield Township. Pacific Industrial Development Corp. received a $400,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support an investment of $17.2 million expansion that will create 50 jobs. (A photo of the plant is above.)

By |2018-11-08T18:09:34+00:00November 8th, 2018|Politics, Politics/Government|

ESD To Host Free PE License Exam Info Session

SOUTHFIELD — The Engineering Society of Detroit will host a free information session on its Professional Engineering license examination preparation classes on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The session runs from noon to 1 p.m. at ESD Headquarters, 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450, in Southfield. Lunch will be provided. At the session, engineering professionals will be

By |2018-11-08T18:09:35+00:00November 8th, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|

UM, MSU Part Of Effort To Protect Freshwater Lakes From Toxic Algal Blooms

ANN ARBOR – University of Michigan researchers are part of a new federally funded effort to understand and prevent toxic algal blooms that plague portions of the Great Lakes and impact freshwater sources around the world. The new Lake Erie Center for Fresh Waters and Human Health is led by Bowling Green State University and

By |2018-10-31T19:37:08+00:00October 31st, 2018|ESD, Life Sciences|

Esperion Sees Positive Results From Final Study On Cholesterol-Buster

ANN ARBOR — Esperion Therapeutics Inc., the Ann Arbor-based pharmaceutical developer, announced positive results from the final Phase 3 test of its lead drug candidate, bempedoic acid. The company said a global, pivotal Phase 3 clinical study (Study 1002-047) showed that a dose of 180 milligrams per day of the drug showed additional lowering of

By |2018-10-31T19:37:08+00:00October 31st, 2018|ESD, Life Sciences|

LTU Collaboratory’s Mission – Accelerate Growth Of SE Michigan Small Manufacturers, Hardware Entrepreneurs

ROYAL OAK - Dan Radomski, Director, LTU Collaboratory, talks about his mission to accelerate the growth of Southeast Michigan’s small manufacturers and hardware entrepreneurs by providing access to key resources specific to their unique needs. Dan Radomski  To learn more about the LTU Collaboratory, click on To listen to this podcast, click on

By |2018-10-16T17:42:38+00:00October 16th, 2018|ESD, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

BeAlive Closes $3.5 Million Seed Round Led By KittyCat Capital

MIDLAND — BeAlive, which says it is the first digital consumer entertainment brand for millennials who are enthusiasts of outdoor sports, announced a $3.5 million seed funding round, led by Midland-based KittyCat Capital, an investment and advisory firm that focuses on bringing more women into the alternative investment market. BeAlive aims to deliver short-form video,

By |2018-10-10T16:00:29+00:00October 10th, 2018|Entrepreneurs|

General Dynamics Gets $383 Million Stryker Upgrade Deal

STERLING HEIGHTS - The U.S. Army has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems a $383 million contract modification to upgrade 173 more Stryker flat-bottom vehicles to the A1 configuration. The Stryker A1, also known as the Double-V Hull Engineering Change Proposal 1 configuration, provides unprecedented survivability against mines and improvised explosive devices. In addition to the

By |2018-10-10T16:00:30+00:00October 10th, 2018|ESD|