Matt Roush

About Matt Roush

Matt Roush is Managing Editor of the University News Bureau and Director of Media Relations at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, and co-host of the M2 TechCast podcast with MITechNews.com founder and publisher Mike Brennan. Before joining LTU, Roush spent more than 30 years as a reporter and editor covering high tech, business, and local government for media outlets including WWJ Newsradio 950, Crain’s Detroit Business, the Kalamazoo Gazette, and the Traverse City Record-Eagle.

Automation Alley Seeks Help From Medical Device Makers Battling COVID-19

TROY—Automation Alley is requesting help from its members identifying suppliers and providers of personal protective equipment and medical supplies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The survey is sponsored by the National Council of Textile Organization, the Industrial Fabrics Association International, and the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The survey is intended to identify

Michigan Virtual Offers Free Online Education In Response To School Closures

LANSING - To keep students learning during extended school closures, Michigan families now have access to free digital content from more than 70 high-quality online learning courses youth can access from home, from Michigan Virtual, formerly known as Michigan Virtual University. In addition, educators also have access to a host of online professional development resources

By |2020-03-22T16:02:44-04:00March 22nd, 2020|IoT|

Esperion Names Pharma CFO To Board

ANN ARBOR—Cholesterol-lowering drug developer Esperino Therapeutics Inc. has appointed Alan Fuhrman as a Class III director, with a term expiring at the 2022 meeting of stockholders. “On behalf of the Lipid Management team and our directors, I am very pleased to welcome Alan to the Esperion board. His extensive financial leadership experience will be extremely

By |2020-03-22T16:02:44-04:00March 22nd, 2020|Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

UM Ecologist Gets $2 Million Grant To Study Aquatic Systems

ANN ARBOR—University of Michigan disease ecologist Meghan Duffy is one of 15 scientists awarded five-year grants from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation today to study symbiosis in aquatic systems. Duffy, a professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, will receive $2,025,000 of unrestricted support over the next five years to pursue “innovative,

By |2020-03-15T11:34:53-04:00March 15th, 2020|Clean Update|

ACEC Presents Awards At Annual Gala

LANSING—The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan named Livonia-based OHM Advisors its Large Firm of the Year and FK Engineering Associates of Madison Heights its Small Firm of the Year at its annual Engineering & Surveying Excellence Awards Gala held March 7 in Grand Rapids. The awards recognize excellence in both professional practice and

By |2020-03-15T11:34:53-04:00March 15th, 2020|ESD|

Power: Auto Service Centers Will Face Coronavirus Parts Shortages

TROY—As the coronavirus crisis continues to interrupt global supply chains, auto dealers are bracing for parts shortages that could undermine hard-fought gains made in customer satisfaction over the past few years, according to the Troy customer experience analysis firm J.D. Power. According to Power’s 2020 Customer Service Index (CSI) Study, overall satisfaction increased to 837

By |2020-03-15T11:34:53-04:00March 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Stardock Launches Game, Windows Cursor Customization Software

PLYMOUTH—Computer game developer Stardock Corp. has launched two new products—the final installment of its four-part expansion to its game Star Control: Origins, and the next-generation version of its Windows cursor customization application, CursorFX 4. The new game, Earth Rising Part 4: Earth Rises, introduces players to new adventures, including bar fights at Kapteyn’s Bar, the

By |2020-03-15T11:34:53-04:00March 15th, 2020|New Products / Contracts, Software|

Coronavirus Concerns Prompt Lawrence Tech To Cancel Some Foreign Travel

SOUTHFIELD—Lawrence Technological University’s commitment to the health and safety of its community has led the University to cancel all university-sponsored travel to countries the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies as Level 2 or 3 risks for coronavirus. Countries identified as Level 2 or 3 include Italy, Japan, Iran, South Korea and China.

By |2020-03-02T09:09:02-05:00March 2nd, 2020|News|

Van Andel Institute To Sponsor K-12 STEM Education Conference

GRAND RAPIDS—The Van Andel Institute for Education announced that it would host “Science on the Grand: A STEAM conference for inquiry-based instruction” for the third year, on July 13 and 14 in Grand Rapids. This conference equips K–12 educators with the skills, resources, confidence, and competence they need to create a classroom culture which supports

By |2020-03-01T11:16:40-05:00March 1st, 2020|ESD, STEM|

Esperion Gets FDA OK For Another New Cholesterol-Buster, Offers Financial Update

ANN ARBOR—Esperion Therapeutics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Nexlizet, a combination tablet of Esperion’s new non-staticholesterol reducing drug bempedoic acid and an earlier non-statin cholesterol-reducer, exetimibe. The new drug will be an oral, once-daily, non-statin medicine designed to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol, the so-called bad cholesterol, intended for people who

By |2020-03-01T11:15:54-05:00March 1st, 2020|ESD|