Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, March 30, 2009

School of Information students Annie Fang, Eunice Shin and Rahan Khozein display their eXtend project, an online system that efficiently provides an approach to extending the life cycle of IT equipment by promoting the reuse of electronics. The students are among five SI teams that will compete in an international design challenge April 9 in Boston sponsored by the Special Interest Group in Computer-Human Interaction. (Photo by Jay Jackson/School of Information)

LSI’s Innovation Partnership targets deadly diseases through novel initiative
Cancer, diabetes, strep infections and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s are the first targets of the Life Sciences Institute’s Innovation Partnership, which shepherds promising biomedical discoveries from labs to the marketplace.

‘Ready to Launch’ to offer students career advice
Job search advisors from The Career Center and several other units will offer one-on-one resume and cover letter reviews, in addition to general career advice Thursday during “Ready to Launch,” a program hosted by the Alumni Association.

Prescribed burn planned at Dana Building
A small controlled burn of the native vegetation on the east side of the Samuel T. Dana Building is planned in the month of April. The burn is considered an important land management tool and a critical regenerative process for several local ecosystems.

The Michigan Difference

Exploring the power of space
As a child Jim Chaffers, at right with former TCAUP Dean Doug Kelbaugh, intuitively understood the transformative power of architecture. Years later, the concept of space as a catalyst and generator of possibilities would manifest itself in the structures Chaffers designed, the classes he taught and the research projects he pursued. “My work has been guided by a belief that the practice of architecture is first and foremost an act of addressing human aspiration and, as such, is fundamentally future-oriented and spiritual,” says Chaffers, professor emeritus of architecture.