Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

College of Engineering faculty and students are engaged in various projects in which they design solutions for social change in communities around the world.

UPDATE: U-M responds to swine flu outbreak
In response to the growing concern over the swine flu outbreak, the university has taken a number of specific steps over the last few days, including reaching out to students from Mexico who may have family members coming to Ann Arbor this week for commencement. The university has pledged to help those students get the best information possible so they can make informed travel decisions.

DOE to establish research center in solar energy at U-M
U-M will be home to an Energy Frontier Research Center that will explore new materials to better convert solar energy to electricity, the White House has announced. The U.S. Department of Energy plans to fund this center at a level of about $19.5 million. It is one of 46 centers across the nation and one of two in Michigan.

Three faculty members elected to National Academy of Sciences
Professors David Meyer (psychology), Alan Gibbard (philosophy) and Yu Xie (sociology) have been elected members of the National Academy of Sciences for their excellence in original scientific research, the academy announced Tuesday. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States.

The Michigan Difference

Charting new courses in ambulatory practice
University retiree Fred Remley, 79, at right with Clinical Associate Professor of Pharmacy Tami Remington, says direct pharmacist involvement in medication therapy management has impacted his quality of life by helping to manage the medication he uses. He takes part in MHealthy: Focus on Medicines, a university/College of Pharmacy partnership to improve health outcomes.