Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Representatives from U-M and Peking University signed an agreement Tuesday officially creating a joint institute to promote research that can lead to breakthroughs in pulmonary, cardiovascular and liver diseases. From left are Dr. Ora Pescovitz, executive vice president of medical affairs and chief executive officer of the U-M Health System; Dr. Yang Ke, executive vice president of Peking University and its Health Science Center; Dr. Joseph Kolars, senior associate dean for education and global initiatives at the Medical School; and Dr. Weigang Fang, vice president of the Peking University Health Science Center. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Photo Services)

Six students nominated for Rhodes, Marshall scholarships
The Provost’s Council on Student Honors has selected six top scholars to represent the university in competition for the prestigious Rhodes and Marshall scholarships. The students hail from such diverse disciplines as violin performance, theatre, space science engineering, ancient civilizations and political science.

Grant to help develop anti-infective agent for soldiers' wounds
The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $1.5 million over three years to the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences and to Ann Arbor-based NanoBio Corp. to develop and test nanoemulsions with potential to fight a wide range of wound infections.

UM-Dearborn launches Web strategy initiative
An initiative to develop UM-Dearborn’s first-ever comprehensive Web strategy project is under way. Representatives from ISITE Design of Portland, Ore., are on campus this week to begin the first phase of the process — an assessment of the current UM-Dearborn website and related campus needs.

The Michigan Difference

Blogging about the Peace Corps
As U-M celebrates 50 years of the Peace Corps this week, recent U-M graduates Nate Gire and Kelsey Kennedy are blogging about their experiences as new volunteers with the organization. They started their Peace Corps assignment in Lima, Peru, in September.