Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

University officials cut a ceremonial ribbon marking the opening of the Venture Accelerator. Click on the photo for a list of those pictured. (Photo by Eric Bronson, U-M Photo Services)

First tenants move into Venture Accelerator for U-M startup businesses
The university on Tuesday officially opened its Venture Accelerator at the North Campus Research Complex to provide space and resources for new businesses based on U-M technology. The Venture Accelerator will assist startup companies emerging from the pipeline of new ventures at U-M Tech Transfer. One company has moved into the facility and four more are expected to begin soon.

Engineering computers available in Angell Hall
Students who are taking engineering courses now will have more convenient access to specialized software applications necessary for their coursework when they are on Central Campus. The Angell Hall Computing Site now has 20 dedicated Computer Aided Engineering Network lab computers.

VIDEOS: Auto expert assesses comeback by U.S. carmakers
As the 2011 North American International Auto Show continues this week in Detroit, Bruce Belzowski, assistant research scientist at the U-M Transportation Research Institute, discusses the comeback of U.S. automakers, and how the futuristic dreams of auto companies are coming to fruition.

The Michigan Difference

An alum's atonement
Robert Wollack was a fallen cop, sentenced to federal prison for conspiracy to sell cocaine. It was there that he got his second chance, which led to a degree from the School of Social Work and his new life helping others get their second chance. Wollack is founder and president of Wolverine Human Services, a non-profit organization that works with troubled youth in Detroit.