Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kenneth Lieberthal, a U-M professor emeritus and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, returned to the university to join ongoing celebrations for the Center for Chinese Studies' 50th anniversary. In this video, Lieberthal, director of Brookings' John L. Thornton China Center, discusses currency issues that face China. Click here to read excerpts from an interview with Lieberthal about U-M's history with China and the outlook for the massive country.

Aung San Suu Kyi warns against paralysis of fear in Wallenberg Lecture
People must resist the paralysis of fear and find the courage to challenge injustice and achieve freedom, said Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi in the Wallenberg Lecture on Tuesday. The Nobel Peace laureate's comments were made public while she received the Wallenberg Medal, an honor named after a U-M alumnus who saved tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis in World War II.

REMINDER: UMHS hosting public open house for new hospitals on Nov. 6
The community will be offered a glimpse inside the new, soon-to-open C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's hospitals on Nov. 6 at a public open house from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The free event will include tours of the new facilities and a variety of activities for all ages.

Student-built satellite to prepare NASA instrument for space missions
When the M-Cubed satellite, built by U-M students, goes into orbit, it will become the first CubeSat to test a NASA instrument for major space missions. It is scheduled to launch Friday. A CubeSat is a cubic mini-satellite, about 4 inches per side, with a mass of no more than 3 pounds.

The Michigan Difference

Students without borders
Every year in remote Guatemalan villages people die of treatable illnesses because of the distance between them and basic medical care. That’s why engineering students in Michigan’s Health Engineering for All Lives (M-HEAL) program are working to develop a sophisticated digital stethoscope that will transmit vital signs of patients in remote villages to specialists in Guatemala City. This video follows the students on an information-gathering trip to Guatemala earlier this year.