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Completion of Pfizer property purchase near

Within weeks the university will take ownership of the former Pfizer pharmaceutical research facility, a 174-acre research campus that will provide a springboard for new discoveries, job creation and educational opportunity — and offer a wise investment for U-M’s future. More >

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Flu travel ban continues

U-M continued its ban on university-sponsored travel to Mexico this week, following guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even though state and federal health officials said the outbreak of Influenza A (H1N1) was not as bad as first thought, the CDC still is recommending against unnecessary travel to Mexico. More >

New GM and U-M institute focuses
on fuel-efficiency, reinventing
the automobile

General Motors and U-M have announced the formation of the GM/U-M Institute of Automotive Research and Education, with a strategic focus on reinventing the automobile and developing the next generation of high-efficiency vehicles powered by diverse energy sources. More >

Department of Energy to fund new research center

U-M will be home to an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) 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. More >

University responds to flu outbreak

As Influenza A (H1N1): Swine Flu spread across Mexico and the United States last week, U-M leaders diligently monitored the situation, keeping an eye on international travel plans and the upcoming commencement celebrations. More >

Graduates urged to meet an uncertain future with optimism and commitment

Google co-founder Larry Page, a U-M alumnus whose groundbreaking search engine has become synonymous with the Internet, encouraged the graduating class of 2009 to confront these uncertain times because "the best people want to work on the big challenges." More >

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