Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

President Mary Sue Coleman addresses The National Summit in Detroit. (Photo by Rick Bielaczyc, Wayne State University)

Coleman discusses entrepreneurship at National Summit
President Mary Sue Coleman joined business, education and government leaders from across the nation Tuesday to discuss ideas for using technology and innovation to promote entrepreneurship and make U.S. business more competitive. She was part of a panel at The National Summit taking place in Detroit.

Pfizer purchase completed; new name for site announced
On Tuesday, June 16, the university expanded its North Campus by completing the purchase of 174 acres of land and 30 buildings that were formerly owned by Pfizer Inc. The new buildings will be known collectively as the North Campus Research Complex, or NCRC. The site will form the basis for growth in the U-M research community and partnerships with the private sector. For more on the NCRC, including future updates on plans for use of the campus, visit

WorkConnections modifies services for uncomplicated pregnancies
WorkConnections, the university’s integrated disability services program designed to assist employees — and their supervisors — when a health condition prevents employees from working, is discontinuing disability management services for uncomplicated pregnancies, effective July 1.

Tornado chasers catch a twister
Five University of Michigan students participating in the VORTEX2 tornado observation project encountered their first twister recently in Wyoming. They offer details of the storm and pictures of the tornado on their blog.

The Michigan Difference

Milestones in Giving
Private dollars have long helped U-M fulfill its public mission. A new feature on the Michigan Difference Web site highlights the history of donor impact on U-M's notable achievements.