Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

View a video about the TechArb project.

Student companies grow at TechArb business incubator
About 30 students are building companies from the ground up — literally. The student entrepreneurs are running their start-up ventures from the TechArb, a business incubator located in the basement of a downtown Ann Arbor building.

University, lecturers settle grievance, salary increase
The university and lecturers on the Ann Arbor campus have reached a settlement on two related salary issues that gives about 800 eligible lecturers an additional 1.5 percent increase in the 2008-09 academic year and a 2 percent increase in 2009-10. A settlement was reached Tuesday on the increase for 2009-10, about two weeks after the two sides settled a grievance that lecturers had filed over their 2008-09 raise.

China travel alert — quarantine measures for H1N1
In response to the H1N1 pandemic, officials in China have instituted measures that include placing arriving passengers who exhibit fever or flu-like symptoms into seven-day quarantine. As a result of this action, the U.S. Department of State has issued a travel warning that the U-M provost and the chair of the university’s International Travel Oversight Committee urge those who are traveling to China to read.

The Michigan Difference

A scientist to watch
Liangcai Gu, a 2008 doctoral graduate in the College of Pharmacy, exemplifies the eagerness to learn and determination to make a difference that are hallmarks of U-M’s pharmacy program. “It’s been a privilege having had him in my lab,” says David Sherman, Hans W. Vahlteich Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and director of the Center for Chemical Genomics. “He is definitely a scientist to watch.”