Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Deborah Gumucio, director of the Center for Organogenesis, talks with a visitor to the center’s booth at the South University Art Fair on Wednesday. The center staffs the booth, BioArtography, each year to raise money for research, travel and other special projects for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. BioArtography sells photographs of tissue cells that cross the boundary from science to art when dyed and captured under a microscope. (Photo by James Iseler)

Magazine ranks U-M Hospitals and Health Centers 14th in U.S.
The University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers were again named among the nation’s best, ranking 14th overall in the annual U.S. News & World Report honor roll of “America’s Best Hospitals.” The rankings recognized U-M in 14 areas of specialized care. This is the 15th year in a row that U-M has landed on the honor roll.

Researcher receives top presidential award
Electromagnetics researcher Anthony Grbic will be honored this year with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Grbic, an assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer science, is one of 100 scientists and engineers across the nation to receive the PECASE, the highest honor the U.S. government gives to young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

So where’s your favorite Michigan beach?
For some Michigan residents, going to the beach is a rite of summer; for others it’s a regular occurrence. No matter how often you visit a sandy shoreline, you probably have a favorite Great Lakes beach. In this edition of the Michigan Sea Grant’s publication Upwellings, staff members suggest their favorite Michigan beaches and what going there means to them.

The Michigan Difference

Legal enlightenment
The Cook Legal Research Building at the Law School is a brighter place these days, thanks largely to the efforts of former U-M student and noted investment manager Charles T. Munger. Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., donated $3 million toward lighting upgrades in Cook and Hutchins Hall. The story of the law library’s transformation is told in LD+A, a magazine for lighting engineers.