Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, July 24, 2009

This video provided by College of Engineering researchers uses the Michigan fight song to demonstrate how sound waves can move droplets through microfluidic devices. Read more about how this development could significantly simplify the process of conducting experiments in microfluidic devices.

Yellow Ribbon Program helps ease veterans’ financial burden
Matthew Swanson, a 10-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, and other military veterans will be able to concentrate on their studies instead of worrying about how they’ll pay tuition. That’s because U-M has joined the Yellow Ribbon Program, a federal effort that helps offset the cost of tuition for veterans.

Diabetes patients may be at risk for depression
Doctors may want to monitor diabetes patients more carefully for worsened symptoms of depression, and perhaps start treatment for the disease, according to a new study. U-M researchers have determined poor glycemic control in diabetics may be a risk factor for such symptoms.

Wolverine football team schedules annual Fan Day
The U-M football program will conduct its annual Fan Day Aug. 23 at Al Glick Field House, Oosterbaan Field House and the adjacent practice field behind Schembechler Hall. The autograph session and opportunity to meet the 2009 Wolverine team will run from 1-3 p.m.

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.