Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, February 5, 2010

Karen O'Brien, collections manager for the U-M Museum of Anthropology, shows Tibetan Thang-kas from the museum’s Koelz collection in this video, which was produced as part of the LSA theme year, “Meaningful Objects.” The collection, obtained from monasteries in the Himalayan region by Walter Koelz during the 1930s, is one of the few in existence with examples representing the entire historical tradition of Tibetan Buddhist Thang-ka painting.

Three to receive Goddard Power award; psychology department to be honored
Cindy Schipani, the Merwin H. Waterman Collegiate Professor of Business Administration; Elizabeth Duell, assistant professor of dermatology; and Carol Jacobsen, professor of art and professor of women’s studies, will receive the 2010 Sarah Goddard Power Award, and the Academic Women’s Caucus selection committee will present the Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award to the Department of Psychology.

Forrest discusses NCRC’s role in ‘fourth generation’ research
The North Campus Research Complex has the potential to redefine how research at universities is pursued in the 21st century, Vice President for Research Stephen Forrest writes in his blog. However, if U-M is to lead this “fourth generation” of the research relationship between universities and the federal government, it must forge a vision for the NCRC and how it selects projects and assembles the right kinds of collaborations, he writes.

U-M researchers receive share of Google funding
Researchers at U-M are sharing in the $5.7 million first round of Google Focused Research Awards, which will help fund areas of study of key interest to Google as well as the research community.

The Michigan Difference

Cool with the cold
Fascinated with Antarctica since the fourth grade, Stuart Klipper has made six voyages to the bottom of the world and has captured thousands of photos of the continent’s icy landscape. Author of a new book “The Antarctic: From The Circle To The Pole,” the 1962 alumnus has been called “the definitive photographer of Antarctica in the modern era.”