Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Instead of dumping refuse in trash cans at the men's basketball game on Saturday, fans were asked to separate items into composting and recycling bins. It was part of a zero waste effort that included using biodegradable cups and utensils in an attempt to send as little material as possible to the landfill. The Student Sustainability Initiative coordinated the event. (Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services)

UM-Dearborn forms engineering partnership with ALHOSN University
UM-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science is forming a partnership with ALHOSN University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, that will foster mutual cooperation in education and research as well as support academic and scientific goals at both universities. The agreement aims to create exchange opportunities for students and faculty as well as collaborative curricula, programs and teaching materials.

Emergency Hardship Program offers guidance, grants for employees
Through November 49 university staff and faculty members have received emergency financial awards from the Emergency Hardship Program, and more than 240 others have been connected with appropriate community resources. The program recommends resources and — in some cases — provides one-time emergency financial assistance for staff and faculty members.

Two spinoff companies share grants with U-M for medical projects
A pair of U-M spinoff companies will work with the U-M Health System on two separate grant-assisted projects. One will help develop a Respiratory Syncytial Virus intranasal vaccine, and the other will work on a next-generation clinical quality-management solution.

The Michigan Difference

Sounding the alarm
As concerns about the possible invasion of Asian carp in the Great Lakes continue to grow, Law School alumnus Noah Hall is doing his part to keep people informed about the legal issues surrounding the threat with his blog, Great Lakes Law. Hall has called for aggressive legal action to combat the crisis, but says time may not allow for effective options in time to keep the harmful species from establishing a foothold in Lake Michigan.