Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The U-M Cardiovascular Center and the University of Pittsburgh have been awarded $13.3 million to explore the potential benefits of giving a large and growing group of Americans with heart failure earlier access to devices that support their circulation. Click on the image to watch Dr. Keith Aaronson and Dr. Francis Pagani discuss the study. Click here to read more.

U-M online gateway getting facelift as first stage of redesign
The university’s home page, the gateway, will debut a new look during the week of Jan. 31 — one that features a more contemporary appearance, an improved search function and better integration of social media. The refresh, as it is being called, will be the first step in a yearlong process that will result in a new and improved gateway.

Grant will help drive plug-in hybrid electric vehicle lab at UM-Dearborn
UM-Dearborn’s College of Engineering and Computer Science has been awarded $200,000 to acquire leading-edge technologies that will allow it to expand training from the classroom to hands-on research through establishment of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle research and training laboratory.

President Coleman to receive social justice award
The Eastern District of Michigan Chapter of the Federal Bar Association has announced it will present President Mary Sue Coleman with its Advancement of Social Justice Award at the annual Wade H. McCree Jr. Luncheon on Feb. 23.

The Michigan Difference

Carbon forestry pioneer
Working as an adviser on climate and forestry with the German Agency for Technical Cooperation in Laos, U-M alumnus Gabe Eickhoff spends about half his time wearing nice clothes in the Laos Department of Forestry advising on regulations, and the other half out in forests measuring trees. Eickhoff is part of an emerging field that aims to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions by reducing deforestation.