Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, February 4, 2011

Pedestrians cross a powder-packed State Street near the Michigan Union. The storm that hit Tuesday night and Wednesday dumped several inches of snow on southeastern Michigan but the Ann Arbor campus remained open. Click here for more photos of scenes from around Central Campus after the snowfall . (Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

Funding change increases support for research
Faculty and students will benefit from a decision made by the president and the provost with the vice president for research that doubles the share of intellectual property revenues used to support research initiatives across campus.

Round table to address issues that have led to Middle East protests
The International Institute will conduct a round-table discussion at noon Monday to analyze the underlying tensions in the Middle East that have led to widespread unrest and political instability. Leading U-M scholars will discuss how protests in Egypt, Tunisia, and other countries have led to a shakeup of the existing governments.

Dow student innovation challenge encourages sustainability ideas
Graduate students or student teams are encouraged to pursue multi-disciplinary, breakthrough ideas for environmental sustainability, and a chance at $10,000, by entering the "Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge," sponsored by the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute.

The Michigan Difference

Saving lives in the sky
U-M Survival Flight is more than just a way of transporting very sick patients. This article in Medicine at Michigan explains why the high level of critical care that the men and women of this service provide before, during and after the trip sets it apart from other air medical transport programs.