Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Partnering with the Peking University Health Center, U-M's Medical School hopes to promote research that can lead to breakthroughs in pulmonary, cardiovascular and liver diseases. This video explains the ideas behind the joint institute.

SACUA members take two-pronged approach to tenure clock issues
A document being circulated among U-M faculty suggests a two-pronged approach to deal with issues surrounding a proposal to extend the maximum allowable tenure probationary period from eight to 10 years. Instead of changing Regents' Bylaw 5.09 to allow a longer tenure clock, several members of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs propose a short-term alternative and a long-term process to address factors driving the current discussion.

Library releases MLibrary Mobile for on-the-go access to content
The U-M Library has announced the launch of MLibrary Mobile, a new website that provides access to key library content and services in a mobile-friendly format. From MLibrary Mobile one can access Mirlyn Mobile, as well as a list of mobile-friendly library databases, hours and locations, Ask a Librarian services, research guides, and news and events.

Study shows more than 1.5M jobs and $62B in wages directly tied to Great Lakes
More than 1.5 million U.S. jobs are directly connected to the Great Lakes, generating $62 billion in wages annually, according to a new analysis by Michigan Sea Grant at U-M. The analysis represents a conservative estimate of direct employment related to the Great Lakes in several industries, its authors say.

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Crash testing social entrepreneurship
As more and more cars are made available in developing countries, it is likely that lack of available child restraints could lead to a higher infant mortality rate. Rachel Strauss and Megan Bland, two biomedical engineering seniors who will graduate from the College of Engineering in April, have dedicated themselves to creating a solution. They’re building a simpler, more affordable children’s car seat.