Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Shobita Parthasarathy, assistant professor of public policy, discusses the broader implications of a case currently before the U.S. Court of Appeals that looks at the validity of gene patents. Its outcome may have a bearing on the patentability of other "products of nature" such as stem cells.

Eugene Anderson named interim dean at Ross School of Business
Eugene (Gene) Anderson, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, will serve as interim dean of the school, effective July 1 to Aug. 21, pending approval from the Board of Regents.

Ecologist tells Congress climate change affecting Great Lakes now
A U-M scientist told a congressional panel Tuesday that climate change is affecting the Great Lakes region now, more so than other areas of the country. Knute Nadelhoffer, professor of ecology and environmental biology, told the House Energy and Power Subcommittee that temperatures have risen 4 degrees Fahrenheit in the northern part of the Great Lakes and 1 degree in the southern region over the past 50 years.

OPINION: Department chair, film student present arguments for tax credit
As state officials debate the future of Michigan's film tax credit, the chair of the Department of Theatre & Drama and the president of the student Film and Video Association cite their reasons for continuing one of the nation’s most attractive filmmaking incentives.

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Leaders of a growing India
With a population of one billion and counting, 21st-century India represents one of the most dynamic economic opportunities the world has ever seen. Many of its business leaders are alumni of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, opening new channels of development in every sector of Indian society, from information technology to consumer products. Several are profiled in Dividend, the Ross School's alumni magazine.