Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, May 6, 2011

A worker wraps a pallet of electronics collected for recycling during the annual e-waste collection sponsored by the Office of Campus Sustainability and Ann Arbor Public Schools. The event runs through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection for businesses and nonprofits continues today at the Tennis and Gymnastics parking lot, 2250 S. State St., and a public collection is Saturday at Pioneer High School. Participants are asked to enter off Main Street. Listen to an interview about the program with Terry Alexander, executive director of the Office of Campus Sustainability, on WLBY's "Lucy Ann Lance Business Insider." (Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services)

Coulter Translational Partnership, U-M build $20M endowment
The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, along with the College of Engineering and the Medical School, has enabled the creation of a $20 million endowment to enhance and support research directed at technologies promising progression towards commercial development and clinical practice.

Robert Groves elected to National Academy of Sciences
Survey methodologist Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau and a U-M professor, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors attainable by an American scientist, in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievement in original research.

UM-SJTU Joint Institute Partners with Covidien to promote global education
The U-M-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute and Covidien, a leading global provider of health care products, have announced a collaborative program to provide grants and financing for more than 200 undergraduates and graduates over three years. The program will take advantage of several programs designed to enhance innovation, engineering and research, with a focus on developing solutions to benefit worldwide health care.

The Michigan Difference

Advice from the bullpen
Former U-M pitcher Jim Abbott was born without a right hand, but he didn't let it dampen his illustrious baseball career or hamper his successful foray into public speaking. "I've never felt as though I've had a disability," Abbott says. "I would probably say that I'm more blessed than not in terms of what I'm able to do physically. And I think that has to be your focus."