Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

From left, UM-Dearborn engineering students Elizabeth Shnerpunas, Heather Velliky, Murad Swaidan and William Schmelter have come up with a way to aid traffic safety by keeping snow and ice from obscuring LED traffic lights. Click here to read about their award-winning project. (Photo by John Gambotto)

What high court's patent case ruling could mean for U-M research
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the case of Stanford v. Roche Molecular Systems has generated much interest among universities that engage in federally funded research to develop technology that is transferred to the private sector for commercial development. Kenneth Nisbet, executive director of Tech Transfer, explains the ramifications of the ruling.

EEBlog up and running with worldwide stories of summer research
Graduate students in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are blogging from summer research sites around the world. Keep up with what they're doing or join in if you have an EEB experience to share.

Section of Thompson Street closed this week
Ongoing development of the Zaragon II property will require the temporary closure of Thompson Street to through traffic from the intersection of East William Street to approximately the middle of the block north of East Jefferson Street. The project is scheduled to begin today and last until Friday.

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Connecting Kenya to the world
Rama Mwenesi is student director of the E-MAGINE team that is bringing a solar powered, cell phone-based Internet system to rural Kenya. In this video, he describes how E-MAGINE seeks to enhance the livelihoods of individuals in off-the-grid and underserved communities by developing sustainable Internet technologies that help connect them to the world.