Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

President Mary Sue Coleman greets students during her annual open house. From left are Alex Hessler, Kyle Nekrite, Jonathan Cameau, and Jimmy Leonard. The event Tuesday afternoon gave hundreds of students an opportunity to chat with Coleman and tour the president’s campus home on South University Avenue. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, U-M Photo Services)

Student entries sought for Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition
University and college students from across Michigan have until Sept. 30 to submit their innovative business ideas to the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition for a chance at the $25,000 top prize and an opportunity to present their plans to investors.

GoNorth! Initiative has lasting effect
It was less than a year ago that an effort was launched to promote and revitalize the North Campus experience. And while several events and changes still are in the works, the effects of the GoNorth! Initiative already can be seen, from increasing the number of social events to rebranding how students think about U-M's “engineering and artistic campus.”

Genetics work earns Medical School researcher New Innovator Award
Sundeep Kalantry, an assistant professor of human genetics studying long-lasting changes in gene expression that occur during both normal development and diseases such as cancers, will receive a 2011 New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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The Michigan Difference

Stoves for Malawi
Brian Smyser, the first Peace Corps Master’s International student in the School of Natural Resources and Environment, works with a non-governmental organization and an ecosystem service company to help promote safer, more efficient stoves in Malawi villages. The effort enhances the quality of life and aids small business development in the villages.