Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The planning team for the U-M Symphony Band's recent trip to China recall their memories of the trip, elaborate on the planning that went into it, and discuss the legacy of the trip for the participants and the university.

Two from U-M elected to Institute of Medicine
Dr. Ora Hirsch Pescovitz, executive vice president for medical affairs and CEO of the U-M Health System, and Roderick Little, a biostatistician at the School of Public Health and an associate director of the U.S. Census Bureau, have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the nation's most prestigious body for professionals in health and medicine.

Zell Lurie Institute awards $34,500 and TechArb space for student entrepreneurs
The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business has announced the recipients of the Fall 2011 Dare to Dream grant program and TechArb tenancy. Dare to Dream awarded $34,500 based on business concepts and feasibility studies submitted to panels of judges.

CTools boosts value by adding external tools and services
The CTools team has added several tools that represent a new direction in development: increasing value by integrating external tools and services. Key to this new capability is the Learning Tools Interoperability standard, which provides a lightweight and industry-supported mechanism for users to access a potentially unlimited number of external tools.

The Michigan Difference

A fresh look at the atom
Georg Raithel, professor of physics, LSA, and a team of researchers have come up with an atom-imaging technique that allows for the detection of the elusive and highly excited individual Rydberg atom. The team’s technique has allowed them to provide the first images and measurements of the unique interaction that happens between these atoms.