Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, March 19, 2012

Educators from 40 universities from across the U.S. gathered recently at U-M to follow up on discussions that began a year about the role of arts and arts making at American universities and in education in general. Some of them discuss that role in this video. Click here to read more about a comprehensive report that grew out of these sessions.

U-M simplifies license agreements for industry research partners
As part of a plan to enhance research partnerships with industry, U-M has announced the Michigan Research Advantage IP Program, which offers sponsors the opportunity to negotiate terms for licensing intellectual property during the initial contracting process for major research projects, rather than waiting until after IP has been created.

Assistance for Dexter tornado victims
Members of the campus community who are interested in providing financial assistance to victims of the tornado and storms that struck the Dexter area on Thursday evening should consider donating to funds established through the Red Cross or the United Way.

Matched up: U-M Medical School students find out residency futures
For 146 U-M medical students, the future was determined Friday by the contents of a single, white envelope. As part of the annual Match Day celebration, fourth-year medical students were each given an envelope with a piece of paper telling them where they’ll be completing their residency training for the next three to seven years.

Kellen Russell takes home second straight NCAA wrestling title
Fifth-year senior wrestler Kellen Russell used an overtime takedown to beat Iowa's Montell Marion, 6-4, on Saturday evening to capture his second straight 141-pound title at the NCAA Championships. As a team, U-M tied for 11th with Virginia Tech.

This week in the University Record
• DUP lecture: Koren to discuss robotics, dreams and timing
• Weinberg symposium to examine bilingualism, cognition
• Faculty Spotlight: Accomplished poet, publisher uses experience to develop student work
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Relieving hunger in West Africa
The Dogon people of West Mali are facing starvation because of a drought. Beverly Strassman, professor of anthropology, has been studying this group for years and, seeing their plight, stepped in to help. With the aid of colleagues Strassman hopes to provide about 30 trucks of food to 12 villages in the affected region. Knowing conventional relief efforts don’t reach this remote area, Strassman has been raising money to provide relief herself.