Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, April 2, 2012

From campus fairs to tailgates to hot air balloons, there's a lot going on at North Campus. This video offers a glimpse at some of the many activities students will find when they Go North!

New federal rankings: U-M again tops in research spending at public universities
For the second straight year, U-M ranks first in research and development spending among the nation’s public universities and colleges, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. National Science Foundation. The annual rankings, released by the federal agency last week, show U-M atop the R&D expenditures list for public universities and behind only Johns Hopkins University on the list of all U.S. universities and colleges.

U-M students named Truman and Goldwater scholars
U-M juniors Noel Gordon and Tyler Jones aspire to make the world a better place through public service, and because of this have been honored as Truman Scholars. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation on March 30 announced the names of 54 recipients of the award that gives $30,000 for graduate studies. Also, U-M students David A. Sherman and Charles H. Stibitz were chosen as Goldwater Scholars based on academic merit, and Rebecca D. Gleit was named honorable mention.

VIDEO: The future of information technology at U-M
What will the future bring as NextGen Michigan makes lasting changes in how U-M invests in information technology? Laura Patterson, associate vice president and chief information officer, talks about about NextGen Michigan and its role in the future of information technology at U-M.

This week in the University Record
• UM-Dearborn professor tests chimpanzee spatial cognitive abilities
• Old School: U-M in History: Theodore Roosevelt visits in 1899
• Research: Many young people would rather surf the web than drive a car
Read these stories and more in the Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Better devices, better outcomes
Jim Geiger, professor of surgery and executive director of the Medical Innovation Center, is leading a team of researchers to develop better pediatric surgical devices. Geiger’s aim is to promote the development and commercialization of many new medical technologies across all fields of health care, and to aid health care innovators in making their products a reality.