Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Outgoing School of Art & Design Dean Bryan Rogers wears a jetpack and a helmet designed by faculty as part of his launch party at the A&D faculty/graduate student studios. The March 30 gathering of 200 well-wishers featured performing deans, dogs, a provost's roast and a presidential toast. (Photo by Terry Johnston.)

U-M shares in $5 million grant to train global health researchers
The National Institutes of Health has announced $20 million in funding for global health training — including a $5 million grant for a consortium that includes U-M. This funding, through the Fogarty International Center at NIH, will enable U-M medical, public health and other health professions students perform research studies in one of six partner nations, and prepare for careers helping improve health around the world.

University to sponsor fifth annual e-waste recycling event at two Ann Arbor locations
The Office of Campus Sustainability and the Ann Arbor Public Schools are sponsoring a free e-waste recycling event designed to help area residents, small businesses and non-profits dispose of electronics in an earth-friendly way. The Office of Campus Sustainability is coordinating the three-day event that includes locations at Pioneer High School and at the Washtenaw Intermediate School District office.

U-M Library launches data curation fellowship program
The U-M Library, in partnership with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) and its Digital Library Federation (DLF) program, will help launch a new data curation fellowship program for recent doctoral scholars in the natural and social sciences. The aim of the CLIR/DLF Data Curation Fellowship Program is to create a cadre of scholars whose expertise in their discipline is enriched by an understanding of how their research data are organized, transmitted and manipulated.

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.