Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fifteen Swedish social workers, researchers, psychologists, and those who provide services to abused women and their children will be meeting with Sandra Graham-Bermann, professor of psychology and psychiatry, this week to learn about evidence-based interventions for this population. The group will create a research collaboration plan to evaluate the programs when implemented throughout Sweden. From left, during a welcome session Tuesday, are Sabina Gómez Jansson of the Family Division Unit, Social Service in Kristinehamn, Sweden; Graham-Bermann and Robert M. Sellers, chair and Charles D. Moody Collegiate Professor of Psychology. (Photo by Rick Richter)

BREAKING NEWS: Central Campus experiences brief power outage
A brief power outage affected several buildings on Central Campus this morning. Many buildings experienced an electrical bump around 10:44 a.m. and several lost power. Electricity was restored to all buildings by 11 a.m.

Students build wiki of medical devices designed for use in low-income countries
In parts of the world without reliable electricity, a pedal-powered nebulizer could provide life-saving asthma treatments. Small, wax-filled sleeping bags could keep premature infants warm. A salad spinner centrifuge for blood samples could help clinicians diagnose anemia. U-M researchers have cataloged more than 100 such technologies in a new wiki of medical devices designed for settings with limited resources.

Research Views: It takes an ecosystem
From California's Silicon Valley to the Research Triangle in North Carolina, the presence of world-class universities has been an essential element to the growth and sustainability of innovation clusters. In the latest post to his blog, Research Views, Vice President for Research Stephen Forrest explores the university's role in helping to grow an ecosystem of innovation in Southeast Michigan.

UM-Flint announces new master's program in accounting
UM-Flint is taking its accounting program to the next level with the introduction of a new Master of Science in Accounting degree. The School of Management's MSA program is designed to build on students’ undergraduate education by preparing them for careers in accounting. It enables them to complete the 150 credit hours required to become a certified public accountant.

The Michigan Difference

Public service in the city
Serving in the office of Detroit Mayor Dave Bing gave Elizabeth Palazzola and Julie Schneider a chance to help the city’s land use, housing and sustainability problems as the Ford School's inaugural David Bohnett Public Service Fellows. The program aims to give aspiring public servants experience with city government. It continues with incoming fellows Diana Flora and Stephanie Chang.