Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, June 25, 2012

This video about U-M's leading role in innovation and entrepreneurship was shown at the kickoff of the inaugural Entrepreneurs Engage unconference in Ann Arbor last Thursday.

Venture Accelerator to welcome venture capital group, 18th startup
Venture capitalists will have more direct, regular access to U-M startups when the Michigan Venture Capital Association opens a collaboration office at Tech Transfer's Venture Accelerator, officials from the two groups have announced. Meanwhile, the accelerator is about to get its 18th tenant.

Four hundred health researchers form new institute based at NCRC
With a common goal of making health care better, safer, more cost effective and more equal, nearly 400 health researchers from across U-M and partner organizations have formed one of the nation’s largest research entities of its kind. The Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation opened its new home last week at the North Campus Research Complex.
Some fast facts about the NCRC as U-M marks the third anniversary of purchasing the former Pfizer facility.

U-M forecasters predict second-smallest Gulf 'dead zone'
A dry spring in portions of the Midwest is expected to result in the second-smallest Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" on record in 2012, according to a U-M forecast. The U-M prediction calls for a 2012 Gulf of Mexico dead zone of about 1,200 square miles, an area the size of Rhode Island. If the forecast is correct, 2012 will replace 2000 (1,696 square miles) as the year with the second-smallest Gulf dead zone.

This week in the University Record
• Researchers investigate senior citizen crash injuries
• U-M in History: President James B. Angell delivers commencement remarks in 1879
• Answer isn’t always on the ‘tip of the tongue’ for older adults
Read these stories and more in the Record, on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Sharing lessons across the aisle
Anne Kaiser, Jim Townsend and Jon Gauthier come from different points on the political spectrum and practice politics in different states, but they share something in common — all are serving in or seeking elective office and each one relies on the lessons they learned at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. Says Gauthier: "Ultimately, what the Ford School of Public Policy creates are leaders, whether they are policy analysts making recommendations or they are elected officials."