Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, August 27, 2012

Luke Nave (left), assistant research scientist at the U-M Biological Station and of ecology and evolutionary biology, explains his experimental plot in the woods to students attending Camp KinoMaage last week. The camp is designed to give Native American middle schoolers from around the state an opportunity to interact with the scientists at the station on Douglas Lake near Pellston and learn about their research work. Among the students in Nave's group are (front row from left) Dylan Johndrow, Josh Jacobs and Brandon Erickson, and (back row from left) Sarah Matson, and Daniel Dick. (Photo by Helke Jackson)

Student Move-In to affect traffic, parking
U-M Student Move-In began Sunday, with limited move-in for some residents, and concludes Friday evening. The increased traffic brought by this activity — along with several area street construction projects — may create traffic delays and will necessitate parking space closures and alterations to the city and U-M transit systems.

Nano-origami project combines art and engineering to further technology
Engineers and artists at U-M will receive nearly $2 million from the National Science Foundation for a four-year research campaign to find out whether the ancient art of origami could bring nanotechnology into the third dimension.

U.S. risks losing out to Asia in medical research, U-M team warns
The United States has long led the world in medical research, with hundreds of thousands of jobs and marketable discoveries generated by government funding every year. But a new study led by researchers from the Medical School and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System says the U.S. risks losing out to Asia as the hub of medical discovery.

Sue Schade named chief information officer of U-M Hospitals and Health Centers
Sue Schade has been named chief information officer of U-M Hospitals and Health Centers, after 12 years as CIO of Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In her new role, Schade will provide direction and oversight for information technology initiatives in U-M hospitals and clinics.

Record Update returns to daily distribution
Today's Record Update marks the marks the return of its daily distribution schedule for the 2012-13 academic year.

The Michigan Difference

Concussion consequences
As high school football players kick off a new season, Stephen Broglio will continue his research into the short- and long-term effects of gridiron-related concussions. Broglio, assistant professor of athletic training, will use special helmet sensors to measure hits to the head during games at Ann Arbor's Skyline High School. Broglio discusses the problem of high school football concussions in the current issue of Movement, the School of Kinesiology's magazine.