Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

An urban apiary is one example of the sustainability initiatives under way at the UM-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center. This video illustrates how students play a vital role in maintaining the seasonal beehives and assisting with the annual honey harvest in late summer.

U-M announces new center for drug discovery
The university has announced a new center to accelerate the progression to the marketplace of drugs under development at laboratories across campus. The Center for the Discovery of New Medicines will support work in various schools and departments to streamline drug discovery and development.

Student startup Fetchnotes selected for TechStars national incubator program
Fetchnotes, a student startup that features a cloud-based note-jotting and organizing system, has won a spot in the prestigious business accelerator program TechStars. The company, launched by U-M undergrads in late 2011, spent two terms in U-M’s student-business incubator TechArb and currently has more than 19,000 users.

New faculty orientation set for Wednesday
The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching will conduct a New Faculty Orientation on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., in the Michigan League. The program will include remarks by U-M officials and faculty members, as well as interactive sessions in which faculty can share experiences and strategize about good teaching.

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.