Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Kendall Judson of the Navy team attempts to block an Army player's pass during the third annual U-M Army-Navy Wheelchair Basketball game at Crisler Arena. The game last week was the final event of the university's Investing in Ability Week. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, Michigan Photography)

U-M leads in research spending among U.S. public universities
For the third straight year, the university ranks first in spending for research and development among the nation's public universities, according to the National Science Foundation. R&D spending at U-M increased 8 percent between fiscal years 2010 and 2011 to $1.28 billion.

MCubed to announce funding recipients Wednesday via Twitter
Fifty teams will be selected in a lottery for research funding on Wednesday through the university’s new innovative seed grant program MCubed. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Twitter, MCubed officials will announce faculty recipients one by one. Each winning team will receive $60,000 to hire a student or postdoctoral researcher to begin work on its project.

U-M wins organ donation challenge against Ohio State
U-M beat Ohio State in an annual donation contest, signing up 112,780 people to the state's organ donor list compared with Ohio State's 68,397 in the Wolverine-Buckeye Challenge for Life. In the two-week-long Blood Battle, U-M collected 2,232 pints of blood, falling short of Ohio State's 2,402.

Carol A. Goss to speak at UM-Dearborn winter commencement
Carol A. Goss, president and CEO of The Skillman Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at UM-Dearborn’s commencement ceremony on Dec. 15.

The Michigan Difference

Three weeks in Ghana
This past August, Charlie Michaels, coordinator for Detroit Connections at the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, led 10 undergraduate students on a three-week international experience in Ghana, West Africa. While there, they worked on projects in which they engaged with local children and artists, and worked toward solving an environmental problem by making charcoal out of corn cobs.