Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Christopher Ammons, a third-year dental student, works with middle school students from the University Preparatory Academy in Detroit as they practice making dental impressions on a model of the lower jaw. The students were at the School of Dentistry recently as part of Future U, a program sponsored by the Center for Educational Outreach that exposes youth to the experiences and possibilities provided by higher education. (Photo by Kim Johnson)

Team from Harvard helps NCRC hit 2,000th-person milestone
Less than three years after the first person moved in, U-M has transformed a vacant former pharmaceutical company campus into a vibrant hub for research — an achievement marked this week with the move of the 2,000th person to the site. Today, a former Harvard University researcher and his team are setting up experiments at the North Campus Research Complex.

Students engage with Detroit by living, studying and working there
From an on-site history lesson about the 1967 riots to a tour of Motown Records' Hitsville U.S.A. studios to ongoing community-based internships, U-M's Semester In Detroit program, now entering its fourth year, allows students to live, study and work in a city most of them know little about.

Coleman: Translational research is key to bioengineering's future
President Mary Sue Coleman told a Washington, D.C., audience Monday that bioengineering research offers great opportunities for both increased research and better care for patients. Speaking on a panel of university presidents at the annual meeting of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Coleman said translational research must directly help patients.

The Michigan Difference

Giving back and paying it forward
Curtis Mack, an alumnus and adjunct professor of labor law at the Law School, remembers the many people who helped him get started on the road to success. He uses those memories as a guide for his own mentoring of young people. "My mother used to say to us, 'It's not about what folks give to you or about being successful for yourself, it's about giving back to others,'" says Mack, who gives back through his service to numerous organizations, including the We Are Family and Just the Beginning foundations.