Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

This time-lapse video shows the construction and operation of a Rube Goldberg machine, built from materials that represent aspects of each feature story in the spring edition of LSA Magazine.

New website shows how animal research at U-M helps save lives
As one of the world's top research and educational institutions, U-M has many research projects and training courses that can't be done without the use of animals. Now, a newly revamped website showcases this aspect of medical research and training, showing its impact, highlighting the resources available for animal use and care, and addressing key issues that have appeared in the media.

CEW receives grant for statewide partnership on women's economic security
The Center for the Education of Women has begun a new initiative to build an academic-community partnership focused on developing program and policy recommendations addressing women's economic security in Detroit and Flint. The Ford Foundation has provided $385,000 to the center for the Michigan Partners Project.

U-M researchers will study use of medical marijuana for pain
Across the country, patients use marijuana in hopes that it will ease the symptoms of conditions such as cancer, seizures, glaucoma and pain. Now, a $2.2 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse will help Medical School researchers try to scientifically document medical marijuana’s potential impact in one of the states that has authorized its use.

The Michigan Difference

Seeds of discontent
When the state’s farmers called for an agriculture college in the 1850s, the nascent U-M cried foul and insisted it should be based in Ann Arbor. The ensuing political and academic battle about how and where to teach agricultural education fueled a spirited rivalry that continues today with Michigan State University.
Throughout the spring, Michigan Difference is highlighting stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.