Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Alan Taub (left), professor of materials science and engineering, testifies in Washington, D.C., before the House Science, Space and Technology's Research Subcommittee, about federal advanced manufacturing programs and ways to increase the ability of small and medium-size companies to tap into cutting-edge technologies. Also testifying Tuesday were Thomas Baer of Stanford University (center) and Mark Muro of the Brookings Institution. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)

U-M again is the top U.S. public university in QS World Rankings
U-M once again is listed as the top U.S. public university in the QS World Rankings for 2013, and is ranked 22nd among all institutions worldwide. The university ranked 17th in the 2012 survey.

New fund to help School of Information students work on global problems
U-M students in the School of Information's Global Information Engagement Program will be able to work on a variety of projects designed to solve problems in India, thanks to a $1.8 million fund from the Office of the Provost. Up to 18 students will spend eight weeks in India during summer 2014.

Ceremony planned to celebrate the life of SNRE grad student
A campuswide celebration of the life of Courtney Wilson, a doctoral student in the School of Natural Resources and Environment who died Monday at age 27 after a series of neurological events, will be at noon today in the Ford Commons on the first floor of the Dana Building.

The Michigan Difference

Soundly invested
For many U-M medical students, being chosen for the Summer Biomedical Research Programs means 10 weeks of analyzing data or suggesting new models for clinical care. But Clay Bavinger wanted to build something he could hold in his hands. His project, which came to also involve Fred Howard and Matt Christensen, was a wearable device that could revolutionize one of the most common procedures in medicine: listening to patient lung sounds.