Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, September 13, 2013

President Mary Sue Coleman poses with Sonalee Joshi and Xinrui Yang as her husband, Kenneth, snaps a photo during the president's annual open house for students. The event Thursday gave students a chance to meet Coleman and tour the president’s campus house on South University Avenue. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, Michigan Photography)

Flu shot clinics set for university employees
There are many ways for U-M faculty and staff to receive a seasonal flu vaccine on campus this year. MHealthy, in partnership with Michigan Visiting Care, has scheduled walk-in flu-shot clinics for faculty and staff at the Ann Arbor, Dearborn and Flint campuses. Employees covered under a U-M health insurance plan will not pay an out-of-pocket fee if they present their insurance card.

Big House hackathon expected to break record
More than 1,200 techies from across the country are expected to converge on Michigan Stadium next week for MHacks 2013, a 36-hour blitz of creative coding that could be the world's largest collegiate hackathon. Organizers say they're on track for a bigger crowd than PennApps, a similar event at the University of Pennsylvania that attracted more than 1,000.

Ten U-M doctoral candidates named Dow Sustainability Fellows
Ten doctoral students from six schools and colleges at U-M have started in the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program, marking the first cohort of interdisciplinary Ph.D. fellows in this innovative program, which launched in spring 2012.

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.