Ken Nisbet, executive director of U-M Tech Transfer, tells a U.S. House Science subcommittee that resources and encouragement, such as those provided by U-M President Mary Sue Coleman and other campus leaders, are “critical factors” in having success in tech transfer. Nisbet, shown with Cathy Innes of University of North Carolina, testified last week at a hearing of the Technology and Innovation Subcommittee focused on best practices in technology transfer, which also looked at creative new ways universities and others are working to enhance their commercialization activities. Photo by Mike Waring, U-M Washington Office.
The Board of Regents approved a budget that will increase financial aid enough to cover the full rise in the cost of attendance for the typical Michigan resident student with financial need — and reduce the student’s loan burden. The budget was approved June 21 on a vote of 5-3.
Six new human embryonic stem cell lines derived at U-M have just been placed on the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s registry, making the cells available for federally funded research.
The Board of Regents approved the appointment of Jeffrey M. Moelich as executive director of University Audits, effective July 9. The board approved the appointment at its meeting June 21.
James S. House, a world-renowned scholar who has been a leader in recognizing and demonstrating that health and illness are influenced by psychosocial processes, has been selected as the Henry Russel Lecturer for 2013 — one of the university’s highest honors for a senior member of its active faculty.
The Ann Arbor-based company PicoCal will receive a $40,000 Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) grant to support research at U-M to improve the manufacturing process of nano-structured materials and nano devices.
A new college affordability ranking shows U-M has one of the nation’s slowest rates of growth in costs among the nation’s four-year public universities.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the U-M ArtsEngine initiative to support a national effort to integrate the work of artists and their creative practices into the culture of U.S. research universities.
James Wight, professor of civil and environmental engineering, on studying earthquake damage: “We keep learning from nature."
Dress Series, Mixed Media Paintings exhibit by Kristine Campbell, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. through Aug. 13 at the Gifts of Art Gallery in the Taubman Health Center North Lobby, Floor 1.
U-M commuter vanpools, which have grown by 14 percent in the last year, could sprout more users this spring and in coming months as ride sharing opportunities expand with GreenRide Connect.