The seventh year of Active U shows the success of the program with more than 10,000 participants logging more than 20 million minutes of physical activity. The Box the Sashay team took first place in Active U’s Victors Division and was the only team with more than two members to maintain 100 percent of their goal all 12 program weeks. Left to right, (back row) Lorraine Fig, Cathy Krull, Joanne Kimata, (middle row) Mary Layher, Margaret Evans, (front row) June Escara-Wilke, Gus Buchtel and Joanne Pierson. Missing from the photo is Cathy Gorga. Photo by Jerome Pierson.
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.
The university community now has convenient options around campus to buy fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables with the Eat Smarter Fresh Produce Series.