Terry E. Robinson (left) receives a Distinguished University Professorship from Provost Phil Hanlon during a dinner for faculty award winners. Robinson is the Elliot S. Valenstein Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and professor of psychology, LSA. The dinner and a reception for 26 honorees were Oct. 6 at Rackham Assembly Hall. Photo by Austin Thomason.
U-M will launch a new initiative to develop innovative ideas about global challenges and opportunities, and to advance the greater good, President Mary Sue Coleman announced Oct. 5.
In Michigan and across the globe last year, more U-M technologies were licensed to companies than ever before. Tech Transfer recorded 101 licenses and options in fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30.
Stuart Roche, a kinesiology student from England, said he got basic information about U-M at the International Student Orientation. During a Student International Affairs Forum Oct. 4 at Palmer Commons, he suggested ways the university could have presented even more information as he transitioned to American campus life.
At the forefront of Michigan’s economic resurgence is the University Research Corridor, an alliance of Michigan’s three largest research institutions — U-M, Michigan State University and Wayne State University.
U-M is part of a new initiative that soon will provide a way for students, faculty and staff to store and share files online.
Each year thousands of accomplished students vie for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships, but only 32 will attend Oxford as Rhodes Scholars and 40 will have the option to study at a wide variety of institutions in the United Kingdom as Marshall Scholars. This year, six Wolverines have been nominated by the Provost’s Council on Student Honors to compete at the national level for these prestigious scholarships.
Five faculty members have been named 2011-12 fellows in the Academic Leadership Program of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation.
What inspires Perry Samson, professor of atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences? "The outdoors. I believe my inspiration comes from nature while hiking, biking or cross-country skiing, though it might just be hyperventilation."
Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies lecture, Emil Tedeschi, 5-6 p.m. Oct. 13, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, Room R0210.
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.