Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, May 29, 2009

The “Rotations” sculpture at University Hospital memorializes a flight team that died on a transplant mission. (Photo courtesy of U-M Health System)

Sculpture memorializes transplant team
A sculpture has been erected outside University Hospital’s main entrance to memorialize the U-M Health System transplant team that died when its plane crashed into Lake Michigan June 4, 2007. The “Rotations” sculpture was created by alumnus Douglas Hollis.

U-M, OSU agree to halt printing sports media guides
U-M and The Ohio State University have agreed to immediately stop printing athletic team media guides. The cost-cutting decision also will involve a stronger commitment to new media, such as social networking, in an effort to provide fans with more timely information.

Coleman talks of university innovation at Mackinac conference
As universities engage in innovative ideas, and students and faculty are more entrepreneurial, it is crucial to create strong partnerships with the business community, President Mary Sue Coleman said Thursday during a panel discussion at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

University researchers part of cancer ‘dream team’
Two researchers from the Comprehensive Cancer Center are part of a “dream team” of scientists across the country to receive $18 million to study targeted breast cancer therapies. The U-M participants are Dr. Max Wicha, director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, director of the Michigan Center for Translational Pathology.

The Michigan Difference

In the zone
Since Don Scavia’s first Hypoxia Forecasts for the Gulf of Mexico and the Chesapeake Bay were released a few years ago, his name has become nearly synonymous in the national media with death – dead zones, to be exact. Scavia, at far right, is researching why these zones, which have little or no oxygen, exist. The former director of Michigan Sea Grant and now director of the Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute has expanded his predictions to cover another iconic dead zone: Lake Erie.