Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, September 16, 2010

President Mary Sue Coleman (center) completes a “ribbon joining” ceremony with other university officials at the dedication of the new North Quadrangle Residential and Academic Complex. Officials conducted the ribbon joining Wednesday — instead of the traditional ribbon cutting — using international flags as a symbolic illustration that North Quad, with its blend of living and learning and its focus on the global experience, was about joining people from different cultures and backgrounds in a unique environment. Pictured, from left, are: student Erica Leung, LSA Dean Terrence McDonald, Regent Andrew Richner, student Tanya Zora, Provost Phil Hanlon, Coleman, School of Information Dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, Vice President for Student Affairs E. Royster Harper, and student Teresa Kilmer. For additional coverage of this event, please check out the University Record on Monday. (Photo by Paul Jaronski, Photo Services)

U-M researchers to speak at World Stem Cell Summit
U-M researchers will present updates on groundbreaking clinical trials, new insights into basic stem cell biology and reports on some of the latest technical advances at the 2010 World Stem Cell Summit in Detroit next month. Fourteen U-M researchers and staff members will make presentations at the summit, which will take place Oct. 4-6 in Detroit.

Students go behind-the-scenes as Hollywood comes to UM-Dearborn
UM-Dearborn became the fictional Lindbergh University last weekend as parts of the campus were used as settings for the new ABC-TV police drama “Detroit 187.” Students in the Department of Language, Culture and Communication were allowed to shadow the production, interacting with the veteran producers, directors, art directors and crew people responsible for the series.

Registration open for Accelerate Michigan Student Idea Competition
Registration opens today for the Accelerate Michigan Student Idea Competition, which will award $50,000 to the top business ideas and concepts submitted by Michigan college students. Any undergraduate or graduate student attending a Michigan college or university this fall may apply. U-M is involved with the contest through its partnership in the University Research Corridor.

The Michigan Difference

Harnessing the sun
U-M alumnus Sam Field is co-founder of the Kalamazoo Solar Project, a 756-panel solar-energy farm east of Kalamazoo. It produces 147 kilowatts of energy, enough to power 20 to 25 homes. Field’s wife, Shon, who also graduated from U-M, and his son, Connor, a U-M student majoring in economics and electrical engineering, helped design and build the array.