Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, September 27, 2010

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra performs at Hill Auditorium in a concert to celebrate that Bentley Historical Library’s 75th anniversary. The performance on Sunday featured selections that drew on Michigan roots, culture, and traditions. (Photo by Scott Galvin, Photo Services)

In tough economic times, U-M helps launch 10 new startups
U-M helped launch 10 startups last year and licensed 97 innovative technologies to industry, while university researchers reported 290 new inventions. The technology agreements tie a university record set four years ago, and the startups, up from eight the previous year, brings the university’s total for the past decade to 93.

Transatlantic collaboration to boost opportunities for English language learners
A collaboration by departments of U-M and the University of Cambridge will give learners around the world greater access to high-quality, internationally recognized language qualifications. Cambridge ESOL Examinations and the U-M English Language Institute Testing and Certification Division have joined forces.

Twelve university areas receive MHealthy Ergonomics Awards
MHealthy Ergonomics Awards were given to 12 university departments and units for independently implementing ergonomic solutions within their work environments.

This week in the University Record
• Staff Spotlight: Administrative assistant is former open water swimming champion
• Research: Freshman women with heavy roommates gain less weight
• U-M sustainability efforts showcased at EarthFest
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Competing for the ArtPrize
The second annual ArtPrize competition currently is under way in Grand Rapids. U-M alumni and faculty have entered works in the innovative and experimental competition, in which the public votes and determines the top award of $250,000.