Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, February 7, 2011

U-M Solar Car Team members Santosh Kumar and Rachel Kramer show a wind-tunnel model of Momentum, the team's 2005 vehicle, to Lisa Webb Sharpe, senior vice president for finance and administration at Lansing Community College. The students were among those exhibiting at a kick-off event Thursday for the Michigan-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. Click here to read more about the alliance, a collaboration of four state universities and nine community colleges. (Photo by Kevin Fowler, Lansing Community College)

Medical School researchers bring in $368.7M in NIH funding
Medical School physicians and scientists earned a record $368.7 million in National Institutes of Health research funding in federal fiscal year 2010. The achievement places U-M among the top 10 medical schools in the nation in terms of NIH grants awarded.

Three faculty members, Program in American Culture to be honored
Carolyn Sampselle, professor of nursing, and Dr. Lori Pierce, professor of radiation oncology, have been named recipients of the 2011 Sarah Goddard Power Award. Jill Becker, a professor in the Department of Psychology, will receive the 2011 Sarah Goddard Power Distinguished Service Award. Also, the Academic Women's Caucus selection committee will present the Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversity Award to the Program in American Culture in LSA.

This week in the University Record
• University continues efforts to prevent tragedy among college students
• Spotlight: U-M employee Betts on soccer, admissions and writing nonfiction
• Question of the Week: What is your reaction to the political protests in Egypt?
Read these stories and more in the University Record, available on racks across campus.

The Michigan Difference

Great ideas change everything
U-M students Allen Kim, Entrepreneur magazine’s top College Entrepreneur 2010, and his partner Luis Calderon appear in this advertisement in the February Delta Sky magazine. Learn more about them on the university’s newly redesigned Innovate! portal, which spotlights faculty and student innovators and shows how to get involved in entrepreneurship and innovation at U-M. The series of ads showcases faculty, students and alumni whose creativity and entrepreneurial spirit enrich the U-M experience and contribute to the vitality of our society.