Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Members of an M-HEAL team meet with midwives in rural Guatemala. The students and graduate students from the College of Engineering spent last week in the Central American nation learning about ways to refine a special stethoscope that eventually could help diagnose congenital heart defects early enough for children to get preventative treatment and avoid permanent damage to their hearts, brains and lungs. Click on the photo to view a visual blog that chronicled the adventure, and click here to read more about the trip. (Photo by Marcin Szczepanski, College of Engineering)

BREAKING NEWS: Anderson named Ross School interim dean
Eugene (Gene) Anderson, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, will serve as interim dean of the school, effective July 1 to Aug. 21, pending approval from the Board of Regents.

First lab researchers move to North Campus Research Complex
The first laboratory-based researchers have moved into the North Campus Research Complex, bringing with them cutting-edge science that uses stem cells to create new heart muscle. They are the first of about 60 in a cardiovascular research cluster moving to the complex. The university’s DNA sequencing unit also has moved 23 staff members to the NCRC, which now has has about 600 U-M people working there.

What can be done to stop Michigan's 'brain drain'?
A recent panel discussion at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business focused on the state's "brain drain" and what can be done to keep college graduates from heading elsewhere. In an accompanying video, Micheline Maynard, the panel's moderator, discusses the factors contributing to the exodus of talent.

REMINDER: Russel Lecture to explore philosophers, effect of media violence
Richard Janko, one of the most influential living scholars of ancient Greek literature and culture, will discuss the connection between ancient philosophers and the effect of media violence on youth when he delivers the Henry Russel Lecture 2011 at 4 p.m. today.

The Michigan Difference

Leaders of a growing India
With a population of one billion and counting, 21st-century India represents one of the most dynamic economic opportunities the world has ever seen. Many of its business leaders are alumni of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, opening new channels of development in every sector of Indian society, from information technology to consumer products. Several are profiled in Dividend, the Ross School's alumni magazine.