Smart grid will enable more electric cars, U-M expert says
Smart power systems that allow for groups of electric vehicles to be recharged efficiently overnight are key to making electric-powered cars a reality, Jeffrey Stein, associate director of the Automotive Research Center and professor of mechanical engineering, told a Washington, D.C., audience Wednesday.
New award recognizes supervisors who aid work/life balance
The U-M Work/Life Resource Center is seeking nominations for the Work/Life Champion Award for Supervisors. The award recognizes faculty and staff supervisors who promote balance through consistent recognition of and responsiveness to their employee's professional and personal lives.
REMINDER: Depression on College Campuses conference next week
The Depression Center's annual Depression on College Campuses conference, March 28-29, will focus on the detection of mental illness during the high stakes college years. Registration is free for all students from any campus, but an online registration form is required.
The Michigan Difference
Witness to a new Egypt
Sharief El-Gabri, a Fulbright U.S. Student fellow from U-M, has a front-row seat to the political changes going on in Egypt, where his father's family still lives. He is teaching English in nearby Jordan, and recently visited Cairo, the capital of the Arab country where he witnessed its first steps in the post-Mubarak era. He posted his observations on the International Institute's blog.