Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The first known peregrine falcon chicks to hatch at U-M are growing in a nest box that was set up last summer on a roof at University Hospital. They are estimated to have hatched around mid-May and are expected to leave the nest sometime in late June or early July, says Janet Hinshaw, bird division collection manager at the Museum of Zoology. Click here for more details and photos of the falcon nest. (Photo by Barb Baldinger, Michigan Department of Natural Resources)

U-M biopharmaceutical spinoff Lycera plans move to NCRC
Lycera, a U-M spinoff biopharmaceutical company, plans to partner and collaborate with university faculty and students with a move to the North Campus Research Complex. The company pioneers innovative approaches to the discovery and development of novel oral medicines for treating autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.

Ford School conference speakers 
to explore social, political networks
Networks have become an increasingly popular concept among social scientists in determining how systems affect individual behavior, says Australian researcher Garry Robins. He will discuss theory and analysis for networked social systems during the keynote address to the Fourth Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy next week.

SLIDESHOW: A visual roundup of athletic accomplishments
From the Master's golf tournament to NCAA championship games to Big Ten titles, it was a season of stirring performances by Wolverine student-athletes. Michigan Today takes a look back in pictures at U-M's recent athletic performances. (Note: Viewing this slideshow requires a Flash browser plug-in.)

The Michigan Difference

Sensing opportunity in climate change
Alumna Nuyi Tao used to be a financial specialist at a commercial bank in her native China. Now she's a senior carbon finance specialist at the World Bank in Washington, D.C., using the expertise and lessons learned at the Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise to build a business case for sustainable development, particularly as it relates to energy and climate change.