Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Friday, October 28, 2011

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and President Mary Sue Coleman participate in the Green Chemistry and Engineering Conference at the North Campus Research Complex. Snyder presented the Michigan Green Chemistry Governor’s Awards during the conference Thursday that drew leading experts in technology, chemistry, engineering and economic development together to discuss how researchers, chemists, engineers, industry CEOs, students, educators, entrepreneurs and policy makers can work to advance innovation for a sustainable Michigan. (Photo by Daryl Marshke, U-M Photo Services)

U-M researchers receive share of $250 million from Dow Chemical
Four U-M projects have received a share of the $250 million that Dow Chemical Co. will award to top universities over the next decade to help develop a 21st-century work force and address 21st-century challenges. The awards to professors in the College of Engineering and the College of Pharmacy total $3.7 million over five years.

Big House Big Heart raises $120,000 for university programs
This year's annual Big House Big Heart Run/Walk raised more than $120,000 for three U-M programs: ALS Research at the Program for Neurology Research & Discovery, C.S. Mott Children's and Von Voigtlander Women's hospitals, and the Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center. More than 15,000 people participated in the event.

Warm memories of a Cold War musical experience
This weekend's Homecoming festivities will include a 50th reunion for a group of musicians who share a special bond. They are former members of the U-M Symphony Band that made history when it toured Russia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe for 15 weeks in 1961, at the behest of the U.S. State Department.

The Michigan Difference

Students without borders
Every year in remote Guatemalan villages people die of treatable illnesses because of the distance between them and basic medical care. That’s why engineering students in Michigan’s Health Engineering for All Lives (M-HEAL) program are working to develop a sophisticated digital stethoscope that will transmit vital signs of patients in remote villages to specialists in Guatemala City. This video follows the students on an information-gathering trip to Guatemala earlier this year.