Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

"Hail 2012," a video greeting for the new year that was produced by the Office of the Vice President for Communications, features photos from the popular "Day in the Life" photography series and a performance by the G-Men, a U-M a cappella group.

Early funding crucial to commercializing university research technologies
Over the past five years, University Research Corridor universities — including U-M — have announced an average of one new invention every day. The Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and its predecessor program, the Michigan Universities Commercialization Initiative, help position new technologies to catch the attention of potential investors to complement and enhance technology transfer activities.

Water line break on Medical Campus impacts some care
A water line break in the lowest level of a building on the Medical Campus on Tuesday has caused some impacts to patient care and telephone lines, but most patient care is continuing as normal. The Comprehensive Cancer Center clinic building was evacuated Tuesday and will be closed for patient care today. Click here for a detailed update for staff.

Ed tech startup LectureTools at Consumer Electronics Show
A U-M educational technology that aims to make large lecture classes feel smaller and more interactive is on display this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. LectureTools is a Web-based student response, note-taking, and inquiry system that turns potentially distracting cell phones and laptops into learning aids.

The Michigan Difference

Meeting the EV power demand
Three students in the School of Natural Resources and Environment have set their sights on making electric-powered vehicles more practical. By bridging the disparity between supply and demand of recharging stations, Javier Rivera, Lawrence Han and Ajay Varadharajan hope to create a new electric-vehicle market and put the brakes on "range anxiety" that many potential buyers have about such vehicles.