Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Nearly three years after U-M bought the former Pfizer site to expand its research infrastructure, the North Campus Research Complex is delivering on the university's promise to establish a multi-disciplinary, collaborative and forward-thinking scientific community. This video provides a look at what's going on at the NCRC today. Read more about the facility.

Levin: Robotics technology 'is our ticket to an awful lot of good'
The rapidly emerging robotics ecosystem in southeast Michigan means the region is poised to become a leader in this paradigm-shifting field. That's the message that industry, academic and government leaders delivered at Michigan Robotics Day 2012 on Monday. "The growth in robotics here is astounding," said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.

$1M gift to aid Depression Center's stem cell research into bipolar disorder
A $1 million commitment will help the Depression Center continue its mission to unravel the unknowns about bipolar disorder using stem cell lines developed from skin cells. The donation establishes the Steven M. Schwartzberg Memorial Fund, and the initial funds will help promote stem cell research just beginning at U-M.

Campus Memorial to be conducted Monday
Families and friends are invited to a memorial program to honor the lives and accomplishments of students who have passed away during the year. The Campus Memorial will be Monday from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the Michigan League Hussey Room.

Kearfott, Staller elected to lead SACUA for 2012-13
The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs on Monday elected Kimberlee Kearfott, a professor in the College of Engineering and Medical School, to chair the university's faculty governance system for the coming year. Karen Staller, associate professor of social work, was elected vice chair.

The Michigan Difference

Stitching a global network
Alumnus Justin Golden learned the true Michigan difference after his graduation from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business. In an attempt to broaden his business outreach, Golden contacted U-M’s extensive alumni network and journeyed to eight countries over eight months to meet with roughly 50 U-M graduates around the world to explore entrepreneurial and investment opportunities.