Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Thursday, April 4, 2013

In the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, Kamal Sarabandi, Rufus S. Teesdale Professor of Engineering, envisions a new use for a weapons-detecting radar system. The technology could potentially identify a hidden gun or bomb on an approaching person from the distance of a football field away in less than a second. He describes his idea in this video.

Chinnaiyan honored with Distinguished University Innovator Award
Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2013. The award honors faculty who have made important and lasting contributions to society by developing novel ideas and insights through their research, and then translating them to practice. Chinnaiyan is being honored for his work in the field of molecular pathology.

U-M co-sponsoring annual e-waste recycling event
Individuals looking to unload broken or unwanted electronics in an earth-friendly way are encouraged to stop by the free e-waste recycling event sponsored by U-M and Ann Arbor Public Schools, April 25-27. The Office of Campus Sustainability is coordinating the three-day event, which is open to the public, local businesses and non-profits.

Social whirl derails many young women at college, study finds
An in-depth look at the lives of young women who started college on the same floor of a large dorm at a middle-tier public university shows that the high school peer culture that divides students into homecoming queens, wannabes and nerds thrives in college, to the disadvantage of many.

The Michigan Difference

The first women
U-M professors were divided on the move to coeducation. Some said women lacked the physical stamina and intellectual rigor for college; others — including several with ambitious daughters — were sure that women could compete. A look back at the university’s early female students reveals what life was like for a generation of pioneers. (Throughout the spring, Michigan Difference will regularly highlight stories from the U-M Heritage Project website.)