Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, June 17, 2013

Pamela Hurtt of the New Economy Initiative speaks with other participants at Entrepreneurs Engage, co-hosted by U-M Tech Transfer and the Michigan Venture Capital Association at the North Campus Resarch Complex. The event Thursday brought together nearly 175 of the region's leading entrepreneurs, investors and venture specialists to discuss innovative ways to enhance entrepreneurial capacity. It followed an "unconference" format, where attendees determine the discussion topics at the beginning of the meeting. (Photo by Leisa Thompson)

Medical School wins $1.1M grant from AMA to transform training
For 164 years, the Medical School has led the nation in innovative ways of training new physicians. Now, the school will take those efforts to a new level, after being awarded a $1.1 million grant from the American Medical Association in a national competition aimed at accelerating change in medical education. U-M will create a flexible new framework for medical students to prepare them to lead change in health and health care.

Union staff election for the Police Department Oversight Committee underway
The election to fill the union representative staff position on the university's Police Department Oversight Committee is underway. Online voting is available through 4 p.m. Friday. The committee considers grievances against any police officer or the U-M Police Department.

Four falcon chicks named from suggestions in online contest
After receiving thousands of submissions through the university’s Facebook page, four peregrine falcons that hatched recently atop University Hospital have been named Maize, Blue, (Desmond) Howard and (Charles) Woodson. The university selected the winning names after inviting the community to participate in an online naming contest.

The Michigan Difference

Building sustainable community
Juli (LeSage) Kaufmann is an eco-entrepreneur and Stephen M. Ross School of Business alumna who doesn't always fit the image of a real estate developer. A self-described "contrarian," Kaufmann is changing the way people do business in Milwaukee. As the founder of Fix Development, she combines business savvy with a passion for social justice. She also founded Fund Milwaukee, which connects local investors with local entrepreneurs.