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Week of June 25, 2012

New data center

Dan Atkins, associate vice president for research cyberinfrastructure, takes pictures of the new Modular Data Center on an iPad during a tour. The university on June 14 marked the opening of the new eco-friendly data center, which promotes sustainable computing through an innovative design that uses outdoor air to cool equipment 75 percent of the year. Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography.

Aid will cover total increase in costs for students with financial need

The Board of Regents approved a budget that will increase financial aid enough to cover the full rise in the cost of attendance for the typical Michigan resident student with financial need — and reduce the student’s loan burden. The budget was approved June 21 on a vote of 5-3.

New stem cell lines will help find disease treatments

Six new human embryonic stem cell lines derived at U-M have just been placed on the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s registry, making the cells available for federally funded research.

Moelich appointed as executive director of University Audits

The Board of Regents approved the appointment of Jeffrey M. Moelich as executive director of University Audits, effective July 9. The board approved the appointment at its meeting June 21.

Henry Russel 
lecturer, awardees named for 2013

James S. House, a world-renowned scholar who has been a leader in recognizing and demonstrating that health and illness are influenced by psychosocial processes, has been selected as the Henry Russel Lecturer for 2013 — one of the university’s highest honors for a senior member of its active faculty.

Ann Arbor company wins innovation grant to aid U-M research

The Ann Arbor-based company PicoCal will receive a $40,000 Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) grant to support research at U-M to improve the manufacturing process of nano-structured materials and nano devices.

U-M has one of slowest rates of growth in cost nationwide


A new college affordability ranking shows U-M has one of the nation’s slowest rates of growth in costs among the nation’s four-year public universities.

ArtsEngine receives Mellon grant for creative process 
at research universities

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the U-M ArtsEngine initiative to support a national effort to integrate the work of artists and their creative practices into the culture of U.S. research universities.

 

STAFF SPOTLIGHT

James Wight, professor of civil and environmental engineering, on studying earthquake damage:  “We keep learning from nature."

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School of Information dean and wife pledge $2.5M to U-M

School of Information Dean Jeffrey MacKie-Mason and his wife, Janet Netz, have committed to a gift of $2.5 million to the school.

Features

Old school: U-M in History

On the trail of artifacts