Faculty Senate approves plan to add new members
The Faculty Senate voted last week to expand U-M’s central faculty governance system to include more than 2,800 clinical professors, archivists, curators and certain lecturers.
Science News names U-M biologist a Scientist to Watch
Marjorie Weber, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has been named to Science News magazine’s annual Scientists to Watch list, which annually recognizes 10 young researchers.
CRIME ALERT: Home Invasion / shots fired into dwelling, 06-06-23
Approximately 8:25 p.m. June 5, 1600 block Cram Circle (Northwood II).
U-M receives $3.1M to transform post-stroke mobility treatment
Supported by a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, U-M researchers will focus on how stroke affects two fundamental properties of the ankle joint during human walking.
CRIME ALERT: Shooting, 06-04-23
SECURITY BULLETIN: DPSS seeks help identifying Crime Alert subject
Watkins-Hayes recommended as new dean of Ford School
Nör recommended as next School of Dentistry dean
MHealthy seeks champions of workplace health, well-being
MDining awarded for sustainability efforts, creative catering
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Combating antibiotic resistance
Identifying whether and how a nanoparticle and protein will bind with one another is an important step toward being able to design antibiotics and antivirals on demand, and a computer model developed at U-M can do it. This video explores how the new tool could help find ways to stop antibiotic-resistant infections and new viruses — and aid in the design of nanoparticles for different purposes.Read more about nanobiotics
“We know this war will stop and we know Ukraine will win, but we want Ukraine to win and then have a future.”
— Juliya Wicklund, an America Reads program manager with the Edward Ginsberg Center who helped launch the Ukraine TrustChain, a nonprofit aimed at helping the war-torn country of UkraineRead more about Juliya Wicklund
Michigan in the making
From the first painting of U-M’s rural campus by Jasper Cropsey in 1855 to Richard Rummell’s work in 1907 depicting a bustling landscape, U-M’s campus had become not just a bigger place but a new kind of enterprise entirely, embracing a new conception of the world. How did this happen?Read a summary of this story
Michigan in the news
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“Improving the functionality and accessibility of portal systems, as well as providing more outreach and training to help patients understand and use portal systems, will be crucial to improving equity,” said Denise Anthony, professor of health management and policy, sociology and information, who found that 78% of people age 50-80 use at least one patient portal to access health care information.UPI
“Other states are looking ahead and recognizing the return that investments like this bring. By acting now, we might ensure that the next ‘unicorn’ is founded, grows and stays in Michigan,” said Kelly Sexton, associate vice president for research and innovation partnerships, about a proposal to the state to provide a one-time investment of $126 million for four early-stage, pre-seed evergreen funds.Detroit Business
Research by Peter Reich, director of the Institute for Global Change Biology, shows that moss plays a crucial role in fighting climate change: “Like forests, mosses stabilize the microclimates and physical environments beneath them … they provide minerals and carbon to the soil and thus offer a better home for the soil microbiome than areas of bare ground.”MLive
“When we’re thinking about how to help kids recover from early adversity, it’s very important to keep in mind that it’s not enough to just provide them with social support or to just provide them with economic support,” said Stacy Rosenbaum, assistant professor of anthropology. “If we ignore one or the other, I think the chances of success when doing interventions is not very high.”Scientific American