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MSU awarded $1.2M grant for international health

A Michigan State University researcher has received a three-year, $1.2 million Human Frontier Science Program grant to study how human cells respond to certain stressors associated with disease and aging. The Human Frontier Science Program offers international research support that aids scientific advancement through research grants, fellowships, workshops and awards.

WMU names economist, labor expert as ninth president

Edward B. Montgomery, dean and professor of economics at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy, will become the ninth president of Western Michigan University on August 1. Montgomery, a nationally known labor economist, was selected by unanimous vote of the WMU trustees on April 12.


OSU approves Comprehensive Energy Management Project

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees last week approved the Comprehensive Energy Management Project, a public-private partnership that promises to modernize the university’s Columbus campus, create substantial academic benefits and establish a major center for energy research and technology commercialization. The board approved a 50-year, $1.165 billion agreement with Ohio State Energy Partners.

Two new construction projects approved for Indiana U

Two projects for the Indiana University Bloomington campus — a new volleyball and wrestling indoor arena and the renovation and relocation of the Metz Carillon — were approved during an IU Board of Trustees Facilities and Auxiliaries Committee meeting. The projects were proposed by Indiana University Vice President for Capital Planning and Facilities Thomas A. Morrison.

$24M gift funds Wilson Hall renovation at Brown

With a $24 million gift to fund the comprehensive renovation of the historic Wilson Hall, Brown University will transform one of its most heavily trafficked undergraduate academic buildings into a state-of-the-art facility for teaching and learning in the heart of its College Hill campus. The gift from the Richard A. and Susan P. Friedman Family Foundation will preserve the historic exterior of the 1891 building but renovate the interior.

­— Compiled by Meg Bauer, The University Record


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