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September 17, 2015



U-M’s unique MCubed seed grants start second funding cycle

MCubed, U-M's one-of-a-kind seed funding program, begins its second funding cycle today. More than 5,000 faculty members from across the university are eligible for the early-stage grants that fund trios of researchers from at least two different disciplines who agree to work together on a new project.

$3M to aid study of Detroit River phosphorus, green infrastructure

The U-M Water Center has been awarded a three-year, $3 million grant from the Erb Family Foundation to determine the Detroit River's contributions to algae blooms that plague Lake Erie each summer, and measure the effectiveness of "green infrastructure" projects designed to manage stormwater overflows.

Applicants sought for President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Applications are being accepted through Nov. 1 for the U-M President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The fellowship supports exceptional scholars in a variety of fields who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education, and have the potential to become faculty members at U-M. 

West Quad reopening

University leaders joined West Quadrangle residents Wednesday to officially reopen the residence hall, which recently underwent its first major upgrade in 75 years. Cutting a ceremonial ribbon for the renovated facility are, from left, Vice President for Student Life E. Royster Harper, West Quad residents Jacob Gustaveson and Amanda Champagne, President Mark Schlissel and Director of Housing Marilyn De LaRoche. Read more about the renovated West Quad. (Photo by Austin Thomason, Michigan Photography)


Sep 7

Two Views Of The Constitution

Commemorating Constitution Day 2015, with John J. Bursch, 4 p.m., 1225 South Hall



"They're abusing the public trust, and that matters to all of us because this drip of stuff over time makes us less able to be an effective political society," said John Chamberlin, professor emeritus of political science and public policy, referring to scandals involving state and federal lawmakers.

The Associated Press

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, adjunct professor at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business, and Richard Curtin, research associate professor at the Institute for Social Research, were quoted in a story about the potential impact of higher interest rates on the auto industry.

The Wall Street Journal

Comments by Nicholas Bagley, professor of law, were featured in a story about the potential fallout if a new Obamacare lawsuit succeeds.

The Huffington Post



Engineering friendship

While social networks keep us connected to old friends, they’re not so great for meeting new friends in new places. But College of Engineering alumni Suzanne and Kevin Hayen hope to change that with Jetivity, a free Web platform for posting or finding open recreational activities.


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