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Highlights of the Federal Report for May 2012
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Making the Case for Connected Vehicles
U-M Transportation Research Institute Director Peter Sweatman (second from right) testified Wednesday before the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee about smart-car technology being tested on nearly 3,000 vehicles in Ann Arbor. Other witnesses discussing advanced vehicle technology included, from left, Mitch Bainwol of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Jeffrey Owens of Delphi Automotive, and John Lee of the University of Wisconsin.
(Photo provided by the U-M Washington Office)
U-M Congressional Breakfast in Washington
President Mary Sue Coleman visits with alumnus Rep. Fred Upton (left), R-St. Joseph, and Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, at the annual U-M Congressional Breakfast in Washington, D.C. Upton and Walberg were among 13 lawmakers who joined nearly 300 alumni and other friends of the university for the event Wednesday. Read more about this year's breakfast, at which Gov. Rick Snyder was the keynote speaker.
(Photo by Dean Evangelista, Freed Photography)
U-M President Coleman, Governor Snyder Address D.C. Alumni Breakfast
3/14/13 by Mike Waring, Washington Office
President Mary Sue Coleman told a Washington, D.C., audience that the university is working hard to maintain its excellence while also keeping college affordable.
In remarks Wednesday to the annual U-M Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill, Coleman said 70 percent of U-M undergraduates who are Michigan residents receive financial aid, along with half of out-of-state students.
Gov. Rick Snyder addresses the annual U-M Congressional Breakfast, telling the audience that Michigan's economy is on the mend but that much work is left to do. Read more
Translational research is key to bioengineering's future, Coleman says
President Mary Sue Coleman told a Washington, D.C., audience that bioengineering research offers great opportunities for both increased research and better care for patients.
Speaking on a panel of university presidents at the annual meeting of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Coleman said translational research must directly help patients.
President Mary Sue Coleman participated in a panel discussion Monday about the importance of life sciences and bioengineering to universities and society. With her were Robert Daniels (left), president of Johns Hopkins University, and Robert Brown (right), president of Boston University.
(Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)
U-M Transportation Research Institute
1/15/2013 Director Peter Sweatman (right) talks with Bob Skinner, executive director of the National Research Council's Transportation Research Board, at a reception hosted by UMTRI as part of the TRB's 92nd annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The event brings together more than 10,000 university researchers, transportation officials and others involved in developing better and safer modes of transportation for the nation. Currently, UMTRI has research projects totaling nearly $20 million from federal, state and other sources to improve highway safety. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)
University-led energy project gets mid-term review
1/14/13 Submitted by Mike Waring, U-M Washington Office
Officials from U-M, the U.S. Department of Energy and China met last week in Washington to review ongoing joint energy research between the two nations. From left are Huei Peng, professor of mechanical engineering and U.S. director of the U.S. China Clean Energy Research Center — Clean Vehicle Consortium; Secretary of Energy Steven Chu; and Haoran Hu, chief scientist for Eaton Corp., a partner on the U-M-led consortium. Read more about the U.S.-China energy project. (Photo by Carrie Morton)
Action to avert 'fiscal cliff' affects U-M, employees and students
1/3/13 Submitted by the U-M Washington Office The recent action this week by Congress to address the "fiscal cliff" has some positive news for universities. While most of the focus on the legislation has been with the provision that permanently extends income tax rates for most individuals and families, other provisions will affect U-M as an institution, and its employees and students. Read Moretop