1. Schlissel, Moolenaar Laud U-M Research at D.C. Breakfast

    Mark Rivett posted March 9, 2020
    UMich President

    The U-M Congressional Breakfast was held on March 5 in Washington, DC. The annual event brings together University officials with members of Congress and staff, Michigan corporate sponsors and the DC alumni club.

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    Extolling U-M’s record $1.62 billion in research expenditures for 2019, President Mark Schlissel told a Washington, D.C., audience Feb. 5 that federal support for research is helping U-M advance the public good.

    This demonstrates that our faculty excel at performing groundbreaking research and winning competitive grants to support their work,” Schlissel said at the annual University of Michigan Congressional Breakfast.

    Approximately 55 percent of U-M’s research funding comes from the federal government, and he urged lawmakers in attendance to continue to support strong funding.

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    Umich President Mark Schlissel

    U-M President Mark Schlissel addresses the Congressional Breakfast audience

    Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland)

    Rep. John Moolenaar (R-Midland) was the keynote speaker at this year’s event

    President Schlissel and Rep. Debbie Dingell

    President Schlissel visits with Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn)

    Reps

    Numerous members of Congress were in attendance. From left: Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY), a UM alumna; Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint); President Schlissel; Rep. and UM alumnus Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Township); and Rep. Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph), another UM alumnus.

    Rep. Greg Stanton visits with UM Alumni Association President Steve Grafton

    Rep. and UM alumnus Greg Stanton (D-AZ) (left) visits with UM Alumni Association President Steve Grafton

    Schlissel visits with the students

    UM President Schlissel visits with the students and coordinators for the Michigan in Washington program