Daryl Weinert Appointed Chief of Staff at Carnegie Mellon University

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  Carnegie Mellon University President Farnam Jahanian has named Daryl Weinert chief of staff and vice president of strategic initiatives, effective Nov. 26. In his new role, Weinert will serve as a trusted, confidential adviser to the president, helping to implement the university’s priorities and goals in close collaboration with senior university leadership and external stakeholders. “I am delighted to welcome Daryl to the university leadership team,” Jahanian said. “I have had the opportunity to observe first-hand his impressive track record of success, including his ability to foster cross-campus collaborations and improve complex operations to support the academic environment. I’ve…

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New University of Michigan Experts website a collaboration resource

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Michigan Research Experts is a searchable, web-based database of research expertise custom-designed for the University of Michigan and developed to foster collaboration.  It goes beyond journal publications, monitoring hundreds of different channels providing the latest information from sources like books, conferences, grants, patents, and even clinical trials. Profiles of faculty from across the U-M, including the College of Engineering, Nursing, LSA and many more, are included in Michigan Research Experts, along with linked research activities across the globe. And you’ll not only find possible collaborators. Once you’ve searched a research topic, your results will also show funding organizations and award amounts…

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11th Annual University Research Corridor (URC) Economic Report (2018)

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URC contributed $18.7B to Michigan’s economy in 2017 Michigan’s University Research Corridor, which includes U-M, contributed $18.7 billion to the state economy in 2017, an increase from $16.5 billion in 2015, according to a new report. The Anderson Economic Group also reported the URC, one of the nation’s top research clusters, generated 78,845 jobs in 2017. The full report can be found here.  

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Amazon fulfills student experience

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Can you really have too much of a good thing? Amazon may not think so, at least when it comes to working with the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. The behemoth online company previously dabbled with a project or two with the program, until they saw the kind of results involved. Then they really paid attention. The Tauber Institute, a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the College of Engineering, works together with a wide range of industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in global operations management. A core element of the…

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Old National Bank helps U-M build a community of scholars and leaders

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Increasing access to a college education is a contributor to developing a strong, dynamic and diverse workforce. Old National Bank is contributing to a program at the University of Michigan that is created to do just that. U-M’s Wolverine Pathways program is designed to provide a pathway to higher education for youth from traditionally lower socioeconomic communities and communities who have a low track record of successfully sending students to the University of Michigan.  Students from the Detroit, Ypsilanti and Southfield school districts can participate in Wolverine Pathways, where they receive year-round learning experiences that culminate in four years of…

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Bosch Embeds Themselves in Class

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It is rare on campus for industry to get involved in the academic experience of an individual class, but in the case of Robert Bosch, doing so provides the real-world access needed to give the students in Mark Brehob’s Advanced Embedded Systems Design course the design experience that makes them more attractive to recruiters. Mark Brehob realized U-M was missing a major design class in this area of engineering, so he created it. Funding was tight, though, so he turned to industry partners as a solution—and that solution has worked extremely well for industry partners, the University, and students. Each…

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Seeing Your Ideas in Action

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Since 2013, over 70 University of Michigan students on multidisciplinary teams have worked on pressing manufacturing issues at Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS). Doing so has filled an important role for the company – and for the students – in solving critical problems, identifying costs savings, and finding ways for a local business to grow and thrive in a competitive economy. DMS participates in this opportunity through the Multidisciplinary Design Program every year and shares how it fills a critical gap and serves as a strategic recruiting resource. Mark Granderson, a U-M alum who is now the Plant Manager in DMS’…

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Dow, University of Michigan, Delta College Collaborate to Create New Innovation and Education Hub in the Great Lakes Bay Region

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Delta College Announces Construction of New Campus Building in Downtown Midland; Dow, U-M Partner to Launch Andrew N. Liveris Innovation Institute; Collaboration Highlights Ongoing Commitment to Invest in the Great Lakes Bay Region MIDLAND, Mich. – June 21, 2018 – The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), the University of Michigan (U-M) and Delta College (Delta) are collaborating to develop an interdisciplinary innovation and education hub to inspire the workforce of tomorrow and create sustainable pathways that will have a positive impact on the environment and society. “We are bringing together U-M’s recognized leadership in higher education in sustainability, technology and innovation…

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Industry Partnership Feature: Ryan Eustice talks about his joint faculty/industry role

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Across the University of Michigan’s campus there are creative and compelling examples that bring the research missions of the university and industry closer together. The role Ryan Eustice plays in both of those realms highlights how faculty can be a critical force for change. Ryan Eustice would like to help make driving safer. And he’s got a pretty strong team to do it. Serving as both faculty in the College of Engineering and as Senior Vice President of Automated Driving at the Toyota Research Institute (TRI), Ryan Eustice has his feet planted in two different worlds. That makes his impact…

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