ExxonMobil Alums Give Back

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Jeff Foutz, Upstream Global Development Manager at ExxonMobil Corporation,  traveled from Houston to Ann Arbor last week for a special presentation. A 2001 MBA alum of the Ross School of Business, Jeff didn’t come for an official visit, however; he came to present the ExxonMobil Foundations’s annual matching gift check to the University of Michigan. ExxonMobil employees, retirees and surviving spouses are all eligible to receive matching gift donations from ExxonMobil Foundation for any gift made to over 835 colleges and universities. In 2017, this group donated over $16 million to higher education institutions, matched to the total of $31…

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Staff Profile: Jon Grice on cutting grass, industry experience, and why he wears a cape

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Our greatest asset at the Business Engagement Center is our staff. They serve as the conduit for critical industry/university partnerships – and they’re really interesting people. Take Jon Grice for example – A U-M alum, Jon joined the Business Engagement Center after five years at U-M’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations and a previous career at Intel Corporation. He’s got a great industry foundation, fun family, and he sometimes wears a cape. Q: Before working at the BEC, what was the most interesting job you’ve ever had?  A: My most interesting job early in life was cutting greens and doing maintenance…

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Business Solutions and Recruiting Opportunity: MDP Sponsorship at U-M

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The Multidisciplinary Design Program (MDP) is a competitively-selected curricular program for students at the University of MichiganAnn Arbor. The program organizes approximately 40 teams of 5-7 talented Wolverine students to tackle engineering and/or chemistry projects for various corporate, start-up, non-profit and government organizations. All teams start in January and end in December, and are jointly mentored by a dedicated UM Faculty member and a member of your organization. The Multidisciplinary Design Program has opened its annual call for Project Proposals. 2019 Proposals will be accepted until June 30, 2018.  Learn about the benefits, get program details, or sponsor a team….

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Two Week Auto Executive Development Program through the Ross School of Business

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The Automotive Executive Development Program (Auto EDP) is a two week program designed to equip present and future auto industry leaders with the knowledge and skills required for transforming the automotive industry in China, North America, and around the world. Competitive market forces and government policies are driving the auto industry to achieve a stronger position in the global economy through advanced manufacturing, innovative supply chain strategies, and technologies such as intelligent and autonomous driving. Through close collaboration between the University of Michigan Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University…

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Andrew Ryan Named UnitedHealthcare Endowed Professor at University of Michigan School of Public Health

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New endowed professorship to advance scholarship and research in the areas of health care management and health care leadership Ann Arbor, Mich. March 22, 2018 – Andrew Ryan has been named the first UnitedHealthcare Professor of Health Care Management at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. UnitedHealthcare established this $2.5 million endowed professorship to provide critical support to a selected tenured faculty member by funding both salary and a discretionary fund that allows for the pursuit of innovative health policy research. As associate professor of health management and policy, Ryan’s research focuses primarily on value-based payment models, or payment…

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Positive Business Conference – May 10 & 11, 2018

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Culture is a hot topic these days — and for good reason. Businesses with positive cultures enjoy larger profits, better performance, and happier employees. In addition, thriving employees are more committed and satisfied with their jobs. But how do you create this kind of culture? Develop a strategy for a sustainable positive culture at the Michigan Ross Positive Business Conference, May 10-11. This year’s theme, “Right from the start: building and sustaining a positive culture from startup to scale,” will provide valuable insights and research you can apply immediately whether you want to start your business off on the right…

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Cheryl Donohoe named Business & Foundation Engagement executive director, Business Engagement Center director

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1/29/2018 Donohoe plans to maximize the impact of the department, making connections and encouraging collaborations between the university and the foundation and business worlds. When Cheryl Donohoe started at UM-Dearborn in January, she inherited a mouthful of a title: executive director of Business and Foundation Engagement (B&FE) and director of the Business Engagement Center (BEC). Donohoe said she doesn’t mind if faculty and staff get tripped up on that one. (A few weeks in, she still does.) But one thing she wants there to be less confusion about is how the BEC can be a real difference maker for faculty, staff and…

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Amy Klinke approaches life from all angles

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Our staff at the BEC are rock stars. They inspire partnerships, facilitate connections, and serve as a key portal for 1200+ companies to engage at U-M. Amy Klinke, Director at the BEC, shares a little about what makes her tick, what her goals are, and when to say yes… Q: Before working at the BEC, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had? A: Offshore salmon fishing in Kodiak Alaska Q: Tell us three things most people don’t know about you… I have run 7 marathons, including an Ironman and though I consider myself a recovering triathlete,…

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Peers Health and University of Michigan Announce New Research Partnership

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ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Peers Health is proud to sponsor a two-year research project with the University of Michigan that will apply advanced learning technologies to a proprietary global database of millions of de-identified disability and workers’ compensation cases. The goals of the project include developing a prescriptive modeling framework to facilitate development of optimal return-to-work plans for injured or ill patients. Public policy experts have begun to connect patients’ ability to perform their productive endeavors, such as their job, to their state of general health and well-being. The findings from this project, by helping define when someone objectively has…

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Finding access to scarce talent and new technology

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Hiring the best and brightest is an ongoing challenge for many companies. Employers are struggling to hire scarce talent skilled in artificial intelligence and other disruptive technologies. Consequently, companies are seeking ways to build relationships with faculty and students doing innovative work. TRI was the sponsor of this year’s Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Graduate Student Honors Competition in which Ph.D. students from each department are nominated by the department chair to compete against each other for the top award. The ‘best of the best’ present their research to faculty, students, and TRI, after which the faculty members and sponsor…

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