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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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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