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NORTHERN MICHIGAN     

2014 SPRING ISSUE
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MICHIGAN IMPACT

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Mary Sue Coleman

Dear Friends,

All of us know the fundamental changes under way with our state's economy. I've often shared with you the University's response to this transformation—a new way of thinking about the impact of our teaching and research.

We needed to adapt to rapid change, become more entrepreneurial, and refresh outdated modes of operation. At the University of Michigan, we are "all in" when it comes to entrepreneurship and innovation. We are always teachers. Now we are finding ways to teach the important concepts baked into entrepreneurial behavior.

Promoting, teaching and rewarding entrepreneurship builds a new mindset for today's graduates and the universities that prepare them for the new economy. This embracing of innovation allows us to take the theoretical knowledge we have learned and apply it creatively—and practically—to a wide variety of situations.

The state of Michigan was known for its disruptive technologies in the early part of the 20th century. Today, in the early part of the 21st, our state and our university have forged opportunity out of adversity as we create the disruptive innovation to meet today's needs.

Several weeks ago I wrote asking for your support of Governor Snyder's recommendation to increase higher education funding in next year's budget. If you haven't yet reached out to your legislator to convey how you feel about the governor's proposal, I encourage you to do so.

As always, it's a pleasure to share with you examples of our work throughout the state.

Sincerely,



Sincerely,
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Mary Sue Coleman
President
 
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northern MICHIGAN
  • U-M launches new website to help in-state students understand costs, financial aid
  • Placemaking rises as economic development tool
  • Water Center research scientists lead innovative course on Lake Michigan
  • New dangerous currents program focuses on Great Lakes tourist areas
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MID MICHIGAN
  • U-M links with Mid-Michigan Health bear fruit to benefit patients
  • UM-Flint partners with Chamber of Commerce to survey regional wages and benefits
  • U-M launches new website to help in-state students understand costs, financial aid
  • Grant will help UM-Flint's doctoral nursing program create more nursing educators
  • UM-Flint is Michigan's fastest-growing university for past year and decade
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WESTERN MICHIGAN
  • U-M researcher discusses Lake Michigan offshore wind assessment project
  • Wind energy, global engagement among latest Third Century projects
  • New dangerous currents outreach program focuses on Great Lakes tourist regions
  • U-M students help local company develop innovative ideas
  • Ford School survey informs leaders on fiscal health and economic development
  • U-M launches new website to help in-state students understand costs, financial aid
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SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN
  • Innovative algae research keeps students in-state
  • U-M School of Dentistry receives $2M grant for special care clinic
  • U-M School of Public Health, Detroit partners aim to improve air quality in the city
  • U-M launches new website to help in-state students understand costs, financial aid
  • Connecting citizens & cities: U-M, Jackson partnership begins
  • UM-Dearborn's iLabs' eCities research recognizes 52 Michigan communities developing a positive entrepreneurial climate
  • UM-Dearborn launches Public Allies Metro Detroit
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