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$1.5M award helps researchers see inner workings of cells

$1.5M award helps researchers see inner workings of cells

Now with the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Sample Preparation for Cellular Cryo-ET Award, University of Michigan researchers will open new windows into the cell, transforming how biologists can see and learn from these atomic-level structures. Life Sciences Institute faculty members Michael Cianfrocco, Melanie Ohi, Janet Smith, and Shyamal Mosalaganti will lead a new project to expand access to cryo-electron tomography at U-M
Published 12.16.2021
U-M launches SEAS Sustainability Clinic in Detroit to combat the effects of climate change

U-M launches SEAS Sustainability Clinic in Detroit to combat the effects of climate change

The SEAS Sustainability Clinic is made possible through support from The Kresge Foundation, which has committed $1 million in funding over the next three years. Its goal: improve the ability of the City of Detroit and nonprofits serving the City to address the impacts of climate change on the natural and built environment, human health, and the city’s finances—while working to enhance sustainability policy and action.
Published 11.11.2021
$1.8M to develop room temperature, controllable quantum nanomaterials

$1.8M to develop room temperature, controllable quantum nanomaterials

The success of the University of Michigan team could lead to the integration of quantum information and communications technologies with conventional computers—as well as advances in high-precision sensing and more sustainable UV lamps for sterilization and air purification.. Early research undertaken related to this project was partially funded by the W.M. Keck Foundation. The foundation’s funding helped with essential ‘proof of concept’ gains.
Published 10.8.2021
U-M professor emerita and alumna Ilene Forsyth gives $6.25M to LSA’s history of art department

U-M professor emerita and alumna Ilene Forsyth gives $6.25M to LSA’s history of art department

Ilene Forsyth, professor emerita and alumna of the University of Michigan, will donate $6.25M to LSA’s Department of History of Art. The gift will expand U-M’s global reach in art history studies through a new distinguished professorship and visiting graduate student fellowship.
Published 8.5.2021
U-M team examines liberal arts’ impact a decade after graduation

U-M team examines liberal arts’ impact a decade after graduation

University of Michigan researchers were recently awarded a $1.1 million grant extension to answer what the impact of liberal arts education is on students' lives.
Published 6.7.2021
Unconstrained Science

Unconstrained Science

Tim McKay, LSA associate dean for undergraduate education and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, discusses what LSA is doing to make basic science education more inclusive and why he thinks basic science starts with curiosity.
Published 5.5.2021
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  • University of Michigan Foundation Relations University of Michigan Foundation Relations
    After the 2021 Summit for Democracy hosted by the Biden administration, a panel of experts discuss what comes next for strengthening democracies and democratic institutions across the globe. https://t.co/pmML1ca0ZA via @OpenSociety
    10:15pm - December 16, 2021 view tweet
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    RT @BeckmanFnd: Meet our FIB-Milling Awardee Team at #UMichigan! https://t.co/IUJKgOn61T @UMich https://t.co/SVb7705yNr
    5:11pm - December 16, 2021 view tweet
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    Congrats @mcianfro @Mel_Ohi_lab @s_mosalaganti and Janet Smith on receiving the @BeckmanFnd Sample Preparation for Cellular Cryo-ET Award for $1.5M to help see the inner workings of cells! https://t.co/Mf9mAUrjw8
    4:03pm - December 16, 2021 view tweet
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    okay then - your gift list! https://t.co/rTfNCN3eOc
    3:43pm - December 16, 2021 view tweet