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Tech Tour Day Seven: WMU Tech Ranges Far And Wide
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 (1181 reads)

September 30, 2009/The Great Lakes IT Report


I have a kid at Western Michigan University, so I have a rough idea that they\'re involved in some pretty neat high-tech research. But it turns out I knew only enough to make me dangerous, and the Broncos are involved in a whole bunch of stuff that could eventually make our lives much easier, better and more productive.

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Michigan's URC Rises In Rankings, Economic Impact Hits $14.5 Billion
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 (1826 reads)

September 28 2009/Great Lakes IT Report


Michigan's University Research Corridor has grown in all competitive categories over the past two years, rising among the nation's top research and development clusters for producing patents, businesses and graduates with high-tech related degrees. A new annual economic impact study, "Empowering Michigan," shows URC partners Michigan State University, the University of Michigan and Wayne State University have improved in several key benchmarks since the first study in 2007.

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MSU Sets Example in How to Lead
Tuesday, September 29, 2009 (1161 reads)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009/The Detroit News


When Michigan State University officially opens its Detroit Center on Thursday, there won't be a showy ceremony or a block "S" looming over Woodward.  Instead, there will be something more subtle -- a lesson in leadership and smart management, how to decide what's important and do it, how to move forward amid terrible financial times because looking backward and guarding the status quo is not a path to emerging on the other side.

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Tech Tour Day Five: CMU Has Top Biz Incubator -- And More
Monday, September 28, 2009 (1437 reads)

September 28, 2009/The Great Lakes IT Report

Like the rest of Michigan's so-called directional schools, Central Michigan University started out as a teacher college. Now the Chippewas are teaching everybody else in the state how to run a business incubator. The CMU Research Corp. incuabtor on the southern edge of the Mt. Pleasant campus is now home to no less than 40 businesses, which they say is tops in the state. You want groundbraking? Try Bio-Nano Power LLC. President and CEO Nathan Long has developed means to convert the sugar in your body to electricity to run medical devices in your body.

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Tech Tour: A Tour De Force At MTU
Friday, September 25, 2009 (1272 reads)

September 27, 2009/Great Lakes IT Report


If you're looking for hope about the future of Michigan, there's noplace better to start than Michigan Technological University. Sure, the pristine setting on the Keweenaw Peninsula helps. But let's see, in eight interviews Saturday, all I  learned about was new technologies that are going to solve a big chunk of carbon discharges, revive America's steel and manufacturing industries, boost our car industry back to prominence, help keep our forests healthy, provide new sources of fuel, do a better job of detecting cancer and find dangerous space junk.

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The Big Mitten gets Dumb, Dumber. How Long to Dumbest?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 (1125 reads)

September 23, 2009/The Detroit News


As the "leaders" in Lansing squabble over how to divide the diminishing spoils from Michigan's imploding tax revenue -- without, thank you, talking too much about structural reform -- comes now a press release from the the Presidents Council for the State Universities of Michigan, citing data from the State Higher Education Executive Officers association:

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11 Facts Michigan Citizens Need to Know About Michigan's Fiscal Crisis
Monday, September 21, 2009 (2005 reads)

A short brochure with facts about the current economy and spending in Michigan


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The Union of Town and Gown
Sunday, September 20, 2009 (2111 reads)

Entrepreneur October 2009


To block brain drain and enrich economics, more universities and cities are linking up in creative entrprenuerial initiatives. Here's a look at 10 that are leading the class.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009 (1981 reads)

September 10, 2009


While cities and school districts around the state have completed their budgets for 2009-10, while universities have their budgets done, while nonprofits wait to be reimbursed for the services they have provided, the State of Michigan continues to drags its feet with only days left before the Sept. 30 budget deadline. .......Visit the Countdown to Chaos website here


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National Science Foundation Awards Nearly $4.2 Million for Research at Michigan Tech
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 (1998 reads)

September 16, 2009


Eight research projects in eight different fields at Michigan Technological University are receiving grants totaling $4,172,719 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Funding for four of the projects comes from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009, also known as federal stimulus money.

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Ford Challenges College Students' Spirit of Ingenuity and Innovation
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 (2190 reads)

September 16, 2009


Students develop sustainable projects to benefit their communities through Ford College Community Challenge


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GVSU President Thomas Haas: Higher education is vital for Michigan's future
Wednesday, September 16, 2009 (2085 reads)

The Grand Rapids Press/September 16, 2009


The state of Michigan is in the most desperate financial condition in its modern history. It is the kind of crisis that should bring political leaders together for the betterment of our 10 million fellow citizens. There is still time for good will, and good sense, to prevail.

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UM Tops $1 Billion Research Spending for First Time
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 (1890 reads)

WWJ Newsradio 950/September 15, 2009


Research spending at the University of Michigan in 2008-09 exceeded $1 billion for the first time, a milestone that highlights the university's role as an economic resource benefitting the entire state.

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CMU Opens New Education, Human Services Building
Tuesday, September 15, 2009 (1965 reads)

WWJR Newsradio/September 15, 2009

Thousands of students, faculty and staff are settling into Central Michigan University's new Education and Human Services Building -- a facility that has opened doors for advanced educational opportunities for our students rich with innovative technologies, larger classrooms and new learning spaces.

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CMU Startup Harnessing Human Body 'Biopower'
Sunday, September 13, 2009 (1997 reads)

WWJ Newsradio 950/September 13, 2009


Who could have conceived of harnessing power that’s available right in a human body?


Bio-Nano Power, at tenant at Central Michigan University Research Corp.'s business accelerator, did just that.

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MSU Restructuring Program Highlights University Cost Control Efforts
Friday, September 04, 2009 (2235 reads)

Gongwer News Service/September 4, 2009


A major announcement by Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon of a restructuring program that could cut Michigan's largest university's budget by 10 percent over the next two years, along with refocusing its programs, is just the latest in an ongoing effort by the state's public colleges to help control costs, officials said.

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All Merit Member Eligible Organizations in Michigan are Now Connected to the Internet2 Network
Thursday, September 03, 2009 (2122 reads)

September 3, 2009


ANN ARBOR, MI - As of September 1, 2009, schools, libraries, higher education institutions, museums, and government agencies across Michigan that connect to Merit's network are now connected to the nation's high-performance network, Internet2. As part of a collaborative effort by Merit Network and Internet2, all organizations that are eligible for Sponsored Education Group Participant (SEGP) connectivity in Michigan can now use the Internet2 Network for high-bandwidth applications, innovative educational programs, and connectivity to other Internet2-connected organizations across the United States.

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Grand Valley State University occupational therapy program keeps spots for University of Michigan undergrads
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 (2390 reads)

The Grand Rapids Press/September 01, 2009


Grand Valley State University will guarantee three University of Michigan undergrads each year early admission to its master's program in occupational therapy under a partnership in the fall.

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Wayne State To Open Biz Assistance Centers
Tuesday, September 01, 2009 (2027 reads)

Great Lakes IT Report/September 1, 2009


In early September, Wayne State University will open Business Assistance Centers in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties to aid small businesses and nonprofit organizations with such things as developing business strategy, marketing studies, financial projections and info tech support.

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