U-M leaders hail Mary Sue Coleman’s service at LSI building dedication

President Emerita Mary Sue Coleman speaks from the podium

Mary Sue Coleman broke ground as U-M’s first woman president. She marked another milestone Sept. 9 as the University named its first academic building on the Ann Arbor campus after a woman.

  1. Six new genes suggest obesity is in your head, not your gut

    Is obesity all in your head? New research by an international team co-led by U-M suggests that genes that predispose people to obesity act in the brain — not on metabolic functions such as fat storage — and that perhaps some people are simply hardwired to overeat.

  2. U-M scientists probe limits of cancer stem-cell model; Melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, does not fit the model

    Bad news for a promising new idea about cancer. The cancer stem-cell model must be reassessed because it is based largely on evidence from a laboratory test that is surprisingly flawed when applied to some cancers, U-M researchers have concluded.

  3. President Little's Dorms

    Your life was probably changed forever by the dorm you were assigned to. But in U-M’s early years, there were no dorms.

  4. Turnaround?

    After years of effort, false starts, and faulty decisions, the U.S. auto industry is remaking itself. U-M, with its historic ties to the carmakers, continues to push Detroit’s technology and policy forward.

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  5. Harder than brain surgery

    Chair of the University of Michigan’s Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Karin Muraszko shines as both a brain surgeon and a person. In this moving video, originally produced by Michigan Television for the Big Ten Network, Dr. Muraszko describes the challenges of brain surgery, overcoming disability and sexism, and helping families face the possible loss of a child.

  6. Google's Page to speak

    Google co-founder and U-M alum Larry Page (’95) will deliver the spring 2009 commencement address.