Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, April 20, 2009

Regent Olivia Maynard, left, and President Mary Sue Coleman join Chancellor Ruth Person before she is inaugurated as the seventh leader of UM-Flint. Person, a U-M alumna, became chancellor in late August 2008. (Photo by Alisha Smith/UM-Flint)

Person inaugurated as seventh UM-Flint chancellor
Ruth Person, officially installed Friday as the seventh chancellor of UM-Flint, is the “ideal person to lead this campus,” President Mary Sue Coleman said during the inauguration ceremony.

Tutorial answers questions about U-M funding
A new U-M Web site going live today provides a concise online tutorial for people seeking information about the basic workings of the university’s budget, focusing in particular on the General Fund, which is the source of support for U-M’s educational enterprise.

Faculty member named American Academy of Arts & Sciences fellow
The American Academy of Arts & Sciences today announced that Professor of Political Science Ronald Inglehart has been elected a fellow. He is among 210 new fellows and 19 foreign honorary members to join one of the nation’s most prestigious honorary societies that also serves as a center for independent policy research.

Capitol to welcome students for Graduate Education Day
Graduate students from colleges and universities throughout Michigan — including U-M’s three campuses — will share research and discuss various issues when they attend Michigan Graduate Education Day April 23 in Lansing.

Staff share Business Intelligence solutions
Honoring Innovation in Business Intelligence will feature a panel of staff Business Intelligence (BI) experts who will share how their respective units use data to address key issues and how they use BI solutions to contain costs. The event also will showcase winners of the 2009 BI Awards to honor those who employ cost control solutions.

The Michigan Difference

Media medicine man
He trained as a neurosurgeon at U-M, intending to start a quiet practice in Michigan. But plans changed for Dr. Sanjay Gupta. CNN’s chief medical correspondent travels the planet to learn more about global health perspectives, which he explains to everyday folks using everyday language.