Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The spinning sculpture that graces Regent Plaza, “Endover” (also known as the “The Cube”), took on a deeper luster of black Tuesday. The work was performed by Brent Rice, above, of Construction Services. The 1968 sculpture is by Tony Rosenthal. (Photo by Austin Thomason/U-M Photo Services)

Two DPS officers to compete in World Police and Fire Games
Sgt. Gary Hicks and Officer John-Mark Branch of the Department of Public Safety will join more than 12,000 athletes from police and fire agencies around the world to compete this summer at the 2009 World Police and Fire Games.

Millions of research records now searchable online
The HathiTrust Digital Library, a partnership of some of the nation's largest academic research libraries, has launched a new digital catalog search that delivers nearly three million records through an Internet browser.

Newsletter offers updates on U-M prescription drug plan
A new online newsletter from the Benefits Office provides updated information on the U-M prescription drug plan. Topics include a new specialty drug pharmacy, information on obtaining vacation overrides for prescriptions and recently released generic medications.

The Michigan Difference

Hawaiian music maker
Amy Stillman didn’t go to graduate school to become a songwriter. A native Hawaiian, she dedicated her life to studying native Hawaiian music, language, and culture. But in February, the U-M associate professor of American culture stood on stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and received a Grammy Award for songwriting in her native language.