Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

From left, Jonathan Rodgers, Charles Reynolds and Rebecca Price are among university employees who commute to work on bicycles. To read more about what U-M is doing to encourage cyclists on campus, go to Page 3 of this week’s University Record. (Photo by Scott Soderberg, U-M Photo Services)

U.S. Senate confirms Groves as director of Census Bureau
U-M survey expert Robert Groves was confirmed Monday as director of the U.S. Census Bureau. He will oversee the 2010 census, a $15 billion effort to gather demographic data about the American population. The count occurs every 10 years. Until recently Groves directed U-M’s Survey Research Center. He was an associate director at the Census Bureau from 1990-92.

Virtualization as a Service now offered throughout campus
The new campus IT structure has expanded the concept of virtual severs to university departments. Essentially, virtualization offers unit system administrators the functionality of a server without the cost to house, power, cool, and administer a stand-alone CPU.

The Michigan Difference

Legal enlightenment
The Cook Legal Research Building at the Law School is a brighter place these days, thanks largely to the efforts of former U-M student and noted investment manager Charles T. Munger. Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., donated $3 million toward lighting upgrades in Cook and Hutchins Hall. The story of the law library’s transformation is told in LD+A, a magazine for lighting engineers.