Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mike Hollis, a Flint senior, takes time out on a sunny afternoon to play footbag in the Diag. Footbag, which is similar to hacky sack, is a performance-based activity that uses delays and dexterity while handling the bag. (Photo by Jillian Bogater)

UM-Dearborn unveils Web site to celebrate 50th anniversary
The 2009 academic year brings with it a unique milestone: the 50th anniversary of UM-Dearborn. To celebrate, a special Web site commemorates the achievements of students and faculty while focusing on future opportunities and "Building a Legacy of Excellence."

New clinical, research resources available
The Health Sciences Libraries have announced a collection of major databases for researchers, students and health care professionals. The databases include: DynaMed, Pediatric Care Online, Dentistry & Oral Science Sources, EMBASE, The ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source, Scopus, JAMAevidence and R2 Digital Library.

Computer scientist helps demonstrate vulnerability in electronic voting machine
A team of computer scientists from three universities — including Assistant Professor J. Alex Halderman in Computer Science and Engineering — has demonstrated how criminals could employ a relatively new computing technique to hack an electronic voting machine, steal votes and potentially change the results of an election.

The Michigan Difference

The freelance life
Life as a freelance musician or actor can seem daunting. It means trying to build a career while constantly looking for that next job. But the husband-and-wife team of John Miller and Constance Barron, both U-M graduates, share with the School of Music, Theatre & Dance's Michigan Muse some entertaining and useful advice for performers just starting out.