Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Units across the university are gearing up for Active U. This Active U-Tube video created by the Language Resource Center shows how the center's staff prepares to get moving.

BREAKING: No U-M students, faculty believed to be in Haiti
University officials believe there are no current U-M students or faculty in Haiti, which was struck Tuesday by a massive earthquake causing widespread devastation and thousands of deaths.

Active U moves up registration deadline
Registration for the fifth installment of Active U — 12-week physical activity challenge and charity fundraiser for university faculty, staff, graduate students and retirees — will end Jan. 25, a week sooner than in the past. The earlier deadline is so it can coordinate with the start of MHealthy Rewards. Active U is among the activities that will qualify for the MHealthy Rewards incentive.

Accident spurs U-M pediatric trauma program to donate helmets
Nearly a year after a ski collision left a 10-year old boy critically injured with traumatic brain injuries, those who cared for him at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital are trying to prevent similar injuries. A donation last fall was used to purchase 150 ski helmets, which were donated to an area ski resort, helping to lower the helmet rental fee.

VIDEO: Coaches square off over best flu-fighting game plan
Coaches from U-M and Michigan State University compete hard against each other, even over something as mutually agreeable as flu prevention. This video from the Michigan Department of Community Health shows how heated that friendly competition can be.

University to add high-performance computer cluster
The Office of Research Cyberinfrastructure is joining forces with Information and Technology Services to install and administer an expanded high-performance cluster for universitywide use. The new cluster, called FLUX 1, will have about 1,000 cores in a configuration that is expected to serve a broad spectrum of campus needs.

The Michigan Difference

A sports agent’s life
When people hear the title “sports agent,” it may conjure up images from the movie “Jerry Maguire” and multimillion-dollar contract negotiations. In reality, says Justin Schulman, the job is more of “a personal concierge for our players,” working with off-the-field marketing, endorsement agreements and charity events. Schulman’s clients with Athletes First of Irvine, Calif., include former Wolverines Amani Toomer, Adrian Arrington, Tim Jamison and Chad Henne.