Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, April 26, 2010

The expanded Kellogg Eye Center and new Brehm Center for Diabetes Research was dedicated Friday. Cutting the ceremonial ribbon on the new facility are, from left, President Mary Sue Coleman, donors Delores and William Brehm, and Dr. Paul Lichter, director of the Kellogg Eye Center. Looking on at left is Gail Wilensky, John M. Olin Senior Fellow at Project HOPE and one of the dedication’s featured speakers. Full coverage of the ceremony along with photos will appear in the May 3 issue of the University Record. (Photo by Austin Thomason, U-M Photo Services)

Six faculty members honored for commitment to diversity
Six faculty members dedicated to developing cultural and ethnic diversity at U-M have received the 2010 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award. The recipients are Robin Means Coleman, LSA; Carol Fierke, LSA; Elijah Kannatey-Asibu, College of Engineering; Guy Meadows, CoE; Robert Sellers, LSA; and Louis Yen, School of Kinesiology.

Ross School chosen for McGowan Fellows program
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business has been selected by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund as one of 10 partner institutions in the newly established McGowan Fellows Program. The program exemplifies and honors McGowan's belief in the power of education and leadership to create sustainable change.

Free seminars to teach parents, coaches about youth sports injuries
With spring and summer youth sports getting under way, parents and coaches can learn about — and how to prevent — youth sports injuries. U-M experts are teaming up with Safe Kids Huron Valley for two free seminars Tuesday from noon-1 p.m. and from 6-7 p.m. at the Cardiovascular Center’s Danto Auditorium, Room 2314.

The Michigan Difference

Creating characters through clothes
Martin Pakledinaz plays a key role in creating the look and feel of characters that grace the professional stage. The 1975 Master of Fine Arts graduate has dressed some of Broadway’s most famous leading ladies: Angela Lansbury, Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone. He has created breathable and fluid costumes for dancers, and designed complex clothing constructions for operas. “I love what performers do and I like being around them,” Pakledinaz says.