Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Monday, May 24, 2010

Click on the image to view a short video highlighting some immediate positive health effects of quitting smoking.

MHealthy Tobacco Independence Program helps employees go smoke-free
A new MHealthy program provides support for faculty, staff and their spouses or other qualified adults who want to quit smoking before all U-M campuses go smoke-free in July 2011. The MHealthy Tobacco Independence Program offers free counseling focused on ending tobacco addiction. Benefits-eligible faculty and staff, and their spouses and OQA dependents may qualify to earn cash incentives for participating.

ITS creates Help Desk with one phone number for computing support
In an effort to more seamlessly respond to information technology-related inquiries, Information and Technology Services announces the creation of the ITS Help Desk. The new help desk integrates 4-HELP, Administrative Help Desk, and Accounts Office – making additional computing support accessible via the phone number, 734-764-4357 (4-HELP).

U-M researchers developing tomorrow’s nuclear technologies
Next-generation nuclear technologies are being developed by four U-M engineering professors who have receive a total of $4.3 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Nuclear Energy University Program.

Benedict named Occupational Safety and Environmental Health director
Stephen Benedict has been appointed director of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health succeeding Terry Alexander, who has shifted into the role of executive director of the Office of Campus Sustainability. Benedict is responsible for the development of health, safety and environmental objectives at U-M.

The Michigan Difference

On the road to smooth pavement
Road contractors use precision instruments to gauge pavement quality and smoothness before a new highway opens to the public. Making sure those “road profilers” are accurate is key to quality control in road building. Researchers and engineers at the U-M Transportation Research Institute have an integral role in that process, having developed a machine that sets benchmarks for measuring the accuracy of road-profiling equipment.